June 9, 2009

Review: Black and White by Jackie Kessler and Caitlin Kittredge

I'm a sucker for superheroes. Always have been and probably always will be. I'm obsessed with the whole good versus evil philosophy.

A fertility clinic figures out a way to help woman become pregnant. Soon after the children are born, the clinic realizes that the children are not your average humans. They have special powers. Jet is a shadow power who's father killed her mother when he went insane. She is told that all shadow powers loose their mind eventually. Then an adult shadow power named Night takes Jet under his wing. He becomes a friend, a mentor. Iridium is a light power. Her father became a "rabid" because he defied Corp and all it stands for. He was sentenced to prison for being a traitor.

Both Jet and Iridium have suffered from tragedy. They are partners and roommates at school and become friends. But just as quickly they become enemies. Both are fighting for the good humanity, they just happen to disagree about who's is right and who's is wrong.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes superhero or the good versus evil stories. When I got close to finishing the book I felt sad. I do this when I read something that I really like because I never want the story to end. Luckily when I got to the back of the book I saw that there will be a sequel "Shades of Gray" in July of 2010. I will definitely put this on my "to be bought" list.

If you haven't read this, I suggest you purchase a copy.

Thank you to Jackie Kessler for sending me this book to review.

You can visit Jackie Kessler's site here.

To visit Caitlin Kittredge's site go here.


  1. This sounds like a fantastic book! Amazing review :)

  2. Your review makes me want to read the book all that much more. I love superheroes (it was my dream job as a kid :p) so I'm hoping I'll love this book.

    I don't know if you're anything by them, but if you liked this you may like the books by Jennifer Estep and A.J. Menden, as they also have superhero books.

    Great review Bridget!

    ~ Popin

  3. Great review! I definitely want to read this because I have a serious thing for superheroes =)