Saturday 21 November 2009


Witch & Wizard by James Patterson 

About This Book:
Caption From The Cover Sleeve:
Your books, music and art - banned by the New Order.

You are holding an urgent and vital narrative that reveals the forbidden truth about these perilous times.

This is the astonishing testimonial of Whit and Wisty Allgood, brother and sister who were torn from their 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 pursuit of being a normal teenager.

Most copies of this story have already been seized, shredded, or burned. Read this rare surviving edition and pass it along with care - before it's too late.
Cherry's Rating: 1 out of 5 cherries

Genre: YA fantasy

Verdict: Insubstantial + cliffhanger ending.

My Take On This Book:
The book is actually short enough to qualify as a pseudo-novella. The fonts are big and there are a lot of advertisement pages after the end. The entire book is just about the two main protagonists realizing that they are a witch and a wizard. Other than that, nothing else much. That is why I call this book insubstantial. The beginning and the end does not even connect to the whole story! It did not say how they got there and how the story resolved, i.e., cliffhanger ending. The story telling quality though is very good. I would give it a 5 out of 5. James Patterson can spin a story out of thin air, i.e., no inspiration and no material to work with. And I think that is exactly what happened to this book.

I posted the contest before I've read this book, now, I hope Icejewel is a more forgiving reader than me. I hope she'll enjoy this book more than I did!
Cherry Mischievous


  1. ha ha..Don't worry Cherry.James Patterson is a very good author, so obviously you must not have known how this book will turn out.

    Thanks to warn me..I won't expect anything from this book now.Chances are that I might like it..

    Great and honest review :)

  2. I loved James Patterson until he went all preachy in the last Max Ride novels. Great Review!

  3. Nice.. I hadn't heard about this one.


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