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It meant I could watch her, drink her in without her protest. Sephy feels trapped and rejects an offer of marriage from her boyfriend, Sonny.

Checkmate by Malorie Blackman book review

Want to Read saving…. 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.

Skip to content September 25, geekandbooknerd. Callum sprints to Sephy’s house and fails to catch up with the car as it pulls out of the driveway. Sephy, Callie Rose, Meggie, all these people take so many punches I can’t understand how they’re still upright.

I forced myself to meet her contemptuous gaze. Checkmate is the third book in the Noughts and Crosses series.

Because they do not, for one second, choose willingly what they’re called to do.

I found this book quite sappy and it shouldn’t have been because it’s definitely not a sappy story. I loved the fact that Malorie Blackman allowed us to witness Callie Rose growing up as it gave me insi Malorie Blackman delivers again with her third instalment in The Noughts and Crosses series.


Callie Rose also fears that Jude, her uncle, is still alive since he is known for serving revenge cold. More information available at: An international organisation, the Pangaean Blacckman Community, exists. As a nought boy at an exclusive school, Tobey hopes to keep out of trouble, go to university, get a good balckman and leave behind the dangerous streets of his childhood.

I knew for obvious reasons that the content of the first one was lies. It reveals the difficultly growing up as a mixed race child and how prejudice from both sides leaves Callie with a feeling of not belonging anywhere.

When Minerva tries to change her mind, Sephy declares that she hates the baby because it was alive and blackma Callum should be alive instead. Xheckmate, Callum has decided to join the LM, against the wishes of his mother, and he does not read the letter until just before Sephy leaves.

In blackkman moment of weakness, she drinks a glass of wine despite having banned herself from alcohol for life.

As Sephy and Callie are having a heart to heart in the cellar l, Sephy shows Callie the true letter that Callum wrote to her and oh my god… I actually cried when reading it.

Celine Lubanjah, the daughter of Callum’s prison guard Jack, gives a letter that was written by Callum before he was hanged. Sephy feels an unusual tummy bug come on. Next post Book Blitz.

mxlorie Frustrated and confused with his feelings for a cross, Jude beats her severely and runs off with a large amount of money. Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with nlackman heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices.


Sephy has told Callie a lie about how her dad died to save her feelings and when she meets Uncle Jude he maloriie starts to groom her so he can use her as a weapon for his revenge on Sephy. The storyline was thrilling and exciting. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat She enters the house and discovers that Callum had left her a letter telling her to meet him at the family’s private beach. It’s great guys, read it! There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

However, she learns that Tobey is dating Rebecca and that she had been in coma for so long. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Retrieved from ” https: 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. He then tells her that he plans to use her baby to hurt her. Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a checmmate where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The play garnered positive reviews, with Blackman herself saying that she “knew it was in really safe hands”.

Both decide to keep the baby.