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Review: Crossfire by Malorie Blackman

Posted March 17, 2020 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Crossfire by Malorie Blackman

Crossfire by Malorie Blackman Published by Penguin on August 8, 2019 Genres: Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 496 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads ‘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 […]

Review: Love Hurts by Malorie Blackman

Posted February 4, 2015 by Charlotte in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Love Hurts by Malorie Blackman

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Love Hurts by Malorie Blackman, Patrick Ness, Lauren Myracle, Gayle Forman, Susie Day, Jenny Downham, Maureen Johnson, Laura Dockrill, David Levithan, Markus Zusak, Lauren Kate, Catherine Johnson, James Dawson, Philip Pullman, E. Lockhart, Non Pratt, Bali Rai, Melvin Burgess, Phil Earle, Andrew Smith, Matt Haig, Tabitha Suzuma, Marcus Sedgwick on January 29, 2015 Genres: Anthropology, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Young Adult Pages: 560 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Have you ever fallen for someone the rest of the world thought you shouldn’t have? Malorie Blackman brings together the very best young adult authors writing today in a stunningly romantic collection of love against the odds. Featuring stories and extracts about modern star-crossed lovers, Love Hurts looks at every kind of relationship, from first kiss to final heartbreak. This is a collection for anyone who has ever loved and lost – and loved again… I have to […]

Pastime Pleasures #20 – Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Posted November 13, 2014 by Charlotte in Pastime Pleasures / 2 Comments
Pastime Pleasures #20 – Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Welcome to my  feature, Pastime Pleasures, posted every other Friday. Today is the turn of Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman. Here I will look at books that have given me great pleasure in the past. These are books I can read over and over again. The only rule is that the book must have been published five or more years ago. N.B. For scheduling reasons I am posting this today, rather than Friday. It’s only one day different! I’m not even sure how I begin to describe how good Noughts and Crosses is as a book. I read it when it first came out and now over ten years on, the rush of emotions and the impact I feel when I read it still has not changed. Callum is white, he is a Nought and is therefore a second-class citizen, Sephy is black, she is a Cross, and is therefore part of the ruling class. The divide between these two classes is deep and there are strict separation policies in place. But Sephy and Callum are in love and will […]

Review: Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman

Posted February 23, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman

Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman Published by Doubleday Childrens on June 6th 2013 Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 357 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians – an elite peacekeeping force – to protect the city, without ever resorting to the brutal methods of their enemy. When Kaspar joins the Guardians, he has a chance encounter with a rebel – a beautiful girl named Rhea. Haunted from that moment on by strange visions and memories – memories that could only belong to Rhea – he realises he hasn’t been told the truth about what the rebels really want, and what he’s really fighting for. Noble Conflict is set in a dystopia world. To learn about the origin of the Alliance through history extracts at the beginning of certain chapters. These extracts add touching […]