The Naturals

The Naturals 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

  • Title: The Naturals
  • Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • ISBN: 9781423168232
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 rSeventeen 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 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.

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    About "Jennifer Lynn Barnes"

    1. 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 Jen graduated high school in 2002, and from Yale University with a degree in cognitive science the study of the brain and thought in May of 2006 She ll be spending the 2006 2007 school year abroad, doing autism research at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

    612 thoughts on “The Naturals”

    1. Who says teenagers can’t be FBI agents?Definitely not Cassandra Hobbes, a profiler recruited by the FBI to be part of their program.She analyzes people. She can find the slightest details about someone and use them to solve puzzles. However, the training part of the program isn’t enough for her. She wants to help find real murderers and not play repetitive games that agents believe will prepare her to become the perfect profiler.Suddenly, an opportunity strikes.The main problem with this sto [...]


    2. This book is Criminal Minds fanfiction, for the under-15 crowd. It takes a great deal of suspension of disbelief to read this book; and I'm not talking about the preposterousness of the idea that children---teenagers, can be FBI criminal investigators. The necessary suspension of disbelief from the reader's part is required in order to swallow the fact that a bunch of utterly incompetent, petty teenagers are capable of looking beyond their egotistical, self-centered noses.There's this show I lov [...]


    3. REREAD OCTOBER 2017Wasn't as good as the first time because obviously I knew who the killer was, but still, this series is so good!JANUARY 2016*4.5 STARS* WOW. What a way to start off my reading year! This literally is a YA version of Criminal Minds with a tiny paranormal twist. The FBI has found and recruited some teenagers who are 'naturals' at certain abilities that the FBI want to trial in a new program that could help to solve some cold cases. The main character Cassie is a natural profiler [...]


    4. You know what astounds me about these MCs in YA literature??Their level of self-confidence which easily, and almost always, borders on the self-centered/self-delusional-ness territory.I truly can't imagine anyone would hurt other people for my sake at all, let alone to actually end their lives. But nope, not a problem for our Cassie here. Cassie who almost casually stated "I knew suddenly that he could pull the trigger. He wouldn’t hesitate. If he thought I was in danger, he would put a bullet [...]


    5. Man, this was such a huge letdown.I was really looking forward to this book because I thought I'd finally get to read something like Criminal Minds or Lie To Me or, heck, even CSI. I loved those shows; I gobbled them all up when I first learned about their existence. The Naturals promised me that, but unfortunately, it was a disappointment all around.These are what The Naturals consists of:* 50% drama from an unnecessary love triangle;* 20% of Cassie overthinking things, apart from being dull an [...]


    6. Rating: 4.5/5The Naturals is a great book for fans of Criminal Minds, CSI and shows like them. I am a fan of all those kind of shows and when I read the blurb of this book I was dying to get my hands on it. And I am really glad I did. This had mystery, murder, serieal killers, kids with powers (not exactly supernatural powers bu still), romance, fighting. It was just perfect. Exactly what I was looking for.The Naturals are a group of teenagers that are trained by the FBI to solve mostly cold cas [...]


    7. Easiest five stars I've given a book these past six months. To be fairly honest, it was a 4,5 at the start because it has little flaws that prevent it from being absolutely perfect, but since it put me in such a fierce and euphoric mood, I decided to round the ratings up. After all, if a book makes you feel something positive, that's a start, and a very good one. I mean, yesterday I finished The Song of Achilles and, even if I loved it with a burning passion, it also left me numb like a rock bec [...]


    8. 2.5/5 “Sloane slipped an arm around my waist. "There are fourteen varieties of hugs," she said. "This is one of them.” This book sparked my interest when I saw it marketed as a teenage Criminal Minds, teens with natural talents (such as profiling, statistics, detection of deception and emotion), being recruited by the FBI to help crack cold cases. The few things that peaked my interest didn't really come to fruition, there wasn't much to compare to Criminal Minds and there was no cracking of [...]


    9. The Naturals is a hit or miss for me and very hard to review. Some parts of the book I really enjoyed, while others I found lacking. To give you an example - I'm not even sure if this book is part paranormal or not. As a serial killer mystery, however, it has its fair share of appealing qualities. This novel starts by introducing us to our protagonist, Cassie, who's always been good at reading people with only the tiniest of details. She quickly meets with an FBI team who takes her on to train a [...]


    10. Muuuuuurder. That's all that needs be said, peoples. Go read this book because there's serial killers and murders and bone-chilling plot twists. I love reading these kind of books, but am I ever frightened? Um, nope. I always feel like it's definitely a book and not reality. BUT THIS WAS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT! I was soooo sucked in, I actually felt my stomach churning. It's so incredibly well written it just blows my mind.The only reason it's not getting 5-stars is I felt a bit detached. A few ti [...]


    11. It was a freaking mega fantastic book. I simply couldn't stop reading it. It was mind-blowing and thrilling at the same time.I haven't been on such emotional roller coaster for a long time. I loved one characters, I hated another but after some pages everything became vice versa.It was especially interesting to read the profiler's job - all their I-You-UNSUB thing. It gives you a lot to think and a lot to analize (and believe me I've seen all the episodes of CSI LOL).Sometimes you just forget th [...]


    12. Mini review:DNF When I had first heard about this book I was hesitant. At the time I wasn't interested in reading this. I ended up reading the author's other book The Fixer. While I didn't enjoy it I wanted to read this book. Unfortunately this book was a mess.It felt really sloppy and that too many things were happening at once. Cassie's thoughts were also a bit weird to read about.I would still recommend this. Despite being a mess it does have an interesting premise. And I've heard that it get [...]


    13. WOAH. This was AMAZING! I really didn't expect to love it this much, but you can't argue with Xavier's Institute vibes and serial killer mysteries! It had my favourite gender balance of characters, three girls and two boys, was blurbed by Ally Carter and was all about teens training to be part of the FBIterally all the best things combined into one book. Sidenote: Although there may be a love triangle, it's VERY RESPECTFUL of everyone's feelings. I'll give an example: (to set the scene, this is [...]


    14. “None of us had normal childhoods," Sloane said quietly. "If we had, we wouldn't be Naturals.”This is kind of unusual review for me, since I've already read the first three book in this series (In very record time!) Actually finished the third book - All In - just right now. This review will be completely spoiler free for all three books, I just want to mention a few of my thoughts on the characters and The Naturals series overall. I have to say that the first book was just a starter, each b [...]


    15. This book is a built-in negation of its own premise. Cassandra and her fellow teens are supposed to be "naturals" at reading people and deducing clue to their behavior (eg. knowing what motivates serial killers, telling when people are lying, etc) but this only ever happens in controlled testing situations. Throughout the book they are ridiculously oblivious and naive. The book seemed even weaker after I noticed that the author has a graduate degree in psychology -- I had been guessing that it w [...]


    16. I loved the book, the reasons it is not a 5 star are as followed;* It was too YA to really hook me all the way.* The ending was slightly predictable, I didn't guess it exactly, but almost. * The "natural thing" kinda bugged me as I thought, honestly if some people could do this, then they all would of been rounded up years ago and working for the fbi/cia/etc already, it wouldn't of been a new thing.* A love triangle jeez how many times can this be done seriously. Apart from those issues mentione [...]


    17. Trigger warnings: murder, blood, death of a parent, stalking, serial killers. So the second I heard April say that this was like a young adult version of Criminal Minds, I knew I had to read it. And that's a pretty stinking accurate description of this book. The gist of it is that there's a secret FBI program recruiting teenagers with super powerful natural abilities where, like, behavioural analysis is concerned. It's basically the BAU, but with teens. This one is basically just setting the sce [...]


    18. good lord i don't know why this has taken me so long to read. i had heard this was great but i never knew. i NEVER KNEW how great until UGHssie is such a great character and yeah this definitely is tropey for a thriller mystery and is basically criminal minds in young adult format but IT IS GOOD AND YOU SHOULD R E A D IT!! cassie's back story is tragic but believable because jennifer lynn barnes wrote her character with just enough emotion but also enough real-ness? idek what i'm tryin to say (i [...]


    19. Duuuuude. This was surprisingly dark considering it's genre. I was not expecting this to be as good as it is. I even lost a little sleep so, kudos Ms. Barnes, kudos. This was supposed to be a filler book that was kinda just there and I don't know how to NOT read But damn. I'm mentally shooting myself for not having picked it up sooner! I adore finding little treasures like this hiding in the unpredictable abyss of literature that is YA. Will definitely explore more of this series in the future!



    20. This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews! I have no idea why it took me so long to read The Naturals. But I’m so glad I finally did, because I really enjoyed the FBI angle.The Naturals is about a group of teens who help the FBI solve crimes with their ‘abilities’. This is genius, I mean FBI and YA, why hasn’t this been done before (or why hasn’t anyone told me about it)?It’s these abilities that I found really fascinating. Cassie is a profiler, who can d [...]


    21. Reviewed at The Honest Bookclub.Oh, this book feels a little bit like home.(Because YA mystery, serial killers, the FBI, behavioral science and psychopaths are apparently home to me.)Hear me out. It's not how it sounds. Because I am the sort of weirdo who reads the Acknowledgments section at the end of the book, I now know the author to hold extensive degrees in psychology, in psychotherapy, and to have specialized in behavioral science.And boy, doesn't that make so much sense.Because to center [...]



    22. Не могла пройти мимо сочетания своих любимых элементов: YA, маньячный триллер, расследования и сверхспособности. И в целом очень довольна прочитанным. Главный плюс: то, как показаны те самые способности. Не что-то волшебное и таинственное, а именно естественные таланты люде [...]


    23. I honestly didn't even have time to add this to my "currently reading" shelf because i completed this book in whopping 2 1/2 hours, WOAH. This book was absolutely phenomenal! I am so compelled to do a booktube review of it because there are just so many amazing things I have to say about it! It was ridiculously fast paced and never had a dull moment. The author actually just tweeted me back telling me the sequel comes out in November, because I had NO IDEA it was a series!!!! I cannot wait for m [...]


    24. For fans of Ally Carter, for sure! I really loved this book; it was fast-paced and the cliff-hangers were excruciating. I TORE through this book, wanting to know how it was all going to end, and I was not disappointed! I think the only cringey bit (that meant I couldn't give it 5 stars) was the necessary love triangle.


    25. It’s been so long since I’ve read a YA book that I finished in one sitting down. The Naturals is mind-blowing and thrilling. Mini review to come.


    26. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales Quick & Dirty: Amazing young adult mystery that was full of wonderful characters, sweet romance, and a very intriguing plot! This is one of the best mysteries I have read in a really long time and I would highly recommend it!Opening Sentence: You’ve chosen and chosen well.The Review:Cassie has always been good at reading people. It was a trait Cassie’s mother taught her at a very young age so Cassie could help her mother with her physic business. But [...]


    27. What can I say about this book? Well for starters it was about exceptional teenagers with certain gifts. This book was different from anything I've read in the past meaning not really romantic or adventurous but more of things that may boggle your mind with a twist of suspense and a touch of a thrilling secretI don't want to really go into any real details about this book but I can say I was impressed by the storyline, the writing skills of this author and the characters and their mindset that t [...]


    28. If you like the shows like Criminal Minds, Homeland, CSI or Coldcase and want to mix it up with some teen drama, you will probably enjoy this book. Cassie is very good at reading people. She can tell you a bit about ones tastes, lifestyle, etc just by looking at you. When given the chance to prove herself working with the FBI, she jumps at the chance. But for her, it is also to try to catch her mother's killer. She is teamed up in a safe house wit a couple guardians and other teens with special [...]


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