Book Reviews

James Patterson * Witch and Wizard

Witch_and_Wizard_Cover 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?

“They’re afraid of change, and we must change. They’re afraid of the young, and we are the young. They’re afraid of music, and music is our life. They’re afraid of books, and knowledge, and ideas. They’re most afraid of our magic.”

Patterson is really good at both connecting you with the characters and the story. The descriptions, the events were perfectly detailed and you didn’t miss a spot. The fact that were chapters from the POV of both characters, made you connect and understand them better than it should be if it was only from one. They are different persons and the 2 POVs system works really good in this book. I didn’t fell in love with the characters though. They were okay, and i didn’t have problem with them but they will not stay in my mind for long.

“Until now, I never noticed how much fantasy had to do with reality.”

Now, what was really the problem…We are in a dystopian world where a New Order rules and there are magicians. Unfortunately, you barely get enough info as what happened before, the magic powers and how they work. So while the story is interesting and well detailed as to what you follow at the moment, it misses some important background info. Even the first chapter is the New Order taking the kids away and we see them having powers just like that.

Witch & Wizard is a good book. Not amazing or wow. It’s nice and enjoyable at the time you read it but i can’t say it makes a change and stays with you forever. It was good as long as it lasted.

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