The Inheritance Games

The Inheritance Games

Childrens, Teen & Young Adult, Teen & Young Adult Fiction
Paperback Published on: 03/09/2020
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The Inheritance Games
A very risky gamble....
Thankyou to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to have an advanced reading copy of this book. I was enthralled by this book right from the start,... READ MORE
Leah Chapman
The Inheritance Games
Wow. Just wow.
This book is amazing, I couldn’t put it down and I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. It’s difficult to say anything other than the blurb because ... READ MORE
Laura at Sutton Coldfield
The Inheritance Games
My new favourite series!
I loved this book - one of those that I definitely struggled to put down. I was obsessed with the storyline and loved the characters, I needed to know what... READ MORE
Becky - Waterstones Trafford Centre
The Inheritance Games
Everything’s a game, Avery Grambs. The only thing we get to decide in this life is if we play to win.
I read this in one sitting and picked up the second straight away. It’s an addictive series that is so well planned out. Everything means something with To... READ MORE
Katherine  Osgood
The Inheritance Games
Perfect for teenagers
While it was a solid fast-paced read, this book left me wanting more – more puzzles to decipher, more development given to the love triangle and more atten... READ MORE
Sophie at Windsor
The Inheritance Games
Addictive and thrilling
I finished this in one sitting because i was so enthralled in the story. I cannot pinpoint exactly what it is about this book but I was so interested in th... READ MORE
The Inheritance Games
Totally Unique
Secrets upon secrets... This book was unlike any other mystery I've read before, in the sense that it did not revolve around a murder, which was refresh... READ MORE
Eden at Martlesham


An utterly addictive and twisty thriller, full of dark family secrets and deadly stakes. Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and Knives Out.

She came from nothing.
Avery has a plan: keep her head down, work hard for a better future. Then an eccentric billionaire dies, leaving her almost his entire fortune. And no one, least of all Avery, knows why.

They had everything.
Now she must move into the mansion she's inherited. It's filled with secrets and codes, and the old man's surviving relatives - a family hell-bent on discovering why Avery got 'their' money.

Now there's only one rule: winner takes all.
Soon she is caught in a deadly game that everyone in this strange family is playing. But just how far will they go to keep their fortune?

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  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780241476178
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 277g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm

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The Inheritance Games
A good read
This was exactly what i wanted from it. I liked the drama and mystery element to it. The characters weren't always the most fleshed out but i thought they ... READ MORE
beth younge
The Inheritance Games
Thrilling magical mystery unmissable book of 2020
A young girl in dire circumstances. No parents, taken into the care of an older half sister who is already struggling to survive an abusive violent boyfrie... READ MORE
George  Young
The Inheritance Games
An Addictive YA Mystery
The Inheritance Games is an addictive YA mystery, which is described as “A Cinderella story with deadly stakes and thrilling twists”. This story is less of... READ MORE
Adele Williams
The Inheritance Games
Thrills, spills and puzzles
I love a puzzle and this book is full of them. This is a masterful example of slowly releasing information so that both reader and protagonists gradually g... READ MORE
Sharon Scotton
The Inheritance Games
One for Mystery YA Fans
Ooh, I really enjoyed this one. I am quite a fan of the YA genre and this one sits nicely in amongst some of the better ones. The writing style isn’t spe... READ MORE
Marisa  Russell
The Inheritance Games
An exciting read!
I have read and enjoyed countless YA books, and The Inheritance Games was no exception. It’s touted as a rags-to-riches, Cinderella type story, and there i... READ MORE
Clare R
The Inheritance Games
An enjoyable read
This was a young adult book but it kept me interested. A young girl down on her luck finds out she has been left an inheritance of billions of pounds by a ... READ MORE
Rachel Beales
The Inheritance Games
Definitely one of the best YA thrillers I have read so far!
I don't think I am going to be able to stop thinking about this book for a while - probably until I can get my hands on the sequel at the end of 2021! I wa... READ MORE
Laura Lawrence
The Inheritance Games
A really fun read which had me hooked from the very beginning
Not that I realised it at the time but The Inheritance Games is actually a Young Adult mystery book - which is kind of embarrassing I'm not sure I really u... READ MORE
Karen Hewitt
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The Inheritance Games Review
This is my first book by the author and the synopsis really caught my attention. I have to say, it did not disappoint! I loved Avery’s character and th... READ MORE
The Inheritance Games
The Perfect Puzzle
When Avery finds out she’s inherited a fortune her life takes on a drastic change, but having never met the man who left his entire wealth to her, she is l... READ MORE
The Inheritance Games
Loved it
Honestly loved this one. It has real pace and page turning quality.Read this in one sitting. Liked Avery’s storyline and how each of the four brothers were... READ MORE
Susan Wilson
The Inheritance Games
Absolutely fantastic
I fell in love with this book as soon as I picked it up. At first it wasn’t at all what I expected. A mix of One of us is lying and Knives out the story fo... READ MORE
Amanda Wade
The Inheritance Games
Twisting, turning, backstabbing filled fun!
4.5 Stars I received a free finished copy from Penguin Platform , via The Write Reads Tours in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. N... READ MORE
Fiona Robertson
The Inheritance Games
A hugely enjoyable mystery
Let's be honest; who among us has not dreamed of becoming an overnight teenage billionaire at the whim of a mysterious benefactor, forced to (the horror) s... READ MORE
Rebecca Needes
The Inheritance Games
Not what I expected more I loved it more
The plot was sooo juicy. I loved the drama of this book. I am so ready for the second book like I need it right now. This book was not what I expected it t... READ MORE
The Inheritance Games
Avery doesn’t have much. Since her mum passed away she lives with her half sister Libby and is determined to keep her head down and finish school with the ... READ MORE
Michelle Kelly
The Inheritance Games
Didn’t give me the magical feeling of a good book
My expectations for this book were neutral, I couldn’t tell if it would be good or bad. The start was promising; intriguing, good sisters dynamic, relatabl... READ MORE
The Inheritance Games
a fascinating read that contains characters you want to get to know
Teenager Avery Grambs has been living with her older half-sister Libby since her mum died, that was until she stormed out and decided she would rather slee... READ MORE
Whispering Stories
The Inheritance Games
Why would a stranger leave you a billion dollar fortune?
This is a great read. Both my 12 year old and I loved it. Avery is dragged out of her lesson. She’s a troubled teenager who’s mother died the year before.... READ MORE
catherine Harrold
The Inheritance Games
An absolutely romp!
I’m definitely not the target audience for this book (teens and young adults) but I really enjoyed this book. Billed as being something akin to Riverdale ... READ MORE
Sally  Hughes
The Inheritance Games
Entertaining thriller
Avery Grambs life has taken a downward turn since her mother died. However, one day she is summoned to a will reading of mega rich Tobias Hawthorne where t... READ MORE
Celia Short
The Inheritance Games
Utterly Addictive
The Inheritance Games is utterly addictive! I could not stop thinking about this book whenever I had to (forcibly, much against my will) put it down. Ave... READ MORE
The Inheritance Games
Needs to be a trilogy! So good
Someone needs to make this book into a TV series! It’s perfect for it. It’s SO enjoyable, whether that’s because it’s YA fiction or just because the plot i... READ MORE
Sarah Dowd
The Inheritance Games
This book had me gripped from the very first page
*4.5 stars I loved this. This book had me gripped from the very first page. I started reading it last night thinking that I'd only read the first few cha... READ MORE
Samantha's Books
The Inheritance Games
A magical mystery, excitement, adventure and thrilling conclusion. Unmissable
A young girl in dire circumstances. No parents, taken into the care of an older half sister who is already struggling to survive an abusive violent boyfrie... READ MORE
George  Young
The Inheritance Games
4 stars
Five Word Review I couldn't put this down. Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the ARC. All opinions are my own and haven't been influenced
Clare Doran
The Inheritance Games
A rich gem of a book, perfect for autumn!
I cannot remember the last time I devoured a book like this. I read the whole thing cover to cover, in a single afternoon and the moments in-between readin... READ MORE
Katy Gower
The Inheritance Games
If you enjoyed Hunger Games then this is a book for you.
If you enjoyed Hunger Games then this is a book for you. The games are much gentler, more sophisticated and all round more taxing of the brain and I enjoye... READ MORE
Jon Jonnson
The Inheritance Games
Addictive, puzzle-filled YA
The Inheritance Games is utterly addictive! I could not stop thinking about this book whenever I had to (forcibly, much against my will) put it down. Ave... READ MORE
The Inheritance Games
A Dark Game
I read The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes in staves with other Pigeonholers as part of a group. Since her mother's death, teenager Avery Grambs... READ MORE
Bridget East
The Inheritance Games
Engaging, but could have been more
I'm grateful to the publisher for an advance e-copy of The Inheritance Games via NetGalley. The Inheritance Games is a catchy, read-another-chapter novel ... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
The Inheritance Games
Yes yes yes so good
I loved this book so much and I would recommend to everybody. I loved the romance element and the mystery with clues. It’s an absolute must.
Emily Culyer
The Inheritance Games
Couldn’t put it down!!
I absolutely loved this book. I have nothing bad to say, the characters were interesting, the pace was good and never dragged on and I was really rooting f... READ MORE
The Inheritance Games
I recently got back into reading and this book truly inspired me to keep reading. I read this book in May 2021 and was dying for the second one, from the m... READ MORE
Anastasia  Donaghey
The Inheritance Games
Couldn’t put the book down
This book got me stuck in from just the first few chapters, all I wanted to do was read. Absolutely amazing plot and it gets you guessing all the way throu... READ MORE
Nicole Kreczman
The Inheritance Games
One of the best books I've ever read!
I could never put it down, was sad when I found out it's so long until the third one comes out!
Elizabeth McGregor
The Inheritance Games
i am so glad this book finally came and it is a MATERPIECE! fav book of 2022. The love triangle between Avery and the Hawthorne Boys, WHO WILL SHE PICK!? t... READ MORE
The Inheritance Games
A fantastic YA mystery.
This book exceeded my expectations. I expected a cheesy YA book, it was in someways, but overall it really shocked me. It was a quick read and was very eas... READ MORE
The Inheritance Games
Addictive and realistic
I saw this was popular on booktok so I decided to get it, and I do not regret it at all. It goes at a steady pace, and is not filled with descriptions that... READ MORE
Megan Smith
The Inheritance Games
Would highly recommend .
Kept me hooked until the very end and still left wanting more. This series truly is a masterpiece and I cant wait for third one to come out.
Ruby  Clements
The Inheritance Games
The Inheritance Games is a gripping, thrilling mystery.
From the start to the last page, it had me hooked and desperate to know its secrets. Avery is a very cool character. She's nicely set up from the first c... READ MORE
Liam James
The Inheritance Games
Engaging Mystery
"Everything's a game, Avery Grambs. The only thing we get to decide is if we play to win." You won't be able to put down this gut-wrenching and exciting m... READ MORE
Jorja Holmes
The Inheritance Games
Twists and turns abound
What a thrilling, intriguing. twisting and absolutely satisfying read! i spent far too much of my weekend reading because i needed to know how it ended. O... READ MORE
The Inheritance Games
Loved it!
What would you do if you were told that one of richest man in America has left all his money to you? Avery Grambs is a teenager living in her car. Her mot... READ MORE
Noemi Proietti
The Inheritance Games
A Perfect YA Mystery
The Inheritance Games is a suspense filled mystery surrounding a down in her luck teen who inherits a dead man’s fortune. The writing style is simple, thou... READ MORE
stephanie hanlon
The Inheritance Games
Twists Galore
Jennifer Lynn Barnes is a master of gripping storytelling, and The Inheritance Games is definitely up to the usual standard! Avery is left billions of do... READ MORE
Liv Burrell
The Inheritance Games
Great Mystery Novel
The Inheritance Games was a great and quick read. Interesting characters with in-depth development of the boys and Avery. I was on the edge of my seat for ... READ MORE
Georgia Baines
The Inheritance Games
Great book, couldn't wait to read the next one.
I really enjoyed reading this book, I would 100% recommend to young adult readers. The ending is a perfect finish and the most satisfied I have felt after ... READ MORE
Emily Rowling
The Inheritance Games
I officially give this book 10000000000 ⭐️!!!! It is funny and exciting and doesn’t have a single bad part! It works for all genres and for any age (alth... READ MORE
Claire Nieves
The Inheritance Games
A very risky gamble indeed
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I got it in a school book fair for after exams so I was doubting whether the book would actually be good but turns out that thi... READ MORE
Shan Guo
The Inheritance Games
Undescribable amazingness
I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS BOOK! I can't describe in words I much I love this. But first I want to thank Jennifer Lynn Barnes for bringing me the joy of readi... READ MORE
Shan Guo
The Inheritance Games
I couldn’t drop this book
There are no words to describe this book, it is so beautifully written and with each mystery and challenge which we learn, the book gets more interesting. ... READ MORE
Lili Benova
The Inheritance Games
OMG OMG OMG I actually couldn’t put this book down it was AMAZING
Jo Steer
The Inheritance Games
Oh my god
I absolutely loved this book, it was so good with so many twists!! I could not put it down and am so excited to read the other books too!
Isla Maden
The Inheritance Games
Oh my god!!
SUCH A GOOD READ!!!! Honestly could not put this book down, so many twists and puzzles to solve but also a bit of romance involved! One of my favourite boo... READ MORE
Isla Maden
The Inheritance Games
It was amazing. The mysteries and book as a whole were captivating, and left you wanting more. It's easy for me to say that this is my favourite book of 20... READ MORE
Candela Romero
The Inheritance Games
Best trilogy I ever read!
This book and next ones, are full of misteries that never let me put the book down. Once I finished a chapter, I automatically was obligated to start the n... READ MORE
Ana Carolina  Ferreira
The Inheritance Games
A very risky gamble
Amazing read. Extremely captivating. Plot twist every chapter. Perfect for a reading slump
Lottie Hill
The Inheritance Games
Amazing loved it !!
This book was everything I hoped from it!! It is full of plot twists along with the perfect amount of romance!! Would highly recommend if you like anything... READ MORE
AT reads
The Inheritance Games
I couldn’t put this book down. It has now become my favourite book and i cant wait for the new book coming out soon.
Beatrice Trotter