Checkmate #2020

Checkmate By Malorie Blackman Checkmate Can the future ever erase the past 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
  • Title: Checkmate
  • Author: Malorie Blackman
  • ISBN: 9780552551946
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
  • Checkmate By Malorie Blackman Can the future ever erase the past 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 Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the truCan the future ever erase the past 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 Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the truth about her parentage and becomes determined to find out But her father s family has a complicated history one tied up with the fight for equality for the nought population And as Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into this world, she finds herself drawn inexorably into and danger Suddenly it s a game of very high stakes that can only have one winner .The powerful third story in the Noughts Crosses sequence.
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      An award winning children s author, Malorie Blackman was honoured with an OBE in 2008 Her work has been adapted for TV and stage.More information available at MyspaceBritish Council Contemporary AuthorsBritish Council Encompass CultureChannel 4 Learning Book Box

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    1. Malorie Blackman delivers again with her third instalment in The Noughts and Crosses series.The story is told through the past and present where we get a glimpse into Callie s Roses upbringing and how Sephy struggles to tell her about her father.The story is yet again fantastic and I loved every narrative and each character as they draw you in, in their own way and every narrative is intriguing.I loved the fact that Malorie Blackman allowed us to witness Callie Rose growing up as it gave me insi [...]


    2. Malorie Blackman broke my heart with the first book of this series and only now, has she tried to mend it This is a remarkable story The turmoil emotional, physical, mental, and social is overwhelming Its like standing on a log in the water, constantly being tipped over here and there, your arms flailing about, never knowing when you ll finally lose your balance and plunge into the depths below Sephy, Callie Rose, Meggie, all these people take so many punches I can t understand how they re still [...]


    3. finaly rereading after 6 years Ok of too double cross, but i dont like this one as much as i did the 1 time, it drags a bit and honestly both heroines can be counted as bitches, i mean Saphie was passive agressive most of the book and way too controlling as a mother and she kept hiding important info from her daughter, even, though she knew, that Jude is out for revenge and there, others, that can tell Callie Rose the truth in much less kind words, also when Callie Rose became agressive and foun [...]



    4. Set in a dystopian 21st century near future British society the Noughts Crosses award winning series of novels initially a trilogy, subsequently extended to a quadrilogy opens following a period of alternative history, a post slavery period where the white population Noughts have been enslaved by the ruling black elite Now post emancipation, it is the non black population who are distinctly disadvantaged and impoverished in this alternative future society which is ruled and controlled by the dom [...]


    5. I loved this book, it was brilliant The third book in the Noughts and Crosses quartet definitely lived up to the first two books and in some ways surpassed them.SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN T READ UP UNTIL THIS POINT including this book , YOU WILL BE SPOILED Okay so I m quite confused with that ending are Jude Jasmine dead Did she set the bomb off I don t know There s another book and the blurb for that book also confuses me I highly recommend not reading the blurb for Doublecross.I found it real [...]


    6. This book seemed vaguely familiar when I read it But if I have read it before, I d completely forgotten everything that happened in it Which says volumes about how thrilling a story it wasAnyway I liked Callie Rose, which surprised me since she s an Angsty, Troubled Teen But she actually had proper issues to angst about I couldn t believe what an awful mother Sephy turned out to be It was pretty uncomfortable reading all those childhood stories I didn t really understand why Callie was going to [...]


    7. I ve said it before, I ll say it again, it s so hard to review books in a series I m not one for spoilers, so I try to really make it obvious if there s going to be a spoiler The trouble with this series is that it s so damn good I want to speak about it, but I would HATE to spoil it for others So, as per usual with this series, I m going to be wonderfully vague I apologise Checkmate is the third book in the Noughts and Crosses series It follows Sephy and Callum s daughter, Callie Rose, as she g [...]


    8. Like Mother, like daughter.A girl at my college, who s favourite books are this series like they are mine, said that Sephy was like Jasmine in Checkmate In Noughts and Crosses, Jasmine did care for Minerva and Sephy but it didn t seem like she did because she was always drunk In Checkmate when the book was from Sephy s POV we could see that she did actually care for Callie Rose but it was so obvious from Callie s POV that it didn t feel like Sephy did So Sephy became a lot like Jasmine.However, [...]


    9. Wow This book was mind blowing So many twists and turns and I cannot wait to start reading the final book of this amazing series I love the characterisation of Jasmine and how we get to see her side in this book and I also like the progression we see of Callie Rose.Just amazing


    10. Spoiler free review could contain spoilers for the previous books in the series Review of Noughts Crosses can be found here review of Knife Edge can be found here Is there really any need for me to keep reviewing each book in this series The perfection of the first book has continued throughout the next two, and there s no doubt that it ll carry on into the concluding book too That, of course, doesn t mean that the series is any way repetitive or monotonous The plot is constantly developing, con [...]


    11. Checkmate is the third book in the fabulous Noughts Crosses series by a woman I ve come to think of as a YA genius Malorie Blackman I am going to try and write this review as spoiler free as I can for anybody who hasn t started the series yet but it gets harder with each successive book in the series I heartily recommend anyone who is interested in dystopian fiction, prejudice and racial tension to read these books and discover the magic of them for yourself.Our main character from the first boo [...]


    12. I found this book quite sappy and it shouldn t have been because it s definitely not a sappy story The ending was terrible, it basically ruined the whole series for me I was expecting something a lot deeper but instead I got sort of a and they lived happily ever after the end kind of thing which really didn t suit the style of the book Plus half of the characters annoyed me when they definitely shouldn t have The only character who doesn t annoy gets killed in the end which added to my disliking [...]


    13. Unfortunately, I have to say the books get less amazing as the series progresses The first book was so amazing and original that I think Blackman could never write another one to compare 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 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 [...]


    14. Such a gripping tale, I literally couldn t put this down Told mostly in flashbacks it tells the story of how Callum and Sephy s daughter Callie Rose learns the truth about her heritage and how that s used to manipulate her This is a book and a series full of incredibly uncomfortable truths told in a compelling way, it should be on every school curriculum.


    15. I really loved the other 2 hoping that this one is just as good.Ive only been reading it for 2days and nearly at the end I just cant put it down once I have started to read it, it is amazing Im so glad that I allready have the next one waiting in my 2be read pile.



    16. It was a great book Noughts Crosses is one of my favourite books and Malorie Blackman didn t disappoint me with the third book of that series which is this book 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 I read this book for six hour straight and didn t tired of it I loved the way the book was written, how it switched perspective and time period.I didn t get the reason why Jude was using Callie, I mean she is hi [...]


    17. FR Abandon de cette saga J avais ador les deux premiers tomes mais cela fait maintenant trop longtemps que je les ai lu et je n ai plus le d sir de continuer Je garderai en tout cas un tr s beau souvenir des deux premiers livres et consid re qu ils peuvent se suffire eux m mes Je lirai avec plaisir d autres livres de cette auteure EN I lost interest for these books I really enjoyed the first two books but it s been such a long time since I read them and when I started reading this 3rd book, I re [...]


    18. En r sum , un tome 3 toujours aussi prenant que ses pr d cesseurs, bien qu il soit moins choquant N anmoins, le c t dystopique est bel et bien pr sent, m me si, pour cet opus, l auteure a pr f r s arr ter sur la psychologie des personnages, et sur le lavage de cerveau et ce qu il peut causer sur une personne plus jeune et faible Il me tarde de lire le dernier tome, pour enfin avoir toutes les r ponses mes questions Une s rie qui restera grav e dans ma m moire, en tout cas Chronique compl te lire [...]


    19. My entire heart shatters and heals within this book, it s so powerful and such a heart wrenching glimpse into pain and loss and fear Choices make us who we truly are and this book takes one splintered family and shows how each one makes choices to survive but is there to life than just survival lol now i m being a dick idk i love this book


    20. This is the third book in the brilliant Noughts Crosses series It follows Callie Rose, the daughter of Sephy and Callum, as she grows up and discovers her disturbing past She meets her Uncle Jude, who is still consumed with rage and wants to use her for his own revenge We meet Sephy again, but this time she s older and some what damaged by her past and finds it difficult to love again We follow her through the different relationships with love interests and with Callie and find the answers to th [...]


    21. I have to say I loved number 2 in the series so this was a tough one to follow To me, Callie Rose seemed a little bit too naive to be true until she is 13 but, this is a book written for teens and I am no longer one My own world weariness probably played a part in the fact that I found it hard to suspend my disbelief initially Maybe, there was a time when I would, as the young Callie Rose did, believe what people told me and just assume that people were only telling me the truth.Other than that, [...]


    22. Oh mi Gosh What problem does Malorie Blackman have with me Why does she make me cry so bloody much True that this book wasn t as sad and heart wrenching as the previous two, nor was it honestly speaking, that great, but the thing that brought tears to my eyes this time was Callum s letter, his real one His first letter sent in Knife Edge was emotional, but this one was even emotional because it was sweet, romantic, and most of all real Readers could think back to noughts and crosses when readin [...]


    23. Checkmate finishes the Naughts and Crosses series with a blah Though I found myself engulfed in the upbringing of Callie Rose, the child of a white terrorist and black daughter of the president , I was only interested to see how the series ends Naughts and Crosses was so powerful, I was hungry for Checkmate follows Rose as she grows up, learns about her past, and works to overcome them Rose is faced with prejudice and judgement, and is left a very confused child I was disappointed that Sephy al [...]


    24. A wonderful conclusion to this thought provoking and emotional trilogy revolving around equality and prejudice I loved how she crafted and developed all her characters throughout the books, especially Jude and Sephy I liked how we get to see the alternating points of views between Callie, Sephy, Meggie, Jasmine and Jude The first book will always be my favourite, but they all hold merit.


    25. Jude why Why did you have to be so stupid Wipes tears from eyes You should have known trusting a teenager with a bomb was a bad idea They can t even control their emotions, let alone control a bomb And it got you Voice breaks It got you KILLED Adopts manly stare to mask the pain YOU COULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH MORE youtube watch v CfTrth


    26. Den var virkelig sv r at komme i gennem Ikke fordi den er kedelig eller d rligt skrevet, men fordi indholdet er s deprimerende Alt det had, intolerance og desperation er s sv rt at l se om Det var helt sikkert det rigtige at jeg holdt en lille pause, for jeg synes jeg har f et fornyet mod p at f rdigg re serien.


    27. Every time I read this series,I start to love them and Also this book is really suspensful because you don t know what is going to happen and what you think is going to happen it s wrong and there is a twist in the story.I simply love the nought and crosses series


    28. Why did Callum write that letter Why Was he stupid Anyway, I love it The segragation between Sephy and Callie was so heartbreaking, because it needent have happened really, it was completely avoidable.


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