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text 2018-02-09 17:55
DNF @ 262 PAGES
Renegades - Marissa Meyer

I can't do it. 

 

I just can't.

 

I tried. I DNF'd it yesterday and then picked it up cuz the book was expensive, I don't have the receipt, and I really like Marissa Meyer.

 

But nothing is happening!

 

Storywise this moves like a snail. The first 200 pages could have been a well-edited novella of maybe 70 pages.

 

Also, this story has been done before! It reminds me of Steelheart only in that book - THINGS ACTUALLY HAPPENED. 

 

And another thing - you know that picture Marvel took a couple days ago of all the superheroes? Well, imagine someone writing about all of them in 200+ pages. That's right. TOO MANY CHARACTERS. How am I supposed to care about anyone when there are 10 characters on a page all with different abilities? I need a chart. I SHOULDN'T NEED A CHART.

 

WHY IS THIS BOOK SO LONG?????? It's 552 pages! Did she lose a bet?

 

I can't. No more. 

 

*rant over*

 

 

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review 2018-02-05 21:36
Gone Rogue
Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue - Marissa Meyer,Douglas Holgate,Stephen Gilpin

This pains me to say, but though the writing was a 5, the art was a 2 at most, so all together I gave this volume a 3. I also think that some of the suspense with this volume doesn't work if you read [Stars Above] since you get to see the group with their HEA. So maybe it would have been better to just have the group dealing with things after [redacted ].

 

"Gone Rogue" is the second and last volume in "Wires and Nerves." This time Meyer does not just focus on Iko. She instead includes everyone in a better way than she did in volume 1. I still needed more Thorne and Jacin though. We do get more of Cress, Scarlett, and Wolf so that was an upside to this volume.

 

"Gone Rogue" has Iko and the rest of our Lunar Chronicles heroes trying to do what they can to stop a murderous group of bio-engineered wolves from wrecking havoc on Earth. They demand that Cinder reverses the procedures are they are taking out everyone. The leader of the group seems fixated on Cinder. I get why he's angry, but he's definitely taking it out on the wrong person here.

 

The writing as I said was great. The flow in this one was much better. You get to complete arcs in the chapters you read. And I have to say that the ending made me smile.

 

But as I said in the first volume, the artwork is lacking. Why does Winter have a terrible afro? Can you tell me why everyone has the same face? I think some pops of color would have dressed up the drabness of the color scheme and artwork. I know not everything can compare to [Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born|] but I kept comparing the two graphic novels and definitely thought that the later work is heads and shoulders above "Gone Rogue."

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text 2018-02-04 19:32
Reading progress update: I've read 320 out of 320 pages.
Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue - Marissa Meyer,Douglas Holgate,Stephen Gilpin

So writing and plot was top notch. The art was terrible. Since it's a graphic novel the art is just as important as the writing .Sad to say this isn't a five star read. Glad I got the hardcover though. Reading volume one on my Kindle last year killed me.

 

Also since these take place before some of the events in her short stories work "Stars Above" there's no surprise to be had in the end. 

 

 

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text 2018-02-04 16:49
Reading progress update: I've read 57 out of 320 pages.
Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue - Marissa Meyer,Douglas Holgate,Stephen Gilpin

The lack of color and poor drawings drives me up the wall.

 

Wolf has joined the rebel bio-engineeered wolves who demand that Cinder change them back or they will kill anyone who stood with her and murder  Earthens as well.

 

Still love Iko though. 

 

The drawing of Winter is so disappointing. Also Scarlett doesn't even have the same "voice" as she did from the books.

 

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text 2018-02-03 04:34
Reading progress update: I've read 10 out of 320 pages.
Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue - Marissa Meyer,Douglas Holgate,Stephen Gilpin

Got volume 2 and curious about this volume. I didn't like the artwork for volume 1. But couldn't let a chance to pass catching up with Cinder and friends.

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