Checkmate has ratings and reviews. Reading Corner said: Malorie Blackman delivers again with her third instalment in The Noughts and Crosses s.. . 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.

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I’m not sure where Double Cross will take me, but I will find out as it’s next on my list to read. More like a rant of the opposite blaclman. See all 11 reviews. Highly recommend to anybody. However, he is almost killed by two more of McAuley’s minions.

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I read this book for six-hour straight and didn’t tired of it. We see what they’re capable of and we’re in awe. However by keeping her at arms length Sephy fractured their relationship really badly.

Retrieved 21 August This is also a very reflective book; it is marinated cheeckmate internal monologue. Aug 15, Carolyn Storer rated it really liked it Shelves: The series takes place in an alternate 21st-century Britain.

Seeming to be similar to the United Nations in scope but similar to the European Union in powers, it is playing a role in forcing change by directives and boycotts. After Chekmate denies that she is his granddaughter, Jude, now the General of the LM, exploits her anger to groom backman to become a suicide bomber. Having not malrie Callum running behind, Sephy concludes that their friendship is no longer as important to him as she had thought.

Sephy watches the trapdoor open and sees Callum’s limp, lifeless body hanging from the noose. Callum’s brother, Jude, blames Sephy for the terrible losses his family has suffered and is determined to destroy Sephy’s life by any means necessary.

Her work has been adapted for TV and stage. A second theatre adaptation of the first book titled Noughts and Crosses is due to premiere at Derby Theatre in Februaryand then tour the UK. Sephy is left confused but engaged.

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I am really intrigued to see where the next and final book will go. Showing of maloriee reviews. However, he cannot keep clinging to some kind of no-man’s land while the neighbourhood around him is carved up by rival gangs, one headed by a ruthless man, Alex McAuley, the head of a gang of noughts, and another headed by the Dowds, the head of a gang of crosses.

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

Check out the latest activities in our KidsZone. This book was mind blowing! This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Although I don’t think Jude’s actions are justified as there is nothing in the world that justifies terrorism, I find it really unfortunate that he ended up in his current position due to such strong injustices in his from such a young age. I’m reluctant to read Double Cross as Checkmate was a perfect end to a thought-provoking and emotionally charged series which I thought was absolutely superb and cannot recommend enough.

An attempt to provoke thought and to revisit the absurdities of a society ies run along lines on racial disadvantagement and the domination of one ethnic group or groups in society by another controlling ethnic almost always white group.

Callum has to leave school, and Ryan faces the gallows. Jude and Callum point their guns at each other. But if I have read it before, I’d completely forgotten everything that happened in it.

Tobey is offered the chance to earn some ready money just making a few ‘deliveries’ after he is introduced by a friend, Dan, who works for McAuley. Nevertheless, I’ll keep a very nice memory from the first two books! I feel boring going on about this again, but Sephy was, sadly, still as annoying blackamn in the previous books; very often I felt as though her eight- nine- ten-year-old daughter was more mature, had more common sense than her.

The plot is constantl Spoiler-free review; could contain spoilers for the previous books in the series. The two are surprised by the rest of the gang. Callie Rose teases him about being a sexbot. Was the boy in the beach Tobey or Lucas? Return to Book Page.


The turmoil – emotional, physical, mental, and social – is overwhelming. The same format is used with characters alternating with each chapter and, as with the books preceding this one, the story sweeps you along and it’s difficult not to get caught up in the lives of Sephy, Callie and the rest of the family. There, they argue but then realise their mutual love.

That fails, and Jude shoots her in the shoulder. You made my daughter’s day. Callum then meets with Sephy in the Hadleys’ rose garden. There are two races in the book: I absolutely LOVE this book. ActionAdventureRomance.

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Sephy or her full name Persephone Hadley is a Cross, with dark skin, and the daughter of a wealthy senior politician, Kamal Hadley – who later takes office as president.

It’s like if you deny a human his basic human rights, how can you expect him to have any humanity left? Jasmine and Meggie shake, cower, doubt and fear every step of their path. I loved how the author jumped in time to show Sephy and Callum’s daughter. She meets her Uncle Jude, who is still consumed with rage and wants to use her for his own revenge. Most of Meggie’s actions and such in this book just spelt desperation to me. Checkmate was one of the books that grabbed my attention in such a way that I wasn’t able to shut the book before completing it.

More people should be reading Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses series.