I have had The Inheritance Games series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes on my tbr since the spring if not longer. I finally read the first book in the series last week and I loved it.
The chapters are super short so it’s such a quick read. Avery Grambs is 17 and living a tough life. She’s extremely intelligent and doing well in school despite working long hours after school and sometimes living in her car. Her mother died a couple years earlier and her older half sister, Libby, took her in, but because Avery does not like her sister’s on and off again boyfriend there are times where she stays in her car.
Avery’s goal is get through high school and college and get a high paying job. Suddenly, her whole world changes. She has inherited $46.2 Billion from one of the wealthiest men in the country and a complete stranger, Tobias Hawthorne. Avery has no idea why he left her his money, estates, and companies and left very little to his own two daughters and four grandsons. While she figures things out she also learns that Tobias Hawthorne had a thing for puzzles, riddles, and lots of secrets. The giant mansion has clues everywhere, secret passages, and more. Now Avery and the four Hawthorne grandsons – Nash, Grayson, Jameson, and Xander (but mostly Grayson and Jameson) work together to try to figure out what the old man’s end game is and how Avery connects to the family.
I love Avery and find her to be a great main character. She never annoyed me or irritated me with her decisions or anything. I really like how smart she is, but real and relatable she is with her conflicting feelings about the Hawthorne boys and the other new people in her orbit now. I can’t decide if I like Jameson or Grayson more, but maybe book 2 will sway me one way or another. I do want to see a little more of Nash and Libby though!
Overall, I loved the story and I can’t wait to see what will happen next in the series.
I highly recommend this book and series if you’re looking for a fun YA mystery.