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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson | Review

 

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. 
Okay, so this has to be one of the greatest graphic novels of all time (okay, so I can't say that; I've literally only read two ... but I gave it 5 stars so that must mean something, right?), and you need to check it out.

Nimona is a shapeshifting whiz who just wants to be Lord Blackheart's sidekick and help him do evil things. The story follows the pair as they plot against Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and rat him and the so called 'goodies' out and show the world that they're not so flash hot. There's plotting and scheming, brash decisions, a lot of epic animals and kicking-butt fight scenes, there's old friendships that resurface, and some old good vs evil (and questioning those labels as well).

Noelle Stevenson is an incredible illustrator; you might recognise her drawings from the covers of books like Fangirl by Rainbow RowellSix Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo or the comic series, Lumberjanes. Her artwork in Nimona is just as fantastic, and you get so much more of it than just a book cover.

Even if you're not into graphic novels (like I said, I've only read two so am not really a connoisseur of the genre), Nimona is an adorable read with beautiful images that will definitely have you craving more.

Have you read Nimona? What did you think? 

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