STORIES | The graphic novel I wish I created. A review of Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona.

STORIES | The graphic novel I wish I created. A review of Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona.

If I were to write a graphic novel (and I just might someday!) you can almost guarantee it will include villains, mythical beasts, and a good amount of silliness.

Taking that into consideration, it’s absolutely no surprise that I absolutely love Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona. Just look at this blurb:

Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism!
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.

Villains? Yes.
Mythical beasts? Does a shapeshift who turns into a dragon count? Yes.
Silliness? THE NAME OF HIS NEMESIS IS GOLDENLOIN. YES YES YES.

I mean, it’s everything I could ever want from a story. I love it so much I’m almost mad that it even exists. 

Of course, I know that that might not be enough for everyone else to decide to read this book, so let me also highlight a couple of other great things about this graphic novel.

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STORIES | I’m not a fan of spooky stories, except for this one. A review of Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods.

STORIES | I’m not a fan of spooky stories, except for this one. A review of Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods.

I don’t tend to do horror. Scary movies, haunting books, spooky stories, they’re generally not my cup of tea. I mean, c’mon, I am one of those adults who still sleeps with a teddy bear and doesn’t trust the dark. I’m definitely not made for the grim and disturbing.

That being said, I have found it incredibly hard to resist reading all the graphic novels these days so when Stacey recommended Through the Woods by Emily Carroll I knew I had to give it a go no matter how unsure I was of the spooks inside. (You can read her review here!)

And I’m so glad I did.

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