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[SERIES RECOMMENDATION] The Naturals – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

NOTE: I originally posted this at Speculative Chic.

Upon hearing the premise for Jennifer Lynn Barnes’s YA crime series The Naturals, I was sceptical. Teens working for the FBI sounded more fantasy than contemporary. But I gave the first book a chance, and it isn’t bad as I feared. Killer Instinct is definitely an improvement, and I was well and truly hooked.

But the series really shows its genius in Book 3, All In. It must’ve been a nightmare to research and organise, because it involves the Fibonacci sequence. And the serial killer case carries over into the series closer, Bad Blood, which is mind-blowing brilliant.

This is exactly how a series should be: consistently high quality. I recommend The Naturals series to anyone and everyone if given the chance. If you can suspend your disbelief in regards to the premise, you’ll be rewarded above and beyond. It’s essential for any YA or crime bookshelf.

The Naturals: Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Hardcover) Buy (US Paperback) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Hardcover) Buy (CA Paperback) Buy (Worldwide Hardcover) Buy (Worldwide Paperback)

Killer Instinct: Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Hardcover) Buy (US Paperback) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Hardcover) Buy (CA Paperback) Buy (Worldwide Hardcover) Buy (Worldwide Paperback)

All In: Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Hardcover) Buy (US Paperback) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Hardcover) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Hardcover) Buy (CA Paperback) Buy (Worldwide Hardcover) Buy (Worldwide Paperback)

Bad Blood: Buy (US Kindle Edition) Buy (US Hardcover) Buy (US Paperback) Buy (UK Kindle Edition) Buy (UK Hardcover) Buy (UK Paperback) Buy (CA Kindle Edition) Buy (CA Hardcover) Buy (CA Paperback) Buy (Worldwide Hardcover) Buy (Worldwide Paperback)

Now Available for US Pre-Order

V. C. Andrews: THE MIRROR SISTERS: 25th October 2016: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong: BETRAYALS: 9th August 2016: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: ALL IN (paperback): 1st November 2016: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: BAD BLOOD: 1st November 2016: Buy (US)
Andrea Cremer: THE TURNCOAT’S GAMBIT: 15th November 2016: Buy (US)
Kim Harrison: WAYLAID: 4th April 2016: Buy (US)
Kim Harrison: THE OPERATOR: 22nd November 2016: Buy (US)
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: GEMINA: 18th October 2016: Buy (US)
Kate Kessler: TWO CAN PLAY: 8th November 2016: Buy (US)
Justine Larbalestier: MY SISTER ROSA: 15th November 2016: Buy (US)
Tiffany Reisz: THE CONFESSIONS: 15th March 2016: Buy (US)

3rd November 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Jennifer Lynn Barnes
All In (The Naturals, Book 3)
Disney-Hyperion (US: 3rd November 2015)
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After a string of brutal murders in Las Vegas, Cassie Hobbes and the Naturals are called in to investigate. But even with the team’s unique profiling talents, these murders seem baffling: unlike many serial killers, this one uses different methods every time. All of the victims were killed in public, yet the killer does not show up on any security feed. And each victim has a string of numbers tattooed on their wrist. Hidden in the numbers is a code – and the closer the Naturals come to unravelling the mystery, the more perilous the case becomes. Meanwhile, Cassie is dealing with an equally dangerous and much more painful mystery. For the first time in years, there’s been a break in her mother’s case. As personal issues and tensions between the team mount, Cassie and the Naturals will be faced with impossible odds – and impossible choices.

Andrea Cremer
The Conjurer’s Riddle (The Inventor’s Secret, Book 2)
Penguin Philomel (US & CA: 3rd November 2015)
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Charlotte leads her group of exiles west, plunging into a wild world of shady merchants and surly rivermen on the way to New Orleans. But as Charlotte learns more about the revolution she has championed, she wonders if she’s on the right side after all. Charlotte and her friends get to know the mystical New Orleans bayou and deep into the shadowy tunnels below the city – the den of criminals, assassins and pirates – Charlotte must decide if the revolution’s goals justify their means, or if some things, like the lives of her friends, are too sacred to sacrifice.

Claudia Gray
Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird, Book 2)
HarperCollins Teen (US & CA: 3rd November 2015)
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Marguerite Caine has done the impossible, travelling to alternate dimensions with the Firebird – the brilliant invention of her parents, her boyfriend, Paul, and their friend Theo. But she has also caught the attention of enemies willing to kidnap, blackmail, and even kill to use the Firebird for themselves. When Paul’s soul is splintered into four pieces – pieces that are trapped within Pauls in other dimensions – Marguerite will do anything, and travel anywhere, to save him. But the price of his safe return is steep. If she doesn’t sabotage her parents in multiple universes, Paul will be lost forever. Unwilling to sacrifice her family, Marguerite enlists the brilliant Theo to help. The two forge a plan to save Paul and the Firebird, but succeeding means outsmarting a genius and risking not only their lives but also the lives of their counterparts in every other dimension. Their mission takes them to the most dangerous universes yet: a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each leap brings Marguerite closer to saving Paul – but her journey reveals dark truths that lead her to doubt the one constant she’s found between the worlds: their love for each other.

November 2015 Releases

Done with October 2015 Releases? Here are November 2015 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Kelley Armstrong: ATONING: 25th March 2015: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong: DARKEST POWERS TALES: 26th March 2015: Buy (US)
Kelley Armstrong, John Ajvide Lindqvist, et al: SEIZE THE NIGHT anthology: 6th October 2015: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: KILLER INSTINCT (paperback): 3rd November 2015: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: ALL IN: 3rd November 2015: Buy (US)
Jennifer Bosworth: THE KILLING JAR: 12th January 2016: Buy (US)
Amy Rose Capetta: UNMADE (paperback): 12th January 2016: Buy (US)
Mira Grant: CHIMERA: 24th November 2015: Buy (US)
Megan Hart: HOLD ME CLOSE: 24th November 2015: Buy (US)
Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher: NEVER NEVER: PART TWO (paperback): 17th May 2015: Buy (US)
Colleen Hoover: NOVEMBER 9: 10th November 2015: Buy (US)
Dani Worth: ORIGIN (paperback): 7th April 2015: Buy (US)

7 New Covers (Barnes, Beckett, Black, Lewis, Mesrobian, Pettersson)

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