Title: The Final Gambit (The Inheritance Games #3)
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Genre: YA Mystery / Thriller
Publication Date: August 30th, 2022
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
“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.” (Goodreads)
This was a pretty good ending, but my favorite out of the series would be the second.
The book is told from one point-of-view and it comes from Avery. This is how it has been since the beginning. I liked seeing how she would solve the rest of the puzzles. I still don’t think the characters had a lot of development and it’s more about the game all of them are playing. It’s not bad but I just like knowing more about the characters.
The game that Avery is playing is not for the weakest link. She was chosen for a reason and it definitely shows. It feels like some of the smaller details in book one come back just for a few moments in the final and I liked seeing it all come together.
I honestly haven’t ever been interested in the romance subplot, lol. The love triangle was kind of lame and just felt forced. I don’t feel like there was ever a chance she would be the other and it shows in the final book.
Overall, this was a good ending. It kept me entertained with the mystery aspect.