Witch & Wizard series: Book 1 & 2

The Gift  - James Patterson, Ned Rust Witch and Wizard (Witch and Wizard, #1) - James Patterson

Imagine another world...

one similar to your own.

A parallel universe, where life is

still full of friends and loves,

school and sports, church and family.


But then: Everything changes.




Because people aren't paying attention,

something important is taken from society:

Books, movies and music. Freedom and justice.

And respect for the incredible creative power of kids.

It can all disappear in a flash...


So, pay attention.

Don't let this happen to your world.


Recommended to:

Young readers from 4th grade on and adults who enjoy fantasy, magic & young adult books. An edge of your seat book. There is some violence & death and  a bit of nail biting action. So, assess your own child for what they can handle.


I read these books ages ago. And I just recently realized that another book from the series came out and I need to catch up. :)


So, I decided to reread these two and then try to finish the series. I'm glad I did. The books are great dystopian YA fun. I love James Patterson's style and the characters in these books are great. I don't want to give anything away. Let me just say that if you like YA books and magic and a bit of adventure, I think you will enjoy this series.


Whit & Wisty are great as the Witch & Wizard. In the beginning, they don't even realize they have powers. There are prophecies and a evil power hungry guy (the One who is the One). There is dark humor and of course, death and danger. The book is written so that Whit and Wisty are talking to the reader. We read what is going on from each of their point of views separated by chapters. And they are constantly talking to us, like "I know I went too far" or "I shouldn't have said that" or "you wouldn't believe what we saw". It makes for fun reading and I sped through both of these books. Now I'm on to book 3, Fire. I'm really looking forward to it. I can't wait to see how this will turn out.