Fantasy, Graphic Novel and Young Adult
May 12th 2015 by Harper Collins
“The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it “a deadpan epic.”
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.”
I was recommended this graphic novel by someone from my book club. And I loved it. I think I really like the simplistic kind of style, which this one has. Loved the way the characters were drawn but still they felt really, with a really personality and motives.
This book made me laugh at the main female character Nimona, she has such a great come backs at her master. She is such a funny and bubbly character but at the same time she gets really excited at the thought of killing someone.
This graphic novel isn’t just funny and light hearted, there is a deeper plot going on and I really enjoyed that aspect, the fact that it wasn’t just some random things Nimona would come across but that there would be an actual be an event the story would work towards was great and satisfying to read.
Overall rating: 4/5 stars