Welcome to the final stop on the blog tour for Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo. I just loved this graphic novel and cannot wait to share my review and, thanks to DC Ink, offer you the chance to win one of three copies!
About the Book:
When a tragic accident takes the life of seventeen-year-old Raven Roth’s foster mom–and Raven’s memory–she moves to New Orleans to live with her foster mother’s family and finish her senior year of high school.
Starting over isn’t easy. Raven remembers how to solve math equations and make pasta, but she can’t remember her favorite song or who she was before the accident. When strange things start happening–impossible things–Raven starts to think it might be better not to know who she was in her previous life.
But as she grows closer to her foster sister, Max, her new friends, 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.
One of the things I am loving most about these DC Ink titles is how accessible they are to all readers. They are meant to introduce long established characters to new readers, while still appealing to long time fans. This means that even though I knew next to nothing about Raven and the Teen Titans I was still able to be quickly swept up into the story. I wasn’t intimidated by the long history, nor did I feel alienated by tons of inside jokes. Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo did an incredible job of blending text and art to create something for any reader.
Raven’s story is not an easy one. She has been through some pretty intense events. The story and art really reflect this. I loved all the little details within the text and art that built upon the things Raven is dealing with. Pair these with the New Orleans setting and you have a really well defined tone/mood. That’s one of the main things that stuck out to me months after reading the story.
I also really just loved getting to know all of the characters! Raven, of course. But also Max and her mother and Tommy. Now that I’ve gotten to know them a little bit I really cannot wait to see more! Especially with the way this one ends!!!
Finally (I could go on an on but don’t want this to get too crazy long!) I just really enjoyed how authentically “teen” this story felt. Raven is a seventeen year old girl. She dresses like one. She acts like one. And she has to learn to cope with the powers she’s discovering. She doesn’t just automatically know how to deal. I really, really appreciated that!
Incredible art and an engaging story make Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo a story you don’t want to miss!
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