Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (16) The Naturals

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 9:29 AM with 41 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.

The Naturals The Naturals

Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes    
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: November 5, 2013

Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.

Why I'm Excited:

A group of teenagers with special skills/powers who work for the FBI on cold cases?! This book sounds so amazing and I can't wait to read it. I'm seriously loving what Disney-Hyperion has been putting out lately and I love this new cover design, it's simple but way more stunning than the same old blond girl on a cover. I'm always drawn to YA mysteries (as anyone who reads this blog knows since I never shut up about it), but add in some superpowers and it becomes a gimme, gimme, gimme situation. 

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  1. I just snagged this one on NetGalley.
    I'm also always going on and on about my love for mysteries, which seem to be a mini-trend for YA in 2013-14 and I could not be more excited!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW! Jen @ YA Romantics

  2. I love anything to do with the FBI (Bones & Castle!!) so this is right up my alley. Great choice! Thanks for stopping by today!

  3. The Naturals looks really good - I'm a fan of the cover too. My WoW

  4. This book looks sooo good! Plus the cover is really cool looking! Nice pick! Definitely can't wait to read this one! :)
    My WOW

  5. This. sounds. AWESOME! Special powers and FBI cases? What's not to love? Definitely looking forward to this one now!
    Great pick :)
    My WOW

  6. I agree, mystery and superpowers, sign me up! Great pick! ~Pam

  7. Wow this sounds amazing! All the characters sound great too :)
    Old follower! Here is my WOW post

  8. This one sounds really awesome! I like the books that they have been putting out lately too. Lots of new and interesting ideas! Great pick!
    My WoW

  9. This sounds fantastic. It kind of reminds me of Imposter, which I just read and loved it! Great pick!

  10. This sounds really intriguing and I love the combo of superpowers and murder mysteries! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my WoW post earlier!

    New Follower!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

  11. Oh wow this one sounds good! I'm all about mysteries, too. I really do like the simplicity of the cover. It certainly grabs your attention. Definitely adding this one to my TBR list!

  12. Fantastic choice, I hadn't heard of this before today but it's definitely on my wishlist now :)

  13. This one sounds pretty interesting and I always love a good murder mystery. Great pick and thanks for stopping by!

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  14. I'm so looking forward to this one! Been on my wishlist for a while. Great pick!

    Here's my WoW

    -New Follower Kirsty @ StudioReads

  15. Great pick! I really want to read this one, too :D

  16. I can see why you want this one! It sounds interesting! Might have to add this to my want pile!

    New follower, thank's for stopping by my WoW!
    Tyler @ The Reading Pile

  17. Ooh, I love the new cover design! So much better than the first one. I'm so excited for this book!

    Great WOW :)

  18. Oh I forgot all about this book. I heard Jennifer Barnes read an excerpt from this book and it was amazing! So happy this book comes out this year! Thank you so so much for stopping by and happy reading!

    Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

  19. I am so excited for this one. Great pick.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW

  20. I saw this on NG, and the synopsis sounded so interesting. But I'm trying to be restrained, so I'll wait to read some more reviews.

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

  21. This sounds completely awesome and I freaking love that cover!

  22. Thanks for stopping by my WOW! I followed back on GFC, but I'm an old Bloglovin' follower already!


    1. Thanks, Kat. Sorry I missed you before. I'm following now! :)

  23. This is new to me! Definitely adding to the TBR right now!

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  24. Great pick Natalie! I actually won a Hyperion twitter giveaway and this is the book I chose! I can hurry up and read it and send it your way if you want? :D

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  25. Ooh! Cold cases! + POWERS. I AM ON BOARD FOR THIS BOOK. I WANT.

    I love the cover. Like you said, it's sooo stunning when there isn't a girl on the cover. That's old. Thanks for introducing me to this book. :D (And thanks for stopping by.)

  26. I love the sounds of this---sounds like a group of young Sherlocks with a supernatural twist!! FUN!! :D

  27. Ohhh this sounds incredible! I love crime fiction and thrillers so this sounds like a good blend of that with YA. And I've been wanting to check out this author for a while! Thanks so much for featuring it. Going to add it to Goodreads right away!

  28. Oh wow, this looks INCREDIBLE! I can't believe I've not heard of it before, I'm adding it to my TBR list right away! I love thrillers and murder mysteries. :) Thanks for spotlighting this and for stopping by my WoW post. ^.^
    Happy Reading! :D

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

  29. Wow this sounds awesome! I hadn't heard of this one, and I'm off to add it to my TBR :)

  30. Is this a new cover/different edition? I thought a girl was on it previously? Anyway, this sounds like a really good book. I'll pretty much read anything with abilities and I'm a sucker for crime solving stories. Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  31. Great pick! I've never heard of The Naturals before, but I have heard good things about the author so I'll definitely give this a shot!

    Thanks for dropping by my WoW! :D

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

  32. I'm loving the Disney-Hyperion offerings of late, too. And I love Jennifer Lynn Barnes, so this is a must-read. Even if that summary didn't sound half as awesome as it does. Great pick. Off to NG to request! :D

  33. I got this on NetGalley. I'm really excited about it, sounds great. My first by this author.

  34. I saw this one on someone else's WoW a week or so ago, and was intrigued! I agree, the cover is way more eye-catching than it would be having just some blond on it (though I haven't actually seen the old cover). It does make me wonder what could be in that box... lol. It's so silly what my mind focuses on. But hey, the synopsis sounds intriguing as well! It's not just a pretty cover!

  35. Oh, nice! I would totally into this book, as well. And I also love that the cover isn't something you would normally see. Adding this to GR now, thanks!

  36. This sounds good. It is new to me. Great pick!

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