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The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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kimjensoo's review against another edition

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

5.0

AMAZING HELP I JUST BOUGHT THE OTHER BOOKS

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tabea1409's review against another edition

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

5.0


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abbyycadabbyy's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious

4.0

     I am so happy that this book was better than the first book. I personally feel like this book was better. I thought the plot was more engaging. 

     I am still on the fence about Garyson Vs. Jamieson. I am leaning towards somebody, but I am not going to say who I feel once I am % sure. One thing that bothers me is that they say they don't want Avery to be another Emily, but they are also putting her in the same situation... I feel like that has a little bit of sway as to why Grayson back down from Avery.

     There was one thing I have to say about this book plot twists that bothered me. I felt that every single plot twist in the book was the same. They were all about
characters being related. Like for real every character in the book be having a huge family that has something to do with the Hawthrone's in some way shape or form
I mean don't get me wrong even thought they were all the same I was still surprised. 

     I liked how we got more insight about Avery's family and her upbringing. A lot of how she was raised played into how she handles herself and others in the books. One thing though, in the first book I felt Avery's reactions were a little more guanine, whereas in this book I felt like she had no reaction to anything. 

     Will be starting the last book Right now. Kinda sad for it to end.

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cc_shelflove's review against another edition

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

4.0

BRB, searching Amazon for invisible ink kits. 🤣 I think I’ve found a YA mystery series that I enjoy more than the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder books! While I was a bit disappointed by the ending of book two, it was not because the story was bad; I simply had hoped for a different outcome. There was a reveal that I didn’t feel was necessary (see character: Mellie) and the love triangle between our main character and two brothers was a little weird and icky to me (iykyk). HOWEVER, the puzzles of the book still took the spotlight and kept me reading! I’m hoping book three brings a lot of surprises. 

“Picture yourself standing on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The wind is whipping in your hair. The sun is setting. You long, body and soul, for one thing. One person. You hear footsteps behind you. You turn. Who’s there?”

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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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clairehreads22's review against another edition

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

4.75

The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes … wow!! Amazing!! Loved it!

If you need a mystery book with an adventure and flirting, then this book is for you. 

Spoilers below:

The whole Jameson and Avery relationship is cute. He said he doesn’t see her as a puzzle anymore … that’s good. She’s not an object bestie. Avery flipped the coin and kissed Jameson - that made me so happy. I was rooting for them. 

I know Ricky and Skye were not behind the bomb, but still they are the worst people ever. Sheffield Grayson is also horrible. 

Mellie and Eli = eh not sure how I feel! I mean not the way to get to Toby, but I guess it worked. 

Toby saying Avery is not his biological daughter but in his heart, she is. He also came up with her name and wow of course he did. 

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merah's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted mysterious reflective relaxing sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

Absolutely no words. One of the best series I have read in a very long time. 
I am constantly trying to guess what will happen -sometimes I'm right, sometimes it's impossible to predict. 

I have so many theories. Can't wait for #3! 

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beth_s98's review against another edition

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

4.75


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allisonwonderlandreads's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious tense 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

This feels like the book version of an escape room, under the wire to hunt down clues with the giddiness of a game afoot. It's just ~fun~ pure and simple. In this puzzle of a sequel, we follow the Hawthornes deeper into their (many, unnecessarily fancy) closets for creepier skeletons. We delve into a family history that is twisted and secretive with complicated repercussions in the present.

In terms of Avery's life, the unnecessary love triangle marches on. I was pleased with the resolution at the very end of the book where an actual choice is made. I'm not sure I was cheering for anyone in particular before, but I like what Avery decided. My only concern is that the series isn't over, and sometimes love triangles have the last laugh when I think they're over, so. Just hoping the current choice is endgame, and we can focus on different drama in the next one. In non-romantic news, best friend Max shows up instead of just being a voice over the phone, which is a vast improvement for everyone. I desperately needed someone to say "smash the patriarchy" in front of all the rich people.

In terms of the mystery, there's some light (private) jet-setting, which adds to the makeover montage moments to remind us that there is ridiculous wealth on the line. Like an alarming amount. Like I think Max has her work cut out for her with the smashing part. I didn't find most of the reveals particularly shocking as the mystery unfolds, but I was entertained at all times. Also, the sheer number of twists and turns made for an intriguing path for the characters even if you suspect what's coming at the end. This book was pure escapism for me, and I loved it.

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literaryolivia'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
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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