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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

3166 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“mi gente! 🤠 loving their lil toxic traits 🤭”
Characters change and growDiverse charactersLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenAddictiveSuspensefulTwistyUnpredictableBeautiful setting
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“If there’s one thing I regret, it is putting this series off for so long! I finally picked it up and could not put it down! Chapters could not get any shorter, which made reading this book incredibly easy and addictive. Once I started reading, I found it incredibly hard to find a spot, in which I was content enough to stop and take a break. Honestly, I was constantly craving to know what’s next. The Hawthorne Family as a whole was highly entertaining and full of secrets. An absorbing book!”
Likable charactersEasy to readAddictiveFast-pacedTwisty
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“In the beginning, I was all for teem Jameson, he just seems like the kind of character that was wild and free, but completely gravitated towards Avery more than the rest of the brothers. Obviously, Avery being thrown into all of this with such things as steak and being thrown into something that she knew nothing of into everyone else’s business it was automatically going to be hectic. I don’t like Libby’s boyfriend…ykiyk. Xander is a very smart individual..very very smart bean.”
Diverse charactersMulti-layered charactersDescriptive writingEasy to readFast-pacedSuspensefulImmersive settingFeel goodRomanticAbuse
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

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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