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The first graphic novel from #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller Marissa Meyer!
In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new,action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold.When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko 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, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.
Marissa Meyer received a bachelor's degree in creative writing and children's literature from Pacific Lutheran University and a master's degree in publishing from Pace University. After graduation, she worked as an editor in Seattle before becoming a freelance typesetter and proofreader. Under the penname Alicia Blade, she wrote over forty Sailor Moon fanfics and a novelette entitled The Phantom of Linkshire Manor, which was published in the gothic romance anthology Bound in Skin.
Meyer is the author of The Lunar Chronicles. In 2015 she made The New York Times Best Seller List with her titles Cress and Fairest which are books 3 and 3.5 of the Lunar Chronilces. Marissa's novel, Heartless, made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2016.
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Publisher's Weekly Review
A muted palette of black and denim blue lends a bleak, sooty undertone to the world of Meyer's Lunar Chronicles in this graphic novel spinoff. This time, Meyer focuses on Iko, Cinder's cheeky sidekick and an assassin agent sent to hunt down the wolf-soldier hybrids that are plaguing Earth. Unlike some of the previous novels, this story doesn't require preexisting knowledge of the series, easily catching up fans and new readers alike with capsule introductions to Cress and other members of the Rampion crew in a prologue. Iko is an entertainingly flippant yet formidable heroine, a former servant droid who now inhabits an escort's body and takes on bloodthirsty enemies as though she were invincible. (And compared to her other fairytale friends, she is.) Yet, Iko is left questioning her own humanity, misreading romantic tension with a royal guard and perhaps finding disturbing commonality with the wolf-soldiers who have one goal in mind: to force Cinder to cure the mutations that turned them into monsters. Holgate's dynamic, stylized artwork handily balances the story's action and humor while bringing Meyer's world to vivid life. Ages 12-up. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.