Instead, my first foray into that world came by reading Wires and Nerve (Marissa Meyer, $27.99, Raincoast Books, Feiwel and Friends), a graphic novel where Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles.
“When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko, an android, takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder, Cress, Scarlet, Winter, and the rest of the Rampion crew.”
Despite not reading the series, and knowing very little about it, I found the graphic novel an interesting read with enough information that I could figure out what was going on. I quite liked the art by Doug Holgate, and the fact it was done only in blue, black and white.
I also enjoyed the characters and the relationships between them. It will be interesting to see where the story goes – as well as the relationship between two of the characters.
Note: Book 2 is this series comes out in January .
Lowriders to the Center of the Earth
Lowriders to the Center of the Earth is about three friends – Lupe Impala, Elirio Malaria, and El Chavo Octopus – who travel to the realm of Mictlantecuhtli, the Aztec god of the Underworld, to find their beloved cat Genie who is being kept a prisoner.
This book by Cathy Camper ($31.99, Raincoast Books, Chronicle Books) follows the tale of the three friends, who you meet in Lowriders in Space, which I didn’t read. Camper did a great job of creating a book where you didn’t need to read the first in order to understand what was going on in the second.
The book was a little too strange for me, both the story and the graphics (Raul The Third). I did like, however, the colours within the pages – red, black, blue and white, which suited the story and the fact it was set during the Aztec period, as well as the mix of English and Spanish, with the Spanish words and phrases translated on the page so you knew what the characters were saying.
A copy of each of these books was provided by Raincoast for honest review.