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Knife Edge, by Malorie Blackman

chocolateandbooks's review

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emotional hopeful mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.25

snivystorm's review

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5.0

A sequel I dare say is superior to Blackman's prior work 'Noughts and Crosses'. Like how 'Spider-Man 2' and 'The Dark Knight' took the established world from their predecessors and vastly improved on already their brilliant origins movies, 'Knife Edge' does that and then some for 'Noughts and Crosses'.

For all who have read it, I think this quote sums up exactly, why I consider it so.

'I'd walked but a few steps when I realised my face was wet. I looked up. When had it started raining? (...) But there wasn't a single cloud in the sky.'

There's two characters in this novel that I fell in love with because they both suffer (one more than another) and both are dealing with the exact same loss in life yet in two entirely different ways; one through denial and violence, the other through longing yet hoping.

I implore you, if you've read the first novel: keep reading. This is one of the best works of fictions I've ever read and (unlike the first and subsequent ones) the romance here blends so perfectly with the bleak setting that it pulls at you from page to page until you're left devastated by the end, in a good way.

So, put the knife down and pick this book up for an edge-of-your-seat story.

jamielea89's review

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4.0

Oh my days! I've just finished this and this is my facial expression :O ... Again I've been left like that!
This book was filled with sadness, heartbreaking despair from the first to the last page. But it was a really good follow on from Noughts and Crosses. It follows Sephy and Jude with chapters from Minerva, Jasmine and Meggie too giving is more insight into other characters!
I really liked this book, it wasn't as good as the first but it was almost as good! I missed Callum in this one and at times I found the hate and sadness difficult to read but it's honest and it's gritty which makes it all the more real!
I need the next books ASAP!
It's Sunday tomorrow so I can't get it delivered next day on amazon so will have to pop into town for it! I just can't wait not after an ending like that one.........

chalameche's review against another edition

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4.0

L'histoire est ouf, les persos sont ouf, les hommes sont dégueulasses (no kidding) mais cette fin??? Pourquoi on nous fait ça? C'est super lisez le. L'écriture est pas incroyable mais l'histoire est suffisamment ouf pour qu'on s'en fiche royal.

fairy_gardenn's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
I still don't know what grade I gave to this book, it was much darker and I find it better written. The story was engaging and at the end of each page I quickly wanted to read the next one. I found the psychology of the characters and in particular of Jude fascinating and well described nevertheless once again I find that the book is complex enough to be a YA therefore to be read towards the age of 10/11

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cristinarosales's review

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adventurous emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.25

mlywag's review

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5.0

SUCH AN AMAZING SEQUEL!!!! This author really knows her characters up and down.

thetasigma906's review

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4.0

This is the second book in the 'Noughts and Crosses' series, and in this book, we mainly follow Sephy and Jude, who are on opposite ends in life, with Sephy having just given birth to her baby, and Jude blaming her for the death of his brother and is absolutely adamant he wants to kill her and her baby.

I enjoyed this book. It's been a while since I read it, and it's definitely darker than the first book. We had some new character introductions, like Jaxon and Cara, and it's interesting to see how both Sephy and Jude react when they get closer to characters who are opposite to them, especially Jude.

I'm looking forward to moving onto the next book in this series!

lillyrose97's review

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adventurous emotional inspiring reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

zoeg97's review

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dark sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0