Nimona

Nimona

Book - 2015
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"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" --provided by publisher.
Publisher: [New York] : HarperTeen 2015
ISBN: 9780062278227
0062278223
9780062278234
0062278231
Branch Call Number: YGN STEVENSON, N
Characteristics: 266 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm

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We discussed this graphic novel about a shapeshifter with a knack for villainy on August 9, 2017.

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Library_Jill Aug 09, 2017

A fun, quick read with a lot of heart, featuring a villain who likes to play by the rules, his spunky sidekick who...well...doesn't, their "good-guy" arch-nemesis, and an organization of heroes that may be less heroic than it appears. I don't always enjoy stories in which I am supposed... Read More »

A shapeshifter with a few anger management issues becomes the sidekick to a villian with a vendetta in this fun and action packed graphic novel. Join us to discuss Nimona at 6:30 p.m. on December 7th at Barnett & Son Brewing Co.

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ReadJillyRead Mar 15, 2017

Nimona is a dangerous shapeshifter who doesn't want to live by everyone else's rules. She is as funny as she is dangerous. I couldn't stop reading this book and when I was done, I was filled with disappointment that it had ended; I need more Nimona in my life.

She's a shapeshifting sidekick to a villain who perpetually loses. But Nimona is determined not to adhere to the usual storytelling rule that good always wins.


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Library_Jill Aug 09, 2017

A fun, quick read with a lot of heart, featuring a villain who likes to play by the rules, his spunky sidekick who...well...doesn't, their "good-guy" arch-nemesis, and an organization of heroes that may be less heroic than it appears. I don't always enjoy stories in which I am supposed to root for the bad guys, but Blackheart was just so endearing, I couldn't help myself! Here's hoping there will be a sequel someday...

RobertELPL Aug 08, 2017

An endearing story that takes a bit of a closer look at what it means to be a hero and a villain. The story may follow the "villains," but you will surely be rooting for them more and more after each turn of the page.

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Zoob9
Jul 12, 2017

I loved how Nimona could shape shift I thought that was so cool and how black heart was always looking out for her. I also really liked that part of the story when Nimona turned into a old lady and said that this apple is to hard that she lost her last tooth on it then the lady said that she was going to pay for that then Nimona thou the apple at the lady's head and said that she did not have to pay for the hard apple, that made me laugh. I an definitely voting for this book in the YRCA the hole book was just terrific.

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dilyaa
Jul 12, 2017

"Nimona" is an immersive graphic novel. What I mean by that is it makes you feel like you are a part of the Nimona and Blackheart duo. In the beginning, I felt that Nimona acted too childish; she acted rashly and did not think about her actions' effects on other characters. However, it is revealed that there is more too Nimona than what she initially shows the Blackheart and the reader. Nimona's journey to adulthood (or somewhere close to it) was very interesting to read about as well as her interaction with Blackheart and other characters. I particularly enjoyed the style of graphics, the plot, and the characters.

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green_whale_103
Apr 16, 2017

Nimona is a fantasy graphic novel filled with adventure, humor, awesome characters and plot twists. Because the novel started out as a web comic, you can see Noelle Stevenson's art style change and improve as the novel goes on, which makes for a unintentional but fascinating touch. If you are a fan of the comic Lumberjanes or just fantasy and graphic novels in general, you'll probably enjoy Nimona.

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dragonjules22
Mar 25, 2017

This is a great graphic novel for all ages! The humor is quirky and delightful. I adore this book :)

ReadJillyRead Mar 15, 2017

Nimona is a dangerous shapeshifter who doesn't want to live by everyone else's rules. She is as funny as she is dangerous. I couldn't stop reading this book and when I was done, I was filled with disappointment that it had ended; I need more Nimona in my life.

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jomachase
Mar 01, 2017

Love this book so much I bought it. Funny and clever!

JCLCourtneyS Feb 23, 2017

Nimona is a fun, engaging story with a lot of heart and some unexpected bits. The art is great, too; I felt like the characters were all drawn just the way I would've pictured them.

JCLJoshN Feb 13, 2017

Once I started this, I couldn't stop until I got to the end, and I still wanted more. It plays with superhero tropes in fun and affecting ways, creating a world, a cast of characters, and a story that are cute, whimsical, amusing, intriguing, and heartbreaking. And Noelle Stevenson's art is fresh and endearing. The more I think about it, the more I realize how much I love it.

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Laura_X Jul 27, 2015

What do you mean there are rules? Why would you follow the rules? Isn't that the whole point of being a villain? That you don't follow the rules?

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Dixie16
Jul 23, 2015

Blackheart: I can't have some kid following me around all day.
Nimona: I'm not a kid.
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Nimona: I'm a SHARK!

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