Hello, lovely book people! I hope you all had a great week! We had an incredible week here in Salt Lake City, because my book bestie, Sarah from The Clever Reader, and I got to moderate Marissa Meyer’s Gone Rogue (Wires and Nerve #2) event here in Salt Lake City!
It was such a great night. We had so much fun, and Marissa was an absolute sweetheart. Plus, it’s always fun to get to discuss a book that you loved, and we both loved Gone Rogue (Wires and Nerve #2)!
These graphic novels are just a blast to read! The artwork is fantastic, the story is great, and they incorporate all the characters that we’ve grown to love from The Lunar Chronicles! These books do stand on their own very well. If you haven’t read The Lunar Chronicles series yet, don’t worry. You will definitely be able to pick these up and enjoy them without reading the others first. If you are a fan of The Lunar Chronicles and haven’t picked these up, do it! Wire and Nerve picks up where The Lunar Chronicles left off, so if you haven’t read them, then you are missing out on the very important and entertaining conclusion to that series!
Iko – an audacious android and best friend to the Lunar Queen Cinder – has been tasked with hunting down Alpha Lysander Steele, the leader of a rogue band of bioengineered wolf-soldiers who threaten to undo the tenuous peace agreement between Earth and Luna. Unless Cinder can reverse the mutations that were forced on them years before, Steele and his soldiers plan to satisfy their monstrous appetites with a massacre of the innocent people of Earth.
And to show he’s serious, Steele is taking hostages.
Cinder and Kai, Scarlet and Wolf, Cress and Thorne, and Winter and Jacin all feature in this epic new battle. But it is Iko who must face her deepest fears when she uncovers the truth about her own unusual programming.
As I do anytime I prep to moderate an event or author Q&A, we took to social media to ask readers what questions they would ask Marissa Meyer if given the opportunity, and we got some incredible questions back! So we wanted to share a few of Marissa’s answers with all of you! Here are a few of the highlights:
- When we asked how her writing process is different when she is working on these graphic novels versus her other YA novels, Marissa said that writing graphic novels is a much slower process. She is able to draft her regular novels quite quickly, averaging between 4,000-6,000 words per day. But when she drafts the graphic novels, she has to picture the book frame by frame and how best to convey the story to the artist and her readers.
- The artwork in these books is just fantastic. Marissa said the first time she saw them there was a lot of squealing and that the character who most closely resembled what she imagined while writing the book was Wolf. She described him to the artist as being terrifying and wolfish yet lovable, and he definitely nailed it!
- When we asked if she planned to write more graphic novels in the future, Marissa said that she had lots of ideas for more graphic novels, more YA novels, and some children’s books, but she doesn’t have any plans right now to write additional stories in The Lunar Chronicles world.
- We had to have her sort her characters into their houses, check out this video to see which house she sorted them all into!
- When asked what inspired the futuristic/sci-fi world of The Lunar Chronicles, Marissa said that she had a Cinderella dream one night, but when she got to the part where Cinderella’s shoe fell off, her whole foot fell off instead. When Marissa woke up, she started thinking about what would cause her whole foot to fall off, and came up with the idea of Cinderella being a cyborg! She is also a tremendous fan of science fiction including shows like Star Wars and Firefly.
- Marissa does not have a favorite fairytale, but when we asked what other fairytales she’d be interested in retelling, she said Bluebeard and Rumpelstiltskin.
- We asked Marissa if she had to live the story from The Lunar Chronicles through one of her characters which one she would choose. She chose Émilie, because nothing bad happens to her, and she gets to flirt with Wolf and Thorne.
There you have it! That is what you missed if you weren’t able to be there with us in person. It was an amazing night, and we can’t wait for Marissa to come back to town again. Huge thanks to all of our incredible friends and family that came out to the event! Make sure to pick up your copies of Gone Rogue (Wires and Nerve #2) today!
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