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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 (

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.

Hardcover, 272 pages
Published on May 12, 2015 by HarperTeen
ISBN-10: 0062278231
ISBN-13: 9780062278234
11 Book Reviews
  • linderi1
    linderi1over 1 year55 stars
    Good Book Im Not Finished But I Like How Nimona Can Shape Shift There Is Bad Words In The Book But They Are Crossed Out I Do Not Recommend This Book For Children Under The Age Of 9-19
    • linderi1
      linderi1over 1 year55 stars
      This Book Is Amazing There Are A Few Bad Words But They Are Crossed Out I Love How Nimona Can Shape Shift Into Things And That Her Town Was Attack By Vikings Or Whatever They Are Called
      • howls
        howlsabout 2 years55 stars
        Every thang a bout this book is go there are some bad words but if your over 12 your good to go
        • c2004
          c2004over 3 years55 stars
          This book was very interesting... Graphic Novel artists always have their own technique at drawing... like... the authors' drawings always look different than another author... I love to look at all the different kinds... The drawings in this graphic novel were very unique... It was kind of like a modern middle age type....
          • zingisme213
            zingisme213over 4 years55 stars
            OH MY GOSH THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING! I loved it so much! Nimona, she's so cool, she just blows stuff off, until her powers disappear... I think ages 9 and up would be best suited to read this book.
            • grapefruit
              grapefruitalmost 5 years44 stars
              Nimona, teenage shape-shifting expert and wannabe villain. Ballister Blackheart, Knight-turned-villain. When these two lives collide (in a brief incedent which involves Nimona bustling into Blackheart's lab), be prepared for endless laughing, a nervous freak out, and many sorrowful tears.On a giant plan to get revenge on the ambitious Goldenloin, the characters discover that sometimes a monster could just be a little girl down under.
              • lightbloo
                lightblooover 5 years
                I LOVE THIS BOOK. The art style is excellent and the story to it is wonderful. Everyone thought i was so good it is getting turned into a movie, i'm sure that the movie will be just as exciting as the book. I am hoping for a part 2 and part 3 to it with a different story. I highly recommend this book to people who like good graphic novels.
                • shadowstabber
                  shadowstabberover 5 years55 stars
                  lots of blood death and violence
                  • iheartnutella
                    iheartnutellaover 5 years
                    Sounds cool.
                    • funmagical68
                      funmagical68over 5 years55 stars
                      it was great and I loved the ending I WANT PART 2