Wires & Nerve by Marissa Meyer: Book Review

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Wires & Nerve and Gone Rogue
Title: Wires & Nerve and Gone Rogue
Series Number: 4.25

My Synopsis:

After the events of Winter, Iko (everyone’s favorite android) is on a mission to round up all the rogue wolf hybrid Lunar soldiers on Earth. She’s really good at it but she still needs some help from friends, both old and new, along the way.

My Review:

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of The Lunar Chronicles (especially on audio), so when I stumbled on these books at the library, I had to bring them home.

Iko has always been sort of the comic relief of the series for me. Even if she isn’t truly being funny, she still provides lighter moments when the story gets too serious. It was nice to see her in full-on action heroine mode in this book–with her trademark humor intact, of course. In the second book, she deals with an identity crisis, which makes her feel all the more real to me.

I enjoyed checking in on our scrappy group of friends, even though I read Stars Above (which technically takes place after these graphic novels) years ago.

The artwork wasn’t my favorite, mostly because I would have preferred full color instead of shades of blue and orange. There may have been a reason for that choice, but if so, it went over my head. The illustrator changed between books but I personally didn’t notice any differences. I did enjoy seeing exactly how diverse this cast of characters is.

If you’re a fan of The Lunar Chronicles, I do recommend reading these graphic novels as a fun side story. There are substantial spoilers for the main series so they don’t stand alone. Also, have the second book nearby; the first one ends on a cliffhanger.

Similar Books:

If you liked Wires and Nerve and Wires and Nerve: Gone Rogue, you might also like my reviews of

  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer, read by Rebecca Soler (The Lunar Chronicles #1)
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (#2)
  • Cress by Marissa Meyer (#3)
  • Fairest by Marissa Meyer (#3.5)
  • Winter by Marissa Meyer (#4)
  • Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (#4.5)


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  1. I do love getting new installments of favorite series! I haven’t read Cinder yet, so I’m not going to be looking for these books anytime soon, but I’m really hoping to start this series this year. I’ve been looking forward to it for too long!

  2. I had a hard time getting through Cinder, tbh. But I’ve heard, and you’re another person to say the same thing, that the audio was great. So maybe I’ll give the second book a try on audio. But the graphic novels look great! I just picked up the whole Goldie Vance volumes. I’m excited to read through them this week.

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