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Naturals (The Lost Souls #2)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  638 Ratings  ·  63 Reviews
Tess is finally safe from the reach of the Council, now that she is living in the Middlelands with the rebel Isolationists. With James having returned to Templeton, she easily falls back into her friendship with Henry, though her newfound knowledge of Robert’s chosen one status still stings.

Even surrounded by people, Tess has never felt more alone. So she’s thrilled when
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Entangled: Teen
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Suzanne
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopian
Naturals is the second book in Tiffany Truitt's The Lost Souls series. In book one, The Chosen Ones, we see Tess sentenced to death by the Council after she discovered she can reproduce. She is rescued by Robert, Henry and James, with the help of some naturals from an isolation camp in the midlands. In a world where natural humans are dying out, one who can reproduce is extremely important. But James can't go all the way, he has to go back to Templeton and Tess fears she'll never see him again.

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Shelley
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
*Genre* YA Dystopian
*Rating* 4

*Review*

Whenever I get the chance to read a second book in a series, or trilogy, I often hesitate and pray that it's better than the original. Often times than naught, I'm left disappointed. For Naturals, the sequel to Chosen Ones, I got exactly what I wanted out of the book. I found the story more appealing on so many different levels and obviously, I will be eagerly awaiting to read the third installment.

Naturals picks up two days after the end of Chosen One's an
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Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
<33333333333333333333'd that is all!!!!!
Sarah
As this is the second book in the Lost Souls series I'm going to assume that anyone reading this review has already read the first book. If you haven't read Chosen Ones be warned that this review will contain spoilers so you may wish to look away now. I have to admit that while I though Naturals was an OK read it did have that second book in a series feel to it, there is much less action than I wanted and the story is more character driven. I felt the plot moved quite slowly and I found it very ...more
Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)
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3.5 stars

At A Glance
Everything was going really well. The story was interesting and suspenseful. But then stupid decision after stupid decision was made and I just got sick of it.

The Good
I loved Chosen Ones, the first book of the series. It has been one of the dystopians that has really stood out to me. The world in these books is as bad as they come: human suppression, women are considered the problem, superior race taking over, death, mayhem, and govern
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nick
Mar 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

**THIS IS A SPOILER-FREE REVIEW**

When I read Chosen Ones last year, I enjoyed the book despite small issues I had with it. The book had interesting characters and a romance to die for. After how Chosen Ones ended, I was looking forward to reading Naturals, the sequel.

Tess, as a character, has really undergone tremendous growth throughout the series. In Chosen Ones, she was rather narrow-minded, naive and weak. In Naturals however, the reader gets to see a change in her. She was a whole lot brave
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Shy The WidowMaker
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
After reading the first of this series I couldn't wait to jump by into Tess's world and I loved how much has changed for her. The author starts us off with us meeting up with Tess again and her adjusting to life away from the world she new and living with Isolationists. Wow the world building in this book is phenomal. I loved that we got to see this world through the eyes of Tess being that she is someone from the outside looking in and really lived a sheltered life in the world she knew. She ha ...more
Merin
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Chosen Ones, but can easily say that Naturals is better. You can certainly tell that this is Ms. Truitt's second book. The plotting and pacing are better, and the characters more relatable. I found Tess, especially, to be extremely strong in this installment. She was much more willing to confront her feelings and think about how her upbringing impacted her. I liked her strength of character and her conviction that what she was doing was right. For me, the main draw of this book is Tess ...more
Novels On The Run
Aug 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
BOOK REVIEW by Michelle 10th APRIL 2013:

RATING: 4.25 JAMES & LOCKWOOD STARS!

Two days later....

McNair, Eric, Jones, Robert, Henry and Tess are making their way to the Isolationist's Compound.

The super human strength, brutal, deformed abnorm soldiers are standing in their way.

The compound is about everybody having a job assigned to them and pitching in.

Lockwood is a really likable character. I loved how he brought a sense of casualness, normality to Tess’s day. He is a very loyal character
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Farrah
Apr 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Even better than the first! I had high hopes for Naturals and it met every one. Full of thrills, surprises, and topped off with a game-changer ending, this book was brilliant!

On a side note, I really appreciated that the Isolationists weren't seen as "good guys" to combat the "bad guys" on the Council. True, their ideals were slightly better than those of the council, but they were by no means perfect. They had deeply ingrained prejudices against the Chosen Ones (or, as they called then, the ab
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Kristi (Books and Needlepoint)
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: teen
This is the second book in the Lost Souls series and while she does give you a lot of information to fill in some of the blanks if you haven't read the first book, I am really glad that I had. (Check out my review of Chosen Ones.) There may be some spoilers from Chosen Ones in my review below.

Naturals picks up where Chosen Ones left off - Tess has finally escaped Templeton, with her childhood friend Henry and brother-in-law Robert, but she has left behind the two people she loves most - her you
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Ellen
Aug 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, blog-tours
Naturals picks up where Chosen Ones leaves off. Tess, Henry, and Robert are making their way to the Isolationalist Camp, after Tess sadly and reluctantly has to leave James behind. Breaking free from a world where a government indoctrinated belief system has taught that humanity, or Naturals, were a weakness, especially the women, resulting in the creation of the Chosen Ones, a superior race designed to rule and protect. The Isolationalist did not live by these rules, and because of Tess' unique ...more
Amber at Fall Into Books
Apr 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Naturals illustrates just how much Truitt has grown as an author. This installment opens with an emotional prologue in which I could actually feel Tess' emotions. Compared to Chosen Ones, the emotional writing is a huge improvement. The words are beautiful and Truitt shows instead of tells what happens to Tess. The characters continue to grow; the plot is engrossing; and the continued world building is fantastic. This is one book you don't want to miss.

Now that Tess has stopped repressing her e
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Jenea Whittington
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
After finishing Chosen Ones, I was antsy to start this. It wasn’t hard to fall for Tess and James, their connection and love was something I enjoyed so much in the first book. After learning a lot about the world the Chosen Ones live in, it was nice to learn about the Naturals, their beliefs and ways of life.

Tess is still trying to find a home with the isolationist’s, which hasn’t been easy for her. She has learned something about her self that isn’t east to deal with and not just that but what
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Laura Greenwood
Apr 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review forthcoming on http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live...

I received a copy of Naturals, book 2 of The Lost Souls, in exchange for my review.

Having reached the community, Tess' thoughts focus on the past and on the people that she lost, including pining for James, the man she loves and a Chosen One. With only her friend Henry for company the two of them grow closer, though Tess still can't forget James, nor her sister Louisa who she left behind. Making friends with the people around the comm
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Dorine White
Apr 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Story-
Tess, Henry and Robert finally make it to the isolationist's camp, but it is far from paradise. The isolationist's live a hard life, each working for the food they eat. Many of the younger kids dislike Henry and Tess, and believe them to be spoiled. Tensions rise and grow worse as Tess insists on returning to her old compound to find the little sister she left behind.

Somebody doesn't want her to leave, and bloody clues are left to encourage her to stay. But, Tess is determined. Before
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BooksAmL
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Giving the book at big 5 out of 5 stars. Love the book and the cover makes sense for what is the big plot. Naturals is the second book from the series The Lost Souls.

This book how the name says it it talk a lot more about Naturals, their rules, how are they different from the Chosen Ones (The Lost Souls, #1) by Tiffany Truitt which is the first book from the series. What i love about this book is that every page kept me wanting to know whats on the next one, i read this book in the same night i have read the first one. Both they are amazing
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Aug 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was so ready to jump into this one after finishing the first book. I just had to see where the author would take Tess next. I needed to know if James was okay and where he was and what he was doing. I needed to know more about Robert and Henry and the resistance. I needed to know more about the Isolationists and all they stood for. To put it simply, I just needed more.

This takes place just two days after the first ended. Tess, Robert and Henry as well as their guides are still traveling throug
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Traci (The Reading Geek)
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Naturals was an interesting sequel to Chosen Ones. I was definitely excited to jump back into this fascinating world that Truitt has created again.

Tess is now in the Middlelands with the Isolationists while James has returned to Templeton. Tess has developed so much since the first book and continues to do so in this book. I like Tess because she isn't perfect and she is just growing up under these circumstances. It was also great to see some characters return and meet new ones too.

The plot itse
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Pixie
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Chosen Ones became one of my new favorite dystopias last year, and I sat on pins and needles waiting for the sequel. I’m excited to say that Naturals was just as amazing and didn’t disappoint, and now I’m eagerly awaiting the next yet again!

The world that Tiffany Truitt has built is intense and gritty. It’s in your face from the moment you begin reading. The most noticeable thing in the sequel would be the character changes.
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Jane Turner
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.

Just so you people know the blurb has a lot of spoilers, and I hate that.
Moving on...

This book starts when the first ended and we discover about Tess's past and we get to know how disfunctional was her relationship with her mother .
While in the first book we were in the Choosen Ones world now we get to see the natural's one.
Tess starts mending her relationship with Henry but she sees how demaged he becomes from his hate abou
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Shayna Varadeaux
Life is changed forever for Tess, she knows so much now. She is enlightened and well on her way to a sort of freedom with the Isolationists. She knows love and hate and hurt now and it better for it all.

The world around her is so much more than what had been taught to her. Life is different, Tess is different, an exception, she can have children, it was unheard of and she never thought it would be possible. Having left behind James and said goodbye she is running for her life to the safety of th
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Jilly
Mar 10, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dystopia, hated-it
Tess's character was really growing up in the last book, and suddenly, here we meet Tess 2.0:Dumb&Bitchy!

I don't get how the girl who had complete control of her emotions, and who knew how to stay under the radar, suddenly turns into a whiney brat who is telling everyone how important she is, so they had better go back for her sister. Isn't this the same sister she never gave a damn about? And, if she suddenly cared, why didn't she just bring her in the first place?

I can overlook many proble
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Tia
Apr 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
You know, this novel was better than the first in a lot of ways but I'm really getting annoyed with the whole James leaving and coming back bullshit. It's overrated and overused. I think this author needs to find some more ideas. Regardless it's a good novel, I just get completely frustrated when things that happened in the first installment of a series, happen in a second.
Jess at Such a Novel Idea
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it


See my review of the entire series on Such a Novel Idea.
Kathryn
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars...
Rachel
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOAH. Even better than the first one. I don't even know how to handle it... Review to come!
Dani
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopia
★★★★


Review to be posted soon.
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Michaela
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Oh how I struggled with this book. I even tried to read some reviews on here to see if the book would get any better and if anyone else had the same problem I did. First of all I don’t mind a tiny recapping here and there where it might be important but seriously!?!?! I felt like I was re-reading chunks from the first book. Could the author not come up with enough of a story that she had to fill this book with so much of the first? Or did she think ‘oh maybe a lot of people reading this SECOND b ...more
Kelly Woodward
Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Natural-born humans are becoming obsolete due to an unexplained virus that is rendering more women infertile with each passing generation. The dictatorial leaders of the council have created a race of genetically engineered beings called Chosen Ones who supposedly exist to protect the remaining Naturals from harm. But the council’s goals are more sinister than they claim to be. Tess, a young woman found to be fertile, is on the run from the council and staying with a group of Isolationists, Natu ...more
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