|A YA graphic novel has Nimona wanting to be the sidekick of the villain Lord Blackheart. She does the things sidekicks should but Blackheart thinks she goes too far. When Blackheart learns Nimona's secret, he tries to save everyone--good and bad.
This is a good vs. evil story. However, things are not always what they appear on the surface. The good are not so heroic and the bad are not as villainous as the other side tries to make them appear. I liked Blackheart. He and the hero Goldenloin have a past. Eventually we find out what is it and it brings out questions. I liked Nimona. She's a teen but has a past that has made her wary of others. She is strong willed and feisty. I hope that she and Blackheart get what they each want in their own way--a place to belong and a friend.