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The Keeper: Vega Jane, Book 2

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Wand magic at the forefront of action-packed sequel.

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David Baldacci’s sophomore young-adult effort suffers a bit of a slump, but fantasy lovers will enjoy the imaginative creatures and emphasis on wand magic. If you haven't read The Finisher, Vega Jane's sterling qualities won't be as obvious; her temper has gotten shorter as she takes on a leadership role while lives are at stake. Baldacci also holds the reader's hand a bit too much here, overexplaining things and broadcasting some events and motives.

But readers who fell for Vega Jane in the first book will enjoy her continuing adventures beyond Wormwood. There's still lots of action, suspense, and adventure, and the wand magic adds an exciting new element to the series.

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