“Check & Mate” by Ali Hazelwood

Kylie recommends: Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood

Genre: Contemporary romance

Reading level: YA

Summary: This is an effortless and delightful young adult read about an older sibling taking on a lot of financial struggles for her family by playing in a chess tournament.

Kylie says: There is great banter and angst in this rivals-to-lovers story. If you like The Queen’s Gambit TV show and Ali Hazelwood’s writing, this one’s for you.