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The final gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Book Tour

Hello and welcome to my stop for “The final gambit” by Jennifer Lynn Barnes! A huge thanks to Tbr and beyond tours for this chance and to the publisher for the copy!

Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Publishing date: August 30th, 2022
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Avery’s fortune, life, and loves are on the line in the game that everyone will be talking about.
To inherit billions, all Avery Kylie Grambs has to do is survive a few more weeks living in Hawthorne House. The paparazzi are dogging her every step. Financial pressures are building. Danger is a fact of life. And the only thing getting Avery through it all is the Hawthorne brothers. Her life is intertwined with theirs. She knows their secrets, and they know her.
But as the clock ticks down to the moment when Avery will become the richest teenager on the planet, trouble arrives in the form of a visitor who needs her help—and whose presence in Hawthorne House could change everything. It soon becomes clear that there is one last puzzle to solve, and Avery and the Hawthorne brothers are drawn into a dangerous game against an unknown and powerful player.
Secrets upon secrets. Riddles upon riddles. In this game, there are hearts and lives at stake—and there is nothing more Hawthorne than winning.

Avery only has to survive a few more weeks in the Hawthorne House in order to inherit billions, while paparazzi are dogging her every steps and financial problems arise. Living in the Hawthorne House, though, means to know, now better, the Hawthorne brothers, their secrets and they hers. But when danger comes to their house with a mysterious visitor and a kidnapping, they have to face a lethal and unknown player, ready to do everything in his power to beat Avery and to get revenge on the late Tobias Hawthorne. Between riddles, secrets, insecurities, puzzles and pasts best left buried, Avery, the brothers and Libby and Alisa are involved into another, more dangerous game, until the very surprising ending.

The final gambit is the last book of The inheritance games and it was such a pleasure to read. I’ve read this book in one setting because it was, like the others, fluid, captivating and so intriguing. The reader is finally able to get answers to unaswered questions about the pasts and the characters, Toby’s, Tobias’ and others’ lives, while facing an unknown opponent in a game made of, again, riddles and threats. While Avery and her family have to face this new threat, the characters’ growth is parallel. The reader is able to know them better and better in their relationships with each other, new loves and old ones, new and old wounds and while Avery and Jameson are the cutest couple ever, getting, understanding, supporting and loving one other every step of the way, the others aren’t less. It was intriguing and refreshing reading about the brothers and their bonds with each other and the old man and, mostly, now, with Avery. Above all, it’s so good to see how much Avery has grown since the first book and how much she has learned, becoming a smart and brilliant player, a strategist like the brothers.

The riddles, games and threats are, like in the previous books, amazing and fascinating to follow and understand, getting the reader more and more involved into the story and it was so good and thrilling. The story, filled with secrets uncovered, lies and games and plot twists, it’s amazing and a perfect ending. I will miss these characters so much!

Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado. She’s been writing for as long as she can remember, finished her first full book (which she now refers to as a “practice book” and which none of you will ever see) when she was still in high school, and then wrote Golden the summer after her freshman year in college, when she was nineteen.
Jen graduated high school in 2002, and from Yale University with a degree in cognitive science (the study of the brain and thought) in May of 2006. She’ll be spending the 2006-2007 school year abroad, doing autism research at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
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What you should know about me is: I'm in love with books. I love diving in them, living my heroine's and heroes' adventure, discovering new worlds and characters. I've always loved reading and writing. The idea of creating is thrilling and scary at the same time. 'I'd rather die on an adventure than live standing still."


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