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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 lef 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.


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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 lef 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.

30 review for The Hawthorne Legacy

  1. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

    While I loved the first book, the sequel unfortunately turned convoluted rather than clever, the protagonist was too wishy-washy with her love interests, many likable characters faded to the background, and the romantic development didn’t make sense with everything that the first book had set up. (I’m very salty about that ending!)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ayman

    UPDATE: ok so after much thought and consideration i did over all end up liking this book however my excitement did get the best of me. i believe it’s worth picking up but the book does fall into the 2nd book out of 3 syndrome. you can tell from the beginning that this whole book is just setting up ground work for book 3 so i’m excited to see how things turn out but not gonna lie all the action happened in the last 40 pages of the book. there was a lot of filler writing i was hoping to get that e UPDATE: ok so after much thought and consideration i did over all end up liking this book however my excitement did get the best of me. i believe it’s worth picking up but the book does fall into the 2nd book out of 3 syndrome. you can tell from the beginning that this whole book is just setting up ground work for book 3 so i’m excited to see how things turn out but not gonna lie all the action happened in the last 40 pages of the book. there was a lot of filler writing i was hoping to get that excitement rush feeling i got reading book 1 but i didn’t really get that in book 2 but it’s not something i’m mad about since i did end up enjoying this the description gave me a vibe that there would be more romance in this book than the first one but the believe book 1 and 2 had equal amount of romance as it’s sub plot kinda confused on who’s team i’m on but at the same time my heart belongs to my mans grayson hawthorne 🙄

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lia Carstairs

    you cannot and will not make me choose between my two boys. jameson. grayson.🥺 my bbys i dont think ill survive the wait- also, to the demons who think they can steal them from me...HA you all are delusional🙂🔪 ___ Reviews: The Inheritance Games: ★★★★★ The Hawthorne Legacy: TBD you cannot and will not make me choose between my two boys. jameson. grayson.🥺 my bbys i dont think ill survive the wait- also, to the demons who think they can steal them from me...HA you all are delusional🙂🔪 ___ Reviews: The Inheritance Games: ★★★★★ The Hawthorne Legacy: TBD

  4. 5 out of 5

    joory

    2021 come sooner EDIT: WE HAVE A TITLE AND A RELEASE DATE OMG HAWTHORNE LEGACY IM SO EXCITED HOW AM I GOING TO WAIT UNTIL SEPTEMBER EDIT: just.....a mess idk what was going through the authors head when she wrote this

  5. 5 out of 5

    jessica

    lets be real - this sequel is complete and total filler. but its fun filler, so that helps. the plot doesnt really progress much in this (see the line above), but there are more clues and puzzles and secrets. so if you were drawn to the quirky mysteriousness of tobias hawthorne and his family in ‘the inheritance games,’ then i think you will enjoy this installment. just expect more questions than answers. and i think thats why i didnt quite love this one as much. the first book ends on a massive c lets be real - this sequel is complete and total filler. but its fun filler, so that helps. the plot doesnt really progress much in this (see the line above), but there are more clues and puzzles and secrets. so if you were drawn to the quirky mysteriousness of tobias hawthorne and his family in ‘the inheritance games,’ then i think you will enjoy this installment. just expect more questions than answers. and i think thats why i didnt quite love this one as much. the first book ends on a massive cliffhanger with a certain goal in mind. however, that goal isnt met and the cliffhanger isnt resolved until the very end of this book. i just found that to be too long of a wait. sure, theres stuff in between - like i said, more puzzles and clues - but i found the pacing to be very slow in that regard. overall, a lot more of the same for this sequel. i think if you pick this up with the mindset of just going along for the ride, rather than expecting results (like i did), then this will be an enjoyable book! ↠ 3.5 stars

  6. 5 out of 5

    Amanda ☕ Steeping Stories ☕

    This book was so bad it hurts me. To be so excited after reading The Inheritance Games and its thrilling mystery and puzzles and delicious hints of romance, only to read... this? This mess of truly stupid plot twists, slow pacing, underwhelming puzzles, and lack of characterisation. Oh, how my heart sunk. How did Jennifer Lynn Barnes fuck up so bad? Let me count the ways: ➼ Trying too hard to be clever and losing the literal plot. I'll always stand by the fact that it's better to write a reali This book was so bad it hurts me. To be so excited after reading The Inheritance Games and its thrilling mystery and puzzles and delicious hints of romance, only to read... this? This mess of truly stupid plot twists, slow pacing, underwhelming puzzles, and lack of characterisation. Oh, how my heart sunk. How did Jennifer Lynn Barnes fuck up so bad? Let me count the ways: ➼ Trying too hard to be clever and losing the literal plot. I'll always stand by the fact that it's better to write a realistic and satisfying twist, even if it's expected, than aiming to sucker punch the reader out of nowhere just for the "shock" value. The ending of this book made absolutely no sense: multiple red herrings, twists about minor characters (and a character never even mentioned before!) that had no emotional impact, and glossing over important plot threads to tie them up in a messy, quick knot. ➼ Writing the heroine to be cerebral and clever... at the expense of making her feel like a robot. I couldn't connect to Avery at all in this sequel. I guess I was hoping that, though Avery was really guarded and unemotional in the first book, the author would peel back some of her layers later. Nope. ➼ Not putting in the effort to add complexity to the characters. It's not enough to just introduce a cast of morally grey characters and then... leave it at that. I loved the ambiguity of the Hawthornes when we first met them. Unfortunately, the only character who has a drop of depth in this book is Jameson. It's not enough for a character to be all ~mysterious~ with ~deadly cheekbones~. (I know, I can't believe I'm saying this when I've been thirsting over Grayson all this time. But those cheekbones need to be paired with some actual characterisation y'all.) ➼ Relying too much on the romance to hook the reader. By the end, I was just annoyed. It was clear that the love triangle was there to disguise the fact that nothing much really happens with the puzzles and plot. Do I still think that Avery and Grayson are endgame? Yes, and they'll be the only reason I read the final book (if I do). (Avery met Grayson first... so by love triangle logic this means they'll end up together lol.) ➼ Reducing the best friend to a prop to remind Avery how hot the Hawthorne boys are. I was so disappointed by this. Instead of investing in Max's characterisation and the friendship she has with Avery, apparently the author time-travelled back to the early 2000s when girls couldn't interact in media unless they were solely talking about boys. ➼ Recycling puzzles from the first book and just having an altogether disappointing mystery. I think of my excitement reading book one with sweet longing. The same tricks like invisible ink and secret passages are re-used and I just... got bored. The first half of the book was decent and I was enjoying myself moderately. But I quickly realised... as these errors cropped up... that I was only invested in Avery's interactions with Grayson (and to some extent, Jameson). I was cringing at things like Jameson's shrug being "devastating" and the secret love letters starting with "Dear Hannah, the same forwards as backwards" (apparently, pointing out that your lover's name is a palindrome is superrr romantic). And then that truly stupid end happened. Yikes. ~~~ Grayson: "let's just be fRieNds" me, in gleeful anticipation: sureee 😉😉 just friends 😉😘 totally platonic pals 😏 ~~~ i finally have this book and i'm dying to start it, but fuck me if i remember anything except that grayson looks hella fine in a suit ~~~ i just want me more of grayson hawthorne and some sexy puzzles Book Blog | Writer Website | Twitter | Instagram

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nashita (Hiatus)

    I made my decision Grayson I love u ❤️💖 But Jameson Ily too but Grayson is >>>

  8. 5 out of 5

    l a u r a

    edit: THIS! COVER! LOOKS! AMAZING!!!! ✨it's Xander for me✨ everyone else: Grayson or Jameson, that is the question… (ShaKespEare iS shOoK~) Yall fight over them all you want... Xander is mine anyways~ Xander > Grayson > Jameson > Nash (almost forgot about him heh) edit: THIS! COVER! LOOKS! AMAZING!!!! ✨it's Xander for me✨ everyone else: Grayson or Jameson, that is the question… (ShaKespEare iS shOoK~) Yall fight over them all you want... Xander is mine anyways~ Xander > Grayson > Jameson > Nash (almost forgot about him heh)

  9. 4 out of 5

    Katarina Mikulovic

    I need the sequel right now ... is there a date already? Ps: i love Grayson hawthorne and i really want then to end up together

  10. 5 out of 5

    Emily May

    Finished this one just to finish it. I just felt like Barnes couldn't keep the exciting puzzle-solving tension going through this book. The plot became convoluted and messy, and I found it harder to suspend disbelief for. Also, I'm over both Grayson and Jameson at this point. Finished this one just to finish it. I just felt like Barnes couldn't keep the exciting puzzle-solving tension going through this book. The plot became convoluted and messy, and I found it harder to suspend disbelief for. Also, I'm over both Grayson and Jameson at this point.

  11. 4 out of 5

    *.゜。: vy hates you !¡ .゜。*

    ”The trick to being abandoned was to never let yourself long for anyone who left.” this book had me crying. crying tears of pain.. from reading such a fucking shit book. i had to send my best friend a long ass voice message of me ranting about this book before i wrote my review because it was THAT BAD. ok look, i get why people may like this but i will not ignore the fact that : ⤷ 1. the characters suck except oren (her head security dude) ⤷ that ending was fucking shit ⤷ the 5829955 plot ”The trick to being abandoned was to never let yourself long for anyone who left.” this book had me crying. crying tears of pain.. from reading such a fucking shit book. i had to send my best friend a long ass voice message of me ranting about this book before i wrote my review because it was THAT BAD. ok look, i get why people may like this but i will not ignore the fact that : ⤷ 1. the characters suck except oren (her head security dude) ⤷ that ending was fucking shit ⤷ the 5829955 plot twists at 70% mark?? ⤷ the romance is unnecessary and cringe like?? the first book was good. i tolerated the characters but i liked the writing and the plot but this?? what the fuck was this?? the first half of the book was just boring and slow. then like a section of the book was avery trying to figure out if she wants jameson or grayson. like bitch. this isnt a fucking episode of the bachelor here please stop. PLOT ˎˊ˗ i cant say without wither spoiling or getting mad so… just know that its a shit ton of mystery duh and uhhh good plot twists but it was all crammed at the ending and was too much that it got messy i thought how everything related to each other was cool but like it was so rushed that it was underwhelming. at this point if avery was a fairy, i would believe it -_- if everything was spaced out it wouldve been a lot better but like our girl avery was having boy problems so all the real problem had to be put on hold for little miss heiress ROMANCE ˎˊ˗ this book wouldve been so much better without romance. ive said it and ill say it again. LOVE TRIANGLES ARE NOT CUTE. THEY SUCK. THEYRE ANNOYING. THEYRE STUPID. and if anyone was to write a love triangle at least make the characters likeable. AT LEAST ONE. also, what was with the hot tub scene like.. what in the ”to all the boys i loved before” is this?? please spare me from any scary flashbacks thanks ;-; i personally prefer avery and grayson just cause jameson is a fucking annoying little bitch and if i have to hear him say ”heiress” one more fucking time i might just have to go to jail for his murder just why exactly did this book feel like half of it was avery trying to figure out what boy she wanted. im still confused like…. you have all this crazy shit going on and people are trying to kill you and youre trying to figure out who you see standing on a cliff with you when you close your eyes?? bitch. imagine me. pushing you off the cliff <3 CHARACTERS ˎˊ˗ avery : i hate her. theres nothing much to say. she reminds me of a pick me girl. she’s annoying, stupid, and all things bad so, i really dont fucking care about her oops?? grayson : shouldve gotten the girl. kinda a closeted simp. idk i liked him till i kinda didnt. jameson : just… die. im sick of seeing his face. i hate him. he’s annoying. i would probably puke if i saw his face lol libby : why is she still relevant?? someone ship her away cause she keeps pulling the ”i will protect you” card like… youd be the first one crying hun oren : my favourite. man deserves everything. he should take a vacation cause protecting avery isnt worth it ummm and the rest either were annoying or just not relevant enough for me mention or both <3 CONCLUSION ˎˊ˗ i regret reading this book. its ruined the whole series for me and when the third book comes out i will have to remember this very moment so rip to me ;-; ok bye <3

  12. 5 out of 5

    ☀︎El In Oz☀︎

    4.5/5 “Allow me to let you in on a Hawthorne trade secret, Heiress: There are no rules that matter more than winning.” This book was in the same vein as the first one- a fun mystery with lots of drama and hints of romance. It’s a light books and honestly really cozy. It has a certain feel of safety in it if that makes any sense… The plot was as good as the first book. With more secrets and riddles and plot twists I loved how every level of the mystery was slowly unraveled and how we actually ha 4.5/5 “Allow me to let you in on a Hawthorne trade secret, Heiress: There are no rules that matter more than winning.” This book was in the same vein as the first one- a fun mystery with lots of drama and hints of romance. It’s a light books and honestly really cozy. It has a certain feel of safety in it if that makes any sense… The plot was as good as the first book. With more secrets and riddles and plot twists I loved how every level of the mystery was slowly unraveled and how we actually had to travel to places this time to figure it all out. It was engaging and really fun to read. I admit the plot does add a lot without totally progressing, but it’s so fun I can’t help but love it. I hope the third book does have a clear finale type direction but either way I suspect I’ll enjoy it. But what was up with the disk????? “Close your eyes. Picture yourself standing on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The wind is whipping in your hair. the sun is setting. You long, body and soul, for one thing. one person. You hear footsteps behind you. You turn. Who’s there?” Avery is the same as she was in book 1. She’s cool I guess but she’s somewhat indecisive and her romantic choices are less than ideal I shall say (getting into that all later). I admire her courage and all but I’m still pretty indifferent towards her I suppose. The side characters, like Libby, Nash, Max, Xander, and Oron were perfect. I wish we had more of Xander as he’s sidelined a lot and he’s such a cinnamon roll but alas. They aren’t fully developed but I truly enjoy how they still are all unique and have their own separate personalities. It’s fun to have a larger cast. Jameson…… no. I used to really like him but I can’t get behind him now. There’s something about how he acts that I really can’t stand now and he just seems so off to me? He truly annoyed me and we got far too many scenes with him in this book for my health 😕 “Good.” Grayson Hawthorne actually smiled—and then he caught himself smiling, like it was forbidden for his lips to do that in my vicinity. GRAYSON MY FAVOURITE BROTHER WOW. He was so sidelined in this book for absolutely no reason and I despise that fact. He clearly is a better match for Avery and all around a much better character. Plus the B&N exclusive chapters from his POV????????? HE DESERVES SO MUCH BETTER. Currently sobbing because he truly deserves the world and I adore him. also he taught Avery how to use a long sword guys HE TAUGHT HER HOW TO SWORD FIGHT C’MON. Superior ship from that scene alone. He also just is very complex and has many layers and is the most realistic character or most lifelike to me, and I feel like the author really didn’t spend as much time with him in this book as she should have to make him get even more depth. That being said he’s still mysterious and I adore him <3 I am in desperate need for the finale because this series is just so much plain old fun :)) The Inheritance Games ★ ★ ★ ★ .5

  13. 5 out of 5

    Elysabeth Scheel

    Whatever this book holds, I'm hyped for it. Whatever this book holds, I'm hyped for it.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Yashaswini Malik

    Jameson or Grayson? Hmm 🤔 Uk what I'm interested in? I'm interested in all that money. More accurately, does she burn it for thrills? ******************************************* Me: All right, autumn 2021 isn't that far off. I can wait. Few minutes later Me: Who am I kidding! Jameson or Grayson? Hmm 🤔 Uk what I'm interested in? I'm interested in all that money. More accurately, does she burn it for thrills? ******************************************* Me: All right, autumn 2021 isn't that far off. I can wait. Few minutes later Me: Who am I kidding!

  15. 5 out of 5

    r ⋆

    jameson’s annoying

  16. 5 out of 5

    Mash

    Ahhh I recently finished reading The Inheritance Games and I have so many questions, especially after THAT ending. September is so far AHHHHH The Inheritance Games ★★★★ (4.5) Ahhh I recently finished reading The Inheritance Games and I have so many questions, especially after THAT ending. September is so far AHHHHH The Inheritance Games ★★★★ (4.5)

  17. 5 out of 5

    sam

    I received an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. blog | instagram | twitter | pinterest The Hawthorne Legacy was one of my most anticipated releases of 2021, just like The Inheritance Games was one of my most anticipated releases of 2020. There’s a lot to love about this duology; from the character dynamics to how it constantly keeps you on your toes. It also requires a lot of brain power (not really, but if you’re like me and live in detective mode then I received an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. blog | instagram | twitter | pinterest The Hawthorne Legacy was one of my most anticipated releases of 2021, just like The Inheritance Games was one of my most anticipated releases of 2020. There’s a lot to love about this duology; from the character dynamics to how it constantly keeps you on your toes. It also requires a lot of brain power (not really, but if you’re like me and live in detective mode then you better pay attention to EVERYTHING). (view spoiler)[ I was team averygrayson from book one and while I don’t necessarily feel the same way right now, it has everything to do with the way Avery and Jameson work better together as a couple, than I think Avery and Grayson ever could. I couldn’t see it in book one but it was pretty evident in book two. (hide spoiler)] Grayson is still definitely one of my favourite characters because obviously, HAVE YOU MET THIS MAN? I don’t like how she treated his character in this book though - she put him in an unnecessary position many times, painting him in a bad light in some scenes. Also, I know it’s mentioned multiple times that the Hawthorne family is from Texas, meaning they have the southern drawl but honestly that’s so unappealing. In my mind, they’re all British. Literally just picture them with British accents. Okay anyway, I really do like this series - it’s just this book in particular that was a huge letdown. Where do I even start? The pacing was a huge issue for me. The inconsistency of it bothered me so much. It’s like, if I had listened to this on audio, then the first 60% would be on regular speed and the last 40% would be on 2.5x speed. I don’t think this would’ve been a problem if she hadn’t tried to squeeze in all the major plot stuff into the last 10 chapters (this book has around 90 but they’re super short and since it’s an arc it may be subject to change). A lot of the stuff that happened in the last few chapters were pretty random and also unrealistic. Sometimes, some of the things that happened felt way too convenient. I wasn’t exactly on the edge of my seat like I was for book one. Then there’s also the issue of how there were way too many plot points in this book to begin with. Yes, most of the questions from book one are answered in this one but there was an awful lot of new stuff being added and instead of majorly building on what we already had, we got a lot of additional content. Based on a lot of the other early reviews, this book is either a hit or miss - there’s barely any in between. I think because I really liked book one, I had a lot of high hopes for this one. But it was a little bit of a mess. But i still do think this series is worth checking out, at the very least. The Inheritance Games - ★★★★☆

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lucy Tonks

    I READ IT AND I LOVED IT! I know this might be an unpopular opinion BUT I liked this one even more than the first one!! It just had everything taht I needed and read it at the perfect time! I haven't been able to read a book so fast in such a long time. RTC. ____________________________________ YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL SEPTEMBER FOR THIS??😭😭😭 the inheritance games ended like that and i have to wait six whole months?! what's this kind of torture?! i wanna be reunited with james I READ IT AND I LOVED IT! I know this might be an unpopular opinion BUT I liked this one even more than the first one!! It just had everything taht I needed and read it at the perfect time! I haven't been able to read a book so fast in such a long time. RTC. ____________________________________ YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL SEPTEMBER FOR THIS??😭😭😭 the inheritance games ended like that and i have to wait six whole months?! what's this kind of torture?! i wanna be reunited with jameson and grayson. they are mine unlike the rumors you might hear from one particular demon that thinks she is an angel also that cover? GORGEOUS i like this cover even more than the first one (but i may be a bit bias since blue is one of my favourite colors)

  19. 5 out of 5

    esha

    I need this book. NOW. How will I survive till 2021 without Jameson Winchester Hawthorne? This man could kill me and I'd say thank you. I need this book. NOW. How will I survive till 2021 without Jameson Winchester Hawthorne? This man could kill me and I'd say thank you.

  20. 5 out of 5

    rania | rania’s rambling reads

    4.5 stars ”I’ve spent my entire life not running toward anyone. I know what’s it like to just stand there—to not be able to do anything else. I know what it’s like to lose someone.” a big thank you to the author and publisher for providing me with a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review trust me when I say that this was so much better than the first book. Obviously we don’t see that a lot here so The Hawthorne Legacy was definitely a pleasant surprise for me! I have t 4.5 stars ”I’ve spent my entire life not running toward anyone. I know what’s it like to just stand there—to not be able to do anything else. I know what it’s like to lose someone.” a big thank you to the author and publisher for providing me with a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review trust me when I say that this was so much better than the first book. Obviously we don’t see that a lot here so The Hawthorne Legacy was definitely a pleasant surprise for me! I have to admit, I missed these characters. All of them were just as I remembered and I loved reading about them again!! Avery, Grayson, Jameson, Xander, Nash, they all brought something to this book and I enjoyed seeing them working together. The plot twists though, oh my god. My jaw dropped so many times throughout this whole book, at this point I just think it’s fixed hanging in place. I didn’t see any of those coming from miles away. I’m now mad that I have to wait for another whole year for the third book even though I have little to no idea what it’s going to entail. Also minor spoilers (?) but for those of you wondering if the love triangle is solved...consider your wish 80% granted :D (you’ll understand why i left out the other twenty percent when you read it)

  21. 5 out of 5

    BLOBBIEEE

    THIS WAS SO GOOD IM STILL CONFUSED ON WHO I LIKE MORE JAMESON OR GRAYSON At least the ending was not really a cliffhanger, so I won’t cry bout that But I will cry that the next book is not here yet —————————- Edit September 5th YASSSS THIS IS RELASING IN TWO DAYS I CANNOT WAIT FOR IT TO COME OUT! I WILL GET ANSWERS! AND I WILL BE REUNITED WITH SOME LOVELY PEOPLE! ----------------- I need this soon!, I need to find out what happens next! I also need answers, and if I don't get my answers soon... bad thing THIS WAS SO GOOD IM STILL CONFUSED ON WHO I LIKE MORE JAMESON OR GRAYSON At least the ending was not really a cliffhanger, so I won’t cry bout that But I will cry that the next book is not here yet —————————- Edit September 5th YASSSS THIS IS RELASING IN TWO DAYS I CANNOT WAIT FOR IT TO COME OUT! I WILL GET ANSWERS! AND I WILL BE REUNITED WITH SOME LOVELY PEOPLE! ----------------- I need this soon!, I need to find out what happens next! I also need answers, and if I don't get my answers soon... bad things are gonna happen! I am also stuck in a crisis between Jameson and Grayson, and THIS IS GONNA HELP ME THOUGH IT! :)

  22. 4 out of 5

    ApoorvaReads

    well this book was meh and less enjoyable than the first one but hey! at least Xander served🥵💫

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ash14

    I love the first book so much! And Grayson Hawthorne is just EVERYTHING! I really want him and Avery to be together. I'm looking forward to this upcoming sequel, I can't wait!!! I love the first book so much! And Grayson Hawthorne is just EVERYTHING! I really want him and Avery to be together. I'm looking forward to this upcoming sequel, I can't wait!!!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Booktastically Amazing

    That little button I had to click said: I'm finished Well, guess what, CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL MY HEART OF THIS FACT BECAUSE IT KEEPS WANTING TO TURN THE PAGE WHEN WE WELL KNOW THAT THE ONLY THING AFTER THAT PAGE IS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. So, with all due respect, Goodreads... no, I am not indeed finished. Fangirled along with this booktastical being right here! Isabelle Reads .............................. Here's the thing... *places hands in pyramid thingy position* I have donuts. Books. A insane mind. Food That little button I had to click said: I'm finished Well, guess what, CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL MY HEART OF THIS FACT BECAUSE IT KEEPS WANTING TO TURN THE PAGE WHEN WE WELL KNOW THAT THE ONLY THING AFTER THAT PAGE IS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. So, with all due respect, Goodreads... no, I am not indeed finished. Fangirled along with this booktastical being right here! Isabelle Reads .............................. Here's the thing... *places hands in pyramid thingy position* I have donuts. Books. A insane mind. Food (separate from donuts, of course). Polluted air. And a thousand years of experience at my disposal. Hmm... wonder how y'all will take my babies from me.🙂 (view spoiler)[🔪 (hide spoiler)] or the book, I WILL find a way to get this book. It's for my health. Love y'all! P.S: I can share! Well... I can try to share. *snort*

  25. 5 out of 5

    Elena

    4.25 SO GOOD SO GOOD SOOOOOOOO GOOOD. Miss Jennifer Lynn Barnes knows how to make my heart race RTC

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ƥiya

    A wise someone once said Sometimes we create our own heartbreaks through expectations and HAHAHAHAHA because truer words have never been spoken This review is- 1. Spoiler Free and 2. All over the place✨ So I have said this before and do I need to repeat it? not really but I will. GRAYSON IS THE BEST. He is the obvious choice. A very risky gamble, stop taking very risky gambles. This book fell for the 2nd book syndrome. TOTALLY. The Inheritance Games was, as Max would say, faxing brilliant but this A wise someone once said Sometimes we create our own heartbreaks through expectations and HAHAHAHAHA because truer words have never been spoken This review is- 1. Spoiler Free and 2. All over the place✨ So I have said this before and do I need to repeat it? not really but I will. GRAYSON IS THE BEST. He is the obvious choice. A very risky gamble, stop taking very risky gambles. This book fell for the 2nd book syndrome. TOTALLY. The Inheritance Games was, as Max would say, faxing brilliant but this book? It was not even close. I have a secret, About the day you were born These are the words that are going to haunt me.FOREVER.*shivers* The Inheritance Games was a gem. This book is just fodder for the third one. That I believe is going to be the Gem of All Gems. Hopefully. The Inheritance Games was Avery being handed over a legacy, an inheritance she had no right over. It was about her meeting the four enigmatic Hawthornes- Nash, Grayson, Jameson, and Xander and trying to solve riddles to decipher why she was where she was. The Hawthorne Legacy is about separating the truth from what they thought was truth. Everything else—my birthday, my name, the entire puzzle the Hawthorne brothers and I had thought we’d solved—it was exactly what Jameson had called it down in the tunnel: misdirection The Inheritance Games was a misdirection. This was to be the real roller coaster ride but it wasn't. -I could see most of the things coming. No one likes a too obvious plot. -Everything was made too confusing. I don't know how I would've survived this if it wasn't fast-paced. Avery says she has been in the Hawthorne Mansion for 3 weeks. me who has been waiting for this book for an year -I expected this book to be more like the first one but apart from the short chapters (which are sorcery by the way) this book had nothing similar to that masterpiece. -Romance still remains the subplot. Not that I was expecting more. I just wanted Avery and Grayson to be together. But I guess, that was too much to ask. And yes the love triangle was solved. Mostly. -The real stuff happens in the last 60 or so pages. The previous pages are just a blur of easy-even-I-can-solve-them riddles and stuff that really need not have happened. - But the book isn't really big ( which is a MAJOR PLUS) and it did not bore me despite the facile riddles and stuff “Hates is a strong word,” Xander hedged. “Thea just loves us in a somewhat negative and occasionally vitriolic way.” -Xander, god, the guy is AWESOME. Where can I find a Xander? Someone help, please. - I still don't get why everyone loves Jameson. I just don't get the appeal. But everyone loves a bad boy I guess - Nash appears for like 3 times in the book. He's not even really there. -Grayson, of course, is the best but with him and Avery keeping their distance, he isn't really there either AND (view spoiler)[I've given up on them. Maybe Jameson and Avery is for the best (hide spoiler)] And I'll still be waiting for the third book hoping that it doesn't disappoint and lives up to my expectations. And Avery please, for the sake of my sanity ( and for yours too, I assume?) sort out your feelings girl!!!! _______________________________________________ Update 1 Everyone, GUESS WHO HAS A COPY OF THE BOOK?? ME. MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE PLEASE PROTECT YOUR EARS. THEY ARE ABOUT TO BE SUBJECTED TO HIGH-PITCHED FANGIRL SQUEALS. I'm literally quaking in my boots and buzzing with excitement and everything right now and of course, SCREAMING. Jameson is awesome (okay not really), I know, but Avery and Grayson is who I'm simping for also, this book has 90 CHAPTERS?!?!? MY FAITH IN HUMANITY HAS BEEN RESTORED.

  27. 5 out of 5

    tellacnders

    absolutely mindblowing JAMESON WINCHESTER HAWTHORNE

  28. 4 out of 5

    Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)

    3.5 stars, rounded up As with many books that are the second in a trilogy, I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first, but I still liked it. This one picks up right after the first ends, and once again readers are immersed in the puzzles that Tobias Hawthorne left behind. If you recall, the first book ended with the message: "Find Tobias Hawthorne II". This installment focuses more on Avery's decision between Grayson and Jameson with regards to her romantic feelings, and it's not an easy choice 3.5 stars, rounded up As with many books that are the second in a trilogy, I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first, but I still liked it. This one picks up right after the first ends, and once again readers are immersed in the puzzles that Tobias Hawthorne left behind. If you recall, the first book ended with the message: "Find Tobias Hawthorne II". This installment focuses more on Avery's decision between Grayson and Jameson with regards to her romantic feelings, and it's not an easy choice. There's also the question of why Toby is on the run, the continuing question of the reason for Avery's inheritance, and most importantly--how to find Toby when it seems like many people would like to see Avery out of the picture permanently. Who can she trust? There are a lot of characters here, and it's really important to read The Inheritance Games first so that you know who is who and how they all figure into the narrative. I liked how the author developed them further, making me understand some of them more than I did in the first book and I actually started to like some of the people I hated the first time around (yet also on the flip side there were some characters I grew to hate even more). This is a fun series for those who enjoy smart YA puzzle mysteries. If you liked the Truly Devious series, you'll definitely find these books engaging and fun. I partially listened to this book as an audiobook and partially read a print copy. The narrator Christie Moreau brings Avery to life and keeps the reader invested in a positive outcome for her. I'm anxiously awaiting book 3 and am sad that I have to wait an entire year to find out what happens!

  29. 5 out of 5

    C.G. Drews

    I'm such a fan of this series and SO glad it got a sequel. Like excuse me while I settle down with this book and a hot chocolate for a pleasurable moment of wish fulfilment (referring to inheriting an eccentric billionaire's fortune fyi -- the murder attempts Avery goes through aren't so fun). But I am here for TIPS 🙌🏻 10/10 would like a fortune too. The sequel kicks off directly where book 1 left off. I didn't do a reread but I lowkey wish I had because there are a LOT of characters, and while i I'm such a fan of this series and SO glad it got a sequel. Like excuse me while I settle down with this book and a hot chocolate for a pleasurable moment of wish fulfilment (referring to inheriting an eccentric billionaire's fortune fyi -- the murder attempts Avery goes through aren't so fun). But I am here for TIPS 🙌🏻 10/10 would like a fortune too. The sequel kicks off directly where book 1 left off. I didn't do a reread but I lowkey wish I had because there are a LOT of characters, and while it does a bit of a recap, I was struggling to remember some of the minor characters. (The Laughlin family tree left me fuzzy, but that's on me.) We launch instantly into the new puzzles and twists: with Avery and Jameson making a bet on who can solve the mystery first. Is Toby Hawthorne still alive. I really don't want to spoil anything but there are a LOT OF TWISTS. And there are twists that double back on themselves!? Just to leave you pleasantly spinning. A lot of it is about family trees and the past too, so we get to unpack the mystery behind Toby's "death" and start chewing through more clues on WHY Avery was chosen. The whole book is so thoroughly unpredictable too. I love it. I love how I never knew what was happening next, which twists would toss me off the next proverbial cliff, and who would actually be telling the truth. Avery really does NOT rest or catch a break through all of her powering through the clues and unravelling mysteries. Which like I get, but also (a) girl is not enjoying her fortune very much 🧐, and (b) I want to know how Mr Hawthorne even had time to amass his billions because all he seemed to do was leave clues and puzzles within clues and puzzles for his kids/grandkids to solve 20 years later.😂 There is a lot of rich people angst here, but pfft, it was fun. Also the characters continue to be my favourite!! I love Avery. I love how she's still an overwhelmed, rough-around-the-edges teen who gets annoyed at rich people protocols and literally has no idea how to enjoy being famous. She is very reserved still, very unwilling to want things in case they're snatched away. Also I lowkey love her relationship to her lawyers/surveillance team 🥺 I know it's just their job, but Alisa and Oren are the best and care for her so much. And those goddamn Hawthorne boys 😪👌🏻 I love them. Greyson, the composed cool calm and collected young mister business man. Jameson, the absolute charming suave little shit who is all about puzzles and games and being enigmatic while a little bit tortured. Xander, who is just cheerful and fun and isn't into his brother's dramas and always inventing some robot contraption. Jameson is my favourite, I will not lie. I just love his careless but yet perfectly pointedly driven attitude. (Also I realise Nash is the fourth Hawthorne, but let's agree he's useless.) Games, twisted secrets, ridiculous wealth, and shocking revelations -- this is such a deliciously enjoyable mystery series and so unputdownable. I need more. "Allow me to let you in on a Hawthorne trade secret, Heiress: There are no rules that matter more than winning."

  30. 5 out of 5

    Melissa (Melissasbooks)

    4.5 stars!!! Updating my review soon

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