Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Publishing date: August 30th, 2022
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.
First of all, can we just take a moment to appreciate how beautiful the cover is…!!!! I absolutely loved it..!!! I had read both the previous books in this series and was eagerly waiting for the third instalment in the book to be released. And I just couldn’t be more happier when I got my hands on the book via TBRandBeyond..
“I love you. I would die to protect you. I would make you hate me to keep you safe because damn it, Avery-some things are too precious to gamble.”Jennifer Lynn Barnes, The Final Gambit
The first and second books were awesome and frankly, I started reading the book with a lot of expectations. And it did not at all disappoint me.
Avery’s life turns upside down when she gets to know that she is about the inherit millions and billions. She has to stay in the Hawthorne house for a year before she gets inherited. But soon she gets entangled into the mysteries revolving around Tobias Hawthrone, Toby Hawthrone and her mother. Avery needs to follow the clues and solve the mysteries before anyone else does.
I absolutely loved the book. The book has a lot of plot twists that kept me hooked on the book. I really wanted to get to the end of the book very fast to finally get to know the facts and revelations behind the mysteries.
Speaking about the characters, all the characters have their own part to contribute to the story. Avery’s character has been evolving throughout the whole series. (The way she learns to handle herself, the way she adapts herself). There is a love triangle around Jameson – Avery and Grayson. I won’t give spoilers but I really loved her choice in the end.
“I don’t believe in destiny or fate—I believe in choice.
Love wasn’t just a choice—it was dozens, hundreds, thousands of choices.
Every day was a choice.”Jennifer Lynn Barnes, The Final Gambit
Overall, the book is full of games, mysteries, betrayals, love and the most important of all family. I loved it and I really hope you all will too….!!!!!!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
Please go ahead and give it a shot….You will not regret it…!!!!!