Nimona starts out as a seemingly cut-and-dry good guy vs. bad guy adventure, but by the middle, you are rooting for the most unexpected characters, and it wraps up with an unexpectedly sweet ending. Recommended By Deana R., Powells.com
A refreshing and swashbuckling adventure, Nimona by Noelle Stevenson illustrates the importance of self-control and following your instincts. Recommended By Alex Y., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Nimona is an impulsive young shape-shifter 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.
All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson, based on her award-winning web comic.
“Noelle Stevenson has a knack for capturing the humor and heart in a situation in just a few panels.” Rainbow Rowell, New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor and Park
“Awesome and adorable.” Ryan North, author of Dinosaur Comics
“Funny and vibrant, with wonderful energy in Stevensons illustrations and a wicked wit in her storytelling.” Slate
“If you're going to read one graphic novel this year, make it this one.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“At its core, Nimona is a story of rescue. Each of the main characters rescue allies, friendships, the Kingdom, and ultimately, themselves.…A vibrant solo work.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Sharp visuals, a nifty amalgam of fantasy and science fiction elements, and relationships drawn with complexity, wit, and depth create a world worth returning to again and again.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Nimona…is beautifully flawed and refreshingly unstereotypical in a book that is both darkly witty and surprisingly touching. And Nimona is a protagonist to both love and fear.” The Horn Book
About the Author
Noelle Stevenson has been nominated for a Harvey Award and was awarded the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Web Comic in 2012 for Nimona. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Noelle is the cowriter of Lumberjanes. She lives in Los Angeles.