Review | The Final Gambit – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The final book in the series! I adored the first two books and actually preordered The Final Gambit. And I don’t preorder a lot of books anymore…. So I think that says a lot about my feelings on the whole series. I immediately started reading the book and now want to share my thoughts. So let’s jump in!

Review | The Final Gambit – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Avery’s fortune, life, and loves are on the line in the game that everyone will be talking about.
To inherit billions, all Avery Kylie Grambs has to do is survive a few more weeks living in Hawthorne House. The paparazzi are dogging her every step. Financial pressures are building. Danger is a fact of life. And the only thing getting Avery through it all is the Hawthorne brothers. Her life is intertwined with theirs. She knows their secrets and they know her.
But as the clock ticks down to the moment when Avery will become the richest teenager on the planet, trouble arrives in the form of a visitor who needs her help—and whose presence in Hawthorne House could change everything. It soon becomes clear that there is one last puzzle to solve, and Avery and the Hawthorne brothers are drawn into a dangerous game against an unknown and powerful player.

The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Series: The Inheritance Games #3
on 30/08/2022
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 400

While I didn’t remember all the details of the first two books, I do think I remembered the most important details. And the things I didn’t remembered where mentioned again if they were important. So you won’t miss anything.

“The world is the board, Heiress. We just have to keep rolling the dice.”

Every book in the series has a main ‘game’ or riddle that needs to be solved. And while this one seems to have a bit of a different type of riddle, there is a second riddle that is a true Hawthorne game as well. I loved the riddles and games in the first two books and really enjoyed trying to solve these with Avery and the Hawthorne brothers.

“Everything’s a game. Avery Grambs. The only thing we get to decide in life is if we play to win.”

The big question in The Final Gambit is whether Avery can trust the people around her. And that was interesting to see play out. Avery slowly learned to open up and now has to start question some of her new relationships. I loved reading about those relationships and thought it was all described really well. Especially the romantic relationship was lovely to read about.

“I don’t believe in destiny or fate—I believe in choice.
Love wasn’t just a choice—it was dozens, hundreds, thousands of choices.
Every day was a choice.”

Jennifer Lynn Barnes once again showed why I enjoy reading her books so much. I was not disappointed by this one at all, although it wasn’t my favorite in the series. Now I’m on the lookout for news about a potential new book by her haha. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

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