Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!
Written by: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Release date: November 5th 2013
Buy: B&N, Amazon
Add on: 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.
I’m not sure I’ve talked about this much on my blog or Twitter since I started blogging, but I am a huge fan of the TV show Criminal Minds. It is one of the shows that I end up watching in mini-marathons throughout the season when I am overcome with fangirlish love for it, and I am super excited for season 9 to start up tomorrow (though I will probably let my DVR get a little ahead of me, just so I can do some marathons again, lol).
Anyway, why is that important? Well, if you’re familiar with the show, and read the blurb about The Naturals, you will definitely see the similarities. There’s something I find fascinating about the whole criminal-profiling thing, and this book is seeming to me like a mix between Criminal Minds and Cold Case (which I’ve actually never seen, lol). And it’s YA. How am I supposed to avoid this book, is the real question. I can’t! It sounds awesome, and I am super excited to read it!
What’s your Waiting on Wednesday pick?
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