It seems like years, but it’s only been a few days since Raven Roth recovered her memories, trapped her demon father, Trigon, into her amulet, and had her heart broken for the first time. But she doesn’t have time to think about the past…she has to focus on finding a way to get rid of Trigon for good.
Garfield Logan still can’t believe he has powers that allow him to change into different animals, but the price of knowing that his parents kept this secret hidden from him just feels too high. And what’s more, his difficulty controlling these abilities could have unexpected consequences.
Both are seeking answers from the one person who seems to have them all figured out: Slade Wilson.
When their paths converge in Nashville, Raven and Gar can’t help but feel a connection, despite the secrets they both try to hide. It will take a great amount of trust and courage to overcome the wounds of their pasts. But can they find acceptance for the darkest part of themselves? Or maybe even love?
Title: Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven
Author: Kami Garcia
Illustrator: Gabriel Picolo
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Rating: ⭐ 4.5/5
Beast Boy Loves Raven is such a cute read!
I always loved Raven and Garfield (aka Beast Boy) growing up, so it was fun seeing them together in a new storyline. Personally, I felt the story read like a slice-of-life. It felt both new and familiar as Raven and Garfield bonded during their Nashville adventures. The pacing of the plot seemed a bit quick, but I thought it was appropriate for a graphic novel. However, as someone who generally prefers a well-developed romance over a fast one, there were certain aspects of the romance in the book that felt rushed. Since this is a spoiler-free review, I am not pointing out any specific examples here, but I will mention there is more than one couple to look forward to.
Although there were some developments that weren’t quite what I was expecting, I loved the friendship and found family elements that were present. It was nice seeing both Raven and Garfield work through their struggles and trust one another. There were also other Teen Titans’ characters that made appearances, which makes me hopeful for the future of the series.
Overall, Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven is perfect for YA book lovers and DC fans alike. I’m excited to see what’s in store for our young heroes next!
Until next time, happy reading! ♡