Cover Reveal : The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

07 October 2013

Series: The Naturals #1
Publisher: Quercus
Published: November 7th 2013
Pages: 352
Genre: Young Adult (YA), Mystery, Fantasy, Thriller, Contemporary, Romance, Action.
Cassie Hobbes is not like most teenagers. Most teenagers don’t lose their mother in a bloody, unsolved kidnapping. Most teenagers can’t tell who you are, where you’re from and how you’re likely to behave within moments of meeting you. And most teenagers don’t get chosen to join The Naturals.
Identified by the FBI as uniquely gifted, Cassie is recruited to an elite school where a small number of teens are trained to hone their exceptional abilites.
For Cassie, trying to make friends with the girls, and to figure out the two very different, very hot boys, is challenging enough. But when a serial killer begins recreating the details of her mother’s horrific crime scene, she realises just how dangerous life in The Naturals could be... - from goodreads
Today i am doing my first ever cover reveal and comparison, for the amazing book, The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. To be honest, i'm not really a fan of people on book covers, although i do have some exceptions, this one i'm ok with..because i think the girl in the black clothes gives you a sense of what type of book it will be and and i LOVE the colour scheme, the pink writing is really vibrant, capturing your attention, and because it is on the black background it's even more bold. AND, i have to admit, the quote on the cover REALLY captured my attention. Hehe i'm a massive Gallagher Girl Series fan so having Ally Carter quoted on the cover definitely drew my interest!
However, I do also like the US cover, as it seems to be even more relevant to the story and is probably more likely to draw in fans of the mystery/thriller, CSI-lovers. It makes it all seem more freaky and suspenseful whereas the UK cover, with it's pink writing and model-esque girl on the front seems to imply crime, but not very hardcore, girly crime you could say!
One thing i don't like is how small the quote writing is though, i don't think it would have worked to have it any bigger BUT, Ally Carter's quote seems to small...;))
I also do like the colour scheme on this one, much less vibrant and the grey/white background suits the air of mystery and warning the black box with the yellow tape creates. The word police on the ribbon also gives it an edge of danger too.
So...that's my cover reveal and comparison, if it was rubbish, I agree, because it is the first one i've ever done. LOL.
What do you think of the covers? Do you like people on the cover of your books? And, going from the blurb, which cover best represents the story inside?
Leave a comment below and make sure to check out the book when it gets published!


  1. I'm not a huge fan if either cover, but I definitely prefer the US one. I don't tend to like people on books covers either - it gets in the way of picturing the character in my head! I also like how on the ribbon of the US cover you can make out the words 'POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS', but they're all jumbled up. A brilliant cover comparison, Hawwa!

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