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Lucy dir. by

Lucy’s new boyfriend is trying to persuade her to deliver a briefcase for him. It’s a simple job and she’ll…

The Far Country by

In Australia Jane and Jack Dorman own a prosperous sheep farm, or station. For the past few years most of…

Kindred by

It is 1976 and Dana and her husband have just moved into a new home. They’ve only been married four…

12 Years a Slave [based on the memoir] by dir. by

In pre-Civil War New York Solomon Northup lives a good life with his family and two children. He is a…

Light in August by

Lena Grove is looking for her man. The father of her unborn child. He told her that he’d go ahead,…

This side of brightness by

In the early 1900s New York’s subway was in the process of being excavated. Working as sandhog was decent enough…

The death of grass by

Read for the Not just for Stormtroopers sci-fi challenge It is the 1950s, and a devastating virus is sweeping Asia….

Flashback by

It is the year 2036 and the world is in ruins. The United States of America, in particular, is one…

Son of heaven by

9781848875258 #1 in the Chung Kuoseries A thin layer of mist wreathed the meadows all the way to reeds that…

From Paris with love dir. by

James Reece is trying hard to become a secret agent while working at the American Embassy in Paris. He is smart, and plays chess. And he is in love with a beautiful French woman, who has just asked him to marry her, and now his dream is coming true, he is taking action in the fight against drugs and terrorism, because he has been assigned to Charlie Wax, an “unorthodox” agent who may not play by the rules but gets things done.

Before I go any further I will say one thing: Do NOT watch this film.

Knife edge by

“Oh, come on, Jude. My feet are killing me,” Morgan moaned.

This continues pretty much where Noughts & Crosses finished up. If you haven’t read that one you really have no business reading this book. It won’t make a lot of sense to you, not to mention you’ll know how the first book ends, and you won’t know the characters at all. Have I convinced you to go read the first yet? Good, off you go.

Now, if you thought that Noughts & Crosses was depressing and dark, I’m guessing that you’ll feel this one is simply a black-hole of despair. Where is the hope? Where is the faintest of bright endings? Cause, wow, darkness is all around.

Spoilers for book one follow

Noughts & Crosses by

I wriggled my toes, enjoying the feel of the warm sand trickling like fine baby powder between them.

Callum and Sephy have grown up together, best friends, and now in their teens maybe their friendship is developing into something more. But there is a problem, Callum is a Nought, and Sephy is a Cross, and the two don’t mix, not in this world. But there are moves towards progress and integration, or at least hopes of that in the future; for the first time noughts will be allowed into Sephy’s school, and Callum is one of the four that managed to pass the entrance exams. He will be allowed in, but he knows that it will be difficult, Sephy is more innocent. She’s just glad they’ll be able to spend more time together. Neither knows just how hard it is going to be, and all that is before the bomb goes off.

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