Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Jennifer Lynn Barnes' "The Naturals"


I received a copy of this book by Jennifer Lynn Barnes from NetGalley for review. Release date November 5, 2013. 

From Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.

What Cassie doesn’t realize is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides— especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own.

Sarcastic, privileged Michael has a knack for reading emotions, which he uses to get inside Cassie’s head—and under her skin. Brooding Dean shares Cassie’s gift for profiling, but keeps her at arm’s length.

Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms closer than Cassie could ever have imagined. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive.

As per my usual, I was looking for a book on NetGalley when I saw a nice cover and I clicked to see the description of the book. I was immediately intrigued by the description - it reminded me a little of that TV show, Alphas, or at least the 15 minutes I watched of it once. It also reminded me a little of Supernatural - the episodes with the hunter kids living together, and so it's a little X-Men like as well.

This book does have some alternating chapters from the mind of a serial killer, so that's a little creepy, but all in all, a good book! Some kissing, some new friends, and maybe a love triangle in the works.

"Maybe I don't want to be profiled because I don't want to know what you'd see. What little box I fit in. Who I really am."

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