The Inheritance Games (Paperback)
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This is book number 1 in the The Inheritance Games series.
Puzzles, riddles, secret passages, a fortune, a family, and Avery. Avery's whole life is turned upside down when she inherits a fortune from someone she's never met. The deceased billionaire's family is less than pleased that their grandfather's money, assets, and estate is now Averys. The plot thickens as clues are found and alliances are formed. A perfect read for fans of Mr. Lemoncello's library and the 39 Clues. Be careful who you trust and keep your enemies close and remember why kill two birds with one stone if you could kill twelve.
The Inheritance Games is a captivating and thrilling novel that captures readers' attention with its intriguing mystery and dynamic characters. The story follows Avery Grambs, a struggling teen who unexpectedly inherits a vast fortune from a reclusive billionaire, Tobias Hawthrone. However, there’s a catch-Avery must compete against Hawthorne’s grandsons to claim her inheritance. This book excels in its skillful plot twist, keeping readers guessing until the very end. It weaves a web of secrets, puzzles, and suspense that keeps readers engrossed throughout. The characters are well-developed and diverse, each adding a unique dimension to the story. It is a page-turner that combines elements of mystery, romance, and family drama. It offers a thrilling ride filled with unexpected surprises and a satisfying resolution, making it a great read.
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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.
**Avery's story continues in The Hawthorne Legacy and The Final Gambit
About the Author
Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty acclaimed young adult novels, including Little White Lies, Deadly Little Scandals, The Lovely and the Lost, and The Naturals series: The Naturals, Killer Instinct, All In, Bad Blood, and the e-novella, Twelve. Jen is also a Fulbright Scholar with advanced degrees in psychology, psychiatry, and cognitive science. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2012 and is currently a professor of psychology and professional writing at the University of Oklahoma. You can find her online at www.jenniferlynnbarnes.com or follow her on Twitter @jenlynnbarnes.
Praise for The Inheritance Games:
A New York Times and Indiebound Bestseller
Edgar Award Nominee, Best Young Adult Mystery
GoodReads Choice Awards, Best YA Fiction finalist
A Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and New York Public LibraryBest YA Book of the Year
An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2020
“Barnes is a master of puzzles and plot twists. The Inheritance Games was the most fun I’ve had all year.”—E. Lockhart, bestselling author of We Were Liars and Again Again
"A thrilling blend of family secrets, illicit romance and high-stakes treasure hunt, set in the mysterious world of Texas billionaires. The nonstop twists kept me guessing until the very last page!"—Katharine McGee, New York Times bestselling author of American Royals
"Impossible to put down."—Buzzfeed
* "this strong, Knives Out-esque series opener...provides ample enjoyment."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Barnes's meticulously crafted novel is like the film Knives Out for the YA world, perfect for any reader seeking suspense, romance, and glamour. ...Barnes crafts high-stakes tension, a swoony love triangle, and a large but memorable cast of characters. Fun and fast-paced, fans of Karen M. McManus's One of Us is Lying and Maureen Johnson's Truly Devious will find a new home at Hawthorne House."—SLJ
* "Part The Westing Game, part We Were Liars, completely entertaining."—Kirkus, starred review
"[A] well-characterized mystery that's packed to the brim with twists and tricks. Hand immediately to teen fans of Knives Out or readers who love Maureen Johnson's Truly Devious series."—Booklist
"Prickly, witty, and stubborn as a mule, Avery is an eminently likable protagonist, and her savvy ability to manage the obnoxiously privileged people she suddenly finds herself surrounded by is admirable, helped plenty by her quippy one-liners that level even the snobbiest among them."—BCCB