Read: 4 Mar 2017
Finished: 4 Mar 2017
Following the newly-minted relations between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to go after the rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers that threaten the peace alliance. She is soon joined by the handsome royal guard, Liam Kinney, who was tasked to protect her by Cinder. As the mission begins to get more dangerous, Iko is forced to questions everything she knew about love, loyalty and even her own humanity.
In Marissa Meyer’s first graphic novel, I’m once again brought back into the world of the Lunar Chronicles where I reunite with old friends. It was especially special for me since the characters are finally given a sort of visual to distinguish them by. Unlike other graphic novels, I liked that they didn’t feel the need to adopt the styles of Marvel and DC. I actually love the drawings done for this novel, which kinda resembled those of the comic strip variety. It made Wolf look super cute and cuddly!
The story itself was fast-paced and though Iko was the integral part of the plot, Meyer still manages to blend the other characters in without overshadowing Iko. Though there were more Kinney and Iko moments, I did expect more flirtatious interaction between the two (because there is clearly something there). Unfortunately, we are only teased with a couple of one-liners and some serious talk between the two about the concept of love.
I think that Meyer’s venture into graphic novels for the continuation of her much-loved series is a smart and refreshing move. Fans are not only treated to visuals of their beloved characters but also given more glimpses into the characters’ lives after Earth and Lunar became allies.
With that said, I’m really looking forward to the next volume; though it is only slated for release early next year. Wires and Nerves, Vol.1 is a quick read that might just have you re-reading the entire Lunar Chronicles series again!