The Rosewood Hunt
– Mackenzie Reed –
Published 31 October 2023
The Rosewood Hunt is a debut novel with plenty of drama, a touch of suspense, romance, mystery and billions of dollars – that have gone missing, obviously.
When Lily Rosewood’s grandmother suddenly dies, she quickly learns that the Rosewood inheritance, the estate and her coveted space on the Rosewood Inc company board is not to be hers. And, it’s not to go to anyone in her family. Instead, she, her uncle and her cousin are left small gifts, a letter and told to get off the estate. But Lily’s grandmother loved a good mystery and so Lily sets out to discover what is behind her grandmother’s actions.
From invisible ink and secret passage ways, to bad guys and a band of unlikely allies, The Rosewood Hunt promises plenty of mystery drama and it delivers.
It’s extremely hard not to read and review The Rosewood Hunt without drawing comparisons between it and The Inheritance Games. A mystery, a grand house with secrets, a large inheritance, a group of teens forced to work together. Both stories have similar themes, but there are a few differences, the main one being our main character. Lily Rosewood is not the likeable protagonist I was hoping for. She is rich, entitled and often more upset about losing her inheritance than her “beloved” grandmother. Sometimes she remembers to feel upset. That just lessened my overall enjoyment.
Readers looking for a light and fun mystery will enjoy The Rosewood Hunt.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own
Category: Young Adult fiction
Themes: Family, inheritance, death, money, secrets, mystery, romance.
Reading age guide: Ages 13 and up.
Published: 31 October December 2023 by HarperTeen
Format: Hardcover, ebook. 368 pages.