The Inheritance Games

The Inheritance Games

eBook - 2020
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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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781368053242
Branch Call Number: EBOOK YA OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Apr 21, 2021

I love this book so much. It's a perfect blend of "Knives Out" and the "Paper Princess" series (both of which I love!) so I knew I would like it. Just by reading the synopsis, the book seems like a carbon copy of "Knives Out," but that is not the case. The plot is so unique and kept me guessing until the end. The mystery and the fast-paced nature of the book kept me hooked and I ended up reading the entire book in one sitting. I kind of knew something was up leading up to the big twist at the end, but I think that's because I've read so many of Barnes' books. I cannot wait until the next book comes out because I want to read it now!

Mar 17, 2021

This is one of the best books ever!!!!!! It has just the amount of adventure with the perfect tinge of romance. I couldn't stop reading this book once I started! I highly recommend this book! I can't wait for the second book to come out in September!

Jan 24, 2021

An easy to read thriller, with the barest hint of romance. The twists and turns will help you devour this in one sitting.

Nov 29, 2020

Avery Grambs is your average teen with a list of plans-- survive high school, get a scholarship, and get out of town. But her life flips upside down when Tobias Hawthorne, a wealthy businessman, dies and leaves his entire fortune to her. The catch? Avery has never met or heard of him and to earn her inheritance she must spend a year in Hawthorne house, a place filled with secrets and puzzles. Along with that, she must survive in the house with the family Tobias had left nothing to, including the 4 Hawthorne grandsons -- dangerous and brilliant boys
who grew up believing the inheritance was theirs. Avery must navigate their world of puzzles and games to collect her inheritance and find out why she was chosen. I loved this book! All of the characters are well written and the mystery is up in the air until the very end. The second book comes out in 2021 and I’m so excited!

Nov 06, 2020

I really liked this book! It's an easy read full of enjoyable characters and tense moments. I'm really excited to see how the story continues when the second book comes out. Avery is an easy character to like, she's been dealt a rough hand but that changes when a billionaire who she's never met leaves nearly everything he has to her. I will say the reason I didn't give the book a full five stars is because many of the "puzzles" the characters are expected to solve are very simplistic. For a book that is all about solving riddles and puzzles they just seem too easy.

Aug 21, 2020

Avery Kylie Grambs is seventeen and just got the surprise of her life. She has been summoned to the will reading for a Texas billionaire named Tobias Hawthorne. The will stipulates that she live on the Hawthorned estate for a year. At the end of that year she will inherit the entire estate. Hawthorne's four grandson's will also be residing with her: Nash, Grayson, Jameson, and Xander. The three youngest are also in their late teens. The estate is filled with secret passages and puzzles to be solved. How did Tobias choose Avery? Does the secret deceased mother was keeping have anything to do with Tobias Hawthorne? Why did the letter left for her with the will say only two words: "I'm sorry." Which brother can she trust? Work through the clues and twisty turny puzzles along with Avery and the brothers. Live the life of the rich and famous. Don't fall over the cliff when you get to the end. We will all have to hang on for Book #2.


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