Voted as one of the UK’s best-loved books, Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses series is a seminal piece of YA fiction; a true modern classic. Checkmate [Malorie Blackman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a. ‘Another emotional hard-hitter’ Sunday Times My name is Callie Rose. My mum is a Cross – one of the so-called ruling dad was a Nought. My dad was.

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We get mad at her because we know she knows what she’s doing is destructive; that she should go over to her daughter and hug her, tell her mzlorie the things we read her saying in blackmaan head but never has the courage to say out loud.

The book Noughts and Crosses is a dystopian fiction based in a 21st-century parallel universe. True that this book wasn’t as sad and heart wrenching as the previous two, nor was it honestly speaking, that great, but the thing that brought tears to my eyes this time was Callum’s letter, his real one. Although he loathes Crosses, he begins to fall in love with her.

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There’s another book and the blurb for that book also confuses me I highly recommend not reading the blurb for ‘Doublecross’. The members of the LM deliver a message to Sephy’s father, Kamal, to release at least five LM from prison and pay money if he wants to see Sephy alive.

The way I would willingly do again. Likewise, I thought that Nathan and Sephy made a good couple. He puts a great deal of money in Byron Sweet, one of McAuley’s cueckmate, to frame him as a traitor.

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This is the fourth book in a series of six, and before you read this book, you must start with the first book and read them checkmatd order. You are commenting using your WordPress. I loved the fact that Malorie Blackman allowed us to witness Callie Rose growing up as it gave me insight into her character and her struggles in the checknate world,replicating our own. Callie Rose asks Tobey if he is ready.


Sephy, Callie Rose, Meggie, all these people take so many punches I can’t understand how they’ Malorie Blackman broke my heart with the first book of this series and only now, has she tried to mend it. Show not tell, etc. What happened… are blsckman not going to reveal what happened at the end of Knife Edge? Jude realises that Sephy seriously wants to die so he decides that since killing her would be to do her a favour, he will make her suffer instead.

Callum is also accused after he tells Sephy to get out of the ,alorie centre but goes free for lack of evidence. Their world, technologically at least, is similar to the one we live in today: One is killed, and the other is put in jail. I was happy at the end of the book when the misunderstanding between Sephy and Callie was cleared. Jude and Callum point their guns at each other. It reveals the difficultly growing up as a mixed race child and how prejudice from both sides leaves Callie with a feeling of not belonging anywhere.

Callum then meets with Sephy in the Hadleys’ rose garden. I suppose he checkmatd slightly in the sense that he hlackman realised that Cara Imega was his ultimate love, despite being a cross. Share your thoughts with other customers.

It still works for me. Overall, as always with this series, Dheckmate loved the book. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Books with missing cover. Callie Rose struggles with growing up as half-nought and half-cross after she learns the truth about her nought father’s life from her friend, Tobey, who calls her a terrorist’s daughter. Sephy decides to get a new start and persuades a reluctant Jasmine to let her attend a boarding schoolChivers.

Jude, even though Sephy saved his miserable life, still holds his grudge against her and still plots a terrible revenge. Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose blwckman into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the tru Can the future ever erase the past?

Callum’s guard, Jack, delivers a letter, written by Callum before he died, saying that he never loved her and could not believe ccheckmate she was stupid enough to fall for him. I have completely fell in love with Malorie Blackmans writing and the characters she make I am so eager to read this series as so far I have loved every single book but I don’t want to read them either because I don’t want it to end.


She hugs her daughter too tightly while she sing the famous song “Rainbow Child”. Tobey wants no part of the world of gangs but makes an exception for once. Mar 28, Samuel. His whole hatred towards the way things were stemmed from him not being able to continue getting his education after getting a glimpse of it and loving it more than anything while he had it.

The ending of the book is bittersweet. She has been described by The Times as ‘a national treasure’. The series takes place in an alternate 21st-century Britain. Noughts and Crosses TV series. Her work has been adapted for TV and stage. I’m not sure where Double Cross will take me, but I will find out as it’s next on my list to read. And while I liked the book, I did not love it as much as the previous books, but I think if I’d read it while the others were still fresh in my mind I would have gotten a lot more out of it.

I’m not an idiot, thanks; I didn’t need that much internal monologuing to figure out how characters would feel. My favourite thing about Blackman’s writing is her characterization. Callum McGregor is a nought, with light skin.

Having said that, the book is still interesting as we follow the life of Callie-Rose; the child of Checkmwte and Callum checkmats she comes to term with her mixed-race identity and where she belongs Unfortunately, I have to say the books get less amazing as the series progresses.