This month, my TBR is consisting of the books from my August TBR that I didn’t get round to finishing, as well as another book which I have also been reading in August.
Double Cross – Malorie Blackman
“In that moment, we both desperately needed to touch and be touched. We both needed to know that just for a few moments life wasn’t a journey that had to be travelled alone . . .”
Callie Rose knows too much – too much about violence and family feuds, too much about revenge and retribution. And knowing so much about the past makes her afraid for her future.
Tobey wants a better life – for him and for Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the violent gangs that rule the world he lives in. But when he’s offered the chance to earn some extra money, just this once, would it hurt to sat ‘yes’?
One small decision can change everything . . .
Average rating on Goodreads: 4.14 ⭐
Nought Forever – Malorie Blackman
“I’ve never been shot before. But I can’t pass out, not now. Then I’ll be dead for sure . . .”
Dan is on the run – hiding from a ruthless Nought gand who want him dead.
“It’s one of those nights – when, if my hatred were fuel, I would light a match and watch the whole world burn . . .”
Eva just wants to be left alone. But when a badly wounded Dan crosses her path, she’s compelled to help.
Both are hiding dark secrets from their past. Both have reasons to fear the other. But before the night is over, Eva will be forced to choose: betray Dan, or protect him – whatever the cost.
Average rating on Goodreads: 3.51⭐
Crossfire – Malorie Blackman
“LIBBY SINKS TO THE GROUND, SOBBING LIKE HER HEART IS BREAKING. OUR KIDNAPPERS ARE ALMOST UPON US. I SEE WHAT THE MAN IN THE TIGER MASK IS HOLDING NOW. A GUN.”
Years have passed since the love between Sephy – a Cross – and Callum – a Nought – destroyed their world and changed their families and society forever.
Life seems very different now. Being a Nought or a Cross isn’t like it used to be: people aren’t divided by race or class anymore – at least on the surface . . .
For the first time ever, a Nought Prime Minister, Tobey Durbridge is in power – but he;s just been framed for murder. To free himself he’ll have to turn to his oldest friend – Callie Rose. But the divisions between their families are deep, and when two young people close to them are kidnapped, everything they’ve fought for is put in the firing line.
Because when you’re playing a game as dangerous as this one, it won’t be long before someone gets caught in the crossfire . . .
Average rating on Goodreads: 4.13⭐
Endgame – Malorie Blackman
The first Nought Prime Minister, Toney Durbridge, is about to go on trial for the murder of notorious ganglord, Dan Jeavons. Tobey insists he is being framed. There were ten seats at Dan’s dinner party the night he was killed and each guest had their own reasons for wishing him dead.
Sephy Hadley was one of the guests that night. Haunted by the idea that she didn’t do enough to stop the death of her first love, Callum McGregor, Sephy will not sit quietly and wait for accusations to fall on her now. She has her children to protect . . .
It’s time that actions speak louder than words. Time that the truth is uncovered. Time for the endgame.
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – Holly Jackson
THE CASE IS CLOSED.
Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it.
But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the murder, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final-year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pippa from the truth?
Average rating on Goodreads: 4.36⭐
Have you decided what books you’re reading this month? Do you plan your reading in advance? Or do you just choose your next book as you go along? Do you have any ideas of what I might be preparing for? Let me know in the comments!
I will be back on Tuesday with a very exciting announcement . . .
Thank you for reading this post.