Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman


KNIFE EDGE

In the second book in the Noughts and Crosses series, the story is told by Sephy, a Cross, and Jude, a Nought. Jude blames Sephy for what happened to his family, and now he wants revenge, but with Jude’s life resting on a knife edge, that’s not going to be easy…

While we hear Sephy’s point of view once again in this second instalment, the chapters alternate with Jude, sharing his thoughts and feelings in his point-of-view chapters. Towards the second half of the book, a few other characters speak from their points of view, which also really adds to the story.

Sephy and Jude have contrasting personalities and views, like Sephy’s guilt and Jude’s hatred for Sephy after what happened to Callum. They couldn’t be more different, which makes the alternating points of view structure even more effective.

The book ended on a cliff-hanger, so I started reading Checkmate, the next book in the series, straight away. I’ll post that review next week!

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