Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Weekly Reads: Nimona
I can't remember where I first heard about the graphic novel, Nimona, but when it came in on hold for me, it looked exactly like the type of graphic novel I'd be drawn to--excellent illustrations, bad ass female lead character, and stellar witty writing. I'm not a huge fan of graphic novels, but I do try to read the really excellent ones that are out, so I'm better able to recommend those to my kiddos at the library.
Nimona did not disappoint. I read this graphic novel in two sittings and it was truly excellent. Worth the read regardless if you like graphic novels or not!
My rating: 5 stars.
Summary from goodreads:
The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it "a deadpan epic."
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.