Book Review | The Inheritance Games

This was one of the many bumper September releases that I was so excited for, I’m glad to finally get round to it.

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?

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This is another review where I know I am going to fall short of having the right words to do it justice. It has been a long time since I have managed to read a book in one day but honestly, The Inheritance Games was so addictive that I actively struggled to put it down. It is compulsive reading at its best. 

There honestly wasn’t anything I disliked about this book, it just had everything that you could really want: a rich and slightly dysfunctional family, four engaging and charismatic brothers, a mansion with secret passageways, a load of riddles and secrets, and a girl thrust into the middle of it all without a clue as to why. I was hooked from the first page and loved every minute of this captivating journey.

The plot is exceptionally clever, how everything fits together and the fact that it keeps you guessing the whole way through because you can’t trust that anyone is being entirely genuine. It wasn’t just the mystery of why the money was left to Avery, there are a lot of other things that need to be solved and this honestly kept the pace at a fever pitch because I was desperate to know everything.

I really liked Avery, she comes from a very different background to the Hawthorne’s but is smart and even though she is seen as the underdog because of her background, the Hawthorne boys soon discover she is just as much a player in the game as they are. I loved her determination and the fact that she felt like an outsider but still tried to do the best with the circumstances she was left with.

There is something exquisite about the Hawthorne boys, Nash, Grayson, Jameson, and Xander, they are all very unique personalities and even when they clash you know that there is a strong bond between them. Usually, I would have a favourite but I actually loved them all and their complicated relationships. They are all flawed but also brilliant in their own ways and it makes for some interesting reading, I wish I could say more about them but I don’t want to spoil the fun for you.

There is a little hint of a romantic triangle that always feels like its teetering on its edge, I’m glad that wasn’t a main focus in the story but the tension it added was perfect and I’m sure it will also provide some drama in the next book. There was also chemistry between some of the characters that has left me wondering whether it will turn into anything and what complications that might bring up.

I cannot actually express how much I loved this book and how excited but also impatient I am for the next book.

Reviews of other books by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Hawthorne Legacy


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