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Inheritance Games Book CoverTitle: The Inheritance Games

Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Series: Inheritance Games series; 1 (Book two, The Hawthorne Legacy is due out September 2021)

Description: 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. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.*

Genre: Mystery, Young Adult*

Call #: YA FIC Barnes, J 2020

Formats: Book, Overdrive eBook, Overdrive Audiobook


Staff Review:

This week I finished The Inheritance Games, and let me tell you… I was BLOWN AWAY. Not only did this gem incorporate mystery, but it gives you clues to channel your inner detective from cover to cover!  There is also a sprinkle of a love triangle for all of my romance fans out there!

Avery Kiley Grambs is an ordinary girl who is struggling to make ends meet. She is living in her car when she gets news that is going to change her life forever. Avery has been included in the will of billionaire Tobias Hawthorne. But why? Avery has never even met this man in her entire life. She is sent to Hawthorne House to learn how to go from rags to riches and deal with the four Hawthorne grandsons. And they are definitely not eyesores. Will Avery discover her role in the Hawthorne inheritance? Or is this all just a game?

When I say this book had one of the most iconic, phenomenal endings…I am NOT lying! I never saw this one coming. The way Jennifer Lynn Barnes dropped this crazy bomb at the end was one of the most mind-blowing plot twists I have ever read!!

5 stars   This book was a solid 20/10 for me, and I hope you all will love it as much as I did!

You can check out this book at any of our branches and in ebook/audiobook form on Overdrive/Libby!



Samantha is co-host of KHCPL's podcast Off the Books with B&S. You can tune into their podcast on SoundCloud.



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