Published on: 2008
Published by: Oxford University Press
Series: Noughts & Crosses #1
Genre: YA Romance
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Noughts and Crosses (Noughts and Crosses #1)
Knife Edge (Noughts and Crosses #2)
Checkmate (Noughts and Crosses #3)
Double Cross (Noughts and Crosses #4)
Sephy is a Cross — a member of the dark-skinned ruling class.
Callum is a Nought — a ” colourless” member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses.
The two have been friends since early childhood, but that’s as far as it can go. In their world, Noughts and Crosses simply don’t mix.
Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum — a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger.
Can they possibly find a way to be together?
I have chosen this book as my Valentines Day review as for me it is one of the best love stories ever written. The ultimate tale of forbidden love, it’s right up there with Romeo and Juliet, and will leave you so full with emotion that you feel like you might burst.
I first found this book in 2004, when I found one of my high school friends reading it one lunch time in the library. She always read the “different” types of books that were far from the girly “tween” books all the other girls in my class were reading, and I would always beg my mum to find me my own copy of whatever she was reading because I was sure it would be amazing (and every single one of them were). I am so thankful that I saw her that day in the corner of the library with her copy of Noughts & Crosses, and even more grateful that she lent me her copy and started my adventure into this breath taking series.