Graphic Novel Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Harper Teen Published May 12, 2015 272 Pages
Harper Teen
Published May 12, 2015
272 Pages

Nimona is an impulsive shapeshifter who loves all things bad. So when she decides that she wants to team up with villain Lord Ballister Blackheart she is expecting the two to create chaos.

But Blackheart plays by certain rules and what starts out as a role he reluctantly wants to play, thanks to Nimona his role becomes a bigger picture to prove that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics are not the good guys. 

This graphic novel has been getting a lot perfect stars on goodreads, so I decided to read it.

I can see why people love it so much but I didn’t. This is not to say that it isn’t a good read because it is. It is creative and it gives the simple drawing style that seems really popular now.

What I liked about this book was the direction it took. Nimona wasn’t as much of a focus as I thought she would be and I don’t have a problem with it. Don’t get me wrong she is a focus but she is a catalyst in someone else’s story. This isn’t necessarily her story. I really liked the fact that she is an important of the story but there is a bigger picture than her.

Nimona is an amazing character. Firstly, because she isn’t the cliche beauty that literature is promoting (diamond in the rough drop dead model type beauty). Nimona is beautiful and she is to me because I like the realistic part of her. Although she is a shapeshifter, she just seems real.

The same goes for Blackheart as well. He is a villain that doesn’t want to be a villain and he doesn’t allow that reluctant role to ruin his heart. He has some bagged as does Nimona but he doesn’t allow it to take over his morals. As he states in the book, there are rules. I like him because of that.

Overall, quick, entertaining read. It did have some holes in regards to the story. I felt that there wasn’t enough for me to completely fall in love with this. Although the author kinda finalized things, I feel that there may be another book.

3 Pickles. 


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