Written by David Baldacci
Part of the Vega Jane Series
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Master storyteller David Baldacci unleashes a hurricane of action and adrenalin in this thrilling fantasy adventure that takes readers to breaking point in the second instalment in the Vega Jane series which began with The Finisher. It follows one girl's quest beyond her known world into a dangerous realm full of magic. David Baldacci is back with The Keeper, the follow up to his instant #1 global bestseller and award-winning YA fantasy debut The Finisher.
Teens love to read and a small number of members were lucky enough to be invited to review the first in the Vega Jane series, The Finisher. You can read their reviews below.
Sean Keaveny, age 11 - 'I found this a bit confusing to start with as there were made up words for things. This made it quite hard to get into but once I did it was good.' Click Here to read the full review.
Poppy Jeavons, age 15 - 'I found it difficult to get into at first, but when I did, I couldn't put it down. I thought that the creatures, world and people were very imaginative and creative.' Click Here to read the full review.
Shauna Cullinan - 'a thrilling, fantasy adventure story that follows a girl’s quest beyond her known world and into a dangerous world full of magical beasts...This is a really fast moving and exicting read. I loved it.' Click Here to read the full review.
Sammy-Jo Conway - 'It was a very good book and I would like David to write more.' Click Here to read the full review.
Jasmine Randall, age 12 - 'A brilliant book, that I would highly recommend to anybody interested in adventure.' Click Here to read the full review.
Bryony Davies, age 12 - 'This book was fabulous! Baldacci has created an exciting world full of surprises and mysteries. Everything that happened was so unexpected that it was impossible to stop reading it.' Click Here to read the full review.
Amy Cleary, age 13 - 'The Finisher is the first young adult book from number one best selling David Baldacci.' Click Here to read the full review.
Maisie Sansom, age 14 - 'a thrilling adventure novel, full of mysterious beasts and secrets...Although I am sure many people will find this book thrilling, I found it too similar to The Hunger Games.' Click Here to read the full review.
Ciara McIlvenna, age 16 - 'An enigmatic, enthralling read that'll have you staying up into the small hours desperate to find out what happens next.' Click Here to read the full review.
Liam Pickering, age 11 - 'The Finisher was a fantastic book with a storyline which had me hooked from the start and still wanting more when the book was finished.' Click Here to read the full review.
Sam Harper, age 10 - 'Vega Jane’s world is exciting and mysterious, a strange and dangerous place. If you like magic, fantasy, adventure and terrifying beasts you'll love this!' Click Here to read the full review.
Karianne Turner, age 11. - 'I loved every second of it, it was fantastic...Well done David, you deserve a medal!' Click Here to read the full review.
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The Keeper by David Baldacci
Vega Jane was always told no one could leave the town of Wormwood. She was told there was nothing outside but the Quag, a wilderness filled with danger and death. And she believed it - until the night she stumbled across a secret that proved that everything she knew was a lie. Now Vega and her best friend Delph must find a way to make it across this terrifying land of bloodthirsty creatures and sinister magic. But the Quag is worse than Vega Jane's darkest imagining. It's a living, breathing prison designed to keep enemies out and the villagers of Wormwood in. The Quag will throw everything at Vega. It will try to break her. It will try to kill her. And survival might come at a price not even Vega is willing to pay.
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