Alex’s Review of “Teen Titans: Raven” by Kami Garcia & Gabriel Picolo

About Alex’s Review of “Teen Titans: Raven” on The Book Brontosaurus

“When I first saw Raven as a kid watching Teen Titans on Cartoon Network I fell in love with everything about her. Once I saw this book was coming out I had have. The art was so pretty and it was about Raven! I’m so glad I picked it up” – Alex


Book Information:

Title: Teen Titans: Raven
Author: Kami Garcia & Gabriel Picolo
Page Count: 192
Release Date: July 2, 2019
Publisher: DC Ink; Illustrated Edition

Summary:
“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.”


Overall Rating and Review Blurb

4 Tree Star Rating
I gave “Raven” 4.25 Tree Stars.
This was a fun new origin story for a well know character.

Book Review for “Teen Titans: Raven”

Readability: 5 out of 5 Tree Stars

I found “Teen Titans: Raven” to be a quick and easy read. As a big fan of Teen Titan and anything Raven related I was super excited to purchase and read this graph novel. The flow of the story makes sense and DC fans will get to see signs of other DC characters along the way as the story progresses.

Plot: 4 out of 5 Tree Stars

While slightly predictable, as I am knowledgeable about Raven’s backstory in the comics, I think Kami Garcia did a fantastic job of progressing the story and changing it a little bit so readers don’t know exactly what is going to happen. Gabriel Picolo’s art was also gorgeous and melded well with the story.

Characters: 5 out of 5 Tree Stars

The characters in “Teen Titans: Raven” were one of my favorites of the book. Besides the fact that I love Raven in anything that she is in, I also loved Raven’s aunt, Natalia, and her cousin, Max. I hope that we will get to see more of Max in the future.

Wow Factor: 3 out of 5 Tree Stars

I found the cliffhanger at the end of the book to be the biggest wow factor for me. I loved the story and it was so cool to a different side of Raven. The end of this book makes me super thrilled to read “Teen Titans: Beast Boy”.

Final Thoughts

I think that “Teen Titans: Raven” was a perfect start to a super cool series about Raven and Beast Boy. Having already purchased “Teen Titans: Beast Boy” and I plan to read it next since I can’t get enough of the art and story. I will patiently be waiting for the third book in the series to add to my collection.

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