Wires & Nerve: Gone Rogue \\ spoiler-free graphic novel review

Gone Rogue (Wires and Nerve, #2)

Title: Wires and Nerve: Gone Rogue (#2)

Author & Artist: Marissa Meyer, Stephen Gilpin, and Douglas Holgate

Publisher:  Oni Press

Genre: sci-fi


For the longest time, I couldn’t find a copy of this sequel anywhere, so when I saw it at my library I immediately snatched it up.

I really liked the first novel, and I love seeing the characters again in both stories, but I didn’t like this book as much as the last few.

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Laura Hollingsworth artwork of Iko. it’s my favorite drawing of her! I love how she does the whole cast

At the end, you really realize that the plot took a backseat to the characters.

It’s really Iko’s story, with some cameos from other characters, and you’re just along for the ride.

And while I loved seeing the old cast, their character arcs are completed. So it was kind of…boring. The most interesting characters were the new ones, and I think if the story was primarily new characters, it would have been a lot more interesting.

All the tension came from Iko’s struggle.

I didn’t necessarily mind this, as I like her as a lot, but it meant that the actually plot, the lunar hybrids trying to take over Luna, fell flat. I felt no tension or connection to it (mostly because we know how it ends, from Stars Above. So basically it was a lot of pages of nothing, to me).

No spoilers, but the ending was a bit repetitive and…forgettable? It really didn’t impact me in any way. I go into more spoilers in my Goodreads review, if you want a more detailed version.

So while I did enjoy it for what it was, the Iko parts and few cameos from other characters, a lot of it fell short for me. I probably wouldn’t reread it, but I would reread the first book.

Have you read Going Rogue? What did you think of it?


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