Black and White
by Jackie Kessler & Caitlin Kittridge
Review by Harriet Klausner
Spectra Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780553386318
Date: 23 June 2009 List Price $14.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
The world needs superheroes or as they are called the extra-humans. The Academy is where they receive intense training because crime is rampant and people with powers provide a service by stopping the thugs; that is why the extra-humans are in high demand. Five years after graduating from the Academy, Joannie "Jet" Greene and Callie "Iridium" Bradford are playing a cat and mouse game with each other. Jet wants to capture Iri who left the Academy and now deals with the underworld, a crime that the Academy and the Corps need to punish. Jet and Iri have always had beliefs about the Academy and the Corps that were radically and bitterly different. From official release/information:
From back of book: Once best friends at an elite superhero training academy, Callie Bradford -- code name Iridium -- and Joannie Greene -- code name Jet -- are now mortal enemies. Jet is a by-the-book hero, using her Shadow power to protect the citizens of New Chicago. Iridium, with her mastery of Light, runs the city's underworld. For years the two have played a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
But now playtime's over. A looming evil threatens both them and the world they share. As Jet works with a "normal" man who has an extraordinary ability to make her 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 proportions.