I’ve missed Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ writing. We got off to a rocky start with her paranormal books, but as soon as she switched to writing mystery and thriller books I knew that she was going to be an author that I love.
The Inheritance Games is about a poor girl called Avery who inherits billions from a stranger, but she also has to play a game. The book is fast paced and a complete page turner from start to finish. I read it in just a couple of days, and I could barely put it down.
I looove rags to riches stories, especially when it’s a surprise or a gift, so that was the first trope that ticked the box for me. I also love puzzles and games, so that’s another one!
I don’t think the relationships in this book are very strong, but since it’s the first in a series I’ll probably find a ship to get behind eventually. I just think all the guys had way too much baggage and Avery had too much going on with her windfall and the puzzles to really focus on relationships. That isn’t to say that there weren’t some cute-ish scenes that readers will enjoy though.
I got such VIBES from this book. It reminded me a lot of The Lying Game and Pretty Little Liars, and also a smidge of Truly Devious (the first book, not the rest of the series because those books went downhill FAST). If you like any of those books, then I think you’ll love this. And yes, the comparisons to Knives Out are accurate. I’d highly recommend The Inheritance Games, in case that wasn’t obvious!