Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall Reading Teen Titans: Earth One Volume 1


Teen Titans is a new title for me, although I have been a reader and collector of comics for years. (I'm more of an X-Men, Justice League, Avengers sort of girl). The story in volume 1 starts with the teenagers involved seeming to be just ordinary kids, although 3 out of the 4 seem to have very poor relationships with their parents. Then again, that's not unusual either. But then things begin to change and strange powers and abilities begin to reveal themselves. Just how much do their parents know about what is happening? Are they involved somehow? And who is the mysterious girl they all see in their minds? Where does the other teen from out west fit in?

This will probably appeal to those readers who enjoy stories featuring young adult characters with super powers. There is a mix of genders and racial backgrounds, a variety of abilities - mental and superhuman, and a range of personality types. This first book gives you just enough background to set up the story line for the ongoing series. You might even say that the plot centered around growing pains, with the manifestation of their powers forcing them to leave the nest and face the world. It will be interesting to see how all the characters come back together in the next adventure and whether or not they can form a cohesive unit. I would recommend this for readers 13+, due to some strong language and teen dating elements.

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley. It will be published November 25, 2014.

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