Wires and Nerve (Wires and Nerve, #1)
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 and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the series.

Wires and Nerve (Wires and Nerve, #1) Details

TitleWires and Nerve (Wires and Nerve, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 31st, 2017
PublisherFeiwel & Friends
ISBN-139781250078261
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Wires and Nerve (Wires and Nerve, #1) Review

  • Emily May
    January 1, 1970
    I loved it! It's just a shame that graphic novels are over so quickly and now we must wait a whole year for the sequel.Wires and Nerve picks up shortly after the end of Winter. It is basically the fifth book in the Lunar Chronicles and does contain spoilers for all previous books - so if you haven't finished the others don't make the mistake of thinking this is a completely separate story. The protagonist here is Iko, the charming and - as you will soon see - badass android that's been with Cind I loved it! It's just a shame that graphic novels are over so quickly and now we must wait a whole year for the sequel.Wires and Nerve picks up shortly after the end of Winter. It is basically the fifth book in the Lunar Chronicles and does contain spoilers for all previous books - so if you haven't finished the others don't make the mistake of thinking this is a completely separate story. The protagonist here is Iko, the charming and - as you will soon see - badass android that's been with Cinder from the very beginning. And it was really enjoyable. The characters we know and love all make an appearance, and Meyer's trademark humour keeps the story light between the royal politics and drama. Iko is now a hunter, searching for rogue wolf-hybrids all over the world. She also has to deal with being the "forgotten hero", her name kept out of the history books because she is an android, and therefore not considered a real person. Her behaviour and feelings are constantly being questioned - her fiery temper considered a "malfunction" and her emotions considered "artificial".This series is a whole lot of light silliness, easy to digest science-fiction, and romance, but underneath there's a constant subtle nod to the outsiders; those who have had to fight to be heard or taken seriously because of who they are. I like that.Plus, getting a visual of this diverse cast of characters was wonderful: the Chinese Cinder and Kai, the black Iko and Winter, and the white Scarlet, Cress and Thorne. Perhaps the only thing missing from this series is some good LGBT representation. I was secretly hoping that for Iko, but I guess I'll deal with Kinney for now. The love/hate between the two of them is perfect!Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube
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  • Cait • A Page with a View
    January 1, 1970
    That was... kind of odd. I tried to go into it with low expectations and not compare it with The Lunar Chronicles books since it's a different format! But most of the characters didn't seem like themselves (especially Thorne) and the tone was drastically different. I did love how well Iko's personality came through in her narration! And it was fun to see familiar characters together again (except I really wasn't huge on Thorne here. He turned into a wimpy tween boy and went from being my favorit That was... kind of odd. I tried to go into it with low expectations and not compare it with The Lunar Chronicles books since it's a different format! But most of the characters didn't seem like themselves (especially Thorne) and the tone was drastically different. I did love how well Iko's personality came through in her narration! And it was fun to see familiar characters together again (except I really wasn't huge on Thorne here. He turned into a wimpy tween boy and went from being my favorite character to my least favorite). There's not much with Scarlet, Kai, or Wolf, but they do come in at the end. Most of the plot focuses on Cinder getting ready to abdicate her throne to form a republic while Iko hunts down rogue Lunar special operatives and meets up with Cress & Thorne.I've told a lot of adults and grandparents to read The Lunar Chronicles because they're fun for all ages, but this book definitely felt like I was too old for the target audience at times. A lot of scenes were either cringeworthy or just... not the same characters?? And I really wasn't that big on the illustrations, either. So I think this will be really fun for the right audience, but it's not something I'd recommend for everyone who loved The Lunar Chronicles. The story and characters aren't a very strong continuation of the book series -- this graphic novel is kind of doing its own thing now. And that's not bad! I'm just pretty neutral on it overall.
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  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    January 1, 1970
    What a cute little graphic novel! I love The Lunar Chronicles! ❤In this first book we touch base with all of the main characters from the books, some more so than others. I'm sure they will all have major parts in the other books in the series. In this one Iko is running around taking down some of the wolf pack hybrids that Levana had made during her reign. They were all supposed to come in and get rehabilitated But that didn't really happen. Also, Kai is off doing stuff and Cinder has some plan What a cute little graphic novel! I love The Lunar Chronicles! ❤In this first book we touch base with all of the main characters from the books, some more so than others. I'm sure they will all have major parts in the other books in the series. In this one Iko is running around taking down some of the wolf pack hybrids that Levana had made during her reign. They were all supposed to come in and get rehabilitated But that didn't really happen. Also, Kai is off doing stuff and Cinder has some plans of her own that the council doesn't like. Scarlet and Wolf are on their farm which is sweet. Carswell and Cress are running around with Iko after one point. It will all come together when you read the novel. I sooooooooooooooo look forward to however many Marissa Meyers is going to do in this series. I will leave you with a few pics. =)Enjoy =)MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List
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  • Nat
    January 1, 1970
    I've been waiting for over a year for this graphic novel to come out, so to say that I had high expectations would barely begin to cover it. But I'm glad to say that this volume did not disappoint.Wires & Nerve follows Iko, the beloved android from the Lunar Chronicles, on a dangerous and romantic new adventure – with a little help from Cinder and the Rampion crew (which had me over the moon excited).When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth a I've been waiting for over a year for this graphic novel to come out, so to say that I had high expectations would barely begin to cover it. But I'm glad to say that this volume did not disappoint.Wires & Nerve follows Iko, the beloved android from the Lunar Chronicles, on a dangerous and romantic new adventure – with a little help from Cinder and the Rampion crew (which had me over the moon excited).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.Iko was one of my favorite members of the group, so I loved that her wit and humor was translated so well into this graphic novel format. She's as brave and loyal as ever fighting for her true friend and queen. And my love for this crew is exhilarating.Speaking of love, here are some of favorite moments: Love her side commentary more than ever!! Iko's not kidding around!! To quote the blurb, she's a badass with a heart of (mechanized) gold. I was glad to see that good 'ol humor of hers along with her love for Kai hadn't changed. I loved Thorne with every bit of my heart in TLC. But I found that his trademark snark and direct remarks seemed kind of forced in here.But thankfully his love for Cress is still alive and well!! And so is her love for the net dramas! As well as Iko's: Though said love didn't always bring them into the best situations. My queen, Selene Blackburn of Luna, educating the world!Side note: the art style took a bit to get used to because it wasn't even close to how I'd imagined the characters, especially the way Wolf was depicted. But over time it became less noticeable once I got into the swing of the story. AH!! Wolf's still the sweetest!! Speaking of... I loved this moment so much!!! All in all: I would say that even though it took me a bit to get through this volume, my love for the Rampion crew slowly but surely resurfaced. Iko & Cinder & Winter & Cress & Thorne & Kai & Wolf & Jacin all have a special place in my heart. And I simply cannot wait for volume two to come out!! Note: I'm an Amazon Affiliate. If you're interested in buying Wires and Nerve, Volume 1, just click on the image below to go through my link. I'll make a small commission! Support creators you love. Buy a Coffee for nat (bookspoils) with http://Ko-fi.com/bookspoils This review and more can be found on my blog.
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  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    January 1, 1970
    3 StarsOverview:Maaannn I was really hoping I’d love this. I didn’t hate it, but I definitely didn’t love it either. Still Lunar Chronicles trash tho. Pros:I enjoyed the overall plot and seeing what happened once Cinder took the throne! It’s great seeing the changes she makes her struggles with the organization. The interaction with the wolf-operatives felt plausible and different from what we'd previously read. Iko is just as great as ever. Her loyalty and friendship and such a strong presence 3 StarsOverview:Maaannn I was really hoping I’d love this. I didn’t hate it, but I definitely didn’t love it either. Still Lunar Chronicles trash tho. Pros:I enjoyed the overall plot and seeing what happened once Cinder took the throne! It’s great seeing the changes she makes her struggles with the organization. The interaction with the wolf-operatives felt plausible and different from what we'd previously read. Iko is just as great as ever. Her loyalty and friendship and such a strong presence on every page, but I also love her self-confidence and determination. (She’s also still hilarious)It’s all my babies???? And they are alive and well (mostly) and in happy relationships??? It’s just great, okay. Cress and Thorne have a really strong presence in this, and their relationship is still surprisingly cute to me. A bit much in places, but their traveling misadventures were great to see. The new characters really added fun dynamics! I enjoyed seeing Kinney's sister and especially loved meeting Thorne's parents. Cons:…I kind of hate Kinney? Like I get he’s the love interest and it’s supposed to be hate-to-love and all that jazz. But he absolutely believes Iko is less than human and treats her as such. That’s a really uncomfortable dynamic to me. For some reason this recaps everything from the previous books, and this made no sense to me. Why would I be reading this spin-off if I hadn’t read the actual series??A lot of the characters felt off. Scarlet felt really muted while Thorne was a little silly in places. It was never enough to be awful, but just enough it was notable. The color scheme of the artwork was cool, but I didn’t care for much else? Wolf especially doesn’t look anything like I pictured. My other problem is that most everyone had the same faces. I can’t find a great example of the art-work, but look at how similar some of the guys are:ThorneKaiIko (top), Thorne (bottom right), Kinney (bottom left)I’m struggling to grab more art here, but almost everyone had the same shaped face and nose, with just very minute details changed. It wasn’t that it looked cartoonesque, it was just everyone was so similarIn Summary:It’s great to be back in this world, but it’s just not the same.---------------I'm here for Iko being precious and kicking butt(Aka: I'm still Lunar Chronicles trash 🙌🏻🙌🏻)
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  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this! Iko was one of my favorite characters from this series so I'm thrilled she's getting her own story. I also loved seeing the whole gang again! If you're wondering exactly where this fits in the story line, it happens after Winter (will completely spoil the ending!) but before the extra epilogue that was included in Stars Above.
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  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    January 1, 1970
    I missed this gang so much <3
  • P
    January 1, 1970
    “I misread the romantic tension, Didn't I?” Wires and Nerve is a story before Stars Above where Cinder plans to abdicate the throne and Iko hunts the rogue wolves on the earth. I got see many characters I missed from the main series in this book, such as Scarlet and Wolf, Captain Thorne and Cress, and Winter and Jacin. I think the story isn't bad at all, of course, it was written by Meyer herself and I could feel the flow of it so well. But the artwork was a major problem foe me since the begi “I misread the romantic tension, Didn't I?” Wires and Nerve is a story before Stars Above where Cinder plans to abdicate the throne and Iko hunts the rogue wolves on the earth. I got see many characters I missed from the main series in this book, such as Scarlet and Wolf, Captain Thorne and Cress, and Winter and Jacin. I think the story isn't bad at all, of course, it was written by Meyer herself and I could feel the flow of it so well. But the artwork was a major problem foe me since the beginning as I couldn't get myself to enjoy it at all, it should have been better despite the fact that this series is very well-known, it could have been more good-looking.In fact, what I liked is seeing the same old characters from TLR, and you have no idea how much I miss them. However, the junctions between the scenes are not smooth as I hoped it'd be. I felt as though sometimes the story was just left out like that instead of having gimmicks like other comics. Well, I did enjoy this book. I was fond of Iko since Cinder, her character still has many stories waiting to be told and I can see those potentials the author would pick up and use for the next book or series. Can't wait for book two.All in all, if you're a fan of TLC, don't miss this book. This is a filler of what happens before the epilogue in Star Above and it makes the main story more perfect. Plus, I can remember when I read Winter, I thought that the way Cinder struggled to change Lunar's government wasn't mentined that much. So Wires and Nerve will answer these questions how much Cinder has tried to manage everything since she has overthrown Levana.
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  • Carla *Jen7waters*
    January 1, 1970
    I'M SO EMOTIONAL RIGHT NOW DONT TOUCH ME i MEAN GRAPHIC NOVELS BY MARISSA MEYER WITH IKO AS THE MC AND ALL THE OTHER LUNAR CHRONICLES CHARACTERS TOO
  • Korrina (OwlCrate)
    January 1, 1970
    I read this in one sitting and loved every second. I hadn't realized how much I was missing these characters. I will definitely be picking up all of the books in this graphic novel series.
  • Christina
    January 1, 1970
    Edit 07/30/17: I FINALLY READ IT AND OMG I HAVE SOME SERIOUS FEELINGS. This was definitely a book I was looking forward to. I mean, The Lunar Chronicles are some of my favorite books of ALL TIME! And the characters will always have a special place in my heart. So yeah, I was slightly nervous going into this graphic novel (to say the least). And I am RELIEVED at how wonderful this installment actually was!Wires and Nerve takes place a short while after Winter, but definitely before the final nove Edit 07/30/17: I FINALLY READ IT AND OMG I HAVE SOME SERIOUS FEELINGS. This was definitely a book I was looking forward to. I mean, The Lunar Chronicles are some of my favorite books of ALL TIME! And the characters will always have a special place in my heart. So yeah, I was slightly nervous going into this graphic novel (to say the least). And I am RELIEVED at how wonderful this installment actually was!Wires and Nerve takes place a short while after Winter, but definitely before the final novella in Stars Above. The illustrations of the characters were cute, and fun. And the diversity within the pages was finally apparent with the Asian Cinder and Kai, and black Winter and Iko (YES Iko!). The snark and sass played a huge role in each character along with Marissa Meyer's trademark cute, squeal-worthy romantic scenes (*cough* c'mon now Kinney! *cough*) And despite the fact that Wires and Nerve is a graphic novel, Meyer still managed to include the internal struggles her characters must learn to endure and eventually overcome. And I love that about her books.I was actually surprised that the additional characters were present as much as they were. While Iko's storyline remained the center of attention, every character we know and love from The Lunar Chronicles was just as important as our main android! (Cue excessive fangirling!) My heart could hardly take it!I will say, the only negative I can think of is an inconsistency. Thorne seemed... different than he did in TLC books. I don't know if it was just me, but it seemed like he was lacking his usual charm and sarcasm. So, yes, my only true dislike was the slight disconnect from the characters as a whole... but it was minor enough that I didn't notice it all the time. I am definitely ready for the next volume... because WTF was that cliffhanger??? And I am sooooooo ready for some more Iko + Liam Kinney (my ship has barely left port!)ORIGINAL "REVIEW"...and maybe a certain Lunar guard as wellMY SHIP IS GETTING READY TO SAIL
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  • emma
    January 1, 1970
    There was, like...never even a question of whether or not I was going to read this book.https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co...I read The Lunar Chronicles way before I became the harsh, bitter, cynical acid raindrop of a reviewer you see before you now, so you may want to take the following statement with a grain or so of salt, but: I really loved that series. I’m too scared to reread the books, because I’m 97% certain they won’t hold up, but I recall them with some degree of fondness. I cited There was, like...never even a question of whether or not I was going to read this book.https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co...I read The Lunar Chronicles way before I became the harsh, bitter, cynical acid raindrop of a reviewer you see before you now, so you may want to take the following statement with a grain or so of salt, but: I really loved that series. I’m too scared to reread the books, because I’m 97% certain they won’t hold up, but I recall them with some degree of fondness. I cited it as my favorite series for a while before realizing that was, no question, not even a little bit true.Still, I loved them. So of course I’m cursed to forever pick up any addition to that series forever. Marissa Meyer has me on the hook, and unless I begin that formidable reread and it turns out to be as massive a disappointment as I suspect, upon that hook I will remain.I didn’t, like, love this book. I didn’t even like it strongly. I found it pretty eh. Will I pick up the sequel? Indubitably. (How long is this series? I’m scared. So is my wallet.)That being said, I read it in a sitting and didn’t hate it. And it’s the little things like that you’re grateful for when your reading year is progressing like mine. (By which I mean, very behind on my reading challenge + giving out one star ratings like it’s my job.)Let’s get into it.For starters...I don’t like the art very much. It’s VERY cartoonish, which is cute, but all the characters look exactly the same. They just have slightly different hairstyles. And it’s weird for the caption to be all “this is the most beautiful girl in the galaxy” while the picture is of a head with a glorified smiley face on it. Too mean? It’s not bad. It’s just not my cup of tea...and I’d argue not the right choice for a story like this. But that’s just my opinion. (I say, as if everything I ever write on this site is anything more than my dumb opinions.)The characters just felt dull. If I’m remembering the original books in The Lunar Chronicles correctly, the characters are vibrant! They’re funny and amusing and it’s cool to get to follow them around. Well, not Scarlet. Or Wolf. Or Cinder and Kai, most of the time. (My god, why did I love those books so much?) But Cress and Thorne usually guarantee a good time. And Iko is a funny little thing.I’d argue Iko is the most true to my memory of her of the bunch, but even she is toned down. Thorne is VERY different. I swear I can feel the author trying to recapture Thorne’s voice, and just...not getting there. It’s upsetting. All the characters become so flat. And that definitely wasn’t a problem in the original series.Plot-wise, this wasn’t terrible. I was a bit bored, but that’s fair - this is the setting-up of what is supposed to be a series, maybe? We follow Iko as she’s trying to capture the wolf soldiers leftover from a past storyline in hiding on Earth. Every once in awhile we meet up with another member of the gang. It’s fine. But then some tough wolf guy is like, oh, I don’t think so! I’m going to kill all of you and get all the other remaining wolf people on my side. Oooooh, not that simple, bitches!Here’s the thing, though - and hear me out on this - I’m kind of on Professor Wolfdude’s side.He’s all, “Hey, you guys...this is kind of f*cked. Like, we were made into wolf people against our will, which was straight torturous, and then enslaved and forced to kill people. And guys, it’s not even our faults that we now thirst for human flesh. And now the new queen, who’s supposed to be all nice, is just capturing us? And like, killing us if we maybe don’t want to go back to the place where a ton of bad shit happened to us? Nah. I’m not into it.”And Iko’s response is pretty much “You’re wrong ahhhh! I’ll kill you harder now!” So I’m not even rooting for the intended people here. But I digress.Other than that...oh yeah! The romance this series prides itself upon. Every single character is matched up with another character - HETEROSEXUALLY, GUYS. If you were worried about LGBTQ people getting representation here, DON’T. It’s like 1794 but in space.What was I saying? Right. So the relationships are boring here. The narrator just tells us we should think they’re cute, in the hopes that we do. But I’m rebellious and quirky and cool, so it’s not that easy, Meyer! Also, I am against the new love interest introduced here, Liam x Iko, with everything that I am. Liam inherently believes that Iko is incapable of emotion and that robots shouldn’t have rights, and we’re supposed to be like, aw! Cute! That’s not the same thing as hate to love. I would make a comparison here, but it would be toeing the line at best and clearly something is off with me today so I’m just going to wrap this up.Even though this book had problems, I didn’t hate it. I kind of disliked it and found it to be a disappointment, but disappointed is my go to emotion now, baby!Wow, this review is truly a ride. Sorry about that. And I’m not even going to include GIFs. I’m a mess.Bottom line: I read this in a sitting and didn’t despise it with every cell in my body, so it’s getting two stars. But man, this book was somethin’.
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  • may ❀
    January 1, 1970
    buddy read #4 with the Praggs I’m writing a read review bc Pragya forced me to do this omg #SoDoneWithHer There’s just something so GREAT about being able to reenter into the world of your favs. I’ve been dying to get my hands on this book for 74 years and I now I can FINALLY say that it’s literally the best thing ever. I MEAN, WE’RE BACK IN THE WORLD OF THE LUNAR CHRONICLES, WHAT MORE COULD I ASK FOR????Just look how fricken adorable and perfect my babies are!!!Okay, so this is the very buddy read #4 with the Praggs I’m writing a read review bc Pragya forced me to do this omg #SoDoneWithHer There’s just something so GREAT about being able to reenter into the world of your favs. I’ve been dying to get my hands on this book for 74 years and I now I can FINALLY say that it’s literally the best thing ever. I MEAN, WE’RE BACK IN THE WORLD OF THE LUNAR CHRONICLES, WHAT MORE COULD I ASK FOR????Just look how fricken adorable and perfect my babies are!!!Okay, so this is the very first graphic novel I have ever read (cover to cover) and I was NOT disappointed. The illustrations are perfect, the setting is perfect, the plot is perfect, the cliffhanger is NOT but what can you do and the characters are perfect.I mean, our main character gets introduced like: “…and finally, there was the android. She was passionate being who had once been trapped in the body of a lowly servant-droid, but had since discarded that humble form, like a butterfly emerging from her cocoon. Newly outfitted with a glass escort-droid body, one that completed her wit, charisma, and excellent taste in fashion, she boldly embraced her destiny. It didn’t hurt that she also had the grade of a net drama starlet, the courage of a lioness and the – IKO, that’s enough. Oh, right. Sorry Cinder.” Yes, that’s right, Iko, my queen is the main character of this story, but don’t you worry, we get scene of all of our favourite superheroes - ESPECIALLY MY BABIES WOFLET *screams*!!! Hurry up and pick it up, because I loved every moment of it!!!4.5 stars!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WHAT IS THIS BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART?? MARISSA MEYER? IKO? GRAPHIC NOVEL? I'M SOLD!!!
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  • brekkersbutt
    January 1, 1970
    Cute, but didn't really exceed my expectations. The artwork was really nice to look at though. //fingers crossed that Kinney rots in a hole in the next book//
  • Stacee
    January 1, 1970
    This was so much fun. I loved the storyline and the illustrations are perfection. Iko is exactly the sort of narrator you would expect. I am so happy to get back to these characters {especially Wolf and his tomatoes} and I can't wait to see the next part. **Huge thanks to Fierce Reads for sending me an early copy**
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  • Maureen
    January 1, 1970
    First book for BTAT 2017 is DONE!I wasn't planning on finishing this in a day but I honestly just wanted to get the "read a book outside" challenge over and done with and now I'm sitting on the floor in front of a fan. This was so great!! A story I knew I wanted but didn't know how much until I started it. I *love* that Iko is getting a bigger stage and we are also seeing how a lot of events play out before the last story in Stars Above. It's so wonderful to see all my faves again. I also enjoye First book for BTAT 2017 is DONE!I wasn't planning on finishing this in a day but I honestly just wanted to get the "read a book outside" challenge over and done with and now I'm sitting on the floor in front of a fan. This was so great!! A story I knew I wanted but didn't know how much until I started it. I *love* that Iko is getting a bigger stage and we are also seeing how a lot of events play out before the last story in Stars Above. It's so wonderful to see all my faves again. I also enjoyed the graphic novel format! It was great to a) see these characters on paper and b) for it to move fast with a lot of action and still pack in all that sass.I didn't know this wasn't going to be a standalone so I'm pumped to read the next book!!
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  • Drew
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't realize how much I loved Iko until now!Okay, I'll admit it. The art style weirded me out at first. Coming from someone who's been binge-reading manga series for the past two weeks, I found the cartoon drawings a little odd. But once I read past a few pages, I got used to it and it didn't bother me at all!Wires and Nerve starts off shortly after the ending of Winter. It reads just like a fifth book to the Lunar Chronicles with pictures. This graphic novel follows Iko, the sassy, fashion- I didn't realize how much I loved Iko until now!Okay, I'll admit it. The art style weirded me out at first. Coming from someone who's been binge-reading manga series for the past two weeks, I found the cartoon drawings a little odd. But once I read past a few pages, I got used to it and it didn't bother me at all!Wires and Nerve starts off shortly after the ending of Winter. It reads just like a fifth book to the Lunar Chronicles with pictures. This graphic novel follows Iko, the sassy, fashion-crazy android and Cinder's best sidekick. In this book Iko is hunting down rogue packs of wolf-hybrids. Iko as a secret agent is everything I could ever want. She's a brilliant, awesome narrator whom I couldn't get enough of.As an android, Iko is tired of people underestimating her and saying her feelings aren't "real" because she's made of metal instead of flesh and blood. She cares so passionately about her friends and would do anything for them.The characters couldn't be more perfect, and now, in art form, we get to see new details of them. Like, I never imagined Wolf looking so monstrous - I always kind of imagined him as a hugely muscular, hot guy with fangs, to be honest. So when I saw the drawings portraying him as a slightly scary, more beastly person, Scarlet's love for him seemed so much more sincere. They seriously melted my heart.All the other characters were just as heartwarming, from the lovable, awkward mechanic, Cinder, to the cutest computer hacker ever, Cress, the wise Princess Winter (now an ambassador), and Thorne, who was just as swoony and self-absorbed as ever.Really, this book had Marissa Meyer written all over it, from the action sequences, strong female characters, humor, and perfect touches of romance. So stinkin' cute, and I can't wait for volume two!
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  • no
    January 1, 1970
    me, a crying mess: oh look time for another round of me gushing about marissa meyer that nobody asked for!! “I know I’m not flesh and blood. No nerve endings. No heartbeat. Just a robot with artificial emotions and a disposable body.I know I’m not really human. But aces and stars, I wish that I was.” look iko is the best character in the entire series and that's the tea on that meet me in the pits i will fight to death for my favorite blue haired android “I’m resilient. I’m trustworthy. And I wo me, a crying mess: oh look time for another round of me gushing about marissa meyer that nobody asked for!! “I know I’m not flesh and blood. No nerve endings. No heartbeat. Just a robot with artificial emotions and a disposable body.I know I’m not really human. But aces and stars, I wish that I was.” look iko is the best character in the entire series and that's the tea on that meet me in the pits i will fight to death for my favorite blue haired android “I’m resilient. I’m trustworthy. And I would do anything for Cinder.So why shouldn’t it be me?” everything about iko feels so real honestly 10/10 android representationalso, thorne and cress are everything This is Captain Carswell Thorne. He loves three things more than all others in the galaxy.1. Himself.2. His spaceship, The Rampion.And 3. Cress, his genius computer-hacker girlfriend. fun fact: i love wolflet and i love tomatoesthings i need in volume two: (view spoiler)[ - WOLF PROPOSING TO SCARLET JFC 'you're hopeless' was the death of me - IKO AND KINNEY. No romantic tension, my ass. - THORNE AND CRESS ACTUALLY SEEING THE WORLD - THORNE'S DAD AND THORNE TO SIT DOWN AND HAVE A REAL FATHER TO SON TALK - LUNARS ACCEPTING CINDER'S DECISION AND HAVING ACTUAL ELECTIONS - CINDER AND KAI - CINDER AND KAI TOGETHER - CINDER AND KAI DANCING (hide spoiler)] “Is it such a crime to want my queen to look presentable?”“I’m pretty sure it’s a crime to stab your queen in the eye, yes.” -------GUESS WHAT MAY GOT ME THIS IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER ❤️️ (and this makes it BR#4 with her)So I hear there's Iko and Kinney here...? I CAN'T WAIT.
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  • Fables&Wren
    January 1, 1970
    WrensReads Review:So you remember the ending of The Lunar Chronicles? Well what was Cinder going to do with a bunch of wolve-hybrid-men who want to eat people? Well she wants to help them and get them fused into the community.But as flesh-hungry beast, they don't always want to listen. Sometimes, they want to stay on earth and have a feast. So who do you call when the Eartheners don't trust the Lunars to come down and get all their puppy-men because they may want to control them with their minds WrensReads Review:So you remember the ending of The Lunar Chronicles? Well what was Cinder going to do with a bunch of wolve-hybrid-men who want to eat people? Well she wants to help them and get them fused into the community.But as flesh-hungry beast, they don't always want to listen. Sometimes, they want to stay on earth and have a feast. So who do you call when the Eartheners don't trust the Lunars to come down and get all their puppy-men because they may want to control them with their minds? How about a robot named Iko!?I think this volume was a great start to the series. It's really hard to transition from one art form to the next, as you all are well away from books-to-movies or books-to-television-series. Graphic Novel transitions aren't any different. Iko was portrayed really well I thought. Her personality really came through and I liked that she was the main focus of the series. She was the only one who didn't pair up in the series so I thought maybe she deserved her happily ever after. I also thought she was one of a kind because she was an android with an actual personality.Other characters, I didn't think were portrayed very well. Example Thorne. First, he looked like a teenage boy. Second, he seemed kind of spineless and like a teenage boy instead of the space-pirate I fell in love with. For such a pretty world, I thought maybe the illustrations didn't really fit the story. Standing by themselves, I liked the illustrations. But for something from The Lunar Chronicles, I expected a little more..pretty? That might just be me though.Overall, I thought it was a good start. I went into the graphic novel knowing there were going to be some bumps since we are transitioning into a different from of story telling, and I can tell you it went a lot smoother. I can't wait to read the second volume!WrensReads | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram
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  • Zoha
    January 1, 1970
    Geeee! It was too short. I WANT MORE!!!__________________________It is my first graphic novel ever!!! I AM SO EXCITED!!!
  • Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
    January 1, 1970
    "She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. " I don't read a lot of graphic novels, but I couldn't fathom the idea of not read a story in the Lunar Chronicles world. I had such a fun time reading this book, and I am so glad I decided to pick it up!The artwork was extremely cute! Some of the characters didn't look like I pictured and some male characters looked almost identical, but I still really lik "She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. " I don't read a lot of graphic novels, but I couldn't fathom the idea of not read a story in the Lunar Chronicles world. I had such a fun time reading this book, and I am so glad I decided to pick it up!The artwork was extremely cute! Some of the characters didn't look like I pictured and some male characters looked almost identical, but I still really liked the artwork. I thought the artist did a great job at bringing these characters to life. I loved being reunited with all my favorite characters in this novel. All the characters were just as cute, charming, hilarious, and lovable as always. I smiled every time the characters interacted, so I was basically smiling the entire time I read this novel.The plot of this story was filled with plenty of action to keep me on the edge of my seat. I never felt bored while reading this novel! The romances in this story were freaking perfect. There were plenty of scenes that made me swoon and made me say "aww" out loud. My little shipper heart felt like it was constantly filled with rainbows and sunshine when the couples interacted.Overall, this book was a quick and delightful read. I 100% recommend that all fans of the original series check this novel out! 5 / 5 FangsMrsLeif's Two Fangs About ItFacebookTwitter
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  • ambsreads
    January 1, 1970
    THIS REVIEW CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON MY BLOG, CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE (as well as find my affiliate links)I tried to read Wires & Nerve earlier this year when it first released. Unfortunately, it was difficult on my phone (I had an ebook) and I didn’t get to truly grasp the story. So, when unwrapping the presents my best friend Caitlin got me for Christmas I was so happy to see Wires & Nerve. Honestly, I struggled not to start it immediately. Though, when I did start it I finished it in THIS REVIEW CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON MY BLOG, CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE (as well as find my affiliate links)I tried to read Wires & Nerve earlier this year when it first released. Unfortunately, it was difficult on my phone (I had an ebook) and I didn’t get to truly grasp the story. So, when unwrapping the presents my best friend Caitlin got me for Christmas I was so happy to see Wires & Nerve. Honestly, I struggled not to start it immediately. Though, when I did start it I finished it in an hour, so there’s that.The Lunar Chronicles is one of my favourite series and I am not shy about screaming it from the rooftops. So, a companion novel is excellent. I’m not usually a big comic book reader either but for some reason, this was screaming at me to pick it up and read it. I’m so glad I did.Literally, my only complaint about this graphic novel is the characters didn’t look like how I had imagined them so I kept getting caught up on panels and going ‘who?’ Honestly, that’s it. My own imagination.I’m not even sure how to go about reviewing this? I guess dot points may be the best way because I can say what I want without expending too much (this review would be really short, I have no idea how to extend my thoughts) so let’s go!- Iko is a great lead – she didn’t have a major part in The Lunar Chronicles besides being Cinder’s sister like character, but she deserved more of a spotlight- The illustrations are gorgeous - I loved seeing more of Cress and Throne + seeing there are consequences to her having lived most of her life in a satellite (her immune system sucks)- There wasn’t much Scarlet or Wolf which I loved because I didn’t really like them, honestly, they were so boring- Winter joking about how sickness now that she has an implant!!!- The fact someone doesn’t have to have read The Lunar Chronicles to read this. Obviously, its suggested but things are explained so if someone wanted to pick this up with no prior knowledge of the series, they could!- An amazingly engaging storyline! It is mainly just set up for the next book but it is so good! Marissa Meyer just has such an engaging writing style, even in comic formI think that’s basically everything that can be said? Wires & Nerve is a great companion novel for the Lunar Chronicles world and I highly suggest it if you have read the series already. It is a quick read that sucks you in and keeps you wondering. I’m glad the sequel comes out next month and I don’t have to wait too long.Also, if you're looking to buy any books over at Book Depository, feel free to use my affiliate link! I gain a small 5% commission at no extra cost to you.
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  • AleJandra
    January 1, 1970
    1 Fan Service STARUnpopular OpinionSi son fans de la serie Crónicas Lunares, posiblemente esta reseña no les va a gustar.Esta es la peor novela gráfica que he leído. Esta novela nos la están vendiendo como VOLUMEN 1, pero la gran verdad es que este libro no se puede sostener por si solo. No funciona como un libro base, standalone o spin off. Al empezar, nos presentan a un grupo de personajes, pero no nos contextualizan en cuanto al mundo en el que la historia se desarrolla.Y si ya se lo que es 1 Fan Service STARUnpopular OpinionSi son fans de la serie Crónicas Lunares, posiblemente esta reseña no les va a gustar.Esta es la peor novela gráfica que he leído. Esta novela nos la están vendiendo como VOLUMEN 1, pero la gran verdad es que este libro no se puede sostener por si solo. No funciona como un libro base, standalone o spin off. Al empezar, nos presentan a un grupo de personajes, pero no nos contextualizan en cuanto al mundo en el que la historia se desarrolla.Y si ya se lo que están a punto de decir, que fue mi culpa por leer este libro sin haber leído los demás. Pero les recuerdo si este libro es un VOLUMEN 1, yo no tendría por qué necesitar de los otros libros.Ahora hablemos de la historia central.SPOILER ALERTLa historia se supone que se basa en Iko, un androide, que es mejor amiga de la Reyna lunar, y decide viajar a la tierra a cazar a las manadas de hibrido-hombres lobo que están aterrorizando a las personas de la tierra.Ok, el inicio se presentaba prometedor, ver a Iko pelear, fue lo mejor del libro. Pero casi no se ve, porque cada 5 paginas meten a uno de los 9 héroes, que si la Reyna lunar no quiere ser Reyna, que si el Capitan no quiere ir a la celebración en su honor, que si el emperador. Que al final era obvio la autora metió a estos personajes como fans service, no porque de verdad fueran necesarios para la historia.Ahora mi mayor problema con la historia es que fue imposible determinar el tono. Es violenta como para ser middle grade, pero los personajes son demasiado infantiles como para ser Young Adult.Y hablando de eso. Uff que fastidio, que durante todo el libro no pude deducir cuantos años tienen los personajes. En una escena dicen que Cinder es adolescente, por lo que quiero suponer que todos son mas o menos de esa edad, pero es tan difícil creérmelo. Ya que tienen actitudes muy infantiles, que parecían más niños de 12 años. Ejemplo, el supuesto condecorado Captain Carswell, que antes era bandido y traidor y yada yada, la forma en que reacciona al ver un androide igual a él es completamente ridícula, o peor aún cómo reacciona al reencontrarse con sus padres, es tan estúpido. Como me voy a creer que según ha hecho todo eso, si lo veo actuar de esa manera.Y ni que decir del emperador de la Tierra, rascándose la cabeza al estar confundido, como si fuera un niñito hablando de su crush.La historia está llena de chistecillos forzados, que no causan ninguna gracia. Y vamos que no soy amargada, adoro los libros divertidos. Pero esta novela no tiene una historia central que la sostenga, y las historias secundarias están demasiado dispersas.Además, en la sinopsis nos hablan de un “supuesto romance”. El cual no vemos, para nada. Iko y Kínney están juntos solo como en 3 escenas, y lo único medio romántico es en una página, y no, no estoy exagerando.Esto es todo el romance que vemos en este libro, SOLO UNA PAGINA:(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]Ahora mi mayor molestia contra esta novela: LOS GRAFICOS.En serio que he visto fan art mucho mas trabajados que los gráficos de esta novela. Para empezar la paleta de colores es en tonos de grises, si fuera un libro nostálgico o de terror entendería porque utilizaron esos tonos, pero la verdad no le vi sentido. Al ser un libro que trata demasiado de ser divertido, un poco mas de color hubiera encajado mucho mejor.La representación de cada personaje es por demás simplista, no tienen ningún detalle, nada que los haga especiales, todos los personajes se parecen, solo se diferencian por el cabello, pero en si las características de rostro y cuerpo son los mismos.En conclusión: Sin duda, este mundo me llama la atención y posiblemente lea los libros de la serie, pero que horrible adaptación hizo este ilustrador.
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  • Errin
    January 1, 1970
    That was so fun! The Lunar Chronicles is such a satisfying series, we have all these amazing characters, a full story arc AND an "after" to the "happily ever after". Cinder is dealing with the pressures that come with taking up the lunar crown including the task of rounding up lunar wolf operatives causing trouble on Earth. She sends Iko to hunt them down. Iko has always been Cinder's fun, spunky sidekick. She has this bubbly personality and loves her friends so much but as much as she tries to That was so fun! The Lunar Chronicles is such a satisfying series, we have all these amazing characters, a full story arc AND an "after" to the "happily ever after". Cinder is dealing with the pressures that come with taking up the lunar crown including the task of rounding up lunar wolf operatives causing trouble on Earth. She sends Iko to hunt them down. Iko has always been Cinder's fun, spunky sidekick. She has this bubbly personality and loves her friends so much but as much as she tries to keep the longing down, she still knows she'll never be a real human. (But she's real enough okay!) Her scenes with Kinney were so funny because he's such a jerk but that's only because he doesn't get it... yet... The Cress/Thorne moments and Cinder/Winter interactions that I desperately hoped for in Winter, I got them here! <3 <3 <3 My only complaint is a tiny personal one because I imagined the art style to be like Saga or Monstress and this was more cartoonish. All in all, I am beyond pleased and excited for Volume 2!Before reading:The Lunar Chronicles is The Gift That Keeps Giving
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  • Vicky (the Blowtorch-Wielding OotCDCB™)
    January 1, 1970
    The first of 2 graphic novels with IKO as MC...Omg omg. Ok, super high expectations are never a good thing...It will feature a certain Lunar guard as well...It's definitely time to freak out now.
  • Carmen de la Rosa
    January 1, 1970
    Nunca había leído una novela gráfica, por lo cual no estaba segura con que me podía encontrar y he de reconocer que estaba algo escéptica a que Marissa Meyer continuara la trama de las Cronicas Lunares de esta manera, pero he de reconocer que lo hizo estupendamente!!!. Esta vez Iko es la protagonista, lo cual le da un giro refrescante a la historia, que se desarrolla entre el final de Winter y el epilogo de Stars Above, lo cual puede ser un punto negativo porque ya sabes como termina, pero es en Nunca había leído una novela gráfica, por lo cual no estaba segura con que me podía encontrar y he de reconocer que estaba algo escéptica a que Marissa Meyer continuara la trama de las Cronicas Lunares de esta manera, pero he de reconocer que lo hizo estupendamente!!!. Esta vez Iko es la protagonista, lo cual le da un giro refrescante a la historia, que se desarrolla entre el final de Winter y el epilogo de Stars Above, lo cual puede ser un punto negativo porque ya sabes como termina, pero es encantador tener a toda la tripulación de la Rampion de regreso. La trama es creíble, pues nadie esperaba que la transición de paz entre la Tierra y la Luna fuera fácil, es una aventura hilarante de leer para todos los fans de la saga (un bonus es que la edición es preciosa).Todos los personajes de la saga están de regreso, incluidos todos los OTP. No me había dado cuenta cuanto los extrañaba!!! Simplemente me ha encantado!!! Fue tan divertida y entretenida, que quiero tener en mis manos la segunda parte ya!!! Súper recomendada!!!
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  • elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    i just... graphic novel + the lunar chronicles.EDIT: okay the cover says volume one, i was thinking we'd get a standalone but this...EDIT: THAT COVER I MEAN, IKO HAS A GUN KIDS THIS IS NOT A DRILL
  • Nadia
    January 1, 1970
    This book felt like a warm hug after you've had a very long day. It was like a hot chocolate that you would have on a cold winter's day. It was every feeling of comfort and contentedness that I have ever felt all brought together. I loved that we got to revisit the Lunar Chronicles world and I have just realized that I miss the TLC crew soooo much!! I think I'm going to reread those books soon, but we'll see. I loved the fact that now we get to see from the point of view of Iko, who is close to This book felt like a warm hug after you've had a very long day. It was like a hot chocolate that you would have on a cold winter's day. It was every feeling of comfort and contentedness that I have ever felt all brought together. I loved that we got to revisit the Lunar Chronicles world and I have just realized that I miss the TLC crew soooo much!! I think I'm going to reread those books soon, but we'll see. I loved the fact that now we get to see from the point of view of Iko, who is close to the top of the list of my favorite TLC characters. She is so funny and adorable and I love her so much. I also loved the cameos that we got to see in this book, with Cress, Thorne, and Cinder all playing a big part and Marissa Meyer giving us the occasional glimpse of Kai, Scarlet, Wolf, Winter, and Jacin. THEY ARE ALL ADORABLE AND I MISS THEM AND I LOVE THEM AND GAH THEY'RE MY CHILDREN!! The only reason I took off a star from this book is because Kinney annoyed me to no end, and the "tension" between them feels like such bullshit and I am not a fan of where their relationship seems to be going. But that is the only complaint I have about this book. Conclusion: READ THIS IF YOU LOVE TLC!!! ~~~I NEED THE NEXT ONE. NOW.
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  • Jo
    January 1, 1970
    What an adorable graphic novel this was! Apart from the last book in the Lunar Chronicles I loved the series and even though it was YA it never felt like it. And when I heard that the story would continue with Iko, Cinder’s beloved side-kick android, I was so very excited. As usual life isn’t always smooth-sailing once a war is won and even though Cinder, Kai, Captain Thorne, Cress, Scarlet, Wolf, Jacin, Winter and Iko had managed to destroy the evil Levana and her terrible rein there are s What an adorable graphic novel this was! Apart from the last book in the Lunar Chronicles I loved the series and even though it was YA it never felt like it. And when I heard that the story would continue with Iko, Cinder’s beloved side-kick android, I was so very excited. As usual life isn’t always smooth-sailing once a war is won and even though Cinder, Kai, Captain Thorne, Cress, Scarlet, Wolf, Jacin, Winter and Iko had managed to destroy the evil Levana and her terrible rein there are still many things that needs to be changed. The most important one is the problem Levana’s army of wolf soldiers are causing, running amok among Earth, killing and terrifying humans and thereby threatening the peace alliance Cinder and Kai is trying to achieve between Earth and Lunar. And Iko has decided that she’s just the person to hunt them down and take them back to Lunar. I loved that we got to see so much of Iko, who despite being an android has never acted robotic. I love her loyalty to her friends and how she has so many feelings which is not something one expects from an android. And I definitely like the strange feelings between her and Cinder’s royal guard Kinney (who is such an ass but I’m hoping he’ll improve). I also loved that we got to see all of the characters I loved: ♥ Scarlet and Wolf (my favorite couple) that are living on a farm and are just as wonderful and cute as always ;-) ♥Thorne and Cress who was so freaking adorable in this book!! I totally loved how romantic and cute they were together! ♥And then Cinder and Kai, who are currently apart, both of them ruling their worlds and I’m hoping we got to see them together again in the next book. All in all this was a fantastic graphic novel that just whetted my appetite for more. I can’t wait for the next book.
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  • Sharon
    January 1, 1970
    *melts into a puddle from the cuteness overload*3 things I love best about Wires and Nerves: Volume 1 (in order):1) Cress and Thorne! It’s nice to see everyone again, but to me, these 2 are my favorite aspect about this book. My personal favorite couple has always been Scarlet and Wolf, but ughhhh Cress and Thorne are too cute for words in this book. All the scenes with a tiny heart drawn are the best. This book is not even about them, but they stole the show for me~2) Scarlet and Wolf. I am bia *melts into a puddle from the cuteness overload*3 things I love best about Wires and Nerves: Volume 1 (in order):1) Cress and Thorne! It’s nice to see everyone again, but to me, these 2 are my favorite aspect about this book. My personal favorite couple has always been Scarlet and Wolf, but ughhhh Cress and Thorne are too cute for words in this book. All the scenes with a tiny heart drawn are the best. This book is not even about them, but they stole the show for me~2) Scarlet and Wolf. I am biased because they are my fav. They are still cute as ever, and even a tiny amount of scene is good enough for me. I think we will see more of them in the next book though. 3) Iko! I always liked Iko, but I wasn’t too invested in her before. This book, however, does give a deeper look into her. She is still fun-loving and hilarious and loyal – but we also get some good introspection scenes. There is a huge emphasis on what it means to be an android who has actual feelings. I like that we get to see her struggle with being different from her "fragile" human friends and dealing with the prejudice of being “just a robot.”Overall, 4 stars. I adoooore it. It’s super fun and quick (literally 238 pages, and they’re pictures, so it doesn’t take too long to read it). I truly have missed all of The Lunar Chronicles characters – they have won my heart already, and I am glad to see all of them again in Iko’s book. --- I WASSS skeptical about this being a graphic novel because I will always prefer a fully written book, but this format does suit the fast paceness. None of the characters really look like what I was imagining to be honest, but the art is quite adorable. They all look cute and rather goofy (Wolf, Winter, and Iko are my favorite designs). Furthermore, I can appreciate that we get to see the facial expressions of the characters. NOTE: I have the physical hardcover, and damnnnn it’s beautiful. It’s so well-made – they seriously went all out for this book. I love that the cover of the dust jacket is also on the actual book itself without the jacket. Things that you might want to know (WARNING: Spoilers)Is there a happy/satisfying ending? (view spoiler)[Cliffhanger. Not the last book. (hide spoiler)]Love triangle? Cheating? Angst level? (view spoiler)[ No, no, low angst. (hide spoiler)]Do we get to see all of the main characters from The Lunar Chronicles? Is there a lot of romance? Does Iko get a love interest? (view spoiler)[Yes, we get to see everyone! We see some Cinder in the beginning. Some Winter and Jacin, but no actual romance scenes between them. We see Kai a little bit. Cinder and Kai don’t reunite in this particular book. We see Cress and Thorne the most with several cute scenes between them. We see a bit of Scarlet and Wolf, and they get one cute romance scene. Iko does have a love interest, as hinted by Winter’s book: Kinney. Iko definitely has a crush on him – but he’s still barely warming up to her in this book. There is a cute scene between them though. At this point in time, they have a love-hate relationship. (hide spoiler)]When does the story take place? (view spoiler)[This is set after Winter’s book, but BEFORE the epilogue chapter from Stars Above (you know… that really cute one where everyone reunited and did *something*) (hide spoiler)]Tears-worthy? (view spoiler)[Tears from the cuteness overload. (hide spoiler)]Humor? (view spoiler)[Yes. (hide spoiler)]What age level would be appropriate? (view spoiler)[Any age really. Only kissing scenes. No crude language. Nothing too graphic or gory. (hide spoiler)]
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