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    Noble Conflict – Malorie Blackman

    “Nearly two centuries ago, the region on our Eastern boarders was not the volcanic wasteland it is today. It was a land as beautiful as our own, but inhabited by another culture, the so-called Crusaders, whose very nature was intemperate and undisciplined. Whilst we in the Alliance lived in harmony with the land, valuing and living at one with nature, their highly skilled scientists sought to control and subdue nature through their technology.” Kasper is graduating from his training as Guardian for the Alliance when the ceremony is caught under attack from a group of Insurgents, soldiers for the Crusaders. All his life Kasper has been told about their vicious,…

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    Malorie Blackman week wrap up and giveaway

    Thanks for reading my reviews on the Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman, I hope that if you haven’t read these books then I might just have convinced you to go out and pick them up, and if you have you desperately want to reread them now! To wrap up the week I have a couple of videos to share with you and a fantastic giveaway to win the complete set of Noughts and Crosses, which include the two short stories Callum and An Eye for an Eye. Please note the below videos do contain slight spoilers for the first three books as they were promoting Double Cross when…

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    Double Cross – Malorie Blackman

    ***Double Cross is the fourth and final book in the Noughts and Crosses series. Please note that this review may contain spoilers for the previous books*** “The Glock 23 felt heavy and seductively comfortable in my hand. The pearl stock, warmed by my body heat, fitted snuggly against my palm. I now held McAudley’s custom-made semi-automatic. A real honest-to-God gun in my hand.  A proper killing machine.  Or was that me? Where did I stop and the gun start? I really couldn’t tell any more.  Now what?” Callie Rose’s life has been shot to pieces. A bomb blast has killed her Nana Jasmine and everyone believes a nought terrorist was…

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    Checkmate – Malorie Blackman

    ***Please Note: Checkmate is the third in the Noughts and Crosses Series and this review may contain spoilers for the previous two books***“The General watched as his Liberation Militia commanders took their places around the imposing mahogany dining table. He studied each of them in turn . Years of self discipline honed from childhood made it easy for him to keep his expression neutral. Six mend and three women finally settled and look at him in respectful anticipation.” Sixteen years after the birth of her daughter Callie Rose, Sephy is struggling. Callie Rose can barely be in the same room as her and she’s so full of hatred and anger…

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    Knife Edge – Malorie Blackman

    ***Knife Edge is the second in the Noughts and Crosses series. Please note that this review will contain  unavoidable spoilers for Noughts and Crosses, the first book. ***“‘Oh come on, Jude. My feet are killing me,’ Morgan moaned. ‘Tough!’ I said from one of the two single beds in our hotel room. ‘And keep watching out the window. We don’t want any surprises.’ ‘I’ve been watching the traffic for the last three hours.’ ‘And you’ve got an hour to go, shut up complaining.’ I ordered. He was getting on my nerves and no mistake.” Jude and Morgan have been in hiding since the kidnapping of Sephy Hadley, the kidnapping that…

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    Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman

    “‘Honestly, Mrs Hadley,’ said Maggie McGregor, wiping her eyes. ‘That sense of humour of yours will be the death of me yet!’ Jasmine Hadley allowed herself a rare giggle. ‘The things I tell you, Meggie. It’s lucky we’re such good friends!’  Meggie’s smile wavered only slightly. She looked out across the vast lawn at Callum and Sephy. Her son and her employer’s daughter. They were good friends playing together. Real good friends. No barriers. No boundaries. Not yet anyway. Callum and Sephy had grown up together, known one another for years. Until Callum’s mum got fired from her housemaid job at the Hadley household. But that didn’t stop them from…