Title: Teen Titans: Raven
Author: Kami Garcia, Gabriel Picolo
Genre: Young Adult, Graphic Novel
Publisher: DC Ink
Release Date: July 2, 2019
When a tragic accident takes the life of 17-year-old Raven Roth’s foster mom—and Raven’s memory—she moves to New Orleans to recover and finish her senior year of high school.
Starting over isn’t easy. Raven remembers everyday stuff like how to solve math equations and make pasta, but she can’t remember her favorite song or who she was before the accident. And when impossible things start happening, Raven begins to think it might even be better not to know who she was before.
But as she grows closer to her new friends, her foster sister, Max, and Tommy Torres, a guy who accepts her for who she is now, Raven has to decide if she’s ready to face what’s buried in the past… and the darkness building inside her.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia and first-time graphic novel artist Gabriel Picolo comes this riveting tale of finding the strength to face who you are and learning to trust others—and yourself.
I didn’t know anything about Raven before reading this graphic novel, but I loved her!
This is a great origin story for Raven. She gets into a car accident right at the beginning, and gets amnesia. Since she can’t remember who she is, she learns about herself along with the reader. This was a great technique to introduce Raven’s powers while not explaining things she already knew.
I loved the illustrations in the book too. It was mostly in shades of black, white, and gray with the exception of Raven. She often had purple accents in her clothes or her hair. This made her stand out. There were some parts in full colour, especially when characters liked each other or went on dates. This was a great contrast in colours.
I loved this graphic novel! I’m excited to read the rest of the series!
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Have you read Teen Titans: Raven? What did you think of it?