Title: Teen Titans: Raven
Author: Kami Garcia (Author) & Gabriel Picolo (Illustrator)
Publication: July 2, 2019
Publisher: DC Ink
Genre: Graphic Novel
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
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.
**A copy of this novel was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
I haven’t always been a fan of graphic novels but this one sounded very interesting and I figured I’d try it out.
The first thing I want to say is the color usage in this novel is so eye catching. The illustrations done by Picolo are incredible, breathtaking, and really do push the story to that level that a simple book may not have. The visual aid, especially when aimed at the younger generation of readers, is really helpful and takes this book to a new level.
Author Kami Garcia did a wonderful job telling this story filled with action, relationships, and mystery. Raven’s character is so interesting to me and the way she handles her situation, which is filled with tragedy, is so true to the age she is. There were times I found myself wanting to comforter her or be angry for her or whatever she was going through, I wanted to go through with her. I really felt a bond with the character and I think that is in huge part to Garcia and the writing as well as Picolo and the illustrations.
Whether you are a fan of graphic novels or not, this is one to pick up and check out. I am going to be looking for more to check out in my near future and this has made me a fan.
STAR RATING: 5/5
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