Checkmate

Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 0141378662
Release Date: 2017-04-06
Genre:

Can the future ever erase the past? Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors and those with dual heritage face a life-long battle against deep-rooted prejudices. Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but as Rose grows into a young adult, she unexpectedly discovers the truth about her parentage 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 Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into this 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 . . . The powerful third story in the Noughts & Crosses sequence.

Double Cross

Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780552559607
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Gangs

Just this once . . . Please let me get away with it just this once . . . Tobey 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'? One small decision can change everything . . . The fourth novel in Malorie Blackman's powerful Noughts & Crosses sequence.

Knife Edge

Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416900184
Release Date: 2007-07-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Continuing the story of Black & White, Sephy, a Cross, finds herself in a struggle with Jude, the father of her baby and a Naught, as racial tensions arise--forcing her to choose sides between the group to which she was born a member and the family she has made.

Noughts Crosses

Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407047966
Release Date: 2008-12-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

'Unforgettable' Guardian ‘Stop it! You’re all behaving like animals! Worse than animals – like blankers!’ Sephy is a Cross: dark-skinned and beautiful, she lives a life of privilege and power. But she’s lonely, and burns with injustice at the world she sees around her. Callum is a nought: pale-skinned and poor, he’s considered to be less than nothing – a blanker, there to serve Crosses – but he dreams of a better life. They’ve been friends since they were children, and they both know that's as far as it can ever go. Noughts and Crosses are fated to be bitter enemies – love is out of the question. Then – in spite of a world that is fiercely against them – these star-crossed lovers choose each other. But this is love story that will lead both of them into terrible danger . . . and which will have shocking repercussions for generations to come. Voted as one of the UK's best-loved books, Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses is a seminal piece of YA fiction; a true modern classic. 'The most original book I've ever read' Benjamin Zephaniah

An Eye For An Eye

Author: Maureen Lee
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781409157014
Release Date: 2015-10-08
Genre: Fiction

An exclusive ebook suspense novel from Sunday Times bestselling author, Maureen Lee. Culloden: an elite boarding school for girls in New Hampshire, surrounded by fields of yellow corn which roll down to the sea, is now a headline in the national newspapers due to a mysterious disappearance. On their very last day of school, three young women say goodbye to each other for a final time: Julie, Cornelia and Sam. But as they do so, they make a promise: never to contact each other again, never to speak of what happened that term. Among the privileged families who mingle on the grass lawns at graduation, there are those who carry secrets of their own. And Culloden is a school with more than one dark secret at its heart...

Callum A Noughts and Crosses Short Story

Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448119059
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A powerful short story featuring Sephy and Callum, stars of the original dystopian bestseller, Noughts and Crosses. First released exclusively for World Book Day 2012.

Checkmate Run

Author: Allan Alexander
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9780991578610
Release Date: 2015-04-20
Genre: Fiction

Checkmate Run is a real-life thriller that chronicles the author’s life as a writer, medical student, and physician in Moscow during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, and his struggle to survive the brutal Soviet regime. Alex Loevsky is a medical student and an inspiringly rebellious poet who becomes enmeshed in a battle against the rampant cruelty of the communist rule, where the simple desire to think freely is a crime on par with treason, and being born Jewish is more than a mere hindrance. When Alex witnesses the murder of a dissident who seeks to expose to the Western world the torturous reality of life in the Soviet Union, it leads him to the core of the human rights activists’ underground. Alex’s life becomes a death-dealing game of chess where in order to survive he must remain one step ahead of his ruthless opponent––the KGB’s Second Chief Directorate. The KGB agents are vicious and closing in, and Alex’s odds of escaping are bleak. The inevitable checkmate will either bring him freedom…or death. Checkmate Run is an adrenaline rush of a novel that examines the value and fragility of life, love, and freedom, which most of us take for granted.

Dead Gorgeous

Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407049977
Release Date: 2009-09-22
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When the mysterious stranger shows up at Nova's parents' hotel, she thinks her luck has changed - until she realizes she's the only one who can see him. Liam explains he's been here a long time. And he can never leave, no matter how hard he tries. Soon, Nova begins to piece his tragic story together. But she's hiding a secret of her own - one she's desperate to keep from her family. And now Liam's found her out . . .

Face

Author: Benjamin Zephaniah
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781408825426
Release Date: 2011-07-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In the moving and compelling debut novel from Benjamin Zephaniah, a young man's life is completely changed when his face is badly scarred in a car accident. Martin seems to have it all. He's cool, funny, and he's the undisputed leader of the Gang of Three, who roam their East London estate during the holidays looking for fun. But one night after the Gang leave a late night rap club, Martin accepts a ride from Pete, a Raider's Posse gang member. Too late, he realises that the car is stolen, and that the police are after them. What happens next will change Martin's life and looks, and show him the true meaning of strength, courage, discrimination and friendship. Brilliantly written and with a real ear for dialogue, fans of Angie Thomas and Malorie Blackman will love Benjamin Zephaniah's novels for young adult readers: Refugee Boy Face Gangsta Rap Teacher's Dead

Operation Gadgetman

Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446453681
Release Date: 2011-05-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Beans calls her dad 'Gadgetman' because of the weird and wonderful gadgets he comes up with - everything from exploding biscuits to Spy Kits. But when Gadgetman accidentally invents a device that could be used to steal millions of pounds, the wrong people find out and Gadgetman is kidnapped!With the help of her friends - and her special Gadgetman Spy Kit - Beans is determined to track down the kidnappers and rescue her dad. But can she find Gadgetman before he is forced to hand over the details of his invention...?

Thief

Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446453797
Release Date: 2011-05-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

You're the new girl in school. You're just trying to fit in - and it's not working. Then someone accuses you of theft, and you think things can't get any worse. Until you get caught in a freak storm . . . The next thing you know, you're in the future. Being shot at for being out after curfew. You don't even recognise your hometown. And you're heading for a confrontation from your worst nightmare. What if you could change the past to save the future?

A Knife Edge

Author: David Rollins
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553590012
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Fiction

Major Vin Cooper is pulled off of a secret research program for the Department of Defense and asked to look into a military buddy's death during a routine parachute jump, but his mission changes when the two cases collide.

Rise Up

Author: Stormzy
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781529119015
Release Date: 2018-11-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

______________________ THE #MERKY STORY SO FAR Edited and Co-written by Jude Yawson Contributions by Team #Merky Images by Kaylum Dennis ‘It’s been a long time coming, I swear...’ In four years Stormzy has risen from one of the most promising musicians of his generation to a spokesperson for a generation. Rise Up is the story of how he got there. It’s a story about faith and the ideas worth fighting for. It’s about knowing where you’re from, and where you’re going. It’s about following your dreams without compromising who you are. Featuring never-before-seen photographs, annotated lyrics and contributions from those closest to him, Rise Up is the #Merky story, and the record of a journey unlike any other. ______________________ 'A very important book. The voices we hear from - young, gifted and largely black - are all too rarely heard. These are people who typically have to listen to a daily diet of media negativity about their communities without the opportunities to respond. ... It is truly inspiring to read about the accomplishments of Team Stormzy, realised largely without money or expertise, but with bucketloads of intelligence and hard work.' BBC (WILL GOMPERTZ)

Jon for Short

Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1781121958
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Jon keeps waking up from a recurring bad dream to find that he is missing his arms and parts of his legs. Kept constantly sedated, as Jon's body disappears his nightmare gets worse. The nurses seem to hate him and the doctor won't answer his questions. Who is Joe? Why do they keep calling him by that name?

Eve of Man

Author: Tom Fletcher
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9781405927154
Release Date: 2018-05-31
Genre: Fiction

This is the electrifying dystopian love story, the first in the trilogy by bestselling authors Giovanna and Tom Fletcher. '. . . ONE OF THE BIG BOOKS OF THE YEAR. YOU'D BE A FOOL TO MISS IT' HEAT ______________ Eve is like any other teenage girl . . . Except that the fate of the entire world lies on her shoulders. She's the first girl born in fifty years. She's the answer to their prayers. She's the final hope. Which means she has one function alone . . . At sixteen, Eve must face her destiny and make a choice. She will choose a man, one out of three carefully selected suitors. But what about Bram? The future of the planet hangs on Eve making the right choice. Will she? COULD YOU CHOOSE BETWEEN LOVE, AND THE FUTURE OF THE HUMAN RACE?