Thursday, August 6, 2015
New Release: Nimona
I've been a bad blogger lately but a good reader! I have had so many stellar reads lately, starting with Nimona by Noelle Stevenson.
Ballister Blackheart is the local baddie, appointed by the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics. One day, young Nimona shows up at his lair, declaring herself to be his new sidekick. Where she is from and what she is up to is to be determined. What we know right from the start though is that she is truly exceptional.
Nimona was originally a webcomic and this is the compilation. It's gotten rave reviews and all of them are well deserved. This is a story with complexity, heart, and humor. It goes in unexpected directions but, for a fantasy story, is incredibly well grounded in real human relations. It has diversity, ambiguity, and a unique style. If you haven't yet tried graphic novels or if you haven't found one that you loved yet, this might just be the one to get you hooked!
Redefining good and evil,