Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood

Check & Mate

Ali Hazelwood

368 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ romance young adult emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced

Description

In this clever and swoonworthy YA debut from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis, life’s moving pieces bring rival chess players together in a match for the heart. Mallory Greenleaf is done with chess. Every move counts no...

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Community Reviews Summary of 792 reviews

Moods

lighthearted 75%
funny 71%
emotional 60%
hopeful 39%
inspiring 31%
reflective 12%
informative 11%
relaxing 9%
adventurous 7%
challenging 5%
tense 4%
sad 3%

Pace

medium 61%
fast 34%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 61% | Character: 29% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 21% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 3%

Average rating

4.31

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