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!
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!