Genre: arcanepunk fantasy

Book Review: Jackie Kessler & Caitlin Kittredge’s Black and White

Book Review: Jackie Kessler & Caitlin Kittredge’s Black and White

First in the Icarus Project arcanepunk fantasy superhero comic in text form. My Take Yawn. I kept pushing my way through, hoping it would get better. Oh, well. I wish Kessler-Kittredge (KK) 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 boot her! KK kept switching perspectives as well as flashbacks on a regular basis although they did provide plenty of clues as long as you read the chapter starts. They were a bit clumsy in their switching your sympathies, but the empathy does finally happen, 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 her stupidity and constant fear. It’s a lousy combination for anyone, and all I wanted to do was smack her silly. A little bit of thought and introspection on her part would have helped her quite a bit. She has this shadow power and constantly flinches from it. She should […]

Posted September 27, 2013 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments