#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci as you've never seen him before.Why would Quentin Herms flee into the Quag? There was nothing in the Quag except certain death.Vega Jane has never left the village of Wormwood. But this isn't unusual -- nobody has ever left the village of... show more
#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci as you've never seen him before.Why would Quentin Herms flee into the Quag? There was nothing in the Quag except certain death.Vega Jane has never left the village of Wormwood. But this isn't unusual -- nobody has ever left the village of Wormwood. At least not until Quentin Herms vanishes into the unknown.Vega knows Quentin didn't just leave -- he was chased. And he's left behind a very dangerous trail of clues that only she can decode.The Quag is a dark forest filled with terrifying beasts and bloodthirsty Outliers. But just as deadly are the threats that exist within the walls of Wormwood. It is a place built on lies, where influential people are willing to kill to keep their secrets. Vega is determined to uncover the truth -- but the closer she gets, the more she risks her life.With The Finisher, master storyteller David Baldacci conjures a thrilling, imaginative world where things are as wrong as wrong can be -- and introduces us to an unforgettable heroine who must think fast, look close, and defy all odds in her fight to do what's right.
Publish date: March 4th 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Vega Jane is 14 and poor, parentless with a young brother John. The writer tried to give a otherworldly feel to the story. With light as day and session as year. The social structure is about upper class, working lower class and the ruling class the Council. Also, it is a sexist society where w...
This was a great read. I enjoyed several parts of this book, most notably the awesome monster creation (they were like these fantastical nightmarish beasts) and the world-building. Vega Jane is a really written character, everyone had some decent development throughout the story, and I really liked ...
I finished this quite a few days ago, but was silly and didn't write a review cause I was feeling lazy. sigh, always turns around to bite me in the ass. I recall this book being difficult o get into at the beginning, there are a lot of made up words for objects and things that already have perfect...
Baldacci is best known for his adult thrillers, none of which I have read. The Finisher is his first YA fantasy. And if you guessed this was the first of a series, you'd be right. (The second book should be available shortly, if it's not already.) The main character is Vega Jane -- Jane being her la...
Yet another YA dystopia. Sorry to Baldacci, but can we have some more positive YA?On the other hand, he gets points for not including a pointless love triangle. If you liked The Hunger Games you'll like this...it even has an arena of sorts. Good worldbuilding, an interesting heroine.However, dear Ba...