Wires And Nerve: Volume 1 by Marissa MeyerWires And Nerve: Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer

Wires And Nerve: Volume 1

byMarissa MeyerIllustratorDouglas Holgate

Hardcover | January 31, 2017

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The first graphic novel from #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller Marissa Meyer!

In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new,action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold.When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers' leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder, Cress, Scarlet, Winter, and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.

Marissa Meyer's first book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. Marissa lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their three cats.
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Title:Wires And Nerve: Volume 1Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.92 × 6.16 × 0.99 inPublished:January 31, 2017Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250078261

ISBN - 13:9781250078261

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can't Wait For Volume 2! I love love love the art of "Wires and Nerve". It has a specific, muted colour scheme of different shades of gray-blue. I actually think it suits the art very well. The style is quirky and cute, with some more sinister drawings for the rogue Lunar operatives. I like how the characters are depicted. I think the artists did a great job. As for the story, I really liked it! I loved getting to follow Iko around and get to know her more. We often saw her as the comedic relief, but here her character is allowed more depth. I am, however, unsure about the love interest. We’ll see how that goes in the next volume. It was great to see the group again, and you can clearly see how they’ve matured since we last saw them. I also still ship all the ships, and feel all the feels. We get some sweet moments, and they made me so happy. I can’t wait to see more of our favourite couples. I seriously love all the couples in "The Lunar Chronicles". "Wires and Nerve" is a lovely spin-off graphic novel of "The Lunar Chronicles". Iko is a great character, and I love that we get to learn more about her. We get to see all our beloved characters, and it was awesome. I’m not sure how I feel about Iko’s love interest, though. The story ended on a cliffhanger, so I’m really excited for Volume 2. I also really loved the art. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved it! This was such a fun & quick graphic novel that brought me back to the Lunar Chronicles world. I love Iko and it's so fun to see her as the main protagonist. I also love that we get to see a bit more of the entire Rampion Crew! I'm always happy with more Thorne!
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic I loved this one. I am so in love with Iko, and I love getting to read her story. As always, it is awesome to see more of the Rampion Crew.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Sequel to The Lunar Chronicles I wasn't sure at first whether I would like this book as I am not a huge fan of graphic novels, but I quickly fell in love with it. In this book, we focus on our beloved android, Iko. We follow Iko through her adventures, fighting crime. Although the artist's style wasn't my favourite, I found it easy to accept it. The overall story was amazing! I can't wait to get my hands on the second book.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amaaaaaziiiing! this was sooo good! I cannot wait for the second one! I'm really interested in finding out some things! this novel has left me thinking.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Lunartics (Like me) This was the most fun book I've read all year; I devoured it in one day! I'm an extreme Lunartic, so I was very excited to read this new spin-off series, especially when it's Iko's story!
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome new Lunar Chronicles material I was so excited when Iko not only got her own story, but that it would be in the form of a graphic novel! This is an excellent addition to The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. The cover is amazing. All the characters are back and it was really cool to see what they were all up to after the events of Winter.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice continuation I really enjoyed the storyline but the artwork style wasn't up to my tastes. However, the plot was very entertaining with Iko as the main character.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this I enjoyed beeing back in this world with beloved characters. I wasn't a fan of the art style but the story was fun
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from !! The only reason why I do not give 5 stars to this, it's because I found the illustration very basic at time, and I did not enjoy the style of them, I'd have much prefer it was by the same artist that made the colouring books. Other than that, the story was enjoyable and I was glad to rediscover those characters.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It More Than The Original Lunar Chronicles While I enjoyed the original Lunar Chronicles series, I loved this book even more than the others. I loved reading from Iko's perspective for a change; I'd wanted to know more about her and it's great to finally see the android get the recognition she deserves. The graphics are lovely, although I'm not sure I wouldn't like full-color graphics better, and the storyline flowed nicely. All in all, a fantastic start to a new series featuring my favorite heroes.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book! I never read graphic novels, but when I found out that there was one in the world of Lunar Chronicles I had to read it. It definitely did not disappoint!
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really cute. I loved seeing the Rampion crew back together again. The art and blue colour scheme were beautiful and it was a pleasure to see the story continue on in another form. This graphic novel makes the characters appear younger and the plot lighter than it definitely is, but it just made me so happy to see my favourites again that I didn't mind.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never stops amazing me! I am a huge fan of the Lunar Chronicles and I was extremely exited when I found out Marissa was writing this. She never sops amazing me in her amazing books and graphic novels. I never really liked or read graphic novels until now!
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very nice I loved coming back to this universe and seeing all of my favourite characters again. The art was cute but I wish it was more colourful. The story was good but I feel like not a lot happened. I'm excited for the next volume.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! I will admit that a few of the characters comic forms took some getting used to since they didn't look exactly how I imagined them when I read the books. Aside from that small thing, I LOVED this book! The story was great and it was fun to see all the wonderful characters from the Lunar Chronicles again. I can't wait for the next one!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! This book was so much fun to read! We get to see what all of the main characters from the Lunar series are up to and it doesn’t disappoint. This book made me realize how much I missed this series and now I want to go re read it all again :) The artwork was really cool and it was nice having a visual representation of all of the characters for a change. I didn't really know what to expect for the wolves but I guess I thought they would be more human like? Scarlet and Wolf are probably my favourite couple and I'm excited to see more of them in the next volume. Besides Iko, this book mainly featured Cinder, Winter, Jacin, Cress and Thorne but all of the other characters are featured and I predict they will have larger roles in future volumes. This was my first graphic novel and I’m definitely looking forward to the rest of the series! I do recommend finishing the Lunar series before reading this though.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great extension to the TLC series I loved seeing these characters again, but I wasn't a huge fan of some of the character designs. I LOVED Thorne and Cress though, I just felt that the storyline wasn't as in depth as the books, but I do understand that graphic novels are an entirely different form of storytelling. I would probably only recommend this to a TLC fan, as some of the events would seem like spoilers to non-Lunartics.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved seeing more of the Lunar Chronicles World Of course, this is not a main book of the series so I can't hold it to the same standards that I do with the rest of the Lunar Chronicles books. I enjoyed it but I felt the story was a bit lacking. The ending was a bit abrupt to me but I still enjoyed the book regardless
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed feelings I so wanted to love this book. A newly minted "Lunartic", I couldn't wait to read more Lunar Chronicle stories. I raced through this book in less than an hour....but took a long while to decide how I felt about it. The plot was great, but somehow the magic of the other stories just wasn't there. Seeing these awesome characters presented in fairly simplistic graphic form seemed a bit of an injustice to me. They suddenly seemed a bit corny. However, I do understand the graphic novel is a completely different art form, so should not be judged like the other books. It's still a must read for any fan of the series, and I will definitely read the next volume when it comes out.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad, but kind of disappointing The story: It carried the same tone and balance of politics, science fiction, romance, and great friendships as the rest of the series. Still, it just felt like there wasn't much to it. Plot wise, it had about as much content as a few chapters of a Lunar Chronicles novel. I know it's incomplete and that part two is coming out next year, but I can't imagine that making the story arc much more compelling. The art: This was a bit lacking for me. Perhaps I'm just used to the gorgeous, intricate drawings in manga, since I don't read many North American-style graphic novels. So the drawings felt a bit too simplistic for me, and I'm happier with lots of the fan art for this series that I've seen floating around on the Internet. Colours would have made the graphic novel more immersive, too.The muted blues throughout don't really work.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great extension to The Lunar Chronicles I don't read many graphic novels, so when I do, it's bound to be something special. Wires and Nerves follows the story of Iko, the loyal and lovable droid from Marissa Meyer's bestselling series, The Lunar Chronicles. Iko is a wonderful character that probably didn't get enough credit in the book series so I'm really glad her story is finally being told in graphic novel form. For someone that's accustomed to novels, reading graphic novels seems like cheating, like I'm speed reading through the story. So I think it's unfair when I say that the story felt too short because I know graphic novels take more time and space. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed this graphic novel and it's a great extension to the series. One thing I really appreciated is that all main character from the four Lunar Chronicle books are represented in this story. Obviously Iko shines and is the narrator too, but I think it was important to include everyone. Iko, a droid with a human-like body, is charged with the task of searching and arresting all the wolf-hybrid soldiers deployed on Earth by the ex-Queen of Luna, that have been hurting and killing people all over the world. So far, Iko's record is pretty good but some have resisted, unaware that they are being brought back to Luna for a fair trial, not as slaves to the new Queen. Searching and fighting are things Iko knows how to do, however love and feelings might not be part of her programming. She is a hopeless romantic, fawning over princes and bad boys, but as a service droid, she has always thought love as something unobtainable. So it will be fun to follow her romantic storyline in sequel since the creators leave us on a pretty steep cliffhanger. The art is very well done however a little bit simple. It's easy to follow and very well organized. Obviously, it would have been better in colour, and at that price point, you kind of expected it to be coloured. However, the grey tone kind of fits the lunar theme so it might have been a deliberate choice. I highly recommend Wires and Nerves to any fans of The Lunar Chronicles but for those of you who haven't read the books, you might not appreciate it as much and might be a little lost in the story.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Prefer Her Other Novels Interesting read. This graphic novel takes place after the events of Winter, and follows our heroes in the next phases of their lives. There is political unrest, assassin androids, and romantic tension. I enjoyed this read, however, I think it lacked the depth that the previous novels provided. It was very entertaining to read from Iko's perspective, but again, I felt like Meyer was stretching to make the characters pop in this graphic novel, when she effortlessly did so in her more traditional novels. Additionally, I think I would have enjoyed this more if the graphics were in color. The greys, blues, and whites felt cold, and out of touch with the narrative. Despite the above, this is a fun read that most fans will greatly enjoy. So I suggest it to anyone who's eager to return to this world and has already read all of the other books in the Lunar Chronicles
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent This book was pretty decent. I just started reading a few graphic novels last year, and though they are a nice change of pace for me, they are not as good as reading novels. The biggest problem I tend to have, and especially with this one, is that it is hard to tell the characters apart. They are drawn so similarly that I often think someone else is speaking and then have to go back and re-read the whole segment. Still, it was nice to get a book from Iko's point of view, and nice to see the whole gang again, in any capacity. The biggest let-down for me is that the book ends on a cliffhanger, hence the 3 star rating. I really hate when authors do that.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life Not at the same caliber as the books, but it's also a different format. But God, I LOVE being back with these characters. This gang. This world. THIS SERIES. It is my absolute favourite. I would sell my soul for it to never end. I mean, guys, Wolf and his tomatoes are everything.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lunar Fans Must Read Honestly, I am surprised with how much I loved this graphic novel. If you read the other Lunar Chronicle books this book is a must. This book follows Iko after everything that happened in Winter. With this first instalment Marissa Meyer already expands on the world and does a great job further developing the characters. I cannot wait to read the next one!
Date published: 2017-02-06

Editorial Reviews

A BOSTON GLOBE BEST BOOK OF 2017"The Lunar Chronicles continue in this entertaining graphic novel sequel to the existing volumes. This follow-up to the futuristic fairy-tale retellings centers on Iko, cyborg mechanic Cinder's best friend. Acclimating to her human body, the android is trying to help Queen Cinder of Luna ease tensions with Earth by hunting down rogue wolf-hybrid soldiers who were once enslaved by Cinder's evil stepmother and have now been banished to the green planet. Joined by other familiar characters (Cress, Winter, Thorne), loyal Iko defends the new queen against her enemies. Fans will be able to jump easily into this narrative and will welcome the protagonist's humorous commentary and the friends' camaraderie. Newcomers will be helped by a prologue that introduces all of the main characters and flashbacks that are sprinkled throughout. This first volume in a duology is split into seven chapters, each action-packed and fast-paced. The romantic tension building up between Iko and a protective royal guard not only is juicy but also speaks to deeper themes-humanity, loyalty, prejudice, sovereignty, and more. The blue and white monochromatic art lends itself well to the setting: a futuristic Earth and the Lunar kingdom. VERDICT The diverse cast, the charming dialogue, and the clean design make this sci-fi fantasy sequel a must-have for graphic novel and YA collections." -School Library Journal"Meyer focuses on Iko, Cinder's cheeky sidekick and an assassin agent sent to hunt down the wolf-soldier hybrids that are plaguing Earth. Unlike some of the previous novels, this story doesn't require preexisting knowledge of the series, easily catching up fans and new readers alike with capsule introductions to Cress and other members of the Rampion crew in a prologue. Iko is an entertainingly flippant yet formidable heroine, a former servant droid who now inhabits an escort's body and takes on bloodthirsty enemies as though she were invincible. ... Holgate's dynamic, stylized artwork handily balances the story's action and humor while bringing Meyer's world to vivid life." -Publishers Weekly"Fans of The Lunar Chronicles and new readers alike will be delighted ... beloved worlds and characters have smoothly transitioned into graphic format, and a thorough character introduction and quick recap will help new readers feel right at home... Energetic and entertaining with the right balance of action, humor, and romance. Though Iko is the main protagonist, all of the major characters from the series are brought and employed wisely... Holgate's dynamic yet monochromatic artwork supplements the snappy dialogue and captures the characters' personalities and mannerisms beautifully." -VOYA, starred reviewPraise for The Lunar Chronicles:#1 New York Times Bestselling Series USA Today BestsellerPublishers Weekly Bestseller"A mash-up of fairy tales and science fiction.a cross between Cinderella, Terminator, and Star Wars."-Entertainment Weekly"Prince Charming among the cyborgs."-The Wall Street Journal"Terrific."-Los Angeles Times"Marissa Meyer rocks the fractured fairy tale genre."-The Seattle Times"Epic awesome." - Bustle"A binge-reading treat."-MTV"Takes the classic to a whole new level."-NPR