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The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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About the Book- The Inheritance Games

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.

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“We aren’t normal. This place isn’t normal, and you’re not a player, kid. You’re the glass ballerina—or the knife.” 

Quote From The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Our Review of The Inheritance Games

YES YES YES !! YES, I SEE IT. Yes, I do see why the book is in everybody’s mouth. Maybe the book came at the right time or the book is stellar but whatever it is the book brought me back from a very bad reading slump but at the same time left me on a pedestal that I was scared that no books could match it. I believe it is with all of us, the apprehension when picking up a book that is so hyped. I picked up this book when the excitement and fever for the finale book were taking the book world by storm.

There is a very tricky line where you build in hype for something astonishing and go overboard with it. I believe readers of this book would understand when I say that a major chunk of the book is something foreboding. A sort of suspense hangs over the whole events of the book. There is the obvious question of why an orphan is being made heir to such a vast empire. So while this In itself is a very exciting element of the book. The fact that the book also brings in a lot of other elements made it even sweeter and proved to be its saving grace.

The book, The inheritance Games is not just focused on finding the ultimate answer that is on everybody’s mind but there is a lot of other stuff going on as well. What I like about the book is that it didn’t hover over one aspect but had an amazing array of characters who pushed forward the book. Fortunately, the book also deviates from making itself trapped inside the romance angle. (Thank God for that) there are far more important things to deal with and I loved that about the book.


I am so glad that the book is worth the hype as it indeed has a lot of things to offer and I loved the plot and the characters as it was a welcome break from all the other usual cookie-cutter plots that failed to provide a solid curiosity and thrill for the plot.

Squirrel Rating

Squirrel Rating- 5 Star

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