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.
An amazing book with a bunch of twists and riddles that managed to keep me thoroughly entertianed throughout the entire story. It was fun trying to unravel clues alongside the characters while also seeing the characters come to life with the vivid description created by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Each character was so unique in the story which made it even more fun to read as I watched them all come together in the end. The author also did a great job at carrying out the romantic aspects of the story. She made it easy for the reader to get wrapped up in the love triangle between main character, Avery, and both Hawthorne heirs, Grayson and Jameson. Overall this book was one that kept your attention from beginning to end. I think the only thing that this book was missing was a really fulfilling ending. I felt like the journey wasn't equivalent to its ending as I found myself thinking "oh...that's it?" when I finally reached the solved puzzle at the end of the book. This ending was later saved in the epilogue as it leaves readers with a cliffhanger that makes them want to know what happens next. However, after reading all 3 books, I believe that this was done with the intention of keeping the readers in suspense until the next novel came out. Overall, I give this book a score of 8/10
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.
This is by far my favourite book out of the entire series! Every chapter left me wanting to know more. The build up reached its peak towards the end when many secrets were revealed and the plot had many twists and turns. The characters really started to develop in this book, and the author did it in a way where it didn't get distracting or confusing despite the fact that there were at least 6 or 7 characters' stories to dive into. Unlike the first one, I was actually satisfied with the ending of this book. The characters all seemed to be in a decent place by the end, and it seemed like there wasn't anything that was left unrevealed or unsolved. Overall, I give this book a score of 8.5/10.
To inherit billions, all Avery Kylie Grambs has to do is survive a few more weeks living in Hawthorne House. The paparazzi are dogging her every step. Financial pressures are building. Danger is a fact of life. And the only thing getting Avery through it all is the Hawthorne brothers. Her life is intertwined with theirs. She knows their secrets, and they know her. But as the clock ticks down to the moment when Avery will become the richest teenager on the planet, trouble arrives in the form of a visitor who needs her help—and whose presence in Hawthorne House could change everything. It soon becomes clear that there is one last puzzle to solve, and Avery and the Hawthorne brothers are drawn into a dangerous game against an unknown and powerful player. Secrets upon secrets. Riddles upon riddles. In this game, there are hearts and lives at stake—and there is nothing more Hawthorne than winning.
This book is my least favourite out of the three mainly because it unravels a lot of things that I found were a bit unecessary. It also introduced new characters which was weird since this is the final book of the series, so it just seemed like the author was trying to create chaos in a world where most things were solved and alright. Also, I felt that stringing the love triangle part of the story along up until this book was kind of useless since the main character stuck to her choice almost throughout the entire series. I did think one of the last scenes in the book was pretty interesting and was incredibly fun to read about. I also did enjoy how all of the pieces of the riddle came together in a very clever manner (which is an aspect of the series that stayed pretty consistent throughout all three books). Overall, I give this book a score of 7.5/10.