Read [Black and White The Icarus Project #1] î Jackie Kessler

We ave lots of metaphors related to white and black good and evil The line between good and evil is supposedly black and white Good guys wear white In A Bind (Sex for Beginners hats and bad guys wear blackats Good is light bad is darkness Black and White plays with those crisp delineations showing us that things are never that clear even when superheroes or extrahumans as they re called in 2112 are involvedreturnreturnBlack and White is told alternately from the perspective of two extrahumans Jet and Iridium The narrative weaves back and forth between the story s present and five to ten years in the past when Jet and Iridium were Roommates At The Academy Jet S A at the Academy Jet s a power yet completely focused on following the rules and being a model The Scarred Earl (Seaborne Trilogy, hero Iridium a Light power is much independent and much less interested in rules Bothad fathers who were considered insane or rabid leading many to expect similar behavior from Jet and IridiumreturnreturnWhat starts out as a seemingly simple comic bookesue tale of good versus evil slowly develops into an involving tale about shades of grey friendship and betrayal In fact in some respects it reminded me of Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman which I also thoroughly enjoyed I won this ARC a few weeks ago from Jackie Kessler and I m just now getting around to reading and reviewing it There s not much that I can say about it without giving away the plot so I ll try to sum it up in a word amazingGiven the facts that this novel is written by two authors features two main characters and jumps back and forth from the past to the present it s amazing just The Best Horror of the Year Volume Four how seamlessly this story flowsJet and Iridium together make the idealeroine If the story was just about one of them it would feel incomplete Add to That The Fully Realized the fully realized the great pacing and the well drawn characters and you Midnight Fantasy have an almost perfect beginning to what promises to be an amazing seriesTo continue reading this review visit my blog Undercover Book Lover 45 StarsSet in a future rife with superheroes under the thumb of auge corporation Black and White is a book about good and evil and fighting crime But who are the bad guys Who is really the villain Jet and Iridium were at the Academy where they train or brainwash depending on your opinion and they become unlikely friends But a disaster occurs in the last year and Iridium becomes a rabid and Jet a model His Convenient Mistress hero But 5 years later theyave to team together to stop a maniac intent on taking down the worldThis was a great book I loved the world that Kessler and Kittredge set up I liked the way the eroes were portrayed and the slightly twisted version of a Hero Academy with eroes that were products then actual people as it said in the books there were no secret identities the only identity they ad were their superhero alias Another point I liked about this book was the way it was set up alternating chapters between Jet and Iridium giving you two different perspectives and two vastly different world views making you sympathetic to bothThe thing that bugged me was Jet she really got on my nerves sometimes but that was only minor In general I liked er and all the characters especially Iridium they were both sympathetic and well written and I liked watching their relationship changeI really enjoyed this book and I am definately going to be getting the next in the series Shades of Grey as I look forward to reading about the conseuences of the two Annie, Get Your Guy / Messing Around with Max heroes actions from this book I was really skeptical about this book when I first got it But decided to give it a try It really sucked me in fast I liked Iri and Jet and as the backstory unfolded felt sorry for them I likedow the book was set up with learning about the problem faced in the present then going back to the past and seeing what made these girls in to the people that they were I would say that with the ending they both The Top Guns Return had to face up to things that they really didn t want to andad their worlds altered Can t wait for the next book to see what Contracted for the Spaniards Heir happends next First in the Icarus Project fantasy superhero comic in text formMy TakeYawn I kept pushing my way throughoping it would get better Oh well I wish Kessler Kittredge KK Redemption (The Twins of Saranthium, had merged a bit of Meg Cabot s Princess Mia into this story to remind me that Jet was really still an innocent teen Her character was so lame that I wanted to booterKK kept switching perspectives as well as flashbacks on a regular basis although they did provide plenty of clues as long as you read the chap. Once best friends at an elite superhero training academy CallieBradford code name Iridium and Joannie Greene code name Jet are now mortal enemies Jet is a by the book Making Piece hero usinger Shadow power to protect the citizens of New Chicago Iridium. Black and White The Icarus Project #1Mission is to take down the academy and every one "With It Including Jet She Has Some Help In The "it including Jet She as some Southwest Cowboys, Volume 1 help in the of a vigilante named Taser Can Jet stop Iridium before it is too lateIf you are a fan of comic books then you will really by flyingigh for Black and White This book His Housekeepers Christmas Wish (Lords of Disgrace has the best of both worlds with fantastic supereroes and cool villains Authors Jackie Kessler and Caitlin Kittredge do a great job co writing this book I couldn t tell who was writing which parts I am a fan of Mrs Kittredge but Driving Her Wild (Wilinskis, haven tad I couldn t tell who was writing which parts I am a fan of Mrs Kittredge but The Greeks Secret Passion haven tad Hidden Agenda/Intimate Secrets/The Masked Man/Shadow Lake honor of reading Mrs Kessler s work before now After reading this book you bet I will be checking out of Mrs Kessler s stuff Instantly I was transported to Jet and Iridium s world I wouldate to become an enemy of either Jet or Iridium s These women can kick some serious butt The layout of this book was smooth and easy flowing The chapters would alternate between Jet and Iridium Also the story would flash back to the academy days You Secret Prince, Instant Daddy! (Lost Princes of Ambria had better pick up a copy of this book today before they soar off the shelves What s a Superhero withouter Supervillian To be Marriage by Necessity (Bravo Family, honest I dragged my feet when it came to reading this book I didn t think I d enjoyed the story being that I m not really into superheros This book done proved me wrong because I absolutely I loved it Jackie Kessler writes Joannie Greene code name Jet shadow the superhero who is the darling Lady Shadow of New Chicago Caitlin Kittredge writes Callie Bradford code name Iridium light runs the city s underworldThis story tells the tale of two friends who depended on one another to survive growing up and started out on the same course in life but eventually both took very different paths They say opposites attract and that sayingolds true for Jet and IridiumJet s goal in life was always to use the power of Captive in the Millionaires Castle her shadows to save people Jet is a cookie cutter representative for the man Corp co Corp co is responsible for keeping the extrahumans in line and training them to serve the people Iridium is a futuristic robinood who s a thick thorn in Corp Co s side and also A Valentine for Daisy her so called friend Jet Unconcerned with photo ops and fan worship Iridium thinks speaks and acts for the unfortunates Corp Co plows over everydayThis story was well written the world building fantastic and the repeated pendulum swing between the past and the present flawless There was plenty of action twists and turns displays oferoism and very little sex scenes I ighly recommend this book to dark urban fantasy readers and also look forward to the next book in the series Shades of Gray due out 6222010I also recommendThe Scent of Shadows Sign of the Zodiac Book 1Awaken Me Darkly Alien Huntress Book 1Servant The AwakeningDark Time Mortal Path Book 1Dead Witch Walking The Hollows Book 1 How cool Found this at borders today A superheroine and a supervillainess joining forces to save the world I m a sucker for superheroes Always ave been and probably always will be I m obsessed with the whole good versus evil philosophy A fertility clinic figures out a way to Untameable. help woman become pregnant Soon after the children are born the clinic realizes that the children are not your averageumans They Iconic Planned Communities and the Challenge of Change have special powers Jet is a shadow power who s father killeder mother when Far From Perfect he went insane She is told that all shadow powers loose their mind eventually Then an adult shadow power named Night takes Jet underis wing He becomes a friend a mentor Iridium is a light power Her father became a rabid because Non chiedermi perché he defied Corp and all it stands for He was sentenced to prison for being a traitor Both Jet and Iridiumave suffered from tragedy They are partners and roommates at school and become friends But just as uickly they become enemies Both are fighting for the good The Elegant Pitch humanity they justappen to disagree about who s is right and who s is wrong I would The Supportive State 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 seuel Shades of Gray in July of 2010 I will definitely put this on my to be bought listIf youaven t read this I suggest you purchase a copy Re read this one still love itIt s YA so I feel a little old for some parts of it woe is me but I love the Technology and War heroes and villains and the tension some of themave with Corp and the Academy as wellWould recommend this and the seuel to. N extraordinary ability to make er weak in the knees Iridium teams with a mysterious vigilante called Taser Both Jet and Iridium are convinced that the other woman is the key to a catastrophe of apocalyptic proportionsAnd one of them is rig. ,

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sympathies but empathy does finally appen and Black and White s ending was a shocker although it explained so much What these girls needed was communication and an open mind At least on Jet s part I suspect that part of my dislike for this story was Jet and When Your Grandparent Dies her stupidity and constant fear It s a lousy combination for anyone and all I wanted to do was smacker silly A little bit of thought and introspection on Easy PayPal with PHP her part wouldave Let the Mountains Talk, Let the Rivers Run helpeder uite a bit She as this shadow power and constantly *flinches from it she should be exploring it *from it She should be exploring it the boundaries Figuring out ow to deal with the voicesThe Corps Co must know Mithras Court (Ravenloft, how useless Jet is and they still sender on these PR jaunts What s with the instructors at the school The bullying by teachers staff and other kidsNo I didn t like this Snotty kids snotty adults KK present them as kids but they don t back it up Iridium is a know it all at 12 and just gets worse If Her Guardian Knight her dad is supposed to be coachinger Disavowed (Star Trek: Section 31) he s doing a really lousy jobOkay I m confused At one point Lester Bradford says this city is ripe for anarchy girl It won t be that easy Isn t this a contradictionNone of em reallyave a clue about fighting It s like setting kindergartners loose on a battlefieldRead it at the risk of the waste of your own timeThe StoryWe learn of Jet and Iridium s backstory even as we go forward in current time Their years together as roommates their individual family stories two young girls battling the stigma of parents gone bad But it s their final battles in the now that really concern us One planning a coup while the other blindly follows The Creative Ordeal her mission statementIt s that test exercise that sets the final battle lineThe CharactersIridium aka Calista Bradford wields Light aser power I did like er uick to anger and uick to lineThe CharactersIridium aka Calista Bradford wields Light as er power I did like er uick to anger and uick to erself from the nastiness of A Spring Frost her schoolmates Such a Robin Hood and I m surprised none of the good guys ever figured this out She uickly takes up as Jet s champion and claims a chunk of lawless Chicago forer own running it to keep the innocents safe She s considered a rabid because she doesn t toe the party line Lester Bradford is Iridium s dad Murder, Money Marzipan (Lexy Baker he was Arclight before Corps Co shutim up by imprisoning The Last Word himJet Lady of Shadows aka Joan was Iridium s roommate at school Now she s the city of Chicago s Hero of New Chicago with the city aser sponsor It s a nightmare being their poster girl all that stupid PR She rigidly adheres to the RULES all bow and kiss the earth How Black Ops Military Stopped Ascension how STUPID can you get Her mother was Angelica a Light powerSamson defends Jet in self defense when Lancer plays favorites Joseph Rogers Bruce Hunter is Jet s very sexy new Runner who slips insideer defensesHornblower is a bully right along with Satire his Uncle Lancer Dawnlight is another bully Boxer Hornbloweras little to no power and Sleeping with Her Fake Fiancé has thrown in with Iridium Night is also a shadow power and Jet s mentor Night insinuates what Corp Co with an s or withoutas done to Frog and the her while Taser is a vigilante superhero Chen aka Red Lotus is partnered with FrostbiteMartin Moore is the on site tech guru for the EC Hisero brother may Cinderella Bigfoot have been taken down by friendly fire but it was allushed up Lynda Kidder is a Pulitzer prize winning reporter for the New Chicago Tribune And Icarus Biologica is missingDr Frank Wurthan leads the Everyman Society an organization that sees extrahumans as a threat to the world They re not alone either the cops How to Hire a Champion hate the extrahumans tooThe CoverThe cover suits the title as it s all black and white with a red raised block effect title It s a determined supereroine in a skinsuit cape and Unmarriageable higheeled boots charging off on a mission braided Na Mele Welo hair flying behinder and wearing Ishmael her Opti something gogglesThe title is Jet and Iridium one good and the other bad opposites the Black and White of the situation But all is not what it seems Many years ago Callie Bradford aka Idridium and Joannie Greene aka Jet were best friends They were room mates during their academy days That all changed Jet is now a superero elping the city of New Chicago take down the bad guys Jet battles the bad guys using er abilities to manipulate shadows Idridium went in the complete opposite direction and became a villain She The Road to Unfreedom has these deadly globes that when they burst cause some serious damage Jet is used to working alone but this time sheas a partner His name is Bruce Hunter He isn t a super Astroball: The New Way to Win It All hero bute does make Jet long to kiss Obsessions (Alpha City himIridium. Wither mastery of Light runs the city's underworld For years the two ave played a dangerous game of cat and mouseBut now playtime's over A looming evil threatens both them and the world they share As Jet works with a normal man who as

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