Thursday, 22 May 2014

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Synopsis (from Goodreads)

Pages: 352 
Publisher: Quercus
Released: 7th of November 2013

Cassie Hobbes is not like most teenagers. Most teenagers don’t lose their mother in a bloody, unsolved kidnapping. Most teenagers can’t tell who you are, where you’re from and how you’re likely to behave within moments of meeting you. And most teenagers don’t get chosen to join The Naturals.

Identified by the FBI as uniquely gifted, Cassie is recruited to an elite school where a small number of teens are trained to hone their exceptional abilites.

For Cassie, trying to make friends with the girls, and to figure out the two very different, very hot boys, is challenging enough. But when a serial killer begins recreating the details of her mother’s horrific crime scene, she realises just how dangerous life in The Naturals could be...

What I Have to Say

This profiling thing looks like fun, so I’m going to give it a go, please bear with me.

Okay, so the book is written in such a way that it includes a lot of the profiling thought process. The main character, Cassie, profiles everyone she meets, giving a really great insight into the process. Perhaps the author – oh wait! I’m supposed to use ‘you’ or ‘I’, right? So maybe you want the reader to start thinking like a profiler. There are puzzles that are set as training for Cassie and Dean, which help to get the reader trying to solve them, though it would be better if we were given the answers at the end, in my honest opinion.

The characters are all quirky and fun. Their abilities help define their characters, perhaps trying to encourage the reader into defining them by their abilities making it easier to remember them.

I don’t know whether any of my profiling is right or whether I’m way off, but I think it’s obvious with or without profiling skills that I absolutely adored the book. 

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