The Inheritance Game Blog Tour Spotlight

Hi everybody! Today I am bringing you a book spotlight for The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, wrapping up a selection of reviews and all the info you need to read this thrilling novel!

Thank you to The Write Reads for hosting this tour and to Penguin for providing ARCs to all the amazing bloggers who took time to read this book!

The Inheritance Games

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Genre: Young Adult | Mystery

Purchase Links

Amazon | WaterstonesFoyles  | Blackwells


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?

About the Author

Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) is the author of more than a dozen critically acclaimed young adult novels. She has advanced degrees in psychology, psychiatry, and cognitive science, including graduate degrees from Cambridge University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar, and Yale University, where she received her Ph.D. in 2012. Jen wrote her first published novel when she was nineteen-years-old and sold her first five books while still in college. In additional to writing YA novels, Jen has also written original pilot scripts for television networks like USA and MTV, and she is one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of fandom and the cognitive science of fiction and the imagination more broadly. Jen is an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she holds a dual appointment in Psychology and Professional Writing.


The Artsy Reader

I couldn’t get enough of this brilliantly woven tale full of family secrets, intrigue, forbidden love, and a teenager who tries to find her place in the world – and in the very house she has inherited, a house already filled with half a dozen potential life-threatening enemies.”

A Short Book Lover

The writing style just flows so well, allowing you to completely get lost in the various games and nefarious schemes. 

Hina Loves To Read

In a nutshell, it is an unputdownable book that I finished reading in just one day and waiting impatiently for the sequel to come out.

Books Are The New Black

I loved Avery! She went from nothing to everything in a day and it didn’t go to her head. 

And On She Reads

Underlying the whole storyline is a base of puzzles and riddles, and it’s fantastic. Normally I pride of myself on being able to unravel at least part of any puzzle set in a book but I couldn’t untwist many of these, and I LOVE it when I get outwitted by a book. 

Bookmarks And Stages

The twists ramp up in scale right to an ultimate page-turning crescendo!

Papertea & Bookflowers

“I loved that they all had their unique motivations, not that we get to know them all … but you can always see them shimmer right under the surface. 

Ryan Yarber

The pacing of this book is excellent. Short chapters and just enough revelations paired with new mysteries make this book an absolute page-turner.

Ity Reads Books

Putting this down would be a mistake that I don’t suggest you make. I think the best part about this is the mystery that has to be solved. It was well put together to certainly keep you guessing the entire time. 

Frost at Midnite

Completely riveting and The Inheritance Games keeps the reader on their toes through out. 

Fi’s Bibliofiles

The mystery itself is gloriously frustrating in the best possible way. 

A Tale of Two Pages

Those Hawthorne boys though – danger in suits! 

Holly Reads A Lot

This book has so many twists and turns, you will find yourself turning pages faster than you ever have before because you just have to know what the next clue is! 

Personal Opinions of a Fangirl


Sifa Elizabeth Reads

It’s a really compulsive read, and part of that is the way it’s written with really short chapters. 

Delly Bird

Even a seasoned mystery reader will have plenty of surprises in store! 

I hope you enjoyed today’s spotlight!

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