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The Inheritance Games

By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Publisher Description


Don't miss this New York Times bestselling "impossible to put down" (Buzzfeed) novel with deadly stakes, thrilling twists, and juicy secrets—perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and Knives Out.

Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why—or even who Tobias Hawthorne is.

To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man's touch—and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes. Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a conwoman, and he's determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather's last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.

**Avery's story continues in The Hawthorne Legacy and The Final Gambit

2982 Reviews

Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“A super interesting book, with a lot of suspense, and I loved all the treasure hunt involved. Even with the ending that was presented to us, I feel that there’s still a lot to be uncovered, and the author did a great job of making people eager to read the second book. And how did Tobias have so much imagination, I was shocked! Besides that, can we talk about the romance involved? Team Grayson here present! 4/5⭐️”
Believable charactersMulti-layered charactersDescriptive writingEasy to readAddictiveFast-pacedSuspensefulUnpredictableRealistic setting
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“omg this was soo good?? Immediately going into the next one cuz this ending?? Hello??”
Likable charactersEasy to readAddictiveFast-paced
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“This book definitely kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time! I loved all the twists and turns however some of the details were slightly predictable. I also wish the romance was a little more believable and played a bigger part in the whole story line. Overall super easy read and would definitely recommend the first book,although I’m not sure I will be reading the second one. I thought the “cliff hanger” was not really enough to sell me on a whole other story.”
Multi-layered charactersEasy to read
Thinking Face“I need to think more on my review but I think 3.5 stars! I enjoyed all the twists and turns but they seemed unbelievable. Like the very ending plot twist I guessed as well as who tried to kill her. I think this may have been right book wrong time because I binged the second half today and needed to know what happened. I’m undecided if I want to continue the series. Also the romance was not believable at all which made me mad because it had potential.”
Believable charactersEasy to readFast-pacedSuspensefulTwistyImmersive settingThought-provokingUnengaging characters
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“I know all the characters are kind of problematic but they are so likable at the same time! The writing is easy to digest and really takes you into a whole different world”
Believable charactersDiverse charactersMulti-layered charactersDescriptive writingEasy to readFunny writingAddictiveFast-pacedSuspensefulTwisty

About Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty acclaimed young adult novels, including Little White Lies, Deadly Little Scandals, The Lovely and the Lost, and The Naturals series: The Naturals, Killer Instinct, All In, Bad Blood, and the e-novella, Twelve. Jen is also a Fulbright Scholar with advanced degrees in psychology, psychiatry, and cognitive science. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2012 and is currently a professor of psychology and professional writing at the University of Oklahoma. You can find her online at www.jenniferlynnbarnes.com or follow her on Twitter @jenlynnbarnes.

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