Knife Edge

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How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Previously reviewed by the same author:
Noughts and Crosses

Synopsis:

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.

Thoughts:

I knew shortly after reading Noughts and Crosses that I was going to devour Knife Edge as soon as I could. I certainly did devour it. I couldn’t put it down. Knife Edge is an incredibly moving, emotional and hard book to read. I’ve gave 5 stars to both books in the series so far, I wonder if Malorie Blackman can keep it up… I’m sure she can. Her writing is incredible!

Knife Edge follows several characters but the main focus is on Sephy and Jude. I don’t want to say too much about the plot as I’m aware that some people have only read the first book. I know how annoying it is to be spoiled!

Sephy is an amazing character. Even though my life is nothing like hers, I immediately felt attached to her. Malorie’s writing really made me connect with her and feel empathy for her situation. I think Jude is one of those characters that I love to hate. I couldn’t believe how strongly I felt about him. There are some fantastic minor characters which really build the story.

Knife Edge is a lot darker than Noughts and Crosses, if that’s even possible. It’s intense throughout. I couldn’t believe the ending. I’m fighting myself not to buy the next book, but I’m probably going to fail. I need it in my life! I need to know what’s going to happen next.

So far, everything that I’ve read by Malorie Blackman has impressed me. I am just gutted that I hadn’t discovered her work before now, but I’m so glad I have discovered her now. I can’t wait to continue with her books!

Would I recommend it?:
Without a doubt!

An intensely dark sequel to the wonderful Noughts and Crosses! Highly recommended!

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11 thoughts on “Knife Edge

  1. Even darker than Noughts and Crosses?! Oh no, this book is going to ruin me. 😦 I don’t think I’ll pick it up because I just can’t handle these books sometimes, but I’m also painfully intrigued. :O

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