Originally created as a web comic book series, Nimona is an extraordinary graphic novel capable of fascinating young people and adults that has thrown its author, Noelle Stevenson, into stardom. 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.
GBC Review by Sofia S.
Hope you had a Happy Halloween GBC! November’s book is a graphic novel, Nimona, by Noelle Stevenson. I normally don’t prefer graphic novels, but I found this one worth every page. Nimona is about a sneaky, mischevious sidekick and how she wreaks havoc in her kingdom, much to the dismay of the villain who hired her. Nimona (the sidekick) is super lovable, and has a mysterious past and supernatural abilities. Ballister Blackheart, the city villain, is amazingly well developed, as is his nemisis, the hero Ambrosius Goldenloin. Apart from the slightly ridiculous names, my favourite part of this novel was the pacing. There was always a new adventure, or something to steal, or something to save, with very few dull moments. I would recommend this book for anyone 8-15 years old.
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