Avery Grambs is invisible. No one has 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 seen her since her mother’s death, except for her half-sister Libby, and Harry, a homeless man she plays chess with each morning in the park.
But that all changes when the devastatingly handsome Grayson Hawthorne walks into her life. His billionaire grandfather passed away, disinheriting his entire family and leaving her… everything.
Convinced that Avery is a con woman, Grayson is out to expose her. But his brothers have other ideas..and that’s when the games begin.
‘I found myself looking back at the portrait. Had I ever met the billionaire? Had our paths crossed, even for a moment? My mind was blank, except for the one phrase looping through over and over again. I’m sorry.’
What an entertainingly twisted ride the Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes sends you on! This YA mystery has it all-delicious secrets, games of survival..not to mention four men who could win my heart any day!
I sped through this book and absolutely loved it! Just when you think everything will be wrapped up nicely in a small wooden box, the game gets turned inside out. With the first three chapters of The Hawthorne Legacy included at the end, you’ll be running to get your hands on the sequel.
This brings me to the first location of importance: The Hawthorne Home
‘She came from nothing. They have everything.’
Do you love Cinderella-themed stories?
The Inheritance Games is one of the more original, masterfully crafted spins on this classic fairytale. However, this time, the main protagonist isn’t just marrying into money and prestige; she inherited it.
Void of the Damsel in Distress Trope, Avery Grambs is more than capable of taking care of herself and doesn’t need a man to thrive. But, the Hawthorne brothers are a welcome distraction and needed addition to make this mystery all that more delicious!
Team Grayson all the way!
This brings me to the Second location of importance: The Bridge
“Let’s play a game. I’ll give you one truth about my life and two lies, and it’s up to you to decide which is which.”
I usually don’t read mystery because so many plotlines are predictable and fall through in the end. But the Inheritance Games is brilliant. Every page in this book is truly a guessing game!
There are a lot of supporting characters, which in some stories can get overwhelming. But in this one, they help to distract the reader from discovering the truth. There were multiple times that I believed I had cracked the code, to realize I had no clue.
The bridge scene with Jaime was a turning point for Avery. She had just listened to Jaime confessing something terrible, something unimaginable, and she still let him dangle her from a bridge!