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Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Autor(a) de The Inheritance Games

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About the Author

Jennifer Lynn Barnes is an American author of YA novels. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and graduated high school in 2002. She went on to receive a degree in cognitive science from Yale University in 2006, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to do post-graduate work at Cambridge University. mostrar mais In 2012, she graduated from Yale University with a PhD in Developmental Psychology, and currently serves as an assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma at Norman. Barnes wrote her first book, Golden, when she was nineteen years old. She has written numerous novels since then, including: The Fixer, The Naturals series, Nobody, Every Other Day, and the Raised by Wolves series. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Inheritance Games (2020) 4,241 exemplares
The Hawthorne Legacy (2021) 2,344 exemplares
The Final Gambit (2022) 1,700 exemplares
The Naturals (2013) 1,219 exemplares
Raised by Wolves (2010) 871 exemplares
Killer Instinct (2014) 564 exemplares
The Brothers Hawthorne (2023) 557 exemplares
The Fixer (2015) 430 exemplares
All In (2015) 413 exemplares
Every Other Day (2011) 384 exemplares
Little White Lies (2018) 362 exemplares
Bad Blood (2016) 359 exemplares
Tattoo (2007) 358 exemplares
Trial by Fire (2011) 338 exemplares
Nobody (2013) 288 exemplares

Associated Works

Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions (2011) — Contribuidor — 343 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Locais de residência
Norman, Oklahoma
Yale University (Cognitive Science)
Assistant Professor at University of Oklahoma
Elizabeth Harding



The Inheritance Games was a fun twist and turning puzzle of a read. While not overly difficult to follow, and some of the mysteries easy to see coming, there were still a handful of other riddles that took me by surprise.

Barnes lays out a fun game that follows Avery, who mysteriously inherits a fortune from a man she has never met. Avery must try and navigate a very angry family to trust and help the four grandsons who believe their grandfather set out a game for them to play.

I must say, I love Xander! He added a much needed comic relief to the story that would have been missing. Also, his unknown part in the story that was revealed at the end... wonderful. I am not sure how I feel about the triangle, especially coupled in with Emily... I didn't really connect to it much and felt a bit forced. I understood the Emily connection more than Avery's. Now Nash, I hope he plays a larger part in the next few books. I want to know what he is doing with Libby, and more about his relationship with the attorney. For the most part, he just seemed kind of there for some added dialog. I want more from him later on.

As far as the puzzles go, I liked them overall. It was a fun read that kept me turning the pages. Barnes does leave a lot of questions that make me excited to pick up the next book in the series. So much that I want to follow up on that I hope is eventually addressed.

Overall, it was a fun story. Not difficult to read/follow, but also doesn't go too far into character building; I would have enjoyed a little more as far as that goes. Also, I would love for her to include a map of the Hawthorn House. I understand it is supposed to be this maze of a mansion, but a visual would really help the reader navigate when they explore.
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kames04 | 86 outras críticas | Apr 5, 2024 |
High school junior Avery Grambs gets the shock of her life when she finds out that multi-billionaire Tobias Hawthorne has died and left her nearly all his fortune. The weird thing is, she’s never even met the man. According to the will, in order for her to receive the inheritance, she must live in the mysterious Hawthorne mansion for at least a year, along with the four Hawthorne grandsons, all of whom expected to receive the inheritance, and harbor a serious distrust of Avery. As things progress, she learns the deceased billionaire had a love for puzzles and riddles, and somehow, she had now become a part of his last, and most dangerous, game.

What I liked: pretty much everything! The storyline was gripping. The characters were unique and likable. The mystery continued to become more complex and interesting as the story progressed.

What I didn’t like: nothing, really. The book had a satisfying ending, but did leave with a major teaser for book 2 which I am now dying to read.

A great read.

5 out of 5 stars
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AlbaArango | 86 outras críticas | Apr 4, 2024 |
Grayson fue criado como el heredero de la fortuna de su abuelo, poniendo a su familia ante todo. Cuando parte de ella se meten en problemas, Grayson aparece para hacer lo que mejor se le da: ocuparse de ellos de manera rápida, sencilla y sin sentimentalismos por medio.

A Jameson, en cambio, es un hombre de riesgos, de sensaciones fuertes, de juegosl. Cuando su misterioso padre aparece para pedirle un favor, Jameson no puede resistirse a aceptar. Se infiltrará en el exclusivo y oscuro mundo londinense de las apuestas millonarias para ganar una inalcanzable. Por suerte, Jameson Hawthorne no cree en lo imposible.

Atraídos por juegos retorcidos en puntos opuestos del planeta, Grayson y Jameson, con la ayuda de sus hermanos y la chica que heredó la fortuna familiar, tendrán que decidir hasta dónde están dispuestos a llegar para ganar.
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bibliotecayamaguchi | 10 outras críticas | Mar 8, 2024 |
Para conseguir heredar miles de millones, Avery Grambs solo tiene que sobrevivir unas semanas más en la mansión Hawthorne. Pero los paparazzi no la dejan en paz, la presión sigue subiendo y el peligro acecha por todos lados. La luz al final del túnel son los hermanos Hawthorne, cuyas vidas están completamente entrelazadas con la de Avery.

El momento en que Avery se convierta en la adolescente más rica del planeta se acerca, y es entonces cuando aparece un visitante que podría cambiarlo todo. Aún hay un último enigma que resolver, y Avery y los hermanos Hawthorne se verán atrapados en un peligroso juego una vez más.

Atrapada en un mundo de riqueza y privilegios, con el peligro acechando a cada paso, Avery tendrá que ir a por todas y jugar a ese juego... si quiere sobrevivir.
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bibliotecayamaguchi | 22 outras críticas | Mar 8, 2024 |



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