Waiting on Wednesday #15: The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Posted August 7, 2013 by Bee in Memes & Features / 2 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming books that we eagerly anticipate! This week I’m waiting on These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman!

Waiting on Wednesday #15: The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Naturals

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Pages: 304
Published on November 5th 2013
by Disney Hyperion
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal, Young Adult

Also by this author: The Naturals, The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Killer Instinct

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.

Why I’m Waiting:
This book just sounds so very cool and for some reason, I think of X-men when I read the blurb so. 🙂

What are you waiting on this week?



About Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado. She’s been writing for as long as she can remember, finished her first full book (which she now refers to as a “practice book” and which none of you will ever see) when she was still in high school, and then wrote Golden the summer after her freshman year in college, when she was nineteen.

She has since has contributed to numeroous short story collections and has written more than twelve books for young adults, including The Naturals and its sequel, Killer Instinct. She graduated from Yale with a degree in cognitive science in 2006 and spent 2006-2007 doing research into autism at the University of Cambridge.

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