Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
A unique and witty graphic novel with a whole new take on heroes and villains.
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.
Nimona is the second graphic novel I have read and very much like the first I read, it made me feel very childish. Reading a comic with pictures and text bubbles is a very different way to read than if you were reading a normal novel. But although I always feel a lot younger than what I am when reading graphic novels I can’t help but love it.
The plot to Nimona is very fast and at times I did wish there had been to make scenes longer but it is a witty and clever book with sassy characters. The dialogue kept me on my toes as I wasn’t expecting Nimona to talk back to Ballister.
The illustrations are beautiful and this art form is one that I really enjoy. Noelle Stevenson is very talented and can portray a story perfectly.
What I also admired was the epilogue. As I haven’t read many graphic novels I don’t know if this is normal, but it really did add to the story for me.
Finally the new take on heroes and villains was one that I greatly enjoyed. It made me see things in a different light and Stevenson makes you realise that not everything is what is seems and sometimes the bad guys aren’t always the bad guys.
I highly recommend you all get a copy of this graphic novel and give it ago!