Intrigue, riches, and romance abound in this thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Inheritance Games perfect for fans of Karen McManus and Holly Jackson.
The Inheritance Games ended with a bombshell, and now heiress Avery Grambs has to pick up the pieces and find the man who might hold the answers to all of her questions – including why Tobias Hawthorne left his entire fortune to Avery, a virtual stranger, rather than to his own daughters or grandsons.
Thanks to a DNA test, Avery knows that she’s not a Hawthorne by blood, but clues pile up hinting at a deeper connection to the family than she had ever imagined. As the mystery grows and the plot thickens, Grayson and Jameson, the enigmatic and magnetic Hawthorne grandsons, continue to pull Avery in different directions. And there are threats lurking around every corner, as adversaries emerge who will stop at nothing to see Avery out of the picture – by any means necessary.
With nonstop action, aspirational jet-setting, family intrigue, swoonworthy romance, and billions of dollars hanging in the balance, The Hawthorne Legacy will thrill Jennifer Lynn Barnes fans and new readers alike.
Review: 4 Stars
I’ve been a big fan of Jennifer Lynn Barnes for years. Her books are my first choice when I’m looking for something light and fun, so I was thrilled to get my hands on a review copy of the next installment in her latest series. This series is a culmination of all the things I love, a good mystery, a fun story and a puzzle to solve. Jennifer Lynn Barnes knows how to write a fast paced story that keeps me captivated all the way through and that proved to be true once again with The Hawthorne Legacy.
As a person who has done several escape rooms, many murder mystery boxes and several seasons of Hunt a Killer, the puzzle aspect of this series really called to me. This installment had all the things that I loved about the first, there were puzzles to solve, hidden compartments and passageways, and another mystery to unravel. I really love the plot of this book where there is a hidden mystery left behind to solve. All sorts of secrets and lies about the Hawthorne family came out along the way and this story really kept me on my toes. There were many twists and turns that I never saw coming and the pace kept me flipping the pages late into the night.
I love all the characters in this series. Avery is a really relatable main character to follow. I love every single one of the Hawthorne boys as well, but especially Jamison. I loved how they all got involved in the game and how they got competitive with one another. The dialogue really brought all of the characters to life. The banter was so much fun to read and added so much personality to the characters. Jennifer Lynn Barnes did a fantastic job making each of the characters distinct and unique.
I really love this series and unraveling the mystery alongside Avery and the Hawthorne boys. I already can not wait for the next installment in this series. I’ve been a longtime fan of Jennifer Lynn Barnes and have read many of her books, but this series is probably my favorite. If you like puzzles or just want a fun YA mystery series to read, then you should really check this series out!
“Far be it from me to interrupt banter,” Xander interjected. “But this is my lead. And my sledgehammer!” He heaved it over his shoulder.
I stared at the wall and wondered what lay beyond it. “Are you sure about this?” I asked Xander.
He took a deep breath. “As sure as anyone holding a sledgehammer has ever been.”
I have a secret about the day you were born. I could hear my mom, as clearly as if she were in the room with me. I have a secret. It was a game we had played my whole life. She was wonderful at guessing my secrets. I’d never guessed hers.
I wanted answers. This wasn’t just a mystery that needed solving or another layer to a puzzle. It wasn’t a game— not to me.
“Allow me to let you in on a Hawthorne trade secret, Heiress: There are no rules that matter more than winning.”
“So, to summarize,” Max said, “the dead uncle? Not dead, might be your father. Hot boys are also tragic, everyone wants a piece of your fine ash, and the woman who tried to have you killed is foxing your father?”
I winced. “That pretty much covers it.”
Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been, in turn, acompetitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher,a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado. She’s been writing for as long as she canremember, finished her first full book (which she now refers to as a “practice book” and which none of you will ever see) when she was still in high school, and then wrote Golden the summer after herfreshman year in college, when she was nineteen.Jen graduated high school in 2002, and from Yale University with a degree in cognitive science (thestudy of the brain and thought) in May of 2006. She’ll be spending the 2006-2007 schoolyearabroad, doing autism research at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom
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