Wednesday, October 23, 2013

2013 book 278

Jennifer Lynn Barnes' The Naturals
So, this book is about a teenage girl who's recruited into an FBI program for teens with special crime-solving abilities (she's a natural profiler, one of the others is a human lie detector, etc). BUT there is also a serial killer going around and his victims seem somewhat familiar! There is also the requisite love triangle, which is thankfully less prominent than the mystery, especially since both boys are basically cardboard cutouts. I actually was really enjoying the protagonist and the plot, for the most part--interludes from the killer's POV were not very effective--but then the end was so ridiculous that I actually had to rethink my previous enjoyment. I mean, amazingly ridiculous. B-?

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in November.

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