Book Review #5: Witch & Wizard: The Gift by James Patterson (and Ned Rust)

“What you are about to read may scare you, but stick with us! We need your help, and you need ours.”

“Ever since Whit and Wisty Allgood were cruelly torn from their home and family in the middle of the night, the soldiers of a brutal totalitarian government have relentlessly tried to capture and execute them for ‘collusion, conspiracy, and experimentation with the dark and foul arts.’ But this supremely skilled witch and wizard have instead boldly spearheaded the fight against the wicked regime of the New Order and its systematic destruction of music, art and books. It’s about to get worse. The villainous leader of the New Order is just a breath away from the ability to control the forces of nature and to manipulate his citizens on the most profound level imaginable- through their minds. There is only one more thing he needs to triumph in his evil quest: the Gifts of Whit and Wisteria Allgood. And he will stop at nothing to seize them.”

(Spoiler Alert!)

I had high expectations for this both since the first book was so wickedly awesome. It took until like the half of Book One to get going, to be suspenseful as the other chapters. It was confusing at first because the first book ends with Whit and Wisty preparing to be executed, but this book starts with Whit watching his ‘sister’ get executed when it was really Margo.

It was confusing during other parts too. I don’t know if I was reading too fast or what, because I went back and re-read when I got confused, but still, yeesh. I also love the whole Byron, Wisty romance thing. It was really sweet that he was willing to die for her after every thing that has happened between them. Overall, it was good and I’m keeping my eye out for the third one.

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