Blog Tour: The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Review + Aesthetic Board!)

Posted September 11, 2021 by Kaity in Aesthetic Board, Book Review, Book Tours, Reviews / 1 Comment

Blog Tour: The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Review + Aesthetic Board!)

Happy Saturday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for THE HAWTHORNE LEGACY by Jennifer Lynn Barnes! I absolutely LOVED this book and I’m so ridiculously happy to share my review with all of you today, plus you can learn more about the rest of the tour and the author! And now without any further ado, let’s get to the review!

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Review + Aesthetic Board!)The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Series: The Inheritance Games #2
Published on September 7, 2021 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, YA
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Author Links: Website, Twitter, Goodreads, Instagram

The Inheritance Games ended with a bombshell, and now heiress Avery Grambs has to pick up the pieces and find the man who might hold the answers to all of her questions - including why Tobias Hawthorne left his entire fortune to Avery, a virtual stranger, rather than to his own daughters or grandsons.
Thanks to a DNA test, Avery knows that she's not a Hawthorne by blood, but clues pile up hinting at a deeper connection to the family than she had ever imagined. As the mystery grows and the plot thickens, Grayson and Jameson, the enigmatic and magnetic Hawthorne grandsons, continue to pull Avery in different directions. And there are threats lurking around every corner, as adversaries emerge who will stop at nothing to see Avery out of the picture - by any means necessary.

did i like it?

I love this book so much I read it in just one day! I don’t remember the last time I did that for a book that wasn’t a) a Readathon book or b) written in a different format (Several People Are Typing, Technically You Started It, etc.)! I really loved the writing style, and the mysteries were just so enticing I couldn’t stop reading. I absolutely LOVE this book!

favorite character?

Xander is still my favorite, but Max comes in at a close second! And Xander and Max together? AMAZING!!!

Why did i read it?

I fell in love with Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ writing when I read Little White Lies back in 2018, and I’ve been reading all of her books since!

will i re-read it?


three words to describe the book

puzzles, suspense, WHAT

goodreads review

 just WHOA

Jamie Lee Curtis Movie GIF by Knives Out

I love the idea of the cover! All the hidden things (like the wedding ring!) and the ribbon and the tagline and the fonts are so cool! But I don’t love the blue cover. My edit where it’s a purple cover I like more than the blue, but even that isn’t my favorite.

9/10 stars!!!

  • Knives Out
  • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  • In Her Skin by Kim Savage
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • The Game by Linsey Miller

  • #think the house from “Knives Out” but taller and more chaotic
  • #no ships because I multiship everything and couldn’t decide
  • #a mystery wrapped in an enigma and dipped in snark

so I’m really glad that this book confirmed that View Spoiler » I feel like that could have been dragged out as a plot point for book three, and I’m just really really glad that it didn’t.

I also thought that View Spoiler » and that really threw me for a loop!

coming soon!

About Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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 addition 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.

What do you think about The Hawthorne Legacy? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!

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