Published by Penguin on August 8, 2019
Genres: Fiction, Young Adult
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'The Noughts & Crosses series are still my favourite books of all time and showed me just how amazing story-telling could be' STORMZY
'I grew up reading her. It was one of the few books about black people, so I felt seen.' CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS
'The most original book I've ever read' BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH
"Malorie Blackman is absolutely amazing ... [Noughts & Crosses] really spoke to me, especially as a woman of dual heritage." ZAWE ASHTON_____
Years have passed since the love between Sephy - a Cross - and Callum - a Nought - destroyed their world and changed their families and society forever.
Society appears to be very different now. For the first time ever, a Nought Prime Minister - Tobey Durbridge - is in power. Race and class don't divide people anymore. But things are never really that easy.
Because Tobey's just been framed for murder, and the only way to free himself is to turn to his oldest friend - Callie-Rose.
Their families divisions run deep, and when two young people are kidnapped, their lives and everything they've fought for are put in the firing line.
And when you're playing a game as dangerous as this one, it won't be long before someone gets caught in the crossfire...
Crossfire is the long-awaited new novel in legendary author Malorie Blackman's ground-breaking Noughts & Crosses series.
Growing up with Noughts and Crosses, I was super excited to meet the next generation in Crossfire. In Crossfire we follow Callie-Rose, daughter of Sephy as she defends the first Nought Prime Mister and old friend, Tobey, for murder.
We also follow Callie-Rose’s half brother Troy and his semi-friend Libby. Both who seem more intertwined with each other as the events of the book are set in motion. And with each new turn, a new, dark secret is revealed.
Trying to explain the story without giving anything away is impossible. Crossfire is a tightly woven tale, that will have you on the edge of your seat and have you begging for more. Crossfire is a story about putting aside your differences and showing that together you are stronger than when separated.
My only criticism of Crossfire is that we ended on a huge cliff-hanger. One that had me throwing the book away in disgust. It actually ended in the middle of a very exciting situation. So while I cannot wait for the next book, it is with slight disappointment that the book ended so suddenly.