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The Naturals

By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Publisher Description

Cold cases are about to get hot. Don’t miss this exhilarating crime thriller—perfect for fans of Criminal Minds and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder—from Jennifer Lynn Barnes, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inheritance Games

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. Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms close. 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.

Think The Mentalist meets Pretty Little Liars -- Jennifer Lynn Barnes's The Naturals is a gripping psychological thriller with killer appeal, a to-die-for romance and the bones of a gritty and compelling new series.

Praise for The Naturals

"The Naturals is Criminal Minds for the YA world, and I loved every page." -New York Times best-selling author Ally Carter

* "[A] tightly paced suspense novel that will keep readers up until the wee hours to finish." -VOYA (starred review)

"This savvy thriller grabs readers right away." -Kirkus Reviews

"It's a stay-up-late-to-finish kind of book, and it doesn't disappoint." -Publishers Weekly

"In this high-adrenaline series opener...even a psychic won't anticipate all the twists and turns." -Booklist

411 Reviews

Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“Finished this a couple days ago and I really enjoyed this, not a whole lot else to it. It was really fast paced, easy to read, and I just found it really difficult to put down after it got going. The first 20% was slower as we were getting into it but as soon as it picked up it was unputdownable!! I feel like 5 stars may be a bit high compared with other 5 star reads but it was difficult to fault! I preferred this to Inheritance Games for sure. Loved it! ♥️”
Characters change and growLikable charactersEasy to readAddictiveFast-pacedSuspensefulTwistyComing of ageThought-provoking
Thumbs Up“I enjoyed this! I don't usually read YA so this was definitely outside of my usual genre. I liked the main character but some of the other characters felt a bit one dimensional. I also felt like the romance wasn't needed and took me out of the story a bit. That being said it was still an enjoyable read and I'll most likely continue with the series!”
Believable charactersLikable charactersEasy to readAddictiveFast-pacedSuspensefulTwisty
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“I really liked this book! The ending totally surprised me which doesn't happen often. It was a quick, easy read that had me hooked. I've already borrowed the 2nd book from the library.”
Likable charactersMulti-layered charactersEasy to readSuspensefulTwistyViolence
Thumbs Up“i feel like not a lot actually happened tbh but it reminded me of criminal minds in all of the best ways🥲”
Easy to readFast-paced
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“I honestly was hooked on the book right from the beginning and felt myself getting lost in reading it so much. I thought the authors writing style was very nice and it was easy to follow”

About Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Jennifer Lynn Barnes has written more than a dozen acclaimed young adult novels, including The Inheritance Games, Little White Lies, Deadly Little Scandals, The Lovely and the Lost, and The Naturals series: The Naturals, Killer Instinct, All In, Bad Blood, and the e-novella, Twelve. Jen is also a Fulbright Scholar with advanced degrees in psychology, psychiatry, and cognitive science. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2012 and is currently a professor of psychology and professional writing at the University of Oklahoma. You can find her online at www.jenniferlynnbarnes.com or follow her on Twitter @jenlynnbarnes.

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