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The Inheritance Games - by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Paperback)

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Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x .8 Inches (W) x 6.8 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-19 Years
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Mysteries & Detective Stories
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Paperback
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Language: English
Street Date: July 27, 2021
TCIN: 81987330
UPC: 9780759555402
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-1790
Origin: Made in the USA


Book Synopsis

Don't miss this New York Times bestselling impossible to put down (Buzzfeed) novel with deadly stakes, thrilling twists, and juicy secrets--perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and Knives Out.

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.

Review Quotes

Praise for The Inheritance Games:
A thrilling blend of family secrets, illicit romance and high-stakes treasure hunt, set in the mysterious world of Texas billionaires. The nonstop twists kept me guessing until the very last page!--Katharine McGee, New York Times bestselling author of American Royals

* Part The Westing Game, part We Were Liars, completely entertaining.--Kirkus, starred review

* This strong, Knives Out-esque series opener...provides ample enjoyment.--Publishers Weekly, starred review

[A] well-characterized mystery that's packed to the brim with twists and tricks. Hand immediately to teen fans of Knives Out or readers who love Maureen Johnson's Truly Devious series.--Booklist

Barnes's meticulously crafted novel is like the film Knives Out for the YA world, perfect for any reader seeking suspense, romance, and glamour. ...Barnes crafts high-stakes tension, a swoony love triangle, and a large but memorable cast of characters. Fun and fast-paced, fans of Karen M. McManus's One of Us is Lying and Maureen Johnson's Truly Devious will find a new home at Hawthorne House.--SLJ

Impossible to put down.--Buzzfeed

Prickly, witty, and stubborn as a mule, Avery is an eminently likable protagonist, and her savvy ability to manage the obnoxiously privileged people she suddenly finds herself surrounded by is admirable, helped plenty by her quippy one-liners that level even the snobbiest among them.--BCCB

About The Author

Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty acclaimed young adult novels, including Little White Lies, Deadly Little Scandals, The Lovely and the Lost, and The Naturals series: The Naturals, Killer Instinct, All In, Bad Blood, and the e-novella, Twelve. Jen is also a Fulbright Scholar with advanced degrees in psychology, psychiatry, and cognitive science. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2012 and is currently a professor of psychology and professional writing at the University of Oklahoma. You can find her online at www.jenniferlynnbarnes.com or follow her on Twitter @jenlynnbarnes
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Q: How many pages are in the paperback version of this book?

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  • A: Is this book appropriate for 12 year olds? Most of the YOUNG ADULT books we have looked at has inappropriate stuff in.

    submitted byAC - 7 months ago
4.7 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews
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A amazing book!!!

5 out of 5 stars
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hi - 3 months ago
This book has a perfect balance between its themes. it has a great deal of suspense and smoothly leaves you on a cliffhanger at the end of the book making you want to read the next one. i loved this book and the series. I recommend it 100%.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Sandy4books - 5 months ago
YALL BETTER RUN. Such a good book, I loved every second reading this book. Just listen to me and read it 😌
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5 out of 5 stars
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Myah - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
This book is amazing and it’s very capturing of the mind. Definitely a cool little read. BUY IT
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Missing Chapters

1 out of 5 stars
Katie - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
The book is good, but this copy is missing 13 chapters. Not sure if it’s a printing mistake, but chapters 38-49 are completely missing from the book. It jumps from 37-40. You miss several plot points and I had to go back and figure out what I had missed.
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Favorite book!

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Sabrina - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
My favorite book I’ve ever read! It’s an easy read, keeps you coming back for more, and is full of twists and turns. I’m hooked and am going to buy the second book now!
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Love the story!

5 out of 5 stars
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Joni - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Cute mystery books, I like they way it unfolds. And I also love how Target wraps the book in plastic to prevent dust or other things that might dirty the book.
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Must read!

5 out of 5 stars
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morgalorga - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
I really liked this book! I guessed the one major twist from the beginning but thoroughly enjoyed it! I finished it in under 24 hours.
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Great Read

5 out of 5 stars
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DJ - 2 years ago
Couldn’t put the book down!
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So good must have!

5 out of 5 stars
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Bri - 2 years ago
Best book I have ever read in my whole life like so good
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kate - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Read this book in a day!! I couldn’t put it down!
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10/10 recommend

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25Grab - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I Fing loved this book. Kept me intrigued and interested the whole time. I straight up couldn’t put it down and finished it in 3 days.
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A must read for mystery lovers.

5 out of 5 stars
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Kiana B - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Very fast paced and super short chapters!
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