Written by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
A book for readers in grades 7 and up reviewed by Shayne
In The Inheritance Games, a girl named Avery Grambs is invited to a will reading in Texas during school by Grayson Hawthorne. After reluctantly accepting, she meets the book’s other characters at the Hawthorne House. They are Grayson, Jameson, Xander, Nash, Skye, and many other Hawthornes, as well as the house’s staff.
During the will reading, it is revealed that Avery is the heir to the Hawthorne House and many of Tobias Hawthorne’s other possessions, such as his vacation homes, charities, and billions of dollars. But, to obtain his house and fortunes, Avery has to live in the Hawthorne House for a year. During her time at the Hawthorne House, she becomes involved in a mystery and a death that occurs on the Hawthorne House’s grounds. Someone also attempts to assassinate her to benefit from Tobias Hawthorne’s will.
I like The Inheritance Games because the characters are really good and very funny. Grayson and Jameson grow throughout the book, as does their relationship with Avery and each other. The book is filled with red herrings and many revelations that make it really deep.