Nimona

Paperback | May 12, 2015

byNoelle StevensonIllustratorNoelle Stevenson

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Indies Choice Book of the Year * National Book Award Finalist * New York Times Bestseller * New York Times Notable Book * Kirkus Best Book * School Library Journal Best Book * Publishers Weekly Best Book * NPR Best Book * New York Public Library Best Book * Chicago Public Library Best Book

The New York Times bestselling graphic novel sensation from Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic. Kirkus says, “If you’re going to read one graphic novel this year, make it this one.”

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 has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a “superstar” talent (NPR.org).

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.

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Indies Choice Book of the Year * National Book Award Finalist * New York Times Bestseller * New York Times Notable Book * Kirkus Best Book * School Library Journal Best Book * Publishers Weekly Best Book * NPR Best Book * New York Public Library Best Book * Chicago Public Library Best BookThe New York Times bestselling graphic novel se...

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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 Enforce...

Noelle Stevenson has been nominated for a Harvey Award and was awarded theSlateCartoonist Studio Prize for Best Web Comic in 2012 forNimona. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Noelle is the cowriter ofLumberjanes. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.66 inPublished:May 12, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062278223

ISBN - 13:9780062278227

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Addictive I read this series online and could barely wait for the updates. Even better having in one volume. Great story with awesome characters and some clever twists.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny and Great Art I love the art style, and the story is cute, humorous and very moving, more so than any other graphic novel I have read that was targeted at a younger audience. A lovely read.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute, funny, original Nimona is delightful. The art is good and the story is unique. It isn't 100% my sense of humour but I still found it funny and enjoyed reading it a lot.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Love the illustrations and adventure- great humour too!
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Gift My friend usually does not like completing the book, so i decided to purchase a graphic novel. She managed to finish the book within the day and enjoyed it so much. I was glad that she loved it and I am going to purchase the book for myself.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great! Noelle Stevenson is someone that can do no wrong, graphic novel wise. I absolutely love her series Lumberjanes, and Nimona is certainly no different. Nimona is a steampunk, medieval, modern times mash-up story of good vs. evil; of government control; and of the meaning of true family and friendship. It is smart, hilarious, and punches you right in the feels. It’s sarcastic but serious and Stevenson has great skill creating a story that draws the reader in and keeps them interested until the very last page. Even the ending, which can be considered a cliff-hanger, is satisfying. The reader is not left wanting to know what happens next, but is happy and satisfied with imagining where characters’ lives may go. At times, I was busting out laughing. Stevenson has a knack for just slipping something funny in (i.e. watch for characters’ names) and it catches you off guard. Overall, it was a surprising and refreshing story, which has so many different ways of reading it, that everyone will walk away with something different.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you like Adventure Time you'll love this! I loved this book I want more and more it has a bit of an adventure time feel to it but of course has it's own identity. It's my type of humor and actually laughed through lots of it. I also really like how she changed her hair halfway through it just gave me a realistic vibe.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from !Go Nimona I had read parts of Nimona when it was still a webcomic, so I was very excited to read the whole story in book format. I really enjoyed it! Nimona is such a spunky character, it's hard not to fall in love with her immediately. Plus, the drawings are so cute and unique! The ending really surprised me, but I enjoyed it anyways.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Do it A beautiful collection of this unexpected tale where people are not quite what they seem. Noelle is brilliant.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nimona rocks! This was the first graphic novel that I read from cover to cover. I absolutely loved it and I found the characters to be so adorable. There were lots of small hidden jokes here and there, making me laugh out loud along the way. I'd definitely recommend this book! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lives Up to the Hype Fun, funny, and exciting.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best things I've read this year I loved this book so much. Fabulous story, great art. Nimona and Blackheart are the most likable 'evil' characters you're going to find.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A spunky good time! One of the most charming reads I've read this year so far, "Nimona" is a bundle of joy, excitement, and nerves. Noelle Stevenson has created some memorable characters in Nimona, who is this spunky and energized shapeshifter with much of a backstory that will surprise you, in Lord Ballister Blackheart, Nimona's reluctant mentor in villainy who becomes this endearing figure you look up to, and Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin, with that name alone proves to be the radiating point of most wacky humour. There are a few little bones I could pick about "Nimona" (inconsistent typography, uneven climax) but the illustrations stood out for me. I love the crisp silhouettes and facial features of the characters, reminding me a lot of the drawings by Kate Beaton and of animated cartoons like Adventure Time. The visual presentation and the quirkiness of this enchanting story will translate well to the big screen, and of course this has been noted by studios with the recent news that "Nimona" has been picked up by Fox Animation. This is excellent news - more people need to read this graphic novel (if they haven't already)!
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MIND BLOWN this book was probably the best book i have ever read. The illustations were absolutley epic! i love it ~
Date published: 2015-09-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hard to get into, but much better towards the end The first four chapters of this graphic novel made me want to put the book down and never pick it up again. It felt childish and just too "over the top" and I really struggled with it. So I put it down and thought I'd never again pick it up. But then I decided to push through after hearing a review that it would get better after the initial chapters. And I am happy to say that it did get a lot better and it really developed into a deep and interesting story. It was fast to read, and the characters had a lot of depth despite my initial feeling that they were just completely crazy. The plot was surprising and it was fun to read from the so called villains POV and learning that everything is not always as it seems. Reading this novel also kind of made me want to turn my own novel into a graphic novel, and I might have given it a try had I been able to draw. So I do recommend this as a read for those interested in graphic novels. For those, like me, who are completely new to the whole graphic novel-comic book thing, I do however recommend starting with something else.
Date published: 2015-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life This graphic novel is everything. The humour and wit just add to a really brilliant story. I love Nimona and her character arc. The way it was developed was phenomenal. This book made me realize that I really don't read much antihero stories. Nimona's boss, Blackheart is the villain, except he is way to moral to actually pull of being a bad villain. I loved that part. And his relationship/history with Sir Goldenloin kept hinting and the hints made me super excited. I am so hoping that there is more Nimona to come in the future. There is so much more that can be explored with these characters and world.
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun with dragons. A fun, quirky read that threatens to break the fourth wall at the start. It presents some moral conundrums, but in that predictable way that teen literature can.
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm a shark! I've read Nimona online where it originated and I can promise that you won't be disappointed. It's funny, witty, and puts an intriguing, entertaining spin on the good-evil go-to between arch nemeses. Nimona is a lovable character, and you just don't know what to expect next of the sidekick and supervillain team (nor what Sir Goldenloin has up his sleeve). The art is colourful and well done, Stevenson's style is super unique and fun. The book is just as fabulous in print as it is as a webcomic, and anybody can and will enjoy it!
Date published: 2015-05-12

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Editorial Reviews

“Those of you who haven’t read Nimona yet are lucky, because you can buy the fantasy comic in book form instead of waiting for Noelle to post an update twice a week. Seriously, that wait was always excruciating.”