Tuesday, July 2, 2019

#ARCREVIEW: Teen Titans: Raven By Kami Garcia, Illustrated by Gabriel Picolo

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Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia, Illustrated by Gabriel Picoclo
Publisher: DC Ink
Release Date: July 2nd, 2019
Format: egalley*
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N ★ TBD
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.
I have to admit that I'm not that well versed in the Teen Titans universe, so I don't know a lot about Raven's origin story. So I think this was a good place to start, because we are starting over with Raven having lost her memory. I think it's a good place where you can just jump into the story and learn about her.

In this graphic novel, Raven has lost her mother and her memory, so she doesn't know she has powers or that she should be shielding herself. Being a teen is hard enough, but being one with powers that they don't understand is even worse! I did love the first love that happens in this story. It was so cute, and it really felt authentic.

The artstyle in this comic was really dark and done in various cool color shades. I liked it a lot since it felt like Raven's aesthetic. It really suited her and the overall tone of the book. It's dark, but has the shades of lights that shines on it.

I expect there will be another book because this one ends with not everything wrapped up. There seems to be some secret organization that is hunting Raven, but we really don't get to the core of that at all in this book. It's left very open-ended, but I think that is on purpose.

If you like Teen Titans, or you are looking for a place to start with this franchise, I think this is a great place to start.

*I received an eARC copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Many thanks to DC Ink  & DC Entertainment for sending me an eARC via Netgalley for my honest review! Quotes are taken from an unfinished ARC and may not match final publication.
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