Thursday, September 10, 2020

Blog Tour: Beast Boy

New Young Adult Graphic Novel from New York Times Bestselling Creative Team Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo Hits Stores Everywhere Books are Sold Today

To celebrate the release of Teen Titans: Beast Boy, DC revealed today the official book trailer of the highly anticipated young adult (YA) graphic novel from Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo.

Fans picking up Teen Titans: Beast Boy will also be treated to a sneak preview of the recently announced Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven that will be featured in the back of the book. Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven will be the third installment in Garcia and Picolo’s Teen Titans graphic novel series and is available to pre-order now.

Garcia and Picolo are set to talk more about Raven, Beast Boy and what’s next for their series in a special one-on-one conversation at DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse on September 12.

Teen Titans: Beast Boy
Written by Kami Garcia
Illustrated by Gabriel Picolo
On sale now
MSRP: $16.99

46127757Author Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures) and artist Gabriel Picolo, the creative duo behind the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller Teen Titans: Raven, take you on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance, while reminding us of the value of true friendship--especially when life gets wild.

Garfield Logan has spent his entire life being overlooked. Even in a small town like Eden, Georgia, the seventeen-year-old with green streaks in his hair can’t find a way to stand out—and the clock is ticking. Senior year is almost over. If Gar doesn’t find a way to impress the social elite at Bull Creek High School, he will never know what it’s like to matter. Gar’s best friends, Stella and Tank, can’t understand why he cares what

other people think, and they miss their funny, pizza-loving, video game-obsessed best friend. Then Gar accepts a wild dare out of the blue. It impresses the popular kids, and his social status soars. But other things are changing, too. Gar grows six inches overnight. His voice drops, and suddenly, he’s stronger and faster. He’s finally getting everything he wanted, but his newfound popularity comes at a price. Gar has to work harder to impress his new friends. The dares keep getting bigger, and the stakes keep getting higher.

When Gar realizes the extent of his physical changes, he has to dig deep and face the truth about himself—and the people who truly matter—before his life spirals out of control.

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this graphic novel. I loved the art work. I loved the moments where Gar started feeling differently - especially during that dodgeball game. I enjoyed how Gar didn't complete his bucket list for his senior year of high school but that he started to make things happen. I admired his determination even if he did make some bad choices (and what person doesn't?). I'm so eager for the next installment of this series and for the meeting of Raven and Beast Boy!

Cover Thoughts: Love it!
Source: Book sent for review
Library Recommendation: Grab this one for your school and library collection - it will fly off the shelf.

And I'm happy to have had the opportunity to chat with the author Kami Garcia about dares, high school, graphic novels, and all things Beast Boy! Take a look!

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