By Penguin Random House

Is it just me, or are things hotting up in here?

If you’ve read much by Malorie Blackman you’ll know that kisses are one of her writing specialities. Saucy, cute, or even a little nervous; you’ll find every type of kiss within the pages of her fiction. After much deliberation we’ve picked our top three kisses … let us know if you agree!

No. 3 – Chasing the Stars

Chasing the Stars cover

In at number three we have Vee and Nathan’s super sexy kiss in Chasing the Stars. A bare-chested Nathan doing martial arts inside a 3-D star chart … do kissing scenes get any better? Unbelievably yes, they do, this is only no.3 on our list:

‘I walked over to him and took his hand. What the hell was I doing? Nathan placed the fingers of his other hand under my chin to tilt up my face. I swallowed hard. The next moment his lips were on mine and we were kissing, in the perfect setting. We were at the heart of our very own universe.’ 

Chasing the Stars


No. 2


In second place we have slightly bent the rules with a super-romantic ‘almost kiss’. It’s not quite a kiss but its close enough. In Humming through my Fingers (a short story from Love Hurts) Amber and Ethan, who is blind, have the most romantic scene, so it just had to make it into our top 3 list:

‘He moved to stand in front of me. A moment later his fingers were exploring my face, starting from my forehead and working their way down, skimming over my eyebrows, my closed eyes, my nose, my cheeks, my lips, my jaw, my chin. He leaned in closer. I could feel his warm breath on my face. He smelled of mints and chocolate. Was he going to kiss me?’

~ Humming through my Fingers (in Love Hurts)



Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

In our eyes there’s no contest when it comes to Sephy and Callum; our all-time favourite Blackman couple, who against all odds fall in love in a world where Noughts and Crosses are taught to hate each other:

‘I pulled him closer to me, wrapping my arms around him, kissing him just as desperately as he was kissing me. Like if we could just love long enough and hard enough and deep enough, then the world outside would never, could never hurt us.’

~ Noughts and Crosses


So, that’s it. Our top three all-time Blackman kisses. But the question is: do you agree? Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram letting us know what you think!