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But they did… through a series of flashbacks which I so so enjoyed.

There, they argue but then realise their mutual love. Sephy’s parents learn of her pregnancy and pressure her to have an abortion, but Sephy repeatedly refuses. That’s an achievement in my opinion.

Rebecca loves his company, as he treats her like a person, unlike other boys, who are interested only in her family and money. Other tha I have to say I loved number 2 in the series so this was a tough one to follow. I am really intrigued to see where the next and final book will go.

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

Je lirai avec plaisir d’autres livres de cette auteure! I didn’t mind that so much.

Books with missing cover. Callum then meets with Sephy in the Hadleys’ rose garden.

I finished this book this morning and lets just say I can understand why it was so controversial…. I’m totally weird but I happily accept that. I particularly like how it was portrayed with Callie Rose who was experiencing prejudice from both sides, making her feel very confused about her place in the world.

Anyways it was an interesting book and I am looking forward to read the next book in this series. She didn’t listen to her own mother and grandmothers but trusted Jude. Callum is found in the garden and is arrested. She used Nathan to forget about her problems. To ask other readers questions checmate Checkmateplease sign up. It’s what’s inside that matters as some clever person once said.


Our main character from the first book, Sephy is back and she has had a daughter, Callie Rose whom she is raising by herself with the help of her mother and Callie’s father’s mother. Her best friend and later boyfriend, Tobey, is worried about his own future. They accept, that is all.

A girl at my college, who’s favourite books are this series like they are mine, said that Sephy was like Jasmine in Checkmate. This is a blackmna story.

When Callie Rose smiles at me, she lights up my life. You died as a matyr, a lover, but most of all, a father. Checkmate is Callie’s coming of age story as she grows up in a hostile world, tries to connect with her often emotionally distant mother malogie finds out things about her family that may have been better left hidden and may have dangerous consequences. Checkmate was one of the books that grabbed my attention in such a chsckmate that I wasn’t able to shut the book before completing it.

Checkmate by Malorie Blackman book review

This blog is just me reviewing books and fangirling and geeking out to things because sometimes you just need a break from normal things! Read this in like 24 hours. Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices. I allowed myself be swept away by it, to drown in it – the way I’d done so many times before.


More information available at: She turns her rage and sadness and bottles them up, occasionally patching cracks throughout the years. Like Mother, like daughter. Sephy decides to get a new start and persuades a reluctant Jasmine to let her attend a boarding schoolChivers.

Callie is growing up in tough times where black people known as Crosses are the “superior” race and whites known as Noughts are treated with scorn and derision. Also when her relationship with Sephy was getting bad, she kind of gave up. Their world, technologically at least, is similar to the one we live in today: Jun 24, Maria rated it it was amazing Shelves: It follows Callie Rose, bkackman daughter of Sephy and Callum, as she grows up and discovers her disturbing past.

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But if I have read it before, I’d completely forgotten everything that happened in it. Callie became cold and hateful and turned against her mother. View all posts blackmzn geekandbooknerd. Sephy tells Jude that he would be doing her a favour by killing her and wants to die because she misses Callum. When Rebecca leaves, McAuley appears and stabs her. Meanwhile, Callum is working as a mechanic, as a cover, and ceckmate Kamal on the radio, denying rumours that his daughter is pregnant.

Other books in the series.