Friday, August 25, 2017

WIRES AND NERVE VOL. 1 BY MARISSA MEYER - BOOK REVIEW

As an avid fan of the Lunar Chronicles series in general, I knew that I wanted to pick up this new graphic novel series. I don't really have any experience with graphic novels so I was a little nervous about how things would play out, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Hello everyone!

I am back with another book review, today it is Wires and Nerve Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer.
The story follows Iko, everyone's favourite sassy android, as she tries to track down the rogue wolf soldiers leftover from Queen Levana's reign. It takes place a few months after the end of the series, picking up where things left off. With the help of a new member of the core group, a handsome guard named Kinney, Iko works to prove herself to the gang and the rest of the world. Told through blue-hued drawings and witty commentary, Meyer continues her series from a new point of view.

Like I mentioned, this is one of my first graphic novels so I wasn't sure how it would go. I'm not used to the two elements, the visual and the written, but I think that it was well done. I don't really have much to compare it to, but I would say that the illustrator was able to portray the story very well. I loved seeing all my favourite characters, I've had a picture of them in my mind of what I thought they looked like, but seeing them imagined by someone else was really cool.

I loved seeing all the characters of the other books in this one. I liked where things left off in the last book and after I read the stories in Stars Above, but I don't think I'll ever be able to leave this world and characters so I was totally game for another story in this world.

In terms of the story, I did quite like what Meyer did. She didn't really have a fairy tale to go off of but I liked the story that she created. There was a bit of a build up to the main storyline and I wasn't sure when the story was going to start, but I can't complain too much because I enjoyed getting re-acquainted with the characters, but I could see how some would prefer a quicker start.

I think my only real complaint would be that sometimes the characters felt, I guess, off. Thorne was always my favourite and in this book, he was still funny but not what he used to be. This is just a minor thing but being that the characters are already so defined, it was something I noticed.

Obviously, I feel like I don't need to mention this, but I will anyway, this book does contain spoilers to the previous series. I think this is a great compliment to that series, however, I would definitely suggest you read that series first before even opening this book.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, if nothing else it brought me back to an amazing series, and I look forward to the rest of the series!