The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | Book Review

I love that Jennifer Lynn Barnes is such a prolific writer – spanning all different sorts of YA types. It is awesome that her books do NOT consist of recycled plots. I was extremely excited for The Inheritance Games because the plot summary gave me The Westing Game vibes. Luckily, JLB delivered on my expectations, in fact, exceed them.

The Inheritance Games opens up with main character Avery Marie Grambs called into the principal’s office for scoring too high on a physics test. She’s suspected of cheating because she comes from a poor family and really stays in the background. However, Avery definitely just studied and has a plan. She’s going to get scholarships and become an actuary who works remote while traveling the world. Avery’s plans get completely flipped however, when she’s called into the principal’s office again. This time, a well dressed stranger with silver eyes tells her that she’s wanted for the reading of billionaire Tobias Hawthorne’s will.

Along with her sister, Libby, Avery flies to Texas for the will reading. There she discovers that she is the sole heir to forty-six point two billion dollars. Hawthorne did not leave everything to his grandsons or daughters as expected. Rather, it all goes to a relative stranger. This makes Avery a target. Grayson believes she’s a con artist who might as well have stolen the inheritance. Meanwhile, his brother, Jameson, believes this is just another of his grandfather’s puzzles to figure out. There’s also the other two Hawthorne grandsons – Xander who is basically a genius and Nash who is an older cowboy type who is quite protective. Avery is up to the challenge of solving the puzzle of why she was picked. Let The Inheritance Games begin.

I LOVED this book. After reading, I immediately went to goodreads and added the sequel to my TBR list. The chapters are wicked short. So, this is such a fast read. I was worried I wouldn’t be sucked in. However, that assumption proved wrong. There’s so many twists and turns in this book. I loved each new secret that was revealed. Also, I could not stop myself from flipping to the end. However, without context I didn’t really get the answers. I had to just keep reading. Avery and the Hawthorne brothers are excellent characters. Each are distinct and legit, I loved them so much. The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes was genius and the PERFECT book to end 2020 with.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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  1. This book sounds really smart. I would love to see how the puzzle is solved. Will definitely pick this one up this weekend.

    Thanks for a great review!

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