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Teen Titans: Beast Boy by Kami Garcia

Sequel to Raven and introduction to our favorite green shape-shifter, Beast Boy, this graphic novel expands on what we know about Beast Boy from the tv show and DC comics. We learn about how Beast Boy discovers his powers, as well as what circumstances lead to eventually meeting Raven. The artwork is just as stunning as the first book, if not expanded in color and style. This book engages with topics such as animal activism, high school popularity, and body dysmorphia.

 

Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia

As a fan of the classic Teen Titans animated tv show I grew up with in the 2000s, I was very excited to read the first in this graphic novel series. It elaborates on the origin of Raven, a sort of dark-sorceress, half demon superhero who has lost her memory in a car crash with her mother and is rediscovering herself for the second time. The artwork is stunning and original, and the story itself left me very eager to read the next books in the series, Beast Boy, Beast Boy Loves Raven, and Robin. This book engages with topics such as grief, super powers, and self discovery.

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

In A Holidaze is a Christmas romance centered on Maelyn, who is in her mid-twenties, hates her job, and is unhappily single. The one happy place in Maelyn’s life is the cabin where her family always spends the holidays with her parents’ college friends and their children (including Andrew, Maelyn’s longtime crush). Unfortunately, this Christmas is the end of an era: the cabin is being sold.

Still Life by Sarah Winman

Still Life by Sarah Winman is a love letter to the city of Florence, Italy, its art, and its inhabitants. An ode to chance encounters, love and found family. A delightful story of a tender-hearted English soldier and an eccentric art historian who serendipitously meet on the outskirts of Florence towards the end of WWII. Filled with lovable characters and gorgeous prose, this is not a book to miss!