Artist & Author: Noelle Stevenson
I wanted to reread Nimona in anticipation for the second season of She-Ra, and I wasn’t disappointed.
I would even say I enjoyed it more this time than I did the first time.
This is the exact type of story that I love: quirky characters, a story that doesn’t take itself too seriously until all of a sudden – BAM! THE EPIC AND VERY SERIOUS CLIMACTIC ENDING.
The characters! They’re so funny! I actually laughed out loud at some points, which I don’t do too often.
This is a story that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that is the best part. So many YA books don’t joke around or play with what’s possible and impossible. But Nimona does this and more.
I love Noelle Stevenson’s writing. Her characters are diverse, and her art style is really interesting and different.
The only reason I watched She-Ra was because I saw that her name was attached to it – and you can tell she influenced the art style in that show.
Both She-Ra and Nimona have a world that’s fantasy but with sci-fi element. I really love this, as it opens so many possibilities for the storyline and world building.
(If anyone know who drew the Nimona artwork on the right, let me know – I absolutely love it!)
I wish we could see more into Nimona’s personal story, but I like how it mostly focused on Ballister Blackheart and Ambrosius Goldenloin.
Overall, I would highly recommend Nimona and, if you’ve already read it, She-Ra.
What did you think of Nimona? Are you looking forward to She-Ra season 2?