Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood
Check & Mate

Ali Hazelwood

Check & Mate

Ali Hazelwood

368 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction romance young adult challenging funny relaxing medium-paced


A rom-com in which a young woman’s life is jumpstarted when she accidentally defeats the reigning bad boy of chess, inadvertently kicking off a public rivalry - and a match for the heart. Written by a StoryGraph Librarian, text from public announc...

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lighthearted 100%
emotional 50%
funny 50%
informative 50%


medium 50%
fast 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

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Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters a main focus?

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