Waiting on Wednesday (#20)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!


Waiting on Wednesday (#20)
The Naturals

Written by: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Release date: November 5th 2013
Pages: 304
Buy: B&N, Amazon
Add on: Goodreads
Also by this author: 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 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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20 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (#20)

  1. Sounds like a sweet cross between Meg Cabot’s ‘Missing’ series and L J Smith’s ‘Dark Visions’ – I can’t wait wait! Awesome pick honey. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I’ve seen this on NG for a while, and I just can’t get myself to request it. I don’t watch any of the procedural crime TV shows, so I’m not sure if I’d be too interested in the plot of this book. Also, there’s something about the cover I just don’t like! I think it looks cheap, but I know that’s a silly reason to not read a book.

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

    • Well, I do LOOOOVE my crime shows, lol. And I actually really love the cover… it reminds me of a promotional TV poster or something.

      Thanks for stopping by, Stephanie!

  3. This one caught my eye right away (I requested it on net Galley… Hint hint ;)) it looks like criminal investigation in a format that I can handle (I’m a wuss, lol). Great pick this week, this is one I can’t wait to read!

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