Spoiler Free Review: Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer

Iko – an audacious android and best friend to the Lunar Queen Cinder – has been tasked with hunting down Alpha Lysander Steele, the leader of a rogue band of bioengineered wolf-soldiers who threaten to undo the tenuous peace agreement between Earth and Luna. Unless Cinder can reverse the mutations that were forced on them years before, Steele and his soldiers plan to satisfy their monstrous appetites with a massacre of the innocent people of Earth. And to show he’s serious, Steele is taking hostages. Cinder and Kai, Scarlet and Wolf, Cress and Thorne, and Winter and Jacin all feature in this epic new battle. But it is Iko who must face her deepest fears when she uncovers the truth about her own unusual programming.’

If you follow our feed on Instagram you will know about our obsession with ‘The Lunar Chronicles’ – a fun, diverse, futuristic spin on the much beloved fairy tales we all know. When that series ended it felt like our favourite characters stories were not finished yet – it felt too open, too loose. We needed closure on the lives of the Rampion crew. And so, when Marissa Meyer announced a graphic novel spin off we couldn’t be happier! Wires and Nerve Volume 1 gave us all the things we were missing in life – more adorable moments with Cress and Thorne! (Swoon). However, it didn’t cover all of the Lunar couples and didn’t clarify the increasingly frustrating relationship between Iko and Kinney. Now with the release of Volume 2: Gone Rogue we felt like all bases were covered and we can finally (sob!) lay this series to rest.

This book meets all our Cinder and Kai needs and gives us the feels with Wolf and Scarlet. We also enjoyed the comical moments with Winter and her ever serious partner Jacin – it just gave us all the things we felt lacking in the previous books – especially the ending, it was worth the wait to read those words! If you’re a fan of the series as much as we are then we can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed so pick it up ASAP!!

We give this book 4/5 stars, it lost one star due to drawings in the graphic novel, we weren’t impressed with the way some of the characters were drawn (e.g. Thorne has a defined jaw line right? What’s up with his weak, round chin? – is this just me? Please let me know if I am being irrational lol – sorry rant over!).Yet, we were able to look past this as the plot was so good! Also, the characters were true to their natures from the original series, something we most definitely appreciate and love – well done Marissa Meyer! So all in all we have to say that we love this mini spinoff, even though we are slightly heartbroken the series is officially over. So if you’re interested in a quick and easy read and you enjoyed the other books in the series we insist you read this graphic novel duology.



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