Another Ali Hazelwood banger!

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Ali Hazelwood is back with another banger and this time it's featuring a chess romance (new meta if you know what I mean) 😉

This is a YA romance featuring two chess prodigy - one who grew up within the community and is currently ranked as the world champion and one who stepped out of the centerstage because of family-related concern - and how the game of pawns brought them together.

And yes, I'm going to say this even though this is only my second time reading an Ali Hazelwood book but ALI REALLY KNOWS HOW TO WRITE SWOONWORTHY BOOKS!!

This book is filled with a handful of chess games and jargons, sequences of hate-to-love interactions, and a commentary about how misogyny is rampant even in this niche where highly-intelligent grandmasters rule.

What I liked most about this book is that the story and the games are easy to understand and follow even if I only have basic knowledge about chess. It even made me interested about the game again that I downloaded a chess app to see if I still know to play.

Overall, a highly engaging YA romance novel that I'm sure will be talked about next month.

RATING: 5stars