Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction/Graphic Novel
Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Stand Alone or Series: 1st book in the Nerves and Wires series
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
“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.”
I love the Lunar Chronicles and was very excited to see that Meyer had started a graphic novel series set in the Lunar Universe. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the artwork in this book, it did grow on me as I read the book. The story was amazing and I loved revisiting the Lunar Chronicles world.
It was so much fun to get to see where all of our favorite characters are at now in this world and I enjoyed the new story with Iko as the lead heroine. Iko has a lot of spunk and a unique perspective on things being that she’s an android in a human world.
The illustration was done in all blue tones and wasn’t my favorite style of illustration. However it was easy to follow and the illustration did add a lot to the story. It helped that the story was so good that I completely forgot my dislike of the illustration style by the end of the book.
Meyer does take the time to explain who people are and some background, so those who are new to the Lunar Chronicles world will be able to enjoy this as well.
Overall I would definitely recommend if you are a fan of the Lunar Chronicles. If you just want to peek into the Lunar Chronicles world this graphic novel would be great too; a lot of the background is explained really well. I would recommend to Lunar Chronicles fans and fans of sci-fi graphic novels. I will definitely be picking up the next book in the series.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– New Release Reading Challenge
– Graphic Novel Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
– Steampunk Reading Challenge
– YA Reading Challenge