Wires and Nerve: Volume 1
In her first graphic novel, #1 New York Times D and USA Today Dbestselling author Meyer follows Iko, the beloved android from her Lunar Chronicles, on a dangerous and romantic new adventure--with a little help from Cinder and the Lunar team.eam.
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||Children / Young Adults
||Children / Young Adults
|Library of Congress
||Imaginary wars and battles, Cartoons and comics, Cyborgs, Women heroes, Androids
||Graphic Novels: General
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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.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||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 review Praise for The Lunar Chronicles: #1 New York Times Bestselling Series USA Today Bestseller Publishers 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
Marissa Meyer is the New York Times--and USA Today--bestselling author of the Lunar Chronicles, and the stand-alone novel Heartless, also a #1 New York Times bestseller. Wires and Nerve is her first graphic novel. She lives in Tacoma with her husband and their children. Douglas Holgate is a freelance illustrator, comic artist, and toy designer based in Melbourne, Australia. His graphic novels include the Zack Proton and Horror High series, among others.