Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #60: The Naturals & Sorrow's Knot


 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spines. This is a cool way to spotlight a upcoming release that you're anxious about, as well as checking out what other book lovers are anticipating as well. So, check out my WoW for this week:


The NaturalsThe Naturals
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Release date: November 5th 2013
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Synopsis via Goodreads:

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.



Sorrow's KnotSorrow's Knot
by Erin Bow
Release date: October 29th 2013
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

Synopsis via Goodreads:

From the acclaimed author of PLAIN KATE, a new novel about what lurks in the shadows, and how to put it to rest...

In the world of SORROW'S KNOT, the dead do not rest easy. Every patch of shadow might be home to something hungry, something deadly. Most of the people of this world live on the sunlit, treeless prairies. But a few carve out an uneasy living in the forest towns, keeping the dead at bay with wards made from magically knotted cords. The women who tie these knots are called binders. And Otter's mother, Willow, is one of the greatest binders her people have ever known.

But Willow does not wish for her daughter to lead the lonely, heavy life of a binder, so she chooses another as her apprentice. Otter is devastated by this choice, and what's more, it leaves her untrained when the village falls under attack. In a moment of desperation, Otter casts her first ward, and the results are disastrous. But now Otter may be her people's only hope against the shadows that threaten them. Will the challenge be too great for her? Or will she find a way to put the dead to rest once and for all?



Why I'm Waiting


First of all, Naturals has something intriguing in the book's description. The fact that there are these young people with abilities and the FBI is involved just makes me even more curious about the story. I love books like that. As for Sorrow's Knot, well of course the cover is enchanting but the story sounds ghostly, paranormal and just as interesting as the previous. I hope to get my hands on both very soon :)

What are you waiting for?

59 comments:

  1. I'm all about both of these pics! Great books this week!
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  2. I haven't heard of these but they sound really good. I hope you'll get them soon :)

    Our WOW post

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  3. I love how The Naturals is a paranormal and a mystery thriller. I haven't heard about Sorrow's Knot before, but the blurb sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s my WoW.

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  4. I'm super excited for The Naturals too. I just got it from Netgalley. Oh, how I love NG. :) Great picks!!

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  5. Great choices! The Naturals has been in my TBR list for a while, I can't wait til it comes out. Thanks for stopping by!
    I'm a new follower:)

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  6. Both look good and I have seen them around a lot lately. Hope you get them soon and enjoy them both!

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  7. The Naturals sounds right up my alley! I've heard great things about Jennifer Lynn Barnes although I haven't had a chance to read any of her books. I love books about people with keen senses or extra abilities that use their powers to solve crimes. There is an adult mysteries series called Abbey Cooper Psychic Eye that is kind of similar that I love. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Nice picks! These both sound so good, I'm especially curious about The Naturals.


    Sharon - Obsession with Books

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  9. I've not heard of Sorrow's Knot but I have The Naturals on my TBR list. I like her other series so have high expectations for this one. Great picks!

    My Friends Are Fiction's WoW

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  10. The Naturals sounds great - thanks for sharing! :)

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  11. Both sound very intriguing, The Naturals I had seen the cover before but Sorrow's Knot I had not heard of before!

    My WoW: http://pili-inlovewithhandmade.blogspot.com.es/2013/08/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

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  12. The Naturals sounds very cool but I tried a book by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and I didn't like it much.. Nevertheless, the concept sounds very intriguing so I might pick it up!

    I hope you enjoy it when you read it! :D
    Sam @ Falling Books
    My WoW - http://bookcrazedreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/waiting-on-wednesday-64.html

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  13. Nice picks. I really like the sound of The Naturals. Here's my WoW:
    http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/08/waiting-on-wednesday-night-film.html

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  14. Thee Naturals was my WoW last week! I'm so excited to read it.
    Both books sound pretty awesome, thanks for sharing!

    Bookmunchies' WoW (:

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  15. Both books look good. Thanks for sharing, Shane!

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  16. Thank for sharing Shane, Naturals sounds ohmygosh amazing!! I cant believe I haven't heard of it before, I'm going proudly add it to my TBR pile, Thanks again for Sharing
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  17. Awesome picks, Shane!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW ;)

    Mikki @A Bookish Escape

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  18. I just read The Naturals and really enjoyed it! Here's my review.


    My WoW.

    Stop by my giveaway if you have a moment!

    Jess @ Such A Novel Idea

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    1. Cool! Thanks for sharing those links :)

      Glad you enjoyed Naturals!

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  19. I have a review copy of the Naturals and I'm really excited to read because I've enjoyed some of the authors other books :) Thanks for stopping by My WW!

    Janina

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  20. Those are some interesting picks! I think I really like the sound of The Naturals - I love books where people have special abilities in an otherwise normal world. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by! - Kimberly @ Love YA Books

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  21. ohh The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes...the cover alone already made me want to read it =)
    Thanks for stopping by and Happy reading.

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  22. Great picks. I'm really excited about The Naturals - sounds awesome :)

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  23. Those books sound awesome! The naturals is on my list now!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I'm definitely looking forward to Naturals! The FBI thing sounds super cool. I haven't heard of Sorrow's Know but it sounds really good :D thanks for highlighting it!

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  25. The Naturals sounds like a great book, I'm already intrigued by the mystery in it! Plus the cover is really fun and eye catching as well. Great picks.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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  26. Awesome picks. I have The Naturals and want Sorrow's Know so badly.

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  27. Great picks Shane! I got an ARC of the Naturals and I can't wait to get started on it!

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  28. They both look really good. I happen to have the ARCs for both of them and I am really trying to get to both of them, I just don't know when! Thanks for visiting my WoW.

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  29. The Naturals sounds fantastic! I can't wait to start it. Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

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  30. Sorrows Knot sounds like my kind of book!! Great choices!!

    Thanx for visiting my WoW!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  31. The Naturals sounds really good! Kind of like a YA version of Criminal Minds with the teens having unique profiling abilities. I'm adding that one to my wishlist! Thanks for stopping by my W.O.W!

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  32. The Naturals has a very interesting cover, so even by that alone, it's interesting. Great picks. :)

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  33. This is the first time I saw the book summary of Sorrow's Knot and it totally sounds like an amazing read! I'm also looking forward to reading The Naturals. Awesome picks, Shane :)

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  34. Teenage profilers and emotion readers? Count me in!
    Sorrow's Knot also sounds like it has great world building! Thanks for pointing these two out to me, and for stopping by :)

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  35. Cannot wait for The Naturals! Great pick!

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  36. Wow these are great picks, they both look like great reads :)

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