Review: Crossfire (#5) by Malorie Blackman

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Years have passed since the love between Sephy – a Cross – and Callum – a Nought – destroyed their world and changed their families and society forever.
Society appears to be very different now. For the first time ever, a Nought Prime Minister – Tobey Durbridge – is in power. Race and class don’t divide people anymore. But things are never really that easy.
Because Tobey’s just been framed for murder, and the only way to free himself is to turn to his oldest friend – Callie-Rose.
Their families divisions run deep, and when two young people are kidnapped, their lives and everything they’ve fought for are put in the firing line.
And when you’re playing a game as dangerous as this one, it won’t be long before someone gets caught in the crossfire…

It’s been a while since I read the first 4 books in this series, and I was definitely a little hesitant to go into this one. I have mixed feelings about the earlier books in the series, and I’ve definitely had some that I’ve loved and some that I’ve enjoyed a lot less. However, this one definitely ended up on the higher end of the scale.

I started reading this on Monday morning and ended up reading 350 pages and most of the book in one day. I honestly found this book hard to put down and that was definitely helped by the short chapters. Much like other books earlier in the series, I found this one so easy to get through and so entertaining.

You wanna know the difference between a mosquito and a lawyer?

The plot of this book was definitely my favourite element, and was so quick. This one changes perspectives between chapters and covers quite a few different characters. I’ve found with the earlier books that I definitely preferred some of the perspectives and then found myself bored when the point of view changed, but that was definitely different with Crossfire. I actually found that I liked all of the perspectives pretty equally with this one, and I was invested in the different plots evenly.

I didn’t love the characters, but it was definitely interesting to see them much later on in their lives in comparison to the earlier books. As with the entire series, there were some very important and relevant discussions about race, and I definitely felt like this one reflected some real world aspects in such a clever way.

One is a blood-sucking parasite and the other is an insect.

I’m glad I’ve finally picked this one up and carried on with the series, and I’ll definitely be picking up Endgame very soon!

3.5 out of 5 stars


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