Bad Blood

Bad Blood

A Naturals Novel

Book - 2016
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Everything Cassie Hobbes thought she knew about the night of her mother's murder has been called into question. Her mother is alive, and the people holding her captive are more powerful, and dangerous, than anything the Naturals have faced so far. As Cassie and the team work to uncover the secrets of a group that has been killing in secret for generations, they find themselves racing a ticking clock.
Publisher: Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2016
ISBN: 9781484757321
Characteristics: 373 p. ; 22 cm


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Mar 12, 2018

Bad Blood by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is about a girl named Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Hobbes. She works for the FBI in a special program, known as the Naturals Program. It is for naturally talented people, such as Cassie and her friends, Lia, Dean, Michael and Sloane. When Cassie was 12 her mother, Lorelai, was murdered, but recently Cassie found out that her mother was still alive, and had been taken by a group of people called the Masters. Throughout the story, we learn more about Cassie and her childhood, and get closer and closer to saving Lorelai.

My favourite character in Bad Blood is Cassie. She’s a seventeen year old, strong willed, intelligent, strong, female FBI agent. She sets a good example for girls, as she knows what is right and wrong, and she has the strength and power to stand up for herself and fight. I think that Cassie was very believable as a character, and I think if someone had described her to me before reading this book I would have believed she could have been a real person.

S highlight from the story I think is the end. I both love and hate the ending of the novel. I’m not going to say what happens (obviously), but I think it fits really well, as well as being a bit of a surprise.

I 100% recommend this book, as I think it has a bit of something in it for everyone - action, adventure, thrill, humor, love and so much more. It is a fantastic story, I would give it 5/5 stars.

Dec 10, 2017

When The Naturals, a team of teenagers with unnatural abilities, finally got their hands on a lead on a case, they find themselves in a maze of history and mystery. Cassie Hobbes, one of The Naturals, has lived five years of her life with her mother’s death haunting her. When she finds out her mother is still alive, she can’t believe it to be true. But her mother’s captors are powerful. So powerful that they’ve never been caught in their hundreds of years of operation. But that’s not stopping The Naturals. As they dig deeper and deeper into the case, even those who are close feel far away. As the team scavenges for clues and evidence, they know the clock is ticking and it’s only a matter of minutes before the next kill. As stories unfold and secrets are spilled, it’s not only Cassie who realizes that in the world they live in, anything is possible. 10/10
- @Bibliomaniac of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Sep 30, 2017

I loved this book so much! It is just as good as the first three books. It pulls you in and you can't put it down. I find myself trying to solve the cases right along with the characters. The plot twist are so good and from left field. This book made me cry(not going to lie) then the last one because you are so involved with the kids, Judd and the agents now. The ride was wild but it ended so well. I hope we get more in the future.

If you enjoy the solving crime world and an easy read this series is great for both of those

sarahbru17 Jul 03, 2017

Characters: 8/10
Plot: 8/10
Writing: 8/10
Solid conclusion to a wonderful series. I was a little disappointed at some of the turns at the end, but overall, it tied up the plotlines well and brought everything to a stable place for the characters.

Nov 24, 2016

When it comes to mysteries, I generally prefer cases were the detective is not being personally targeted. Writers usually use this technique to increase the stakes, but it more often jumps the shark. Going from individual serial killers to a cult of serial killers further ups the ante. Combine the two, and it is safe to say Bad Blood can get a little melodramatic. The series finale is naturally the most grandiose, graduating from serial killers to cults of ritualistic serial murders with clear ties to the disappearance of Cassie’s mother. However, at this point in the series I am much more invested in the characters than the plot.

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Nov 24, 2016

When Cassie joined the Naturals program, she hoped that she might find a way to solve her mother’s murder. But Lorelai Hobbes isn’t dead but rather has spent the past several years in the hands of a cult of serial killers. Now the next Fibonacci date is rapidly approaching, and soon the ritualized murders will start again. But the race against the clock is interrupted when the Naturals are called in to consult on the disappearance of Celine Delacroix, the daughter of Thatcher Townsend’s business partner. Michael is only days from his eighteenth birthday, and being free of his abusive father forever, but seems that Townsend Senior isn’t willing to let go so easily. Now the Naturals have two problems on their hands, and time is running out.


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Nov 24, 2016

Without order, there is chaos. Without order, there is pain. The wheel turns. Lives are forfeit. Seven masters. Seven ways of killing. This time, it will be fire. Nine will burn. So it has been decreed, and so it must be. The wheel is already turning. There is an order to things. And at the center of all of it—all of it—is you.


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