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Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Author of The Inheritance Games

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About the Author

Jennifer Lynn Barnes is an American author of YA novels. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and graduated high school in 2002. She went on to receive a degree in cognitive science from Yale University in 2006, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to do post-graduate work at Cambridge University. show more In 2012, she graduated from Yale University with a PhD in Developmental Psychology, and currently serves as an assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma at Norman. Barnes wrote her first book, Golden, when she was nineteen years old. She has written numerous novels since then, including: The Fixer, The Naturals series, Nobody, Every Other Day, and the Raised by Wolves series. (Bowker Author Biography) show less


Works by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Inheritance Games (2020) 4,378 copies
The Hawthorne Legacy (2021) 2,430 copies
The Final Gambit (2022) 1,790 copies
The Naturals (2013) 1,266 copies
Raised by Wolves (2010) 873 copies
The Brothers Hawthorne (2023) 616 copies
Killer Instinct (2014) 591 copies
All In (2015) 440 copies
The Fixer (2015) 434 copies
Every Other Day (2011) 386 copies
Bad Blood (2016) 380 copies
Little White Lies (2018) 373 copies
Tattoo (2007) 357 copies
Trial by Fire (2011) 340 copies
Nobody (2013) 290 copies

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The Long Game is everything that The Fixer is and more. More suspense. More drama. More at stake than ever before. Every time something big would happen in the book I just couldn't believe it! And then it would escalate father than I could have ever anticipated... and then that escalated even more. I was literally tense while reading this book. I dreaded knowing what would come next but I couldn't stop reading! I had to know! Even now I can't believe how amazing this book is. It surpassed all my expectations, which is saying something considering how much I love the first book.

All the characters that I love from the first book are back and it's great seeing them in action. The book starts with Tess, Henry, Asher, and Vivvie doing what they do best: blackmailing a powerful person for the right reasons. Asher makes everything hilarious and Tess is as brilliant as ever. But like I said, things get more intense after that. These relationships grow and change throughout the book as events happen and all I can say is that it is completely believable. The same can be said about Tess's relationships with her grandfather, Ivy, and Adam. I love all these characters and the author writes such complex and interesting relationships that are beautiful and sad all at once.

One of the things that makes this book so intense is because it all feels so real. The events in the book are scarily possible and I really couldn't believe the places this story went. The events were handled in a believable manner and Tess's ability to deal with the them as a teenager was realistic as well. I really couldn't respect this series any more than I do right now. I believe this to be one of the best YA series going on right now. THERE BETTER BE A THIRD BOOK!!!

The Long Game is a non-stop, high-stakes, political thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. If you love The Fixer than you will no doubt love this sequel. This is a book to move to the top of your to-reads list.
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caaleros | 12 other reviews | May 17, 2024 |
Twelve is not like any of the novellas that I have read. The short form of the novella actually worked for the story, making it feel like this was the way it was always meant to be told. It also had a great pace. The only thing that made this story shorter was that there were less obstacles for the characters to overcome when dealing with the case. There was plenty of time to spend with the characters that I love while also building an interesting mystery with high-stakes. Like always, the story was about the case the team was working while also being about the characters personally. The flashbacks which focused on each of the main characters when they were twelve felt like a natural addition to the story while giving the readers more of their history.

It was great reading about Cassie and the gang when they are older. Actually, this is the first time in a long time that I can say I read a YA novel with a protagonist who is my age! Reading Twelve is a great way to relax for an hour or two if, like me, you don’t have time to commit to a novel. I would love it if Jennifer Lynn Barnes wrote more of these over the years. I’ll definitely be rereading this novella in the future.
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caaleros | 6 other reviews | May 17, 2024 |
Before "The Inheritance Games," Jennifer Lynn Barnes wrote a series for true crime lovers, about a group of teens whose trauma gives them abilities for catching killers. These natural abilities are only supposed to be used in cold cases, but when a killer starts targeting Cassie, the group is forced to bring their skills into the real world.

I have read this series so many times and, honestly, the twists and turns can still take me by surprise. No one does plot twists like Jennifer Lynn Barnes does.… (more)
caaleros | 86 other reviews | May 17, 2024 |
Didn’t enjoy it until the very end, but it did get exciting.
libraryofemma | 13 other reviews | Apr 18, 2024 |



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