Author: Stephen Davies
Rating: 4 Stars
Dates read: 27 Sep 19 – 04 Oct 19
Publication date: 03 Oct 2019
Publisher: Andersen Press
Genre(s): Contemporary, YA, Sport
Leah Baxter is a genius. She’s a few wins away from becoming a junior chess grandmaster, and her life is on course to achieve everything her mom and coach want for her.
But Leah is at stalemate – grieving for her father, and feeling suffocated. She decides to make the ultimate sacrifice and quit chess. But chess doesn’t want to quit her. Soon Leah discovers her new gambit: chessboxing, a dangerous hybrid sport which will test her body and mind to their limits. Can the pawn become the queen?
*I received a copy of this book courtesy of Dark Room Tours and Andersen as part of their Chessboxer Bookstagram/Blog Tour*