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The Finisher (Vega Jane) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

David Baldacci
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“This vividly described tale takes readers to an original fantasy world full of strange creatures, intriguing relationships, and long-lost secrets. Baldacci knows how to deliver thrills.” – Brandon Mull, New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven series

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In The Finisher, bestselling author David Baldacci's first young adult adventure, a young girl is faced with an enormous mystery that could change her world entirely.

Welcome to Wormwood: a place where curiosity is discouraged and no one has ever left.

Until one girl, Vega Jane, discovers a map that suggests a mysterious world beyond the walls. A world with possibilities and creatures beyond her imagining.

But she will be forced to fight for her freedom. And unravelling the truth may cost Vega her life.

Wrapped in magic and mystery, The Finisher is the start of an enthralling series for young adult readers from the Sunday Times bestselling author, as you've never seen him before.

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2.0 étoiles sur 5 erreur 29 mai 2014
Par mike
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
j'ai presque tout lu de david Baldacci et doncje n'ai pas lésiné lorsque j'ai vu apparaître un nouveau
bouquin de lui . Hélas il s'agit ici d'un essais de sa part dans la gamme livre pour ados genre hunger games
et après 100 pages j'ai bien été obligé d'abandonner tellement cà ne me convennait pas.
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 David Baldacci aurait-il un homonyme ? 14 août 2014
Par Sylvie P
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I just finished this book...A strange one, could have been written by one of my kids. No real story, not a clue as to were it leads us, an end which is not an end. What kind of a book is that ? I will never by another kindle without reading the comments first. I got to the end , but it was really more to see if there was something there. Alas, there wasn't. I hope the author will be back with his usual genius for the next books. I can only imagine how hard it is to write and to keep the reader enthralled. But don't get published if you are just writing trash like this. Waste of time and money for us. If it's a satisfaction to you, Mr Baldacci, well, have fun, but I won't risk reading you again soon
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A Baldacci fantasy 5 septembre 2014
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surprised to discover that it is a children's book. I must be a big kid as I loved it. keeps you guessing all through. Can't wait for the sequel.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Not what I expected but it came through in the end 17 février 2014
Par Monie Garcia - Publié sur
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Most avid readers have a few authors whose books are always must reads. David Baldacci is one of those authors for me. When I had a chance to read an ARC copy of The Finisher I didn't hesitate to snap this one up and boy was I surprised by the story that unfolded.

Baldacci is most notably an author of suspense thrillers and with a title like The Finisher I was expecting an action packed adrenaline ride. What I got instead was a YA dystopian novel about a young girl, Vega Jane, who works as a finisher in a factory called The Stacks and the odd world she lives in, Wormwood.

Initially I almost gave up on the book because it wasn't what I expected. Also what was frustrating to me was that some of the names for common items in Wormwood were made up and some words are the same words we use. So if people are Wugs, horses are sleps and years are sessions why are there such a things as ceramics or even a pub crawl (with only one pub in the village). It just seemed to me that there was no consistency. After I got over this, the story grabbed me and I'm very glad I stuck through to the end.

Vega Jane has had an awful lot of adversity in her young life but she comes through stronger than ever and she uses this strength to find out more about the world around her.

I recommend this one for anyone who loves dystopian YA and I'm thinking The Finisher will be a series because of the ending. I certainly hope so.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 An odd book, could be a good series 4 mars 2014
Par Anya @ On Starships and Dragonwings - Publié sur
The Finisher by David Baldacci is an odd middle-grade story placed in a village called Wormwood where the citizens call themselves Wugs and have been convinced that there is nothing in the world besides Wormwood and the dangerous Quag surrounding it. At first I thought The Finisher would be an exploration story about Vega discovering the secrets of the Quag and what the world really is. The Finisher instead barely touched on those aspects and instead took place nearly entirely within Wormwood while Vega reacted to various adults trying to manipulate and kill her. While The Finisher managed to greatly excite me about the second book, I don’t think I would have actually read the first book if I knew what I was getting into.
Note: I received The Finisher from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

The Finisher by David Baldacci
Published by Scholastic Press on March 4, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, MG
Length: 512 pages
How I got my copy: Publisher

In The Finisher, a 14-year-old girl named Vega Jane lives in a village called Wormwood where the citizens have been told that the forest surrounding them is full of monsters. When Vega's mentor disappears, leaving behind a secret message, she begins to realize that Wormwood is a village built on dangerous lies.

The writing in The Finisher is fast and easy to read, with a definite middle-grade feel to it. While The Finisher measures in at a whopping 500 pages, it didn’t really feel like that and I actually read it in one day.
By the end of The Finisher, I quite adored the main characters Vega, Delph, and Vega’s faithful “canine” Harry Two. I’m still getting a read on Vega since she doesn’t act like your typical middle-grade main character, but I think that many readers will love her as much as I do.
By the end of The Finisher, the Quag is finally looming as a major plot element and book two promises to be the book that I wanted book one to be. Therefore, I’m really excited for book two!

The blurb of the book implies that the Quag is going to be a major element and given the setting I very much expected Vega to start exploring outside of her town quickly. However, she doesn’t even try to explore once she is perfectly capable, and this caused me to lose interest. The plot of the book ends up being about Vega trying to win this fighting competition and I was just left wondering why she didn’t take off since she could have at any point really.
The Finisher has some really strange word choices. If you couldn’t tell already, there is a lot of middle-grade style word choices, such as the people of Wormwood calling themselves Wugs. There are a lot of evil monster species introduced that have names like “jabbit.” However, The Finisher also heavily relies on British slang and swear words, such as “bloody.” If I really thought about what those swear word equivalents are in American culture, they didn’t seem appropriate at all to this level of book.
Vega’s friend Delph has a severe stutter and seems to mildly mentally handicapped due to a traumatic event. There is a really disturbing scene where Vega is yelling and physically shaking Delph because she is trying to get him to remember this traumatic event. I was honestly just horrified that this was the presentation of how to treat people with a mental disability and really wouldn’t want my kid getting that impression.
In the end, The Finisher is just much longer than it needed to be. There are entire subplots that really didn’t do anything besides get Vega into the next sticky situation that she would need to get out of. I honestly could have done without the entire tournament plot line anyway, but I’ve already discussed that ;-).

The Finisher has created an interesting world that could lead to a fun middle-grade series. However, some of the content of The Finisher really didn’t seem appropriate for the age group that the rest of the book implied. I’ll be interested to see where the series goes, however I’m having trouble thinking of what kind of reader would really like this one.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 ENTER A NEW WORLD WITH DAVID BALDACCI! 30 novembre 2013
Par the GreatReads! - Publié sur
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Bestselling author David Baldacci is in unfamiliar territory with his upcoming book The Finisher. He comes up with an absorbing story written primarily for children in the age range of 10 - 14 years and the 5 – 9 grade level.

The Finisher is the story of a 14-year-old girl named Vega Jane who lives in a village called Wormwood where the citizens have been told that the forest surrounding them is full of monsters. When Vega's mentor disappears, leaving behind a secret message, she begins to realize that Wormwood is a village built on dangerous lies.

With The Finisher, David Baldacci creates a vastly different world from the one we live in, spinning a sprawling tale that will excite not only children but his devoted regular readers who have been following him through his books, his latest being King & Maxwell which was released November 19, 2013.

Be sure to grab a copy of this original new fantasy full of secrets, intrigue, suspense and strange creatures for a younger audience when it releases.

Disclaimer: The review is from the free preview edition of the first two chapters of The Finisher by New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci. The book is to be published by Scholastic Press and is scheduled for March 4, 2014 release.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Wildly Creative Fantasy Adventure for Younger Readers! 4 mars 2014
Par Dii - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle
Are you ready to enter the Quag and head into unknown danger and adventure? Vega Jane, like everyone else in her village is terrified of the stories they’ve heard about the forest that surrounds their village. The Quag takes those who dare to enter, but never give them back. But after Vega Jane discovers a hidden message when someone close to her disappears, she learns that maybe the Council has been less than truthful and life is not what it seems. How many lies has she been told? With her life now in danger, Vega Jane will discover that just maybe the impossible is actually possible and she is more than just a regular girl. Follow her adventures to learn the truth, and stay alive, along with her faithful dog and a boy named Delph.

A dystopian fantasy written for younger readers, from middle grade on up, The Finisherwith its “fantasy” language is a wonderful hook for their attention and imagination! David Baldacci has slowly built a world that comes to life as the story unfolds with vivid imagery, proving his durability and flexibility as an accomplished author. He writes with an excitement and intensity that pulls the story along smoothly through each twist and layer. Vega Jane is a brave and unforgettable heroine who strives against the odds to do the right thing, no matter what. While tying most of the loose ends neatly, there is enough of a magnetic pull for the hopes of more from this land of fantasy and adventure!

Completely enjoyable to read, while escaping into a world far different from the reality I know! A great read for younger readers to enjoy!

I received an ARC edition from Scholastic Press in exchange for my honest review.
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 Not Baldacci' s Genre 24 mars 2014
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur
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I do not think that dystopian nor adolescent literature is Baldacci's forte. This book has many problems. The structure of a story must be believable--setting, plot, characters,dialect, etc. A hodgepodge of English Cockney, country slang, and invented words is not convincing as a credible language. The beasts weren't very appealing, nor even believable, but possibly would be to an adolescent reader A mixture of realism and fantasy plus sorcery just did not work for me. As an English teacher, I felt that I was reading a student's creation. On the positive side, I liked Vega's and Delph' s characters. There were some redeeming qualities. To some extent, good triumphs over evil, e.g., Vega's winning the championship and saving the wugs from the jabbits. As far as eternal truth is concerned, exposing scams in governments could apply here. The ending was abrupt, but I suppose that is the trend today in the event the author wants to add a sequel.
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