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Jennifer Lynn Barnes


Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Jennifer Lynn Barnes has been writing for as long as she can remember and published her first novel, GOLDEN, when she was nineteen. Eight more titles have followed it.

Jen graduated from Yale with a degree in cognitive science in 2006 and received a Fulbright to do autism research at the University of Cambridge in England. She recently completed her Ph.D in developmental psychology at Yale and has returned to her native Oklahoma.

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Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Books by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Family, Fiction, Friendship, Mystery, Young Adult 14+

Eighteen-year-old mechanic Sawyer did not expect her estranged grandmother to show up at her apartment door and offer her a six-figure contract to participate in debutante season. And she definitely never imagined she would accept. But when she realizes that immersing herself in her grandmother's "society" might mean discovering the answer to the biggest mystery of her life --- her father's identity --- she signs on the dotted line and braces herself for a year of makeovers, big dresses and bigger egos. As she navigates the twisted relationships between her new friends and their powerful parents, Sawyer's search for the truth about her own origins is just the beginning.

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

When Cassie Hobbes joined the FBI's Naturals program, she had one goal: uncover the truth about her mother's murder. But now, everything Cassie thought she knew about what happened that night 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.

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Family, Mystery, Social Issues, Thriller, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

For Tess Kendrick, a junior at the elite Hardwicke School in Washington D.C., fixing runs in the family. But Tess has another legacy, too, one that involves power and the making of political dynasties. When Tess is asked to run a classmate's campaign for student council, she agrees. But when the candidates are children of politicians, even a high school election can involve life-shattering secrets.

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Mystery, Thriller, Youth Fiction

When 16 year old Tess Kendrick is sent to live with her older sister, Ivy, she has no idea that the infamous Ivy Kendrick is Washington D.C.'s #1 "fixer," known for making politicians' scandals go away for a price. No sooner does Tess enroll at Hardwicke Academy than she unwittingly follows in her sister's footsteps. Secrets pile up as each sister lives a double life…until their worlds come crashing together and Tess finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy with one of her classmates and a client of Ivy's. 

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Young Adult 13+
Seventeen-year-old Cassie Hobbes has a gift for profiling people. Her talent has landed her a spot in an elite FBI program for teens with innate crime-solving abilities, and into some harrowing situations. After barely escaping a confrontation with an unbalanced killer obsessed with her mother's murder, Cassie hopes she and the rest of the team can stick to solving cold cases from a distance. But when victims of a brutal new serial killer start turning up, the Naturals are pulled into an active case that strikes too close to home: the killer is a perfect copycat of Dean's incarcerated father-a man he'd do anything to forget. Forced deeper into a murderer's psyche than ever before, will the Naturals be able to outsmart the enigmatic killer's brutal mind games before this copycat twists them into his web for good?
by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people, but it's not a skill that she's ever taken seriously until the FBI come knocking: 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.

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Dystopian, Young Adult 12+

Sixteen-year-old Claire has been invisible her whole life, missed by the Institute's monitoring. But now they've ID'ed her and sent 17-year-old Nix to remove her. Yet the moment he lays eyes on her, he can't make the hit. It's as if Claire and Nix are the only people in the world for each other. And they are --- because no one else can really see them.

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult 12+

In the eye of a storm stands Bryn, the alpha of the Cedar Ridge werewolf pack. Despite being human and physically weaker than any werewolf, she can't refuse a summons from the werewolf Senate. A rogue werewolf is attacking humans, and the center of the crisis is her own lands. Bryn has no choice but to attend the meeting, a gathering of the most powerful werewolves on the continent. She knows the other packs want what she has, and she'll do whatever it takes to survive.

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult 12+

Bryn is finally settling into her position as alpha of the Cedar Ridge Pack --- or at least, her own version of what it means to be alpha when you’re a human leading a band of werewolves. Then she finds a teenage Were, Lucas, bleeding on her front porch. But Lucas isn’t part of Bryn’s pack, and she has no right to claim another alpha’s Were. To be alpha, she will have to give in to her own animal instincts and become less human.

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult 12+

Every other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal 16-year-old girl. But, though she still looks like herself, every 24 hours predatory instincts take over and Kali becomes a demon-hunter with the undeniable urge to hunt zombies, hellhounds, and other supernatural creatures. 

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult 12+

At the age of four, Bryn watched a rogue werewolf brutally murder her parents. Alone in the world, she was rescued and taken in by the mysterious Callum, the alpha of his werewolf pack. Now 15, Bryn has been raised as a human among werewolves. But the pack has been keeping a secret, and when Bryn goes exploring against Callum’s direct orders, she makes a shocking discovery that brings back terrifying memories of the attack on her mom and dad.