Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Review

Nimona | Noelle Stevenson

Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: 12/05/2015
Genre: Graphic Novel. Fantasy.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 266
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis (Goodreads)
Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones.

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

Review

Wow… I have been seeing this graphic novel raved about all over the internet and decided that it was well past time that I got myself a copy to see just what all the fuss was about. And it is safe to say that I was not disappointed. It only took me one sitting to get from the first page, all the way through to the last.

I went into Nimona completely blind, having avoided reviews and spoilers for what felt like forever, and I was pleasantly surprised by what I found inside. Both the artwork, and the storyline were astounding. I was hooked on this story from the get go.

I am so happy with how this graphic novel turned out, although I will admit that I would have liked a different ending {one where they were all together and happy etc.} but to be honest, I always wish for a happ(ier)y ending in everything that I read.

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