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Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman
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Jun 09, 08

bookshelves: owned-physical-book, 4-stars, 2008, fantasy
Read in June, 2008

This sequel to Noughts and Crosses is a lot slower moving than the first book in the series, and ends with an even bigger cliff-hanger. I'd already ordered the last book in the trilogy before reading this one, so it's not too big a deal, but it's always bothered me when books don't have a proper ending on their own. I don't mind threads being left hanging for the next book, but it should be possible to read each one without having to have the next around.

That pet-peeve aside, I did enjoy the book and had a hard time putting it down once I got properly into it. The racial issues handled in it are interesting, although I wonder if Malorie Blackman would have gotten away with it, if she hadn't been a black person herself (or whatever the PC, non-offensive term is these days). It did annoy me that Sephy was so quick to believe Callum though. I thought it was pretty obvious he was just trying to protect her. Perhaps that'll be brought up again in Checkmate.

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