Review: Wires and Nerve: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer

Posted December 12, 2021 by Sophia Rose in Reviews, Young Delight / 14 Comments

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Review: Wires and Nerve: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer
Wires and Nerve: Gone Rogue

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Series: Wires and Nerve #2
Genres: Graphic Novel, YA Sci-Fi Dystopian Romance
Published by Feiwel and Friends
Released on 1/30/18
Pages: 324
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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The Delight

So, we reach the second half of the story and get to see the gang working together to stop another villain.  The graphic novel experience with the first volume has been a good experience so far and there was some good camaraderie, romantic tension, action, and suspense that I am eager to see get even stronger in this latter portion of the story.

Review

Not only is it not a good idea to jump in with volume two here, but to have any idea or enjoyment the reader must also start and complete the whole Lunar Chronicles series first.  Worth it, of course!

Iko and the gang including a curmudgeonly Liam are all hands on deck to stop rogue Alpha Steele from hurting Cinder’s friends or getting to exact his revenge plot on Cinder.  He and the other rogues who were altered into wolves by the late wicked Lunar queen Levana believe Cinder is blocking the scientists from reversing the wolven affects and turning them back to who they were and that she is choosing to cruelly withhold this procedure as well has plans to corral them up and make them into her army.  Not true, but Steele will not believe otherwise and has put the whole team into danger because he is going after them all to hurt Cinder before finally coming for her.  One of the gang’s own has fallen for Steele’s promise to the wolves and joined breaking his friends’ hearts who don’t want to believe he would betray them.

And, further complicating these troubles, Liam finally has his belief in Iko’s robot-ness shaken right about the time she learns the truth of her origins and has to come to terms with what is revealed.  Liam also starts to search his heart about his feelings right when he might lose a new chance with Iko.

The end was pretty spectacular with a few twists and surprises.  Not as fabulous as the earlier books in the series, but still a great reunion with all the players and to see the story advanced and where they all are now.  I was hoping for a bit more about some people’s future plans even though a few got a good solid wrap up.

The graphics were slightly different in this one, but still worked great with the storyline.  So, definitely a duology I would recommend with series fans and to those who haven’t started The Lunar Chronicles, go for it if you enjoy a blend of action-packed YA sci-fi dystopian fairytale retelling blends.

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COYER Community #15 Graphic RAT
COYER Seasons Fall #10 fairytale retelling

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Carole Rae
1 month ago

Glad this still worked for you and was still good!

Sophia Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

Yes, it was a great second half to the story and the hero redeemed himself. 🙂

Mary Kirkland
1 month ago

This is new to me but it does sound interesting.

Sophia Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

I rarely think to look and see if favorite authors have graphic books in the series. These were great.

Lover of Romance
1 month ago

A great review you have there. I do love seeing that you enjoyed this one. The graphics look…interesting but glad it worked for you.

Sophia Rose
1 month ago

LOL, I’m not thrilled with the changes in this second volume’s graphics. The faces are, yeah, interesting. But, the storyline was stellar. 🙂

Melliane
1 month ago

Oh a new one to me but it looks quite intriguing!

Sophia Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Melliane

Glad to put you onto it, Melliane!

Debbie Haupt
Debbie Haupt
1 month ago

I just can’t get into graphic novels maybe its just that they remind me of comic books. Thanks for sharing

Sophia Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Debbie Haupt

Not an easy transition, for sure. I haven’t ventured past graphic novels that are part of series I already read in print or by authors I already enjoy in print. This one does have more comic book style art.

RO
RO
23 days ago

Glad you enjoyed this one! Stopping by to wish the whole team here a very Merry Christmas! Hugs, RO

Sophia Rose
6 days ago
Reply to  RO

Somehow it didn’t alert me so I’m sorry I missed your Christmas wishes, Ro. Happy new year and return hugs! 🙂

Karen
6 days ago

I still need to finish the original series but this looks like an interesting extension. I’ve been reading more graphic novels.

<a href=”http://www.fwiwreviews.net”>Karen @For What It’s Worth</a>  

Sophia Rose
6 days ago
Reply to  Karen

Yes, I was feeling a bit of reader depression after the series was over and wanted more so it was neat that Iko got her story. The graphic novel format was an easy adjustment once I got a few pages in. Enjoy, Karen!