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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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The first half of this page book was horrendously slow, with too much unnecessary detail, but once things got started, it became a hell of a ride. Never having read anything by Baldacci before, I can’t compare writing or narrative styles between the genres, but was pleasantly engaged in The Finisher.

This leads Vega Jane to find a map, which makes her to start to question all the things she has ever been told about life in Wormwood.

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For Your Family Log in Sign me up. Adult Written by kizerk June 16, The protagonist is a young 14 year old girl who lives in a somewhat dystopian society called Wormwood. Vega Jane lives in a town called Wormwood, where human beings are called Wugs, women are degradingly referred to as “females” and days are known as “lights”. I know there are more ba,dacci to follow but most of the time I didn’t feel like I knew quite what was fhe on, and while in some ways that I thought this was interesting and entertaining.

I thought this was a really great book. After about pages, his fake fantasy vocabulary did downgrade from threat level “Immediate Book Defenestration” to a more manageable “Massive Eye Roll,” but it never became palatable.

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The story did not follow the plot that the blurb led me to expect; a disingenuous blurb!

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Share your thoughts with dagid customers. So I love David Baldacci’s mystery suspense novels for adults. Jan 26, Jon rated it liked it Shelves: In fact, Baldacci invented a whole ne 1 New York Times Best Selling Author David Baldacci takes a break from adult thrillers to write this young adult fantasy fiction novel.

Amy Allen I’m a 6th grade teacher and I probably would not read it to my students. I found myself bapdacci forward to reading the next chapter.

I was bitterly disappointed in this book. It’s too confusing and not really a stand alone story. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But she will be forced to fight for her freedom. His invented words are nothing more than English words with syllables or letters transposed or with a little bit of word-final elision in the hopes that you won’t notice that “Wugmort” is “mugwort” subjected to a soupcon of metathesis for flair and that “Destin” is “destiny” without the y.

Is it OK for kids to read books outside their reading levels? A chain that can make you fly? See how we rate. This was an action-packed fantasy thriller and fans of these genres and of David Baldacci’s work will enjoy his first ever book for Young adults so definitely check it out. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The other characters in The Finisher are just as finely written, but I’m going to pass on discussing them in an effort to avoid spoilers. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

It seems like the is no genre of writing that David Baldacci can’t excel in. I especially liked how the romance was subtly fed into the story, and wasn’t made to overpower the plot.

Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options Thanks for telling us about the problem. I should have known better because I am not a big fan of this type of fantasy.

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The Finisher (Vega Jane, #1) by David Baldacci

How a worker finishes products in a factory is briefly explained. Well, in this case, success. I sincerely wish I’d left it on a bench somewhere in Florida. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Would they ever find their way? The reminder is subtle, but strong. Just like any first book in a series, a great number of pages in The Finisher was devoted into the world-building. Something totally new from him, a sort of fable.

Set up a giveaway. He just goes too far.

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Good thing, because this one involves stepping a fantasy world, understandable, but still fantasy. What disappointed me the most was the ending. I gave this a ths star rating because it was so unexpected and held my interest to the very end leaving me to baldacvi, ‘will there be a sequel? While her world, along with the creatures and customs within, is the thing of vivid imaginations and unparalleled creativity; the passion, desire, strength and remarkably hard choices are all realities that we mere humans must abide.

That said I just don’t want to put any more time into this one. Which is fine, I just wish this owned up to it from the beginning. Scholastic Press Publication date: Similarly, I never noticed the narrator explaining anything that she would not naturally explain in order to ensure the reader knows it yet, dacid no point, was I, as a reader lost. Her adventures must be continued.