The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – Book Review

I’m a bit late to the game with this one and I wish I had read it a lot sooner. This is one of the best books I have read in a very long time. I’ve had it sitting on my kindle since reading reviews online and just haven’t gotten around to it. Once I started it, I flew through it. From the first pages it is so easy to read and it’s gripping. The term ‘page turner’ is thrown around a lot when it comes to books, but it fits so perfectly here.

Avery Grambs has been living with her half-sister, Libby, since her mother died. She does everything she can to take the burden from her sister. One day she’s called to the principle’s office and meets Grayson Hawthorne who tells her that she needs to travel to Texas for a will reading. She has inherited the entire Hawthorne estate, without even knowing about them beforehand. The whole family is shocked that they were disinherited. Avery tries to piece together the puzzle left behind by the late Tobias Hawthorne.

There are so many great moments in this book and I had a great time reading it. It really sucked me in from chapter one and I couldn’t put it down once I’d started. The mystery is presented in such an interesting way and it slowly gives you the information right up to the final page. That ending is such a twist and I need to read the next one now.

The main characters are Avery and Tobias’s four grandsons; Grayson, Jameson, Xander and Nash. They’re all great characters and feel different. There’s a love triangle built between Avery, Grayson and Jameson but that’s more of a sub-plot to the main mystery. My personal favourite character is Xander, he’s eccentric and has an obsession with scones.

The clues aren’t given to you completely, so you’re not able to figure it out for yourself, but you can get an idea where the plot is going and the twists work nicely. It’s really well written and easy to read.

If you haven’t already, I wholeheartedly recommend reading this book. I loved it so much and can’t wait to start the sequel, which I’ll be doing in a few moments. If you’ve already read this book, let me know in the comments I’m interested to see what others think.

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Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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