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  • Writer's pictureAnnika Pillai

i read the inheritance games and here are my thoughts


I’ve seen so much hype about this book that I felt like I just had to pick it up? Also, the premise sounded so interesting, that even though I don’t read that much YA, I thought that this was at least worth seeing through.


The Inheritance Games, follows Avery Grambs, your regular high-school senior…who is left a fortune by a billionaire who recently died. A billionaire she has never met (why can't this be me?).


To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man's touch--and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes. Unfortunately for her the house also includes his family––more specifically his four grandsons, who grew up with the expectations that they would inherit his fortune, when he died.


Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.


This book was surprisingly pretty good! It’s not the best book that I have ever read, but it was actually pretty engaging, and I had a good time reading it. People have said that this was kind of like a reverse harem, but I don’t really think it is? It’s more of a love-triangle situation, which I usually hate––and I didn’t really love it in this book, but I suppose it added to the overall readability of this book.


I will say that I thought Avery as a main character was kind of irritating––some of her decisions were just wack to me, and at times I wanted to shake some sense into her, but I suppose that is a given in these types of books.


There were many moments that I cringed so hard, but even so I still had a really good time reading it, and I’m very excited for the second book. The book was super fast-paced, making for a very engaging read, and I would honestly recommend you at least check it out.


Rating ➳ 4/5 stars

(tw: death, domestic abuse, toxic relationship, death of a parent)

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