Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Naturals

The Naturals
Jennifer Lynn Barnes

 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 inse 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 – Via Goodreads

I have a love-hate relationship with this book. I love the storyline and plot but some parts just fell flat.  For example, the storyline was amazing. Having the ability to notice things about people and know so much about them… I can’t decide if that would be a cool “power” or a horrible one. But I guess there’s a flipside to all “powers” if you have super speed you may not learn to stop and smell the roses. If you can turn invisible you may never gain the courage to stand out. That was one part I really liked about this book. Instead of just seeing the good of Cassie’s “powers” we saw the bad side of them also. The final reveal in the book surprised me; I was expecting it to be someone totally different. Part of the reason I didn’t like the book was the background was really spotty. We learned about all different parts at random parts in the book. I prefer to learn the history of a MC at the beginning of the book; that way I feel like I know more about the character and can connect to them more

Cassie: Her mothers murder, profiling people I wish we learned more about Cassie. Although she was the MC and we saw things from her POV we didn’t learn that much about her. All of the characters had this same quality, funny enough the character that Cassie disliked the most-Lila- we learned the most about.


3.5 stars

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