Jun 22, 2021
Knife Edge
Posted by Malorie Blackman

WHEN TRUTH AND JUSTICE ARE NO LONGER BLACK AND WHITE ISSUES .Sephy is a Cross, one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale skinned noughts as inferiors But her baby daughter has a nought father Jude is a Nought Eaten up with bitterness, he blames Sephy for the terrible losses his family has suffered .Now Jude s life rests on aWHEN TRUTH AND JUSTICE ARE NO LONGER BLACK AND WHITE ISSUES .Sephy is a Cross, one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale skinned noughts as inferiors But her baby daughter has a nought father Jude is a Nought Eaten up with bitterness, he blames Sephy for the terrible losses his family has suffered .Now Jude s life rests on a knife edge Will Sephy be forced, once again, to take sides A razor sharp and intensely moving novel, the second in the Noughts Crosses sequence.

  • Title: Knife Edge
  • Author: Malorie Blackman
  • ISBN: 9780552548922
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
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    Knife Edge WHEN TRUTH AND JUSTICE ARE NO LONGER BLACK AND WHITE ISSUES Sephy is a Cross one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale skinned noughts as inferiors But her baby daug

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    Wow.This book is amazing and I d say it s even better than the first book.I literally flew through this book in one sitting because I didn t want to put it down till I finished it.Malorie Blackman s writing skills are phenomenal,she manages to completely submerge you into her fictional world and continuously pull on your heart strings.The characters complexity is just fantastic and I even felt pity for the worst characters as my opinions of the characters kept altering.I loved every narrative as [...]


    Set in a dystopian 21st century near future British society the Noughts Crosses award winning series of novels initially a trilogy, subsequently extended to a quadrilogy opens following a period of alternative history, a post slavery period where the white population Noughts have been enslaved by the ruling black elite Now post emancipation, it is the non black population who are distinctly disadvantaged and impoverished in this alternative future society which is ruled and controlled by the dom [...]


    5 5 because this book is perfect There was nothing I could fault and it s definitely the best book I ve read in a long time I know a lot of people say this isn t as good as the first, but I adored it and actually thought that it was maybe better because of the further development of the characters and the plot I was hooked CHARACTERS Sephy is such an incredible character how she thinks about everything, how she acts about everything She dragged me into her emotions and I really felt for her Call [...]


    MY FEELS OH MY GOSH MY FEELS This is absolutely the most heart wrenching, gut tearing, depressing novel I have ever been blessed to read Literally for the first half of the novel I was just sitting here like AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN MY VISION STARTED TO GET BLURRY AND THE GATEWAY OF TEARS JUST FLOODED OUT AND NO MATTER HOW MUCH I TRIED I COULDN T STOP THEM SERIOUSLY , THIS BOOK WAS THE DEATH OF ME I JUST SAT IN MY ROOM AT 4 30 IN THE MORNING WITH A BOX OF TISSUES AND UGLY CRYING AND NOT BEING AB [...]


    4.75 5 I d give it a 95%This book was amazing For those who have read Noughts and Crosses and decided not to continue on with the series, I completely understand why plot wise but also because Noughts and Crosses has such a good and full story arc that it works 100% fine as a stand alone novel I myself was considering leaving it at that because I loved that book and it felt very complete so I wasn t really sure if I was going to read this book I am so glad that I did.As I mentioned earlier, Noug [...]


    I loved this and it s a really good sequel I was totally hooked this weekend as you will see by how much of this series I managed to read.


    Leider nicht ganz so gut wie Teil 1 Es ist nicht viel passiert und ich fand Sephys Handlungen teilweise mehr als un berlegt Aufgeregt haben mich auch die Passagen aus Jonathans Sicht Wenn das mal nicht das abgefuckteste Arschloch ist, ber den ich je gelesen habe, dann wei ich auch nicht Das Ende war nat rlich wieder krass und ich hoffe, dass sich die Geschichte in Teil 3 zum Positiven wendet und alles gut wird.


    This one is actually better than the first book Which is great, of course, but I found one of the characters overly disagreeable, and that kinda influenced my liking of the story as a whole And yet, it s cruel, almost unbearable at times, and it s free of romance, Checkmate will hopefully be less sinister, although I m aware the setting isn t meant to be pleasant.


    Je vais la faire en fran ais Je n aurais jamais assez de mots en anglais pour exprimer tout ce que j ai ressenti C tait tellement violent, bouleversant, et j en reste sur le cul.C est une lecture dont j en attendais beaucoup apr s le un Et je l ai trouv beaucoup plus explosif, meilleur Emplie de haine, de passion, de d sespoir, d humanit malheureusement, rarement dans ses bons jours , et d amour J ai t remu , sans cesse Chaque page, chaque mot, a t un coup de poignard dans le c ur Je n ai jamais [...]


    This book shows us Jude s character in detail than Noughts and Crosses did, because we have a lot of chapters from his POV, and we see him falling in love with a Cross So what I learnt from this book was that is a McGregor child falls in love with a Cross it ends with at least one death Poor Cara However, Cara s death like Callum s was completely necessary If Jude had fallen in love with a Cross and just stayed with her it would ve destroyed his character, he was too full of hate to let it go f [...]


    WARNING Spoilers alert Don t read this review if you haven t read the first book.I was so excited, and eager to begin reading this book when my mum brought it home from the library If you have read my review of Noughts and Crosses, you will know how much I loved it, and so obviously I wanted to read this one Who doesn t love a good sequel And it certainly didn t disappoint Knife Edge had some wonderful new characters, and plot twists all the way through, so it kept me on the edge of my seat, hun [...]


    For my pre read thoughts and reasons for rating please visit my blog From the Shadows I Review This was not on the same level as Noughts and Crosses The writing was good, but the story felt lost for me It wasn t the same And while I get that we re dealing with the aftermath of the conclusion of book one, I feel that this doesn t do it justice I found myself dragging myself through the book, when with the predecessor I was racing through the book, praying that it wouldn t end.Jude Jude is possibl [...]


    This is the second novel in the Noughts Crosses series and as with the first book it is wonderfully written with well rounded and interesting characters and a story which pulls you in from the first few pages The voices of each character alternate between chapters, and along with Sephy a black skinned Cross, we see the world through the eyes of Jude, a white skinned nought and Callum s brother, and occasionally from Sephy s mother, Jasmine, and Jude s mother, Meggie.The story continues on from N [...]


    Noughts Crosses was an excellent book Not only did it surprise me in terms of its quality, but it struck that perfect balance between readability and grit I was therefore looking forward to the second in the series This book shifts its focus slightly, necessarily so due to the ending of the first book The main characters are now Sephy and Jude, Callum s brother Both continue to fight their way through life in a very racist world, with Judge continuing his role as a liberation fighter , and Sephy [...]


    1 Thought provoking2 Strong but not preachy message3 Deal with some very controversial issues superblyJust utterly amazing To see my full review, click the link to my blog below ohcakeycreativity.

    Abigail Carter

    4.75 stars



    Hannah Rae

    I find many series begin with a book that s so outstanding and fresh that creates an illusion to the reader that the rest of the books in the series are going to be the same I wasn t too sure where this book was going, but I will stick with the series due to the important issues being raised within it I didn t like the band scenes, I understand that they were part of Sephy s development and growth after the death of Callum, but these scenes bored me I actually love Jude as the Villain in this bo [...]


    Did it really need a sequel The story is a bit all over the place and makes me dislike Jules a lot.I don t think it added much but a revengeful plan, though I didn t think hatred went that deep Its once again a well written book with a strong character falling into depression All the books are very symbolic and it is a cleverly thought out plan however I think it didn t hit me as much as other people


    Sephy Hadley is one of my fave characters of all time and this entire book my heart aches for all she s lost and all she s trying to do only re reading it at the age I am now have I realised just how young she is and how much weight is on her brave little shoulders Jude is such a conundrum he s an awful guy there s no denying that but the loss and pain and hurt he s suffered in his short life and the way he s been treated are a direct correlation of that He makes incredibly bad choices but a tin [...]

    Ross Duffy

    A great read I loved seeing Jude s perspective as well as Meggie This book definitely see a in depth look to sephy Also it kept my heart racing throughout.


    Great book and your eyes get practically glued to the book XD


    This book was very moving getting to know Callie Rose I did not think it was as good as the first book but was still very enjoyable and kept me reading on.

    Elizabeth Moffat

    ve only dipped my toe so as to speak into Malorie Blackman s excellent young adult reads so far, starting with the brilliant Noughts And Crosses read my review HERE and now with the follow up Knife Edge Well, I might be a bit of a latecomer to the party but blow me down with a feather she is a superb writer I always worry with a series that it might suffer from second book syndrome, or tail off and lose my interest but I enjoyed the sequel just as much as I did the first I m going to try my hard [...]


    This book is really good, ithas sad moments happy moments upsetting moments, funny moments, romantic moments and over all it s a good start to the series


    I had high hopes for the second books in the Noughts Crosses series The ending of Noughts Crosses was powerful and full of promise, but I don t feel like Knife Edge lived up to it It s not a bad book, it s still better than most but it didn t grip me in the same way.Following on from Noughts Crosses, and the short story An Eye for An Eye, Sephy has had her baby daughter and now in a difficult position caught between the two worlds She has a hard time forgiving her family for their role in what h [...]


    This is the third book in the Noughts and Crosses series, and it s every bit as good as the first ones In the first section, the short chapters alternate between Jude, a nought, and Sephy, a Cross, with each telling their own separate but sometimes overlapping story Jude is Callum s brother, and he blames Sephy for his brother s death by hanging After planning to kill her in An Eye for An Eye, he s realized that he can get better revenge against her in the future, through her daughter, who was f [...]


    I dropped my rating of this book by one point for one reason only Sephy, and her annoying as hell personality, particularly during the first half of the book I was hoping that the facts that a she s now a mother, and b she s eighteen years old would push her to mature a bit, in comparison to the previous book But nope I was let down.Sephy is still equally as childish, whiny, and self absorbed as she was in the first book of the series She continues to act like the victim even though she s privi [...]


    SPOILERS FOR NOUGHTS AND CROSSES I loved Noughts and Crosses a lot, so I was very much anticipating the sequel, Knife Edge Unfortunately, I didn t enjoy it quite as much as I did its predecessor, but it was still an excellent story nonetheless This time we focus on Sephy and Jude, Callum s older brother Jude is on the run for being a member of the Liberation Militia whilst Sephy is struggling to cope following the birth of her and Callum s child, Callie Rose Sephy discovers something that shakes [...]

    Jayne Charles

    These days it s cool to be reading teen books when well past your teens as I am Always intended to read on in this trilogy, but I really should not have left it three years after reading the first it took a while before the plot came back to me, and all the way through it kept referring to events in the previous book that I could barely remember That said, this would probably just about work as a stand alone novel It s written in a simple, direct style, and has less twists and turns than the fir [...]

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