Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

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Hi everyone!
I’ve finished this book a loooong time ago, then I forgot to write the review. I think that this is my first “unpopular opinion” review, so let’s begin…


19351043Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

  • Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy
  • Pages: 272
    • My rating:  and half a star out of 5!
    • Plot: 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.




This is a really fun and cute graphic novel… but nothing more for me??
Before buying this graphic novel I read a lot of reviews, really good reviews, so my hopes were very high.

The plot was simple, with very short chapter, but interesting with amazing characters. The main character is Nimona a SHAPESHIFTER that dreams of becoming a villain, though I didn’t get along well with her; another important character is Ballister a villain that is in his way caring and precious.

Fantasy is a genre that I like, but maybe this was too much fantasy for me? I’m sorry I’m weird, but there were dragons, magic and everything. But I really enjoyed the world: loved the mix of medieval and science!

I have mixed feelings about the art as well. I love the cover and the colors are amazing (for example she used sepia for the flashbacks)! But I didn’t really like the style of the characters and their proportions. Anyway I liked that the text is handwritten and the fanart at the end. Also the quality of the paper is great!


Final thoughts

Even if I gave it only 3.5 stars it is a cute and funny story and I’m happy I read it.




  • Plot: 3 out ot 5
  • Design: 5 out of 5
  • Characters: 3 out of 5
  • Writing: 4 out of 5 (AMAZING)
  • Interest: 3 out of 5
  • The Feels and emotions: 3 out of 5
  • Ending: 3 out of 5



So what do you think about the book? Have you read it?


Thank you for reading,


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2 thoughts on “Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

  1. Cait @ Paper Fury Reply

    I’m glad you still liked it, even if it let you down in a lot of areas. I haven’t read this one but I reeeally want to. I tend to be a bit hit-or-miss with graphic novels?! But the artists’ work is sooo cute.

    1. Arvenig Reply

      Even if it’s one of my favorite books, I think everyone should read it!
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