Witch and Wizard-James Patterson

You know, I have never really read any James Patterson books. But if they are all like this book I’m about to review, holy crap I’m staying far, far away.


Everything is about to change. The government has seized control of every aspect of society, and this is the astonishing testimonial of Wisty and Whit Allgood, a sister and brother who were torn from their family in the middle of the night, slammed into prison, and accused of being a witch and a wizard. 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 pursuit of being a normal teenager."

So I was kind of excited about getting a chance to read this book. I was. And when I started it, I really wanted to like it. It's always been one I thought about reading but never did. Well, I checked it out from the library. It started off pretty good. Starting with the characters current situation and then taking us back to when it all started.

The idea of the story is good. The writing is awful. Not good. I don’t know about you, but I like to read descriptions and see what makes the characters tick. Patterson and his little writing buddy didnt provide this at all. All the chapters were only a couple pages long of some rambling and dialogue and provided nothing for me to grab on to. The new Harry Potter? Yeah right. Don't think so. Like I said, I’ve never read a James Patterson book, but this little nugget makes me wonder if all his books are written in this half assed way of nothing but shifting points of view and on going dialogue that I feel doesn't present any kind of plot development.

Probably one the worst books I’ve ever read. Yeah. Sorry Mr. Patterson.


  1. I've read most of Patterson's mysteries, all of his "romance" genre books and really liked them. Some I absolutely LOVED. I tried this one on audio post-surgery and it wasn't even recognizable Patterson!! I was not impressed and chalked it up to not feeling well and went back to his usual writing. I'm going to stick with the other and not pursue this series. I'm looking forward to his next book, A Wedding in December, I think it's called...occasionally I will read a sappy book :)


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