Teen Titans: Raven

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.

Teen Titans: Raven
Publication Date: July 2nd, DC Ink
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Raven’s origin story gets a retelling and a revamping in Teen Titans: Raven. We start in tragedy, as all good backstories do. Originally, Raven is raised in an alternate dimension with full knowledge of her powers and spends her life training to keep them and her emotions under control.

In the redux, Raven can’t remember anything before the car crash.

And it’s working. This characterization of her still works with the rage and the angst that we came to know, love, and sympathize with when we watched Teen Titans.

Kami Garcia’s Raven has questions and the drive to get them answered, and she’s drawn beautifully for her recent adaptation by Gabriel Picolo.

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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