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The Hawthorne Legacy (Jennifer Lynn Barnes) review

Genre: Mystery, Young Adult, Fiction

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐+1/2⭐

Format: Paperback


Avery Grambs was turned into a billionaire overnight when Tobias Hawthorne left her all his money, now she has to continue staying at the Hawthorne mansion filled with secrets, enemies, and riddles, trying to figure out why he chose her instead of his family.

This was way better than the first book, but I'm not sure if it's cause I read it when I was in a happy-ish mood or if the story actually got better.

Things I liked about this book: it kept my attention and I wanted to keep reading instead of forcing myself through every page; the cover is spectacular with little easter eggs; the plot twists caught me off guard and I was actually really hooked.

Things I didn't like as much: The writing is still simple and easy to go through, but I think it could've been a bit better; everything is still moving so fast, two books took place within a month how are you gonna skip through 11 months in the next one?

Things I HATED: the fucking love triangle, i hate it, I DESPISE IT, I care about the fucking unsolved mysteries not which rich white boy Avery wants to "fax"; oh yeah that's the other thing: MAX'S FUCKING NO SWEARING THING I HATE IT SO FUCKING MUCH OMG

Not every book needs a romance subplot, I get that it creates more tension and some readers might like it, but not in the middle of them trying to figure out riddles and clues that are 1000% more interesting.

Overall, compared to the first book this one was way more interesting and I had a good time reading it. Here's to hoping the third one will be just as good, or even better.

Blog post:

i have like 44 books on my TBR and another 10 that's sitting around on my windowsill what do i do now


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