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. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents--and maybe the world?
Mass Market Paperback
Grand Central Publishing
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another wizard book fresh off the press! James Patterson's Witch and Wizard is yet another take on the "supernatural kids with powers" storyline. I know there are as many witch and wizard books out there as there are vampire books these days, but I am not going to lie- I LOVE witch and wizard books! Who doesn't want a power? Teleportation, telekinesis, reading minds, bursting into flames, controlling the weather... who doesn't want to have a power?!
Whit and Wisty are a brother and sister who find themselves under a new government that has it out for witchcraft and all those who practice. When the police and neighborhood thugs burst into their house one night and arrest them, strange things start happening. Wisty can disappear. Whit can create a storm like no other. Wisty can even burst into flames while never getting burned (but it sure scares those cops!). They are beginning to realize they are different, special even, and that their parents have been hiding something...
I liked this story. It was about a brother and sister that were torn from their family. They were accused of being a witch and wizard and neither had any idea that they were. When they are in prisoned things start happening that they can't explain. They start to believe they have powers and try to find a way out to find their parents. There disappearing kids everywhere and now they know where the kids went. I liked the brother and sister and their relationship how they came together. Whit was trying to protect Wisty but found out she could take care of herself. They start a journey to find their parents but wind up rescuing kids that are in the prison where they were. I highly recommend this young adult book and I can't wait for the next one.
I loved James Patterson's Maximum Ride series, so I thought I'd try another this other one by him written for young adults.(teens or preteens.) I gave it 4 stars because while it was a better written book than Max ride, I found the characters less likeable. This may change though, after I read the next books in the series, which this first one prompted me to do after ending with a cliff hanger. It is about a brother and a sister, ages 15 and 18, and they find out they are a witch and wizard. I won't put any spoilers here, but they go through a lot to try to escape and help others out of prison. They didn't use their powers as much as I would have hoped, but that might change in the next book since they will have had them longer. It is fantasy, suspense, realistic, and overall a fast, interesting read. I, a 14 year old girl, recommend this book for ages 11 and up. There is a little violence, so if you are sensitive to that maybe 12 and up. But, if you are younger and are good...
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