The Naturals ((The Naturals #1))

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Disney-Hyperion, Nov 5, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
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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' 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
"This savvy thriller grabs readers right away." -Kirkus Reviews "Barnes shows every card at just the right moment, catching readers off-guard at the final reveal. 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

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User Review  - les121 - LibraryThing

Is the premise of The Naturals completely unbelievable? Yes. Does it feature a cliche teen love triangle? Yes. Does it read like Criminal Minds fanfic? Yes. Did I like it? Hell yes! Much to my ... Read full review

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User Review  - ewyatt - LibraryThing

Cassie is haunted by the memory of her mother's dressing room on the day her mother was attacked and the body never found. When she is recruited for a secret FBI group that trains naturals, her ... Read full review

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Jennifer Lynn Barnes has written several acclaimed young adult novels. She has advanced degrees in psychology, psychiatry, and cognitive science. She received her PhD from Yale University this year and is now a professor in psychology. You can find her online at www.jenniferlynnbarnes.com or follow her on Twitter @jenlynnbarnes.

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