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Mini Reviews: Graphic Novel Edition: Teen Titans: Raven, Life is Strange: Dust

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Mini Reviews Graphic Novel Edition Teen Titans Raven & Life is Strange Dust

Teen Titans: Raven

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Okay, I really liked this one. Despite my certain bias about Teen Titans because of the original cartoon (NOT Teen Titans Go!-Gosh no), I went into this with a certain expectation. It’s definitely not in the same vein as the cartoon. The author Kami Garcia created her own version of Raven. I’ve always loved Raven’s darkness and her moodiness. This version makes it a little bit more realistic, but at the same time touching on the same themes of who Raven is and where she came from. Hint (if you’re not familiar): something demonic.

This touches on the YA theme a lot. The girl who just wants to be normal, but finds herself able to sense other people’s thoughts. Oh, and amnesia.

The artwork is different. I loved the monochromatic colors used. The darkness undertone really carries through.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one and look forward to Beast Boy’s story.


I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

Teen Titans: Raven

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novel Edition: Teen Titans: Raven, Life is Strange: Dust
by Kami Garcia
Published by DC Ink
on July 2nd, 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Graphic Novels
Pages: 192
Format: Print
Source: Goodreads First Reads
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 Stars



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.

ARC Fantasy Graphic Novel Series Young Adult


Life is Strange: Dust

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Just one word when I saw this graphic novel: YES!

A little note about this series: Life is Strange is actually a video game. One where choices matter. In the game, the lead character Max, gains powers that grant her the ability to rewind time. Which in turn lets her save the life of her childhood friend Chloe. However, all power comes with repercussions as Max finds out. In the end it all comes down to this: Save Chloe or save her hometown Arcadia Bay from disaster.

I totally was on the save Chloe side and well, turns out I made the canon choice. When I found out that they were writing a graphic novel depicting what happens after that choice in the game, I went total fan girl crazy.

Anyways, this picks up right after where the game ends and Max is still paying the price for her power. Things are acting up and there seems to be little hiccoughs in time. It by no means ties anything up, since this graphic novel series continues. I’m really into it and I love Max and Chloe’s sweet romance.

The artwork stayed true to the style of the video game and the writing style also felt genuine. Loved it!


Life is Strange: Dust

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novel Edition: Teen Titans: Raven, Life is Strange: Dust
by Emma Vieceli
Published by Titan Comics
on May 21st, 2019
Genres: Graphic Novels
Pages: 112
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 5 Stars



The story fans never thought they’d see, continuing the acclaimed story of Life is Strange, one of the hit game’s two shocking endings.

One year after the storm destroyed Arcadia Bay, fan-favourite characters Max and Chloe have a new life together… but timelines are starting to tangle.

Collects Life is Strange #1-4

FEMALE Graphic Novel Romance Series Young Adult

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Life Is Strange looks awesome, and I think I’ve seen that one before and wanted to try it, but never did. Definitely gonna get it. 🙂

Crystal @ Lost in Storyland

I loved Teen Titans: Raven! I agree that it definitely has a YA feel, and I like how Raven feels like the Raven I remember from the Teen Titans show, but in a more realistic setting. I look forward to your thoughts on Beast Boy when it comes out (and to reading Beast Boy myself) 🙂


I was interested in Raven, because Garcia wrote it. I kind of like the way all the authors are putting their own spin on these characters, and I really think the artwork is fantastic, as well.

Maureen @ Maureen's Books

I’ve never read a graphic novel before. I’ve always wanted too though.
I’m glad you liked them. 😉


Thanks for sharing. I love graphic novels. Raven is one that I really want to read!


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