Summary: The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the sequel to The Inheritance Games. In this thrilling young adult novel, protagonist Avery Grambs continues to navigate the enigmatic world of the wealthy Hawthorne family after inheriting their fortune. As she dives deeper into the family's secrets and rivalries, Avery must decipher puzzles and codes to uncover hidden truths about her connection to the Hawthornes. The novel mixes themes of mystery, wealth, loyalty, and trust as Avery grapples with her newfound identity and the complex dynamics of the Hawthorne legacy, all while trying to safeguard her heart and the people she cares about.
Opinion: The most compelling aspect was how the author made the Hawthorne secrets, leaving me guessing and second-guessing at every turn. The characters continued to evolve in unexpected ways, and I was particularly drawn to Avery's determination and resilience as she tackled the challenges thrown her way. During the book, there was only 1 disappointment I had. It was that the reveals of the secrets were somewhat predictable. They had a lot of clues which just made the secret easy to figure out. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoy a blend of mystery and contemporary fiction. If you're someone who loves piecing together clues, learning about the lives of complex characters, and immersing yourself in a world of high-stakes secrets, then you should read The Hawthorne Legacy. I give this book a ⅘.