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The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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siglerbooknook's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging lighthearted mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

This series is the definition of curve ball and somehow it always makes sense. There is no solving these books in advance. You, the reader, are definitely just along for the whirlwind ride, and yet they always keep me feeling engaged. 
It takes forever to get to an answer but the pacing is done so well that the book never feels slow.
Once again, Jennifer Lynn Barnes has earned a gold star for dialogue. Every quip had me smiling. Every heartfelt confession tugged at my heart. 
I don't know how the characters of Hawthorne House can be so mysterious and so loveable at the same time, but every one of them is thoroughly enjoyable.
Even though the story felt like it would have to leave loose ends, Barnes managed to wrap every mystery in a satisfying bow.
The plot may not be complex and the characters may not be the deepest you'll ever read, but I completely enjoyed every page of The Hawthorne Legacy and can't wait to dive in to book 3.

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mrsalexisrjones's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging emotional mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

This book is the second in a trilogy and is a quick read! It’s old money, puzzles, riddles, will they/won’t they,  a love triangle that doesn’t leave you annoyed, lost family, found family, mystery, and romance.

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effy's review

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4.0

After the mystery seemed to have been wrapped up in book 1, I was very intrigued to see where the story went next. I thought this story did a good job of organically extending the mystery. I particularly appreciated that it was revealed quite near the start that 
Spoiler Avery beliveved Toby was her father (the fact that he was not biologically her father but saw her as being like a daughter was a really beautiful touch).


I think I enjoyed this book a lot more than the first one because I have a clearer understanding of the dynamic with the games and the puzzles. I also felt as though the love triangle was basically gone; 
SpoilerAvery and Grayson clearly still had feelings for one another but the choice had been made and Avery was with Jameson and that was that.
 

Overall this book was a fun ride. 

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purplepenning's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

3.75

I want to reallllllly like these, but I'm only finding them mostly okay and entertaining, which is starting to annoy me. Yes, there are whiplash levels of twisty, interesting reveals, but the puzzles and clues feel kind of basic. Combined with the angsty love-triangle-ness of it all, it just feels a bit juvenile compared to other YA mysteries I've enjoyed. It's still a pretty fun ride, though, so I'm definitely go on to book 3. And Max is the best — she's with 3 stars just on her own!

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totallybookedforlife's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

The plot is almost TOO fast. Not to mention practicality and “real life” errors scattered throughout.

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mermaidmommy19's review against another edition

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3.75

I enjoyed this a lot! I thought it was much better than the first book! It was still pretty predictable and the ending left me going 😑 but I'm excited to see what develops in book three!

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nehanaomi's review against another edition

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mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

bruh how can it be this hard to just pick a boy 

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matheo's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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rose_88's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

This book was just as much a goddamn rollercoaster as the first. I’m not sure how much I enjoy the love triangle between Avery, Jameson and Grayson, but I do enjoy how all the brothers feel a sort of protectiveness for her.
Spoiler The whole ‘Avery is Toby’s daughter’ to ‘oh she isn’t it’s this random girl who’s two older siblings work for her just to find him’ I really didn’t enjoy, I think I would have liked it more if Avery actually was Toby’s daughter, but that might just be coming from my hatred for Ricky and Skye and whatever the hell they were trying to do.
Spoiler I did really enjoy, however, how Max was far more present in the second book than the first, in the first book I felt like Avery was too isolated, with the Hawthorne boys only wanting her cause she was either similar to Emily or to help them solve the mystery. Also, I loved how both Grayson and Jameson have sort of matured, Jameson more so, and how they both know that no matter their feelings they need to put their arguments aside to protect her.

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cepbreed's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

I am unabashedly team Grayson. I know the past two books have been dedicated to developing Avery and Jameson but COME ON! When the author is so elusive and only throws us a bone once in awhile I get attached wayyy more easily than if there’s consistent action. It’s one of my flaws to be honest. I love this series so far, it’s so fun and incredibly satisfying to feel everything pull together. That said something is preventing me from falling in love with the books. Maybe it’s how fast I’m reading them or my preconceived notions. I’m also glad I’m late to the party and only starting this series now despite relentless recommendations. This way I can binge the entire series and not have to wait and forget important details like I had to with A Good Girls Guide to Murder. The quality has been super consistent with this series and I’m so thankful for that. 


Song: Compass - The Neighbourhood 

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