Friday, July 19, 2019

Teen Titans: Raven

Teen Titans: Raven
by Kami Garcia
DC Ink, 2019. 192 pgs. Young Adult Comics

Rachel Roth, known as Raven to her friends, is involved in a tragic car accident that kills her foster mom and makes her lose her memory. Raven must move to New Orleans to finish out her senior year, but starting over isn’t easy. She remembers everyday stuff like math and cooking, but can’t remember her favorite song or who she was before. With her new friends and a bit of magic, will Raven be able to face her past and the strange darkness building inside of her?

Garcia tells her own version of Raven’s story with the important canon, but some new and fun twists. I loved the inclusion of other types of magic, like voodoo, that are regional and relevant to the story. The illustrations feel gritty and dark, with touches of color that focus the reader on Raven and important moments in the story. Raven was relatable and interesting, while maintaining her core characteristics. This is a great beginning to a new Teen Titans series and I am excited for the next installment about Beast Boy.


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