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Teen Titans: Raven: 09/12/19

Teen Titans: Raven

Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo is the start of a new series of graphic novels featuring a different member of the Teen Titans. The book opens with Raven and her foster mother discussing adoption. Before her foster mom can actually make it official, she's killed in a car accident.

Raven, meanwhile, is left with amnesia and is sent to her foster mother's sister's house. Her "new" foster mother and foster sister know her and welcome her to their home in New Orleans.

The book is primarily set in Raven's new high school as she tries to fit in and comes to discover she has psychic powers which she can't control. She's also being haunted by nightmares — which readers familiar with her back story will understand well before she does.

All in all it was an interesting look at Raven's origin story. It's set against the spiritual traditions of New Orleans.

The second book in the series is Teen Titans: Beast Boy and comes out sometime next year.

Five stars

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