Author: Noelle Stevenson
Genre: Graphic Novel Fantasy
How I got the book: I borrowed it from my sister
Summary (from Goodreads):
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.
Being a graphic novel, this story is the type to read it in one sitting–if you’re into it. Well, I was into it and I couldn’t read it in one sitting.
Either way, I finished the book fairly quickly and from the moment I opened the first page, I instantly fell in love with the characters.
Lord Blackheart is a villain and Nimona is hired as his sidekick. She has special shape-shifting powers, but she’s reluctant to explain her full background.
Together, they plan to destroy the Institution, the “Heroes,” even though they’re not very heroic.
Like most villain stories, Blackheart’s motive is revenge as he was betrayed by his good friend, Goldenloin, who works for the Institution. Yet, his story (and Goldenloin’s) was twisted in a different way that made this villain story different from others.
Being a graphic novel, the characters were definitely the best part of the whole story. Blackheart and Nimona grew a wonderful relationship through the course of the story which made the ending bittersweet for me. I did not expect the book the end the way it did.
The pictures were well done. They were easy on the eyes and simple.
This is definitely a story I want more of.
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson gets 5 out of 5 stars.
“Reanimating the dead isn’t hard, but they make terrible minions.” –Noelle Stevenson, Nimona