Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Alcoholism; Cancer; Physical Abuse; Police Brutality; Pregnancy; Racism; Rape; Sexual Content; Suicide; Suicide Bombing; Terminal Illness; Toxic Relationship; Violence Checkmate, the third book in Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses Series follows three storylines: Callie Rose's childhood; Sephy and Callie Rose attempting to reconcile; and the nailbiting tension between Jude McGregor and… Continue reading Day 5! Review: Checkmate – Malorie Blackman
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Bullying; Child Death; Grief; Gun Violence; Hate Crime; Kidnapping; Medical Trauma; Murder; Physical Abuse; Pregnancy; Racism; Suicidal Thoughts; Violence As detailled in Malorie Blackman's foreword, Knife Edge is a book surrounding the theme of hate. This pretty much summed up Jude in a nutshell - everything he did was fuelled by… Continue reading Day 4! Review: Knife Edge – Malorie Blackman
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Guns; Violence Callum is effectively an alternative ending to Noughts and Crosses. This book's events fit seamlessly into the story's timeline, to the extent that Callum could have been the 'actual' ending! I also loved how it is so obvious where this book starts, in the context of the Noughts and… Continue reading Day 3! Review: Callum – Malorie Blackman
Hello! First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the… Continue reading First Lines Friday – 10th September 2021
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Abortion; Gun violence; Racism; Shooting; Stalking An Eye For An Eye is a novella which gives us a glimpse into the events between Noughts and Crosses and Knife Edge. Despite being a short story, the tension and drama throughout An Eye For An Eye certainly made up for its size. Throughout… Continue reading Day 2! Review: An Eye For An Eye – Malorie Blackman
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Abduction; Alcohol use; Child abuse; Domestic abuse; Emotional abuse; Hanging/Lynching; Hate crimes; Mass murder; Racism; Rape; Suicide; Teen Pregnancy; Terrorism Noughts and Crosses is the opening novel in Malorie Blackman's bestselling Noughts and Crosses series. Noughts and Crosses' main feature is the relationship between Sephy Hadley (a Cross) and Callum McGregor… Continue reading Day 1! Review: Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman
This weekly feature used to be hosted by by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and is now hosted at Taking on a World of Words. The three Ws are: What are you currently reading?What did you recently finish reading?What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? I am currently reading Crossfire by Malorie Blackman,… Continue reading WWW Wednesday – 8th September 2021
Hello! It is time to announce something very exciting! 👀👀👀 This is something that I have had planned for FOREVER, and I am soooo excited to finally be able to share this with everyone! If you have been reading my blog since last year, or if you have peeked through my archives to see what… Continue reading Announcement: Noughts and Crosses Challenge!
Hello! 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… Continue reading September 2021 TBR!
Hello! First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the… Continue reading First Lines Friday – 3rd September 2021