Thursday, October 30, 2014

Book Review: THE NATURALS by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

First, I’m going to tell you a secret.

Come closer. 



Especially things that could really happen. No. Thank. You.

I started reading The Naturals full of tension that I was never going to sleep again. And, there were a few nights that were touch and go. Once I was reading on my break at work (we have a “quiet room” and the lights are motion activated) and as I sat there reading a VERY creepy scene all the lights shut OFF and all I could do was scream. I’m sure security thought I was dying. But! Guess what? I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK!!! (Even the creepiest of the creepiest parts.)

Here’s what Goodreads has to say about it:

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.

It just gives me the chills thinking about it again. 

This book stuck with me for days…in fact I recommended it to a co-worker (who works nights) and she finished it in one shift at work, loved it soooo much she immediately put the next book on pre-order!

I highly recommend cracking open this cross between Criminal Minds and Pretty Little Liars!

Just make sure you have a night light!

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