Vega Jane, like her neighbors, has never left the village of Wormwood. But then Quentin Herms vanishes into the unknown. Vega knows Quentin didn’t just. Parents need to know that prolific, best-selling phenomenon David Baldacci’s first young adult book, The Finisher, is a big bite at around pages, but it’s a bite. The Finisher is the first young adult book from number one bestselling author David Baldacci. A thrilling fantasy adventure story that follows one girl’s quest.

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Baldacci knows how to deliver thrills. Baldacci proves that his pen can engage youth as well as adults. I’ve read several novels in the last few years with female protagonists and none of them are as amazing as Vega. Her adventures must be continued. To not do so would be a crime. This is the female protagonist I want my daughters to read and emulate. Well, in this case, success. David Baldacci is the author of twenty-seven books for adults, each of which has become both a national and international bestseller.

David’s books have sold more than million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than forty-five languages. David and his family live in Virginia. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? She was told there was nothing outside but a forest filled with danger and death. And she always believed it — until the night she saw Quentin Herms run baldaci.

Vega knows Quentin didn’t just leave — he was chased. And he left behind a trail of clues that point to a dark conspiracy at the heart of Wormwood. To follow the clues will attract the attention of influential people willing to kill to keep their secrets. If Vega wants to stay safe, she just needs to keep her head down and her mouth shut.

There’s only one problem — Vega Jane never walks away from a fight. David Baldacci introduces an unforgettable heroine who must think fast, hit hard, and defy all odds to uncover the truth. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Baldaccci Box for Kids. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Buy the selected items together This item: Ships from and sold by Amazon.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This book starts off maybe a little slow, and has some rough points and confusing language. However, it quickly becomes captivating and the dystopian lies leads to you, as the reader, wanting more information just as the character does. I love Vega and Delph. This isn’t a teachers dream book but it wasn’t meant to be.

I think it was cleverly different and creative. I’ve read the first two. I’m curious to see what happens in the third.

It’s definitely addictive the way he keeps you in suspense. As for the one star reviews I’ve seen, I think most people are disappointed it isn’t like his other books. It isn’t his typical and though you don’t like it, maybe you should have read it fully before giving such a bad review. There were some things that needed work language creation maybe but if you continue the story, the storyline is unique and captivating. It makes you want to know what will happen next.

I am, however, a fan of fantasy and YA novels. Though it has some rough spots, it took five years to write and a lot of research. Give him some credit. I usually do not enjoy reading fantasy, but I do like Baldacci, so I thought I would try it. Still wasn’t sold after the first chapter, but I kept on. The characters were beginning to interest me. I was thinking how my middle schoolers would relate to them.

Vega Jane, the teenaged protagonist, throws herself into every situation. At times I thought I would close my eyes and peer between my fingers as though I were watching a movie.

I found myself looking forward to reading the next chapter. I noticed an ad for the next book somewhere else on the internet and thought, “Hmm The book is a thinly disguised parallel of medieval times with a twist of magic.

As Baldacci says Wormwood is a small world, but as the book ends, the world appears to be growing. I will be recommending to my students for a good summer time read.

So I love David Baldacci’s mystery suspense novels for adults. This was a young adult novel and I’ve noticed a few of my students have been reading it. I like to read what they are reading so we can have conversations about books. I should have known better because I am not a big fan of this type of fantasy. I just didn’t care for it so much.


He did a good job writing it, but I really think he should stick to adult mystery suspense novels. I probably won’t be reading the second one in this series. Baldacci never fails to entertain this reader I was surprised by the content of Baldacci’s new tome as I always preorder his books whenever I see them. The story follows the trials and tribulations of Vega Jane and her circle of compatriots as they attempt to make sense of their world and what might be beyond the world as they know it.

There are monsters, magic and mysteries everywhere and some very scary creatures that Hollywood would delight in creating for the big screen. If you liked The Hunger Games you’ll like The Finisher and this adult would also buy the next book in this series to follow the saga of Vega Jane, her friend Delphi and her dog, Harry Two, as they discover worlds beyond their own should Baldacci decide to continue their journey beyond the QUAG.

Read his book to find out what the QUAG is. Baldacci succeeds once again in finishing a great tale that leaves you wanting more.

I have enjoyed all bldacci Baldacci’s previous books very much but was quite surprised when I started this one. Something totally new from him, a sort of fable.

Very subtle in the way it was developed, with a female hero, and a whole different world. But no place is totally different from the places we know. Still good and evil, still hard to figure out which is which. I gave this a 5 star rating because it was so unexpected and held my interest to the very end leaving me to think, ‘will there be a sequel? One person found this helpful. I can’t say I didn’t like it – except the ending. It just was such a different read and not what I expected when I started it.

I was engaged though and found I couldn’t put it down as, typical with. Baldacci novel, I had to know what happened next! I did find the language inconsistent throughout.


Tge protagonist’s Vega Jane sophistication changes a little too much as she grows wiser and her speech patterns become too sophisticated for her education.

The plot was a bit predictable. What disappointed me the most was the ending. It just doesn’t have closure. Maybe the author is planning a sequel or series?