Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Divergent by Veronica Roth (1st in the Divergent series)

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (honesty), Abnegation (selflessness), Dauntless (bravery), Amity (peacefulness), and Erudite (intelligence). On a selected day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—Divergent...






Author: Veronica Roth

Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins (2011)

Double Cross by Malorie Blackman (4th book in the Noughts and Crosses Series)

"One simple choice. Lives are shattered"


Tobey wants a better life - for him and his girlfriend and Best friend Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the gangs that rule the world he lives in. But when Callie Rose has a near death experience that the horrible gangs may have something to do with, Toby Loses himself in the quest for revenge

The captivating conclusion/companion Novel of the Noughts and Crosses series.













Author: Malorie Blackman
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: Random House (2008)

Check Mate by Malorie Blackman (3rd book in the Noughts and Crosses Series)


"Can the future ever erase the past?" 


Callie Rose has a Cross mother and a Nought father in a society where the fair-skinned noughts are treated as the lower people of society and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted discrimination. Sephy, her mother, has told Callie virtually nothing about her father, but as she grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the truth about her father and becomes determined to find out more. But her father's family has a complicated history - one tied up with the fight for equality for the Nought population. And as Callie takes her first steps away from Sephy and into the world, she finds herself drawn inexorably into more and more danger. Suddenly it's a game of very high stakes that can only have one winner . . .










Author: Malorie Blackman
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: Random House (2004)

Not Suitable For Young Readers

Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman (2nd book in the Noughts and Crosses series)




Sephy is a Cross, one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the fair-skinned noughts as the lower part of society. But her baby daughter has a Nought father, Cullum. Jude is a Nought, Cullum's brother, 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?










Author: Malorie Blackman
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: Random House (2003)

Not Suitable for young readers

Monday, September 5, 2016

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman (#1 in the Noughts and Crosses Series)

"Sephy is a Cross. Cullum is a Nought..."


Sephy is a Cross - a member of the dark-skinned ruling class, Who own the government the banks and all the successful business. Callum is a Nought - a Light member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood, but that’s as far as it can go. In their world, Noughts and Crosses just don’t mix. Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum - a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger. Can they possibly find a way to be together?






Not Suitable for Young Readers
Author: Malorie Blackman
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Publisher: Random House (2001)