Jennifer Lynn Barnes is an author I’ve really come to love (even if I do have a few books to catch up on…). The Inheritance Games is her newest book and I’ve been excited about it since the author announced it. Today is my spot on the blog tour hosted by The Write Reads. Keep on reading to find out what I thought about this book!
A big thanks to Penguin for providing me with an e-arc on Netgalley to read and review!
An utterly addictive and twisty thriller, full of dark family secrets and deadly stakes. Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and Knives Out.
She came from nothing.
Avery has a plan: keep her head down, work hard for a better future.
Then an eccentric billionaire dies, leaving her almost his entire fortune. And no one, least of all Avery, knows why.
They had everything.
Now she must move into the mansion she’s inherited.
It’s filled with secrets and codes, and the old man’s surviving relatives –
a family hell-bent on discovering why Avery got ‘their’ money.
Now there’s only one rule: winner takes all.
Soon she is caught in a deadly game that everyone in this strange family is playing.
But just how far will they go to keep their fortune?
The Inheritance Game is a book that sucks you in and just doesn’t let you go until you get to the last page. I was expecting a mystery and some puzzles, but there were just so many twists and turns I didn’t see coming. Every time I thought I had something figured out, the author threw in a twist that had me doubting everything I had just thought of. I won’t go into too much detail, because I honestly think this is just a ride you need to experience firsthand.
Imagine waking up one day and going on with your normal business. School, work, etc. only to be summoned to somewhere and hear that you’ve inherited more money than you could ever know what to do with. And to make things even more odd, you have no clue who the person is you’ve inherited the money from. I know I would be one hot mess! Our main character Avery took it a lot better than I would. Of course, she has her moments, but she stands her own. I really liked Avery. Even though she had all of this thrown at her, she knows what it’s like not to have money. So having tons that wasn’t hers wasn’t necessarily a reason to start going on a shopping spree.
Then there were the Hawthorne brothers. I so wanted to like a few of them, but didn’t trust them at all either. I’ve finished the book and I still don’t know what to think. A few could be book boyfriend material, but they’re so mysterious. Along with the other side characters in this story. All of the characters keep you on your toes. Avery has to live with these people and let’s just say things get interesting. I loved the interactions between everyone we meet.
And don’t get me started about the house. From what I understand this place is bigger than you can even imagine. Even though I have to say that the libraries (yes, more than one) in this house are every book lovers’ dream! I wouldn’t care about the money. Just give me the libraries, haha. The house becomes even more special with all of the puzzles and how this house was involved. Jennifer Lynn Barnes really planned out everything so perfectly. The puzzles Avery and the Hawthorne boys have to solve are nothing you expect, but so good!
All I can say is read The Inheritance Games. It’s so good and the ending just blew me away! I’ll be first in line for the sequel when it releases. I need more of this family and Avery. I can’t wait to say how everything plays out and all of the other twists and turns the author will throw at us. I honestly see something like this as a movie or TV show! Jennifer Lynn Barnes really did it again!
I knew that this book was going to be good when I heard about it, but The Inheritance Games was everything I was expecting and more. I still have so many questions and wish that I could already get my hands on the sequel. If you’ve read this one, I’d love to hear your thoughts!