Another stop on what is to be a great Blog Tour, today we have The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I’m so happy to be taking part in this tour, the book is a little out of my comfort zone but I just had to get it a try and I was not disappointed. Thank you to The Write Reads and Penguin Random House for letting me take part in this tour!
The Inheritance Games
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as part of this blog tour
This is not fully my usual genre of books, but the mystery aspect definitely intrigued me enough to want to read it. I’m so glad that I did. This is a lovely winding mystery that takes you on a interesting journey. The main character, Avery, was well written and I enjoyed watching as the events played out before her. She’s got that smartass-ness that you would expect of a teenager but she’s got enough common sense that I didn’t get frustrated by her decisions. I will be honest, I put this on my kindle and read it in one sitting.
Putting this down would be a mistake that I don’t suggest you make. I think the best part about this is the mystery that has to be solved. It was well put together to certainly keep you guessing the entire time. I adored the Hawthorne family on a whole. Each with unique personalities that you knew a lot of thought went into each one. They gave the air of wealth, some more than others.
The moments that Avery gets to experience, as she gets closer to unraveling the mystery and also learning to embrace this new life that she’s been pushed into, are wonderfully written and expressed. There is a sense of her feeling lost but also that you can be a part of her growth as well.
I liked that while romances were hinted and there was even some tension it was not the primary focus of the book. Everything about this book hooks you in and frankly if you didn’t finish this in one go, I’d be surprised. It’s a book to read, and I hope that there is more to come not only from these characters but also from this author.
I highly recommend The Inheritance Games to anyone that loves YA, Mystery with a hint of romance. Definitely a must read!