mystery · suspense · Young adult

The Inheritance Games – Jennifer Lynn Barnes ★★★★

Blurb; 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.

My Review; With thanks to Pigeonhole for letting me reading this one another recommend to me by fellow blogger Mel at Melanie’s read. One I absolutely loved! Highly recommend. I am over the moon to know there’s going to be a book two! Cause that ending was a huge cliffhanger! I want answers…

This book is soo bloody clever from start to finish. When Avery finds herself the benefitor of a strangers will her life is about to change forever. This isn’t just any will its the will of a very rich man who likes to play games. The catch? She has to live in his huge house for one year to benefit. The whole house is one big puzzle from secret tunnels/passages to the Hawthorne family themselves.

Let the games begin. Literally everything is a game to this man and family and at times it gets too much, deadly. Secrets become uncovered and Avery doesn’t know who she can trust anymore. It’s a fast paced, page turner of a read and would make a brilliant film or series. Highly recommend.. I cannot wait for book two already. A well deserved four stars from me.

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