The Finisher by David Baldacci
Vega Jane was always told no one could leave the town of Wormwood. She was told there was nothing outside but a forest filled with danger and death. And she always believed it-until the night she saw Quentin Herms run away.
Vega knows Quentin didn't just leave-he was chased. And he left behind a trail od clues that point to a dark conspiracy at the heart of Wormwood. To follow the clues will attract attention of influential people willing to kill to keep their secrets. If Vega wants to stay safe, she just needs to keep her head down and her mouth shut. There's only one problem-Vega never walks away from a fight.
This book was given to me by a neighbour who said he had never read a book like this but once he got into it he enjoyed it. It is a scholastics book so I presume it is a book for young adults. It is fantasy full of demons, beasts and some very bad people. I enjoyed it and look forward to reading the next book, 'The Keeper' when it comes out in the fall.