23 Apr 2011

Double Book Review - Witch & Wizard (Book 1) and Witch & Wizard The Gift (Book 2) by James Patterson

Witch & Wizard

Number of Pages - 368

Publisher - Grand Central Publishing

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? 

The Gift (Witch & Wizard, Book 2) 
Number of Pages - 352

Publisher - Little Brown Company

When Whit & Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order.

But the One has other plans in store for them: He needs Wisty, for she is "The One Who Has the Gift." While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty's suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion: the highly-anticipated fulfillment of the heart-pounding opening prologue of book one...
The Execution of the Allgoods.

A good idea for a story and I did enjoy learning about the characters but, unfortunately for me, I felt that the story did not progress fast enough and by the end of the second book I did still did not fully understand the characters Whit and Wisty and what their powers were etc.
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