The Inheritance Games
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 ...more
Comparisons to Knives Out were pretty accurate, though that says nothing about all the puzzles, riddles, and pretty guys that make The Inheritance Games virtually unputdownable. I don't care that that one twist was obvious-- everything about the journey of this book was delicious!
The Inheritance Games follows Avery Grambs, a poor orphaned girl with a plan to work hard, get into a good school, a ...more
as everyone is saying, this has a very ‘knives out’ meets ‘truly devious’ vibe with a little bit of ‘paper princess’ thrown in there. its fun, full of riddles and games, all wrapped around a mysterious inheritance. its honestly better than i was expecting it to be.
im also so ...more
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Ever since I heard this book was supposed to be like Knives Out, I was super interested, since that's one of my favorite movies of all time for its brilliant plotting, complex characters, sympathetic protagonist, and brilliant satire about class stratification in the U.S. Obviously with a comparison like that, a book has huge boots to fill and sadly, I'm not sure THE INHERITANCE GAMES can really hack it. If anything, it's more like a mod ...more
it did not just end like that i-
also, jameson and grayson are mine😼
ah, its been so long since I last read a mystery and this just made me remember how much I miss it. Once again, I have fallen in love. The characters, the plot, everything about this was just amazing.
Excuse me while I suffer waiting until September for book 2.✌
“If there's one thing the Hawthorne family isn't, it's fine. They were a twisted, broken mess before you got here, and they'll...more
Buddy read with the precious midnight mansion ; Lucy , demon Lia , Ish , Mashiee and Charms <3 love...
Okay first i have too say this WHY is this compared too one of us is lying. The blurb says '' for fans of one of us is lying '' i personally hated one of us is lying , it has a poor offensive mental health rep used as a plot twist and is full of highschool drama and high school tropes al ...more
The premise is greatly entertaining, so much so that I read this book in pretty much one sitting. An eccentric billionaire dies, and leaves Avery almost his entire fortune. We follow her as she tries to navigate the Hawthorne family and work out why exactly she was bequeathed so much money.
I'm reall ...more
i am very much a fan of knives out and not so much of One of Us Is Lying, but fortunately for me, this is only like that book in that it is a fast-paced distraction-read. and YA. to me, it was like knives out meets the liza, bill, and jed series by peggy parish that i devoured as a kid, loving its scavenger-hunt mysteries and solve-along word-nerd clues. but i guess no one reads thos ...more
going into this book i was a bit nervous because everyone said it was like knives out and when a book is compared to something i love i get nervous because they usually don't compare but this one definitely is amazing, it isn't too much like knives out actually. it also reminds me of the princess diaries and i'm not just saying that because there was a makeover scene.
this book has great characters, the main character is so likable! and it has ...more
Buddy-read with Krizzie, Lucy, Lia, Ish, Charmy, and Devika
“Everything’s a game, Avery Grambs. The only thing we get to decide in this life is if we play to win.”
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is a young-adult mystery/thrill/clue novel. Avery Grams was living a perfectly normal life, she was going to graduate high school and go to college with a scholarship and everything was going according to plan, but of course; as all stories go, it all chang ...more
One night, you were just living and sleeping in your car. the next day, you're an heiress of a billionaire whom you don't even know. wow. what could go wrong? *scoffs* so many things could.
Avery Kylie Grambs's life is literally like that. She was once a student, working very hard for her future and periodically living in her car. Then in a beat, a billionaire - Tobias Hawthorne - who she absolutely doesn't know, dies and leaves Avery his entire riches. 🤑
Here comes the bad news: Mr- ...more
my thoughts (mild spoilers ahead)
• i ain't never seen four emotionally intelligent brothers. two of them always gotta have unaddressed trauma.
• the young adult threshold for personality is in HELL. all you need to do is give your teenage main character a vaguely tragic past, enough stubbornness to allow her to mildly bump heads with love interests every once in a while, a weakness for hot emotionally unavailable rich boys, and a best friend of color to carry th ...more
How was this book so good? I didn’t went into it with the highest expectations, although I’ve seen some great reviews from people whose reviews I trust, but I ended up being mindblown.
Buddy read this with tmm fam - Krizzie, Demon Lia, Ish, Mashie, Devika and Charmie
Bookish detectives buddy read 3
This book follows Avery Grams a ...more
“We aren’t normal. This place isn’t normal, and you’re not a player, kid. You’re the glass ballerina—or the knife.”
The thing with Jennifer Lynn Barnes' books is that...you can't get enough.
No matter the circumstances, no matter the general plot, you can't help but enjoy her novels and find pleasure in reading them.
Her main characters are always extremely relatable and the way she piles up plot twist after plot twist makes you crave for more even if, ironically, you'd die to unrav ...more
It was also just SO compelling, so many puzzles and boxes to unpack and twists in the narrative. You can't trust anyone and all the motives are so unclear. After ...more
This premise had so much potential and, spoiler alert, it totally lived up to it!
After her mother's death Avery has resided with her step-sister and her on-again-off-again manipulative boyfriend. The struggle just to survive is a daily one, but things may be set to change when they discover that Avery has been ...more
I wanted a puzzles and riddles and games. I wanted questions with seemingly impossible, shocking answers. I wanted a posse of fascinating, well-developed characters with secrets. I wanted complicated, dramatic romantic entanglements and family drama in spades.
Instead, The Inheritance Games is slow and a tad dull, light on the puzzles and "games." The drama feels forced and I never felt engaged with the characters. In fact, Avery's two potential "love intere ...more
Question 1: How did you find the characters?
A) Love (1 star)
B) Like (0.75 stars)
C) Okay (0.50 stars)
D) Dislike (0.25 stars)
E) Hate (0 stars)
Explain your answer:
The characters were teetering back and forth off of the cliff I call “tolerable” and into the chasm I call “annoying.” I had no love at all for any of the characters. I have no desire to go fight over the characters. They could all go fall in a hole and die, and I couldn’t care less. So now, to begin…
Avery: Le ...more
Avery Grambs’ life hasn’t been great since her mom died. She’s hoping to nail a scholarship for college so she can become an actuary, but in the meantime she’s barely getting by. She works as much as possible to eke out a living, and every time her half-sister takes her abusive boyfriend back, she sleeps in her car to avoid him.
All that changes in an instant when she is summoned by the attorneys ...more
Fast-paced filled with riddles, puzzles, and mysterious characters...YES!!
Avery Grambs is a normal teenager living a normal life. But since this is a book and things can't remain normal the death of an old multi-millionaire turns her life upside down. When Tobias Hawthorne dies, he leaves the highest part of his inheritance to her, Avery finds herself in a tangle of lies, betrayals, and games.
The answer to all of her problems and confusion lies in the Hawthorne House where ...more
However the puzzle pieces + Knives Out comparisons deffo made this an adventure in its own right. I had a feeling the ending reveal was going that way but I guess I'm going to have to pick up th ...more
Rant time or
knives out abs out and why should I sympathize with these filthy rich dickheads?
Books like The Inheritance Games turn people into mass murderers. You are supposed to sympathize with the characters but instead, you scroll in your head 20 different ways they could die. My recent favorite: An atomic bomb drops on the mansion of the famous billionaire and philanthropist Tobias Hawthorne and his many relatives.
The inheritance games is pitched young adult Knives out. Now, if you've s
Riddles. Mysteries. Intrigue. And let's not forget the Hawthornes!!
The Inheritance Games is being compared to Knives Out and I can see where the comparison comes from. Secrets. Mysteries. Agendas. And an inheritance. Lots to enjoy!
I had a good time listening to the audiobook. And not surprisingly enjoyed the mystery part the most. The riddles. The clues. And of course the mysterious connection between the heroine and the Hawthorn ...more
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