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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I really wished Jude would be redeemed in some tiny form at least The plot is constantly developing, constantly growing, maintaining its gripping and exciting nature all throughout. Incredibly exciting, fast paced novel.

Read this in like 24 hours. Meggie, who has lost her entire family, should not have bribed and threatened Sephy and Callie Rose into staying with her.

Maloroe and Callum… well they are and always be true loves. 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 blaxkman. Jude leaves just as the ambulance arrives, with a new plan in mind.

Callum then meets with Sephy in the Hadleys’ rose garden. Now post emancipation, it is the non-black population who are distinctly disadvantaged and impoverished in this alternative future society which is ruled and controlled by the dominating blacks Crosses.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. When Callie Rose smiles at me. Kamal makes a similar offer to Callum but also wants Callum to say publicly that he raped her.

Jasmine and Meggie might rationalize and say its out of necessity, that it is for the greater good.

Sephy takes a pregnancy test, which reveals she is pregnant with Callum’s child. Sephy tells Jude that she knew that he intended to kill her just before midnight since it was Callum’s birthday that day. Checkmatw, usually I hate that but it works here because I love the characters.


Jan 13, Meemansa rated it it was amazing. Why does she make me cry so bloody much! Remarkable book, let me say again.

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He is virtually bllackman to get the blackmn sentence since his fingerprints are all over her apartment and had been seen with her by several witnesses. The ending was terrible, it basically ruined the whole series for me. When Rebecca leaves, McAuley appears and stabs her. 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. Random House Children’s Books.

Oct 11, Charlotte20 rated it liked it Shelves: What kind of father does what he did to his own daughter or granddaughter.

Andrew informs Kamal of where two of the LM team members are while they are making phone calls.

Isn’t she beautiful, so very beautiful? These are strong women, despite being wronged – perhaps, it is even in spite of being wronged. As the character narrating the story changes with each chapter, each narrator is played by a different actor.

She loves her daughter, but she check,ate bring herself to show her daughter real affection. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. I read this book for six-hour straight and didn’t tired of it. Jasmine becomes an alcoholic. She loves them but Callum is her true love. It meant I could watch her, drink her in without her protest. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

This is a cleverly crafted novel, and although it does not have the same impact as Noughts and Crosses, it’s still a very tense and dramatic story that grips you and keeps you reading.


Another book in the amazing Noughts and Crosses series that was amazing. When Minerva tries to change her mind, Sephy declares that she hates the baby because it was chwckmate and that Callum should be alive instead.

Checkmate by Malorie Blackman book review

Blackmaj Rose starts dating Lucas, a cross who is an ex-friend’s brother. Which says volumes about how thrilling a story it was And does Blaxkman being a terrorist explains why Callie almost became a terrorist as well?

However, he is almost killed by kalorie more of McAuley’s minions. This stage version is adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz for Pilot Theatre. I absolutely LOVE this book! They accept, that is all. Look at our daughter, Callum. True that this book wasn’t as sad and heart wrenching as the previous two, blqckman was it honestly speaking, that great, but the thing that brought tears to my eyes this time was Callum’s letter, his real one.

The Best Books of Sephy makes Minerva lie about her injuries. After she dies in hospital, Jude is eventually arrested and charged with Cara’s murder. Only Callum knows that it was suicide, as Lynette had left him a secret note that talks of her depression after an attack on her and her Cross boyfriend. Of course, she has her reasons for both of these issues, misguided though they may be, but for most of the book I was angry and disappointed at her.

I only rated this book four and the others five as I just personally found the others more exciting and entertaining and this book dragged on a little, but this book was still great as a whole.