Crossfire (Noughts & Crosses, #5)
Malorie Blackman is publishing a fifth book in her Noughts & Crosses series, inspired by Brexit, Trump and the rise of the far-right in Europe.Crossfire, which will be published next summer by Penguin Random House Children’s, is set several years after the end of the fourth book in the series, Double Cross, and features many of the same characters, including Sephy and her now-adult daughter Callie-Rose, as well as new teenage protagonists.Blackman said: “The previous books in the Noughts and Crosses series were inspired by and written in reply to contemporary events. Crossfire is no different. I wanted to write a book that turned the spotlight on not just elections and politics but the pursuit of power. At the heart of Crossfire however are the relationships between Tobey and Callie-Rose as teens and adults, as well as the relationship between two new characters, Libby and Troy, who represent the third generation of protagonists within the Noughts & Crosses series. I’m thrilled to be revisiting the Noughts and Crosses world again.”Publisher Ruth Knowles said Crossfire continues the series’ “chillingly pertinent” exploration of race, class and the balance of power.“It is a story like no other for these tumultuous times, and it will undoubtedly continue to be read alongside similarly revolutionary fiction such as The Handmaid’s Tale and The Power for many generations to come,” she said. PRH Children's acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Hilary Delamere at The Agency and will publish in print, e-book and audio, with PR and marketing plans to be announced in due course.(Source: The Bookseller, 20 September 2018)

Crossfire (Noughts & Crosses, #5) Details

TitleCrossfire (Noughts & Crosses, #5)
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ReleaseJul 4th, 2019
PublisherPenguin Random House Children's
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GenreYoung Adult

Crossfire (Noughts & Crosses, #5) Review

  • Charlotte May
    January 1, 1970
    Not sure how I feel about a fifth book - I thought that even the fourth book was pushing it....Imma still read it though. Imma still read it.
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