Genres: Graphic Novel, YA Sci-Fi Dystopian Romance
Published by Feiwel and Friends
Released on 1/31/17
All the heroes of The Lunar Chronicles save one have had their moments to shine and now it is Iko the sentient AI’s turn. I was tickled to see the feisty Iko getting her own story and curious to see her and the rest of the cast in a new adventure in graphic format.
Iko has been a character in the series all along, but she has undergone more than one makeover that has left her in a new iteration each time. She is still a brilliant AI, but comes with some human-like spunkiness and she feels the need to prove she is hero material just like the others and not second class because she isn’t human. She also has a frenemy thing going with Cinder’s security detail because Liam Kinney has no respect for her as a person and isn’t afraid to disparage her as a robot masquerading like a human. Okay, so there is no friend part of it, but none the less, they must work together to bring in the rogue wolf soldiers who are on earth killing humans and now have a leader who is set on revenge against the rulers who made them what they are.
Like past books in the Lunar Chronicles, the regulars are all given points of view and their plot threads diverge and converge throughout though this time Iko gets much of the action and attention. Cinder is planning to abdicate the throne and Lunar will have an elected leader, but before this, she and Kai are heading the Peace Celebrations with the aid of Ambassador Winter and trusty guard Jacin even though there are still adjustments and some unrest with both their peoples. Cress and Thorne are busy distributing the vaccinations for the disease that is now being conquered and Scarlet and Wolf are living on her farm though Wolf is troubled still about Scarlet loving him for who and what he is now. The threat are the wolf rogues who refuse to return to Luna and are ravaging the humans.
I knew I would like Iko as a character and she is a great action heroine as she goes after the rogue wolves. It was a little tougher to like Liam because he was pretty hard on Iko for the whole volume even when he saw that everyone else was fine with treating Iko like a person.
This one ends abruptly at a high point because it is only the first half of the story. I was prepared for this and have my volume two ready to go. It has a good recap to remind everyone of where things finished up in the main series and then dives into the new plot with Iko kicking wolf butt. I would definitely recommend this graphic novel version of this follow-up to the main series to series fans, but don’t think it is a good place to start for those who haven’t read the series.
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