Monday, February 17, 2014

Review: The Finisher

The Finisher
The Finisher by David Baldacci

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vega Jane has never left her village. Actually, no one has. Their village is surrounded by a forest named the Quag and it is believed that it is filled with monsters. After Vega’s mentor mysteriously disappears, she discovers a hidden message and begins to wonder what is true and what are lies. The Council believes that Vega knows more than she is willing to share and through several twists of fate the Council is able to convince her to do the impossible with the chance of saving her life. As she develops mysterious powers she must decide what actions are necessary and when her powers must be used.

The Finisher is a dystopian fantasy written for a younger audience. Although it is not a short book, many middle school and young adult readers will be willing to devote the time to work through its pages. Readers should be forewarned that there is a lot of world building and a made up language to decipher throughout. With that said, it is NOT a crime novel like Baldacci’s adult books. He was willing to break the mold with this creation and readers need to read it on its own merit and not on his other works. There is a definite conclusion to this book, yet Baldacci has opened the door into a world where additional stories and books are calling to be written.

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