The Inhertance Games

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The Inhertance Games

By Jennifer Lynn Barnes

RELEASE DATE September 1, 2020



A Cinderella story with deadly stakes and thrilling twists, 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 con-woman, 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.

This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest

The Inheritance Games is the first thrilling instalment in a new series from a phenomenal storyteller.

Avery Grambs a seventeen year old teenager, who life is not easy, living in the care of her older half sister on the brink of poverty. Her one notable talent is her astonishing mathematically ability, that seems to go unnoticed in school until very recently.

Her presence has been requested to a reading of a will, from a man that she has no knowledge of. Even more strange is that her name is actually on will, the reading takes place in Texas, at the Estate of the late Tobias Hawthorne. Who seems to have made her an heiress to a billion-dollar fortune. She is the only one to receive the bulk from Mr Tobias Hawthorne fortune and known seems to know why. Needless to say this has turned the complete Hawthorne family on its head.

“The old man was playing the long game.”

There is one catch though, in order for her have access to what is now her astronomical fortune, she must consent to reside at Hawthorne House for a year living alongside his family. Shocked and confused both Avery and the rest of late Hawthorne family, along with the Billionaire grandson’s must take everything in stride, or at least pretend to. The Mansion is a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be solved, along with engaging insane question as to why Avery?

This is a wonderful thrilling book, that will have turning those pages as fast you can.

A stunning on the edge of your seat kind of read. One that you want to unravel, and align all the jigsaw puzzle pieces together.

An addictive reading game that takes the reader on a quest, along with Avery to understand the reason behind the eccentric, a done right mischievous Tobias Hawthorne. Like any pretentious family they are overly fond of losing all that money to a compete stranger.

The author seamlessly narration moves along as the mystery unfolds and each every character is a three dimensional. Jennifer Lynn Barnes meticulously uses two of my all favorite tropes in this captivating ya novel. The reader is gifted with a subtle love triangle, along with the “ The Teenage Chosen One” trope.

The plot twist and the authors ability to create an exceptional storyline is the reason she has a cult following.

The book ends on a delightful cliffhanger ending, to allow the reader a set up for more to come in this fast paced Ya Contemporary Thriller.

This one book that you do not want to pass by.

I highly recommend it to my family and friends



What people are saying about The Inheritance Games:

“Part The Westing Game, part We Were Liars, completely entertaining.” – Kirkus (starred review) 

“Delightfully soapy…Knives Out-esque series opener…an abundance of cryptic clues and tempestuous love triangles provides ample enjoyment.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

“Barnes’s meticulously crafted novel is like the film Knives Out for the YA world, perfect for any reader seeking suspense, romance, and glamour. …Barnes crafts high-stakes tension, a swoony love triangle, and a large but memorable cast of characters. Fun and fast-paced, fans of Karen M. McManus’s One of Us is Lying and Maureen Johnson’s Truly Devious will find a new home at Hawthorne House.” – School Library Journal 

“…impossible to put down.” – Buzzfeed

“A thrilling blend of family secrets, illicit romance and high-stakes treasure hunt, set in the mysterious world of Texas billionaires. The nonstop twists kept me guessing until the very last page!” – Katharine McGee, New York Times bestselling author of American Royals

Author photograph © Kim Haynes Photography

Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) is the author of more than a dozen critically acclaimed young adult novels. She has advanced degrees in psychology, psychiatry, and cognitive science, including graduate degrees from Cambridge University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar, and Yale University, where she received her Ph.D. in 2012. Jen wrote her first published novel when she was nineteen-years-old and sold her first five books while still in college. In additional to writing YA novels, Jen has also written original pilot scripts for television networks like USA and MTV, and she is one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of fandom and the cognitive science of fiction and the imagination more broadly. Jen is an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she holds a dual appointment in Psychology and Professional Writi

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