Friday, July 23, 2010

Witch & Wizard by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet Review

Title: Witch & Wizard
Author: James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
Genre: YA
Page Count: 314
Book Type: Hardcover, Owned
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9781846054747
From Goodreads: This is the astonishing testimonial of Wisty and Whit Allgood, a sister and brother who were torn from there family in the middle of the night, slammed into prison, and accused of being a witch and wizard. 

They are not alone in their terrifying predicament. Thousands of young people have been kidnapped. Some have been accused; many others remain missing. Their fate is unknown, and the worst is feared-for the ruling regime will stop at nothing to suppress life and liberty, music and books, art and magic...and the persuit of being a normal teenager.

*side note, grammatical errors up there are not mine...

My Review: This is my favorite of the variety of covers to the book. I really like the faces coming out of the 'W'. You can just feel the magic seeping through the flames. The basic orange and black is very appealing to me. I just wish James Patterson's name wasn't so much larger than Gabrielle Charbonnet's. 

Each chapter is only a couple of pages which makes the whole thing go by super fast. I read this in one shift while at work during the winter, granted, I probably had two customers. Wisty and Whit are sent to a prison of sorts for reasons that they are unaware of. We find out they are being brought in on suspicions of being a witch and wizard. The government is trying to rid the world of all arts--music, books (gasp!) and everything that is important. It seems as if the whole world is on their shoulders, not to mention their parents have gone missing as well. This book takes you on the journey of Wisty and Whit discovering their powers and using them to fight a battle that is bigger than they are.

This is the first in a series and I did enjoy it, but it may have lacked a little substance. I'm hoping since I already know the characters, I will like the second book more. I would definitely suggest at least picking it up at the library if you like YA fantasy books or buy it if you're going to the beach!  

Have you read this one?


  1. Great review! I've had this one on my wish list for a while now....your review, totally reminded me! ^_^ Thanks for sharing...and happy reading!


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