Witch & Wizard Review

TITLE: Witch & Wizard
AUTHOR: James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet
PUB DATE: December 2009
PAGES: 320

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they’d never dreamed of.

MY THOUGHTS

I am a huge James Patterson fan and this is my first young adult book of his that I have read. I have to admit that I have no idea why I haven’t read his other YA books but I will be now.

I really enjoyed this book and it was true Patterson form. Quick chapters that left me wanting to keep reading. I had a hard time putting the book down.

I was trying to find out more information about the book and if it was going to be a series but couldn’t find anything apart from this being book one. So it looks like there will be another book. Which I am really excited for because the ending left me wanting more.

The book is about Wisty and her brother Whit. They are basically your typical teenagers until one day The New Order bursts into their home and arrests them. The New Order is a new in town and they are hell bent on giving the world a whole new look out. The first task of the N.O is to rid the world of misfits and the undesirables.

Wisty and Whit go in front of the judge and are set to be exacuted on their 17th birthdays. They are confused and wonder why they are arrest in the first place. They are told they have magical powers.

Before long they discover that they do have magical powers and they are determined to get out of the N.O control and look for their parents. Will they manage to break out of jail? Are their parents still alive? Can they really trust the group they are with? Will they be able to gain control of their powers?

This book was provided for review by Miriam at Little Brown/HBG. Thanks Miriam for sending me an ARC of the book.

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Comments

  1. I kept comparing this to Harry Potter as I read it – I felt like Witch and Wizard was trying to copy Harry Potter in some way.

  2. This one sounds pretty exciting. I didn’t know James Patterson wrote YA books. Know now!

  3. I can not wait to read this book.. I am on a LONG list at my local library! lol

  4. Great review! I saw this book and checked out the mixed reviews on Amazon, so was curious. Now after reading your review, I am definitely going to pick it up. It sounds so great!

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