Cover reveal: David Baldacci's 'The Finisher'

You're going to want to remember the name Vega Jane.

Today, USA TODAY revealed the cover and excerpt of the new middle grade novel we're publishing that hits stores March 4, 2014: The Finisher, written by bestselling author David Baldacci!

The Finisher centers on 14-year-old Vega, who lives in the bleak village of Wormwood. Residents are told that outside the town's walls, there's nothing but the Quag, a forest filled with beasts. But everything changes when Vega's mentor disappears and leaves her a note hinting of what's more on the other side.

And if you're a film fan, listen up: the book  was optioned for film in September by Sony, to be produced by Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man).

You can read the excerpt from the book over on USA TODAY. Meanwhile, what do you think of the cover? Pretty great, right?

Baldacci has also authored The 39 Clues: Vespers Rising, and even hosted an amazing virtual field trip at the Smithsonian called Decoding History. Go check them out!