Author: Noella Stevenson
Publisher: Harper Teen
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.
Ballister Blackheart becomes the villain in a kingdom after losing his arm in the knight training. Nimona gate crashes into his life to be his assistant and she is shapeshifter and can change into anything living. Nimona speedily learns that her boss is not really a villain but a guy with principles she happily tries to help him to expose Goldenloin hero and the system of law enforcement that has been doing all shadowy things. As the story progresses Blackheart learns the past of Nimona who as a kid has endured a lot.How they work together to achieve the goal is the rest of the heart warming funny book.
I loved the way modern day science was used throughout the book .The contrast between Blackheart and Nimona are painted so well,while Nimona is shrewd and sharp ,Blackheart though very intelligent is a guy of immense moral value and driven by social obligation to the people of the kingdom. The book is a complete package of good, bad, science magic and lot of humour. The dialogs were outright , slapstick humorous that I was laughing aloud more than once.. Nimona is a star brave, brilliant, funny, happy that you love everything about her. Best part is that you can read it over and over.