Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona Rating: ★★★★

Blurb from goodreads.com: “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’m not a kid- I’m a shark.”

No really- she’s a shark. This was a lot of fun. There was plenty of humor and it kept me laughing almost all the way through.

The ending turned a little dark, which is why it wasn’t a full five star read for me. But otherwise I enjoyed it.

The plot kept me guessing- nothing on the surface was quite what it seemed.

I loved the mashup of medieval fantasy and modern technology. I would definitely check out more Nimona!

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