Fans of the first book won’t be disappointed: Killer Instinct has the same strengths (see above, and add a deeper exploration of what it means to be a Natural—these kids are all gifted, yes, but those gifts were all developed through extreme hardship) and weaknesses (see above, with bonus overuse of eyebrow arching and endless angsting about a been-there-done-that love triangle with a practically predestined ending) as The Naturals, so while there’s still nothing new here, it’s also still entirely entertaining.
Two things that just occurred to me:
1. As I read an eARC, I hadn't realized until just now that the blurb on the front cover ALSO compares the series to Criminal Minds. (Which isn't all that surprising, as that's the shortest and easiest description of the premise, but I'm still sad because I do try and avoid overlap like that. Sigh. LIFE IS HARD SOMETIMES.)
2. THE MORE TIME THAT PASSES, THE MORE IRRITATED I AM WITH THE LOVE TRIANGLE.