Sunday, 3 June 2012

Review: Double Cross by Malorie Blackman


As many of you can tell I am a huge fan of the "Noughts and Crosses" series and I was a bit nervous about the fourth book since the third one ended everything nicely and left no loose ends. Double Cross was able to give the teen-romance that has been missed since "Noughts and Crosses".

I thought this was a pretty good spin off from the "Noughts and Crosses" trilogy but I was really annoyed that this book was mainly from one point of view and I was really interested to know what happened to the other characters. I felt that Blackman was picking open the ending of the Noughts and Crosses trilogy and in doing so making the ending of the trilogy not that great. The plot was great and showed that discrimination was still going on even though it is now outlawed.

A nice thing about this book was that it was not centred around the Callum/Sephy tragic love story but created a whole new story centring around Callie and Toby, but also referring back occasionally to the original characters.

Toby wants a better life - for him and his girlfriend Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the gangs that rule the world he lives in. But when he's offered the chance to earn some money just for making a few 'deliveries', just this once, would it hurt to say 'yes'?

This is a must read for anyone who was unsatisfied with the trilogy's ending or wants to find out what happened next, what happened to each character.

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