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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Such a gripping tale, I literally couldn’t put this down. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I’ve reserved double cross but haven’t got it yet.

This site uses cookies. Jan 13, Meemansa rated it it was amazing. I allowed myself be swept away by it, to drown in it – the way I’d done so many times before. I suppose Malorie Blackman thinks all the similes are original, but they’re annoying as hell.

It makes sense now as well of the little bits of Jude’s resentment towards Callum in the first book for taking school for granted.

A girl at my college, who’s favourite books are this series like they are mine, said that Sephy was like Jasmine in Checkmate. Return to Book Page.

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Because at least she was here to hate me. Jasmine, Sephy’s mother, does what she can to bring Callie and Sephy closer together but develops breast cancer and struggles with her life.

Howeve Like Mother, like daughter.

It seemed like Malorie Blackman wanted to write every character’s reaction from their own point of view, before switching back to the other character to see how they’d taken this reaction Ok of too double cross, but i dont like this one as much as i did the 1 time, it drags a bit and honestly both heroines can be counted as bitches, i mean Saphie maloris passive agressive most of the book and way too controlling as a mother and she kept hiding important info from her daughter, even, though she knew, that Jude is out for revenge and there, others, that can tell Callie Rose the truth in much less kind words, also when Callie Rose became agressive and fou finaly rereading after 6 years.

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More like a rant cehckmate the opposite kind. Another extraordinary thing about them is that they might argue that what they’ve at last resolved to do isn’t bravery at all. Sephy chooses to take what has been done her and bury herself in the darkness.

Both are powerful gangs that frequently injure and kill each other’s members as well as suspected informants. But if I have read it before, I’d completely forgotten everything that happened in it. This book was written in and a decade later it feels perfectly contemporary. I love reading from different points of views. They start kissing and touching each other. Mar 13, Claire rated it really liked it Shelves: I was expecting something a lot deeper but instead I got sort of a “and they lived happily ever after the end” kind of thing which really didn’t suit the style of the book.

I wouldn’t have been able to do this justice anyway, so perhaps its just as well. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Books with missing cover. He goes to the warehouse and successfully executes his plan. But she actually had proper issues to angst about.

Checkmate by Malorie Blackman book review

Did she set the bomb off? Would Sephy and Callum have stayed together? Sephy feels an unusual tummy bug come on. Checkmate was one of the books that grabbed my attention in such a way that I vlackman able to shut the book before completing it.

Most of Meggie’s actions and such in this book just spelt desperation to me. I’m not sure where Double Cross will take me, but I will find out as it’s next on my list to read. Add both to Cart Add both to List. malorrie

Checkmate (Noughts & Crosses, #3) by Malorie Blackman

The storyline was thrilling and exciting. I’m not an idiot, thanks; I didn’t need that much internal monologuing to figure out how characters would feel. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Noughts and Crosses TV series. As in the previous books, the short chapters are all told in first person, alternating between characters – Callie Rose, her mother, Sephy, her grandmothers, Jasmine and Meggie, and her father’s brother, Jude.


However, this novel didn’t remain as the ending for this series and earlier this month a fourth ma,orie was released.

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. I won’t give away any spoilers, but there was resolution in this book that I wanted desperately in the last book. So different to the girl we first met. Sephy has not heard from Callum for a week so she writes him a letter asking him to run away with her and telling him that she will be leaving for Chivers if he does not contact her.

I’m totally weird but I happily accept that. Want to Read saving…. The sort of broken no-one could really fix. But it would be a lie. Meanwhile, Callum is working as a mechanic, as a cover, and hears Kamal on the radio, denying rumours that his daughter is pregnant. Meggie, who has lost her entire family, should not have bribed and threatened Sephy and Callie Rose into staying with her. However, Callum has decided to join the LM, against the wishes of his mother, and he does not read the letter until just before Sephy leaves.