Monday, August 18, 2014

Fresh Off The Press (#32) - August 18 - August 24



Welcome to Fresh Off The Press! It’s where I'll showcase all the great books hitting shelves in a week. These are all YA titles and hope you get to pick them up soon! These books are releasing from (August 18  - August 24) 



Hardcover:
 Starlight's Edge by Susan Waggoner: Book Cover

 Paperback:
 Poison Princess by Kresley Cole: Book CoverAntigoddess (Goddess War Series #1) by Kendare Blake: Book CoverCatherine by April Lindner: Book Cover

Those are the amazing books this week! As for me....
AP Us History is killing me! Ahh so much work to do epsecially for English and history, but so so happy I have two AP classes this year! But my blogging will still be as strong as ever and glad you guys enjoyed my reviews for this week!
  Happy Reading!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fast-Paced & Thrilling: The Naturals - Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Naturals (The Naturals, #1)

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 
Date Released: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Pages: 308 pages
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Rating: (NEED ONE)
Series: (The Naturals #1)

Goodreads Synopsis: 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.
 



From Goodreads




The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes was a great action packed thriller about seriel killers and teens with powers to undercover cold cases from the FBI. I was happy I picked up The Naturals since I've been reading a lot of relaxing books, I decided to kick it up. Did I regret it? No, I really liked The Naturals!

The Naturals was a fast-paced thriller that had a great plot. A protagonist that reads peoples minds? The FBI? Cracking cold cases? Count me in! It had everything to grab anyone, and I did deliver on some parts. I really liked Cassie. She was a great character that didn't take herself to seriously. And she brough the story alive. Every aspect of the book was done amazingly! From the characters to the pacing. It all moved together great and you'll definitely find yourself moving the pages fast enough to move on. 

The writing was bothering for me. At times, I would forget who would be talking or what Cassie was talking about. And that usually meant re-reading the chapter, which kills because I love the story and I want more! The book also had pages titled "YOU" and I thought it was cool, but I felt myself just skipping them and moving on.

Overall, The Naturals was a great thriller I think anyone should pick up, especially if your looking for something to spice up your summer reads :)

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