Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why–or even who Tobias Hawthorne is.
To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man’s touch–and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes. Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a con-woman, and he’s determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather’s last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.
I really wound up loving this read. It was a prefect thriller read. I normally love he reads and this book was no different. It was such a fun read with a nice balance of mystery and thriller elements. I loved the main character so much and loved the fish out of water elements. This book reminded of the weath of the little white lies series and the character relationships out of paper princess. I really loved how twisty this book was. I am dying for book 2!
Fierce and ambitious, Aina Solís as sharp as her blade and as mysterious as the blood magic she protects. After the murder of her parents, Aina takes a job as an assassin to survive and finds a new family in those like her: the unwanted and forgotten.
Her boss is brutal and cold, with a questionable sense of morality, but he provides a place for people with nowhere else to go. And makes sure they stay there.
DIAMOND CITY: built by magic, ruled by tyrants, and in desperate need of saving. It is a world full of dark forces and hidden agendas, old rivalries and lethal new enemies.
I really wound up loving this main character so much. I also really liked the world building and the characters in this read. I thought the magic system based on diamonds was super cool. I really liked how the main character background was really unique and was pulled or inspired by the author life. It was fun heist novel mixed with a Assisan novel. It also really liked the full cast of characters and also loved the friendship that was at the heart of this novel. I will def be checking out the sequel!!