Thank you Dave @ The Write Reads for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour.
She came from nothing.
Avery has a plan: keep her head down, work hard for a better future.
Then an eccentric billionaire dies, leaving her almost his entire fortune. And no one, least of all Avery, knows why.
They had everything.
Now she must move into the mansion she’s inherited.
It’s filled with secrets and codes, and the old man’s surviving relatives –
a family hell-bent on discovering why Avery got ‘their’ money.
Now there’s only one rule: winner takes all.
Soon she is caught in a deadly game that everyone in this strange family is playing.
But just how far will they go to keep their fortune?
The book comes out today.
Rating and Review
It is, indeed, a 4.5!
I accepted the invite to be part of this blog tour because the premise of the story sounded interesting to me. Also, because I am kind of in my Thriller phase right now.
The story begins when Avery, our protagonist, gets called for a will hearing. A will hearing that makes her a the youngest billionaire teenager! It all takes us on a journey filled with riddles, puzzles, fluttering of hearts, and an abundance of money!
There is an array of characters but the major focus remains on three people; Avery, Greyson, and Jameson . The other characters are mentioned many times but we do not see the character development of those in a way we see of these three as they work not exactly in tandem and not exactly hand in hand to solve the last puzzle, the last riddle left by the eccentric billionaire, Tobias Hawthorne.
The thrill of the chase, to find out the reason for how the old man’s worked and what his intentions were in leaving Avery with his wealth and in essence putting her life in danger; inculcating the feelings of enmity in not just his own family against the young girl but also of some of the people in her own life.
In a nutshell, it is an unputdownable book that I finished reading in just one day and waiting impatiently for the sequel to come out.
Lastly, I wish some billionaire will leave me something. I mean not his or her entire fortune but just a couple of million dollars, maybe. Even if it only half a million, I’d be able to go and get myself the MBA I want.
About the Author
Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) is the author of more than a dozen critically acclaimed young adult novels. She has advanced degrees in psychology, psychiatry, and cognitive science, including graduate degrees from Cambridge University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar, and Yale University, where she received her Ph.D. in 2012. Jen wrote her first published novel when she was nineteen-years-old and sold her first five books while still in college. In additional to writing YA novels, Jen has also written original pilot scripts for television networks like USA and MTV, and she is one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of fandom and the cognitive science of fiction and the imagination more broadly. Jen is an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she holds a dual appointment in Psychology and Professional Writing.