Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood

Check & Mate

Ali Hazelwood

352 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction contemporary romance young adult emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced
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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 20,911 reviews

Moods

lighthearted 77%
funny 66%
emotional 53%
hopeful 35%
inspiring 29%
relaxing 15%
reflective 14%
informative 11%
adventurous 7%
challenging 5%
sad 4%
tense 4%

Pace

medium 55%
fast 40%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 37% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 61% | No: 26% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.12

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