The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I haven’t read a whole book in one day in many years. To be fair, I had already started this book a few days prior but I did read the bulk of it on New Year’s Eve. I even stayed up past midnight to finish it. I just couldn’t put it down and thankfully I had the time to read it.
What an amazing story. The characters are extraordinarily well developed and there are so many layers to the plot/mystery that I’m left thinking of Kate Morton’s “Distant Hours” ( a book I absolutely loved). Even though this is a contemporary story, it has a definite gothic feel to it, reminiscent of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
Even at the end, as the mystery comes to a conclusion (or does it?), we discover another layer underneath it. Every time I thought I had the mystery solved, I didn’t really. Yes, there were a couple things I was able to kind of figure out (I’m a puzzle lover) but there was always something new about it, something I didn’t expect. I’m heading to the bookstore to purchase the sequel today.
Kudos Ms. Barnes.