Title: Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue
Author: Marissa Meyer
Page Count: 324
Iko is still trying to track down Alpha Lysander Steele after he has gathered a group of wolf-hybrid soldiers who are determined to kill Cinder. He wants her to reverse the mutations that were forced on them before. And they will massacre the people of Earth if they do not get what they want. With the ball coming up, they must all come together to save the innocent people and get the wolf-hybrids back to Luna, where they can be reunited with their families.
What a great conclusion of this graphic novel duology! The first one was so short and it felt like the story started as it was ending, but this one really delivered. So much action and so many things going on. But there were a couple of little plots that never got answered. One being, why Cress was always getting sick. If you have read The Lunar Chronicles, you know that by the end, Thorne and Cress are traveling all over and apparently Cress has been getting a flu or cold everywhere they go and it’s never really answered why that is. But this story is about Iko and her task of hunting down the wolf-hybrid soldiers. Alpha Lysander Steele believes that Cinder has a cure to turn them back to their humanity and he will stop at nothing until he destroys Cinder. But Iko is not going to let that happen.
There is some romantic tension between Iko and Liam Kinney, Cinder’s royal guard. He comes across as a bit of a jerk, believing that Iko is an android and cannot have any feelings or a heart but we all know Iko is not a normal android. She cares for her friends so much and would sacrifice herself for them. I really enjoyed reading her own story of what she is up to after the events of Queen Levana.
It was, again, nice to see everyone. I wish we would have seen more of Cress and Thorne because they are my favorite but seeing Scarlett and Wolf more in this volume was just as great. They are so cute and seeing actual illustrations while reading made the experience so much fun.
I was surprised to see so many errors in this though. Once I saw Selene as Serene and Cress as Creff. I’m shocked that those were overlooked, especially the Creff one. But overall, I really enjoyed this graphic novel, I just wish it wasn’t so short because I could read about these characters forever!