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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It was a great book. Jasmine, remembering that she used to be friends with the McGregor family, secretly hires a prominent Cross lawyer to defend Ryan. Sephy, living with Callum’s mother, Meggie, becomes increasingly fond of her daughter, Callie Rose.

Having said that, the book is still interesting as we follow the life of Callie-Rose; the child of Sephy and Callum as she comes to term with her mixed-race identity and where she belongs in a world where social divide is based on colour, neither of which she belongs to.

I really enjoyed the first two books but it’s been such a long time since I read them and when I started reading [FR] Abandon de cette saga. But if I have read it before, I’d completely forgotten everything that happened in it. You made my daughter’s day. Mar 28, Samuel. Malofie all 6 comments.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Callie Rose also fears that Jude, her uncle, is still alive since he is known for serving revenge cold. Both are powerful gangs that frequently injure and kill each other’s members as well as suspected informants.

We follow her through the different relationships with love interests and with Callie and find the answers to the cliffhanger of Knife Edge. And as Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into this world, she finds herself drawn inexorably into more and more danger.


Checkmate by Malorie Blackman book review

Really, really enjoyed this book. Was the boy in the beach Tobey or Lucas? It was pretty uncomfortable reading all those childhood stories. And who is this person Cara, that captured Jude’s mind in his last moments?

At first, it is painful for Callie Rose, but then Tobey ‘enters her fully’, and it is pleasurable for both of them. Thoughtful look at discrimination from a different perspective. Archived from the original on You are commenting using your WordPress. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. More information available at: The turmoil – emotional, physical, mental, and social – is overwhelming.

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Sep 21, Tasfia Rahman rated it it was amazing Shelves: We’ve been with Sephy for three books now, and we’ve seen her grow from a carefree child, to a bitter mqlorie, to a dissipated woman; she’s so clear on the pages its impressive. Look at our xheckmate, Callum. The idea of equality is still the main theme, which is why this book is not as popular, as the same idea is still present.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The prejudice that is explored in the previous books continues to be identified. Looking for beautiful books? There didn’t seem to be any motivation for her actions. I liked how we get to see the alternating points of views between Callie, Sephy, Meggie, Jasmine and Jude.

I didn’t really understand why Callie was going to go ahead with the suicide bomb though? We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The storyline was thrilling and exciting. Sephy takes a pregnancy test, which reveals she is pregnant with Callum’s child.


You died as a matyr, a lover, but most of all, a father. Many, many thoughts are expressed. Please try again later. Having not seen Callum running behind, Sephy concludes that their friendship is no longer as jalorie to him as she had thought.

She decides to follow the path of her father with her new hate-filled personality. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. As Callie grows up and chekmate out that the ones closest to her have been lying she grows bitter and decides to follow Jude in his vendetta, even though her heart really isn’t in it.

He talks her into spending the night with her in an abandoned shack for her to recover. Ryan, after Callum’s father, if it is a boy, and Callie Rose if it is a girl. I found it really sad towards the middle where Callie’s thoughts and feelings regarding Callum began to get really negative since we know Callum and all the information Callie received was based on lies and it was just really sad to read.

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It’s what’s inside that matters as some clever person once said. Email required Address never made public. Kamal makes a similar offer to Callum but also wants Callum to say publicly that he raped her.