Teen Titans: Raven (Paperback)
Summer 2019 Kids Indie Next List
“Kami Garcia has taken an iconic Teen Titans character and turned her into a beautiful warrior in her latest graphic novel. After Raven’s foster mother is killed in a car accident, she relocates to New Orleans with no memory of her previous life, moving in with her foster mother’s sister and her daughter, Max. Through Max and her new high school friends, Raven discovers a whole new life that includes hearing others’ thoughts and influencing their actions. At turns frightened and joyful at these powers, Raven struggles to find a balance to her powers. Garcia has brought wonderful depth to this Teen Titans powerhouse.”
— Annie Carl, The Neverending Bookshop, Edmonds, WA
When a tragic accident takes the life of 17-year-old Raven Roth's foster mom--and Raven's memory--she moves to New Orleans to recover and finish her senior year of high school.
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.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia and first-time graphic novel artist Gabriel Picolo comes this riveting tale of finding the strength to face who you are and learning to trust others--and yourself.
About the Author
Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures novels, which have been published in 50 countries and 38 languages. She is also the author of five solo novels, including two Bram Stoker Award nominees. Her forthcoming graphic novel Teen Titans: Raven, illustrated by artist Gabriel Piccolo, is the first title in her Teen Titans series for DC Ink. Find Kami online at kamigarcia.com.
Gabriel Picolo is Brazilian comic artist and illustrator based in São Paulo. His work has become known for its strong storytelling and atmospheric colors. Picolo has developed projects for clients such as Blizzard, BOOM! Studios, Harper Collins, and DeviantART.
"Kami Garcia shows off her stellar storytelling skills in this fantastic first installment of Teen Titans. Once you start reading Teen Titans: Raven, you won’t want to stop.” —Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series
“As someone who spends half her life inside Rachel’s head…it was impressive to see her so effortlessly come to life on the page! If you love Raven, this is a must-read!” —Teagan Croft, actress portraying Raven in the DC Universe series Titans
“Kami Garcia's Raven shows us that family bonds are made by more than blood, and that the ties of sisterhood are more powerful than the scariest demon. It's the heart of this awesome kickass “girl power" superhero book that keeps you reading and rereading and desperate for the next installment.” —Ellen Oh, author of The Prophecy series, and Cofounder and President of We Need Diverse Books
“I continue to be inspired by Kami Garcia’s authenticity and keen ability to create raw and empowering stories full of strength, truth, and love.” — Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe
“With Teen Titans: Raven, writer Kami Garcia and artist Gabriel Picolo have created a new and different look for Raven, yet she still shares the DNA of the mystical heroine created in 1980 by me and artist co-creator, George Pérez. Explore and enjoy!” —Marv Wolfman, co-creator of Raven
"A fast-paced adventure that weaves mystery, romance, and girl power. Kami Garcia’s Raven is perfect for die-hard Teen Titans fans, but will definitely pick up new fans along the way.” —Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of The Brooklyn Brujas series
"Garcia’s ambitious origin story of a Teen Titan is funny and unequivocally feminist. Picolo’s gorgeous illustrations are dynamic and nuanced. Lovers of superheroes will appreciate this complex origin story." —School Library Journal
"Well-paced and thrilling; readers will fly high with Raven's tale." —Kirkus Reviews
"Picolo’s spare, effective use of color and slightly edgy art helps situate the story in a supernaturally tinged world of high-school drama. …Garcia’s exploration of the connection between memory and identity offers a promising entrée to the Teen Titans series." —Publishers Weekly
"Kami Garcia has taken an iconic Teen Titans character and turned her into a beautiful warrior. Garcia has brought wonderful depth to this Teen Titans powerhouse." —Annie Carl, The Neverending Bookshop