My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Boy did I enjoy this delightfully evil strong female protagonist, Nimona! While her boss is supposedly an evil villain, Nimona jumps right into fights as a shapeshifter. Ballister Blackheart easily believes Nimona has come to help him as an intern and she quickly shows him her shape shifting, her ability to heal VERY quickly, and we see how he begins to care for her while also trying to work against the Institute using rules and fair play as excuses to stop Nimona from wreaking havoc and death. One moment, Nimona is beguiling to Ballister, the next she is cunning, willful and willing to do whatever it takes to take down the enemy-even if others (innocent) get in the way. As the stakes continue to rise from the mystery of jade root deaths, the clash of science/technology, who will be the last standing? Appearances are definitely deceiving in this winner of a graphic novel--Nimona is awesomely wicked, sure of herself, and a survivor. Highly recommended!
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