Indies Choice Book of the Year * National Book Award Finalist * New York Times Bestseller * New York Times Notable Book * Kirkus Best Book * School Library Journal Best Book * Publishers Weekly Best Book * NPR Best Book * New York Public Library Best Book * Chicago Public Library Best Book
The New York Times bestselling graphic novel sensation from Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic. Kirkus says, “If you’re going to read one graphic novel this year, make it this one.”
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 has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a “superstar” talent (NPR.org).
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.
What started as a comic online soon became immensly successful and was rated as the best webcomic of 2014. 'Nimona' was one of the first graphic novels that I have read and I definitely have to check out Noelle Stevenson's other work. It was such an emotional read! The story follows... What started as a comic online soon became immensly successful and was rated as the best webcomic of 2014. 'Nimona' was one of the first graphic novels that I have read and I definitely have to check out Noelle Stevenson's other work. It was such an emotional read! The story follows Nimona, a shapeshifter, who gets to be the sidekick of the local super villain Ballister Blackheart. Nimona is witty, she is hilariously funny and such a well drawn and well develped character. Something that expecially fascinates me about this book is the world and the art style. The story is set in a medieval time with knights, dragons, kings and sword fights. There is magic in it and at the same time it is also spiced with a little bit of technology. It's fantastic. And Noelle Stevenson's art style makes the characters so alive and is so vibrant and unique.