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The Inheritance Games

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Staff Review: "The Inheritance Games" by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


This is a fast-paced Cinderella story with mysteries, scavenger-hunts and a love triangle!

Avery Grambs, a 16 year-old orphan is struggling to survive high school and get out on her own.  Her life is suddenly upturned when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery with most of his fortune.  There is one catch to receive the inheritance, Avery must live in Hawthorne House with the rest of the Hawthorne family.  The Hawthorne family includes four grandsons who believe Avery is their grandfather’s last puzzle to be solved. As Avery tries to understand why Tobias Hawthorne named her as his heir, she discovers that he loved intrigue and puzzles. Hawthorne often pitted family members against each other in family competitions. Hawthorne House is full of secret passageways, hidden codes and compartments, and sealed off hallways. Will Avery be able to live with the suspicious family? Will she find the reason behind her inheritance? Find out in this fast-paced young adult story!  

I liked this book because of the fast-paced intrigue. The story starts with a Knives Out meets Cinderella vibe that had me hooked.  I found the secret

Audience: adults, teens | Genre: fiction, young adult

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