Join Whit and Wisty on a magical quest to defeat the villain, once and for all, who has devastated their world.
Whit and Wisty Allgood have sacrificed everything to lead the resistance against the merciless totalitarian regime that governs their world. Its supreme leader, The One Who Is The One, has banned everything they hold dear: books, music, art, and imagination. But the growing strength of the siblings' magic hasn't been enough to stop The One's evil rampage, and now he's executed the only family they had left.
Wisty knows that the time has finally come for her to face The One. But her fight and her fire only channel more power to this already invincible being. How can she and Whit possibly prepare for a showdown with the ruthless villain that devastated their world-before he can truly become all-powerful?
In this stunning third installment of the epic, bestselling Witch & Wizard series, the stakes have never been higher-and the consequences will change everything.
Patterson (the Maximum Ride books) and Charbonnet launch a new series about political and cultural oppression, which suffers from some questionable storytelling choices. Ordinary teenagers Whit and Wisty are taken from their house by representatives of the oppressive New Order. Accused of being a wizard and a witch, they're thrown in a dank prison to await execution. While there they begin to master previously unknown powers and, thanks to some otherworldly help, they manage to escape and are united with the resistance movement. The authors rely on coincidence and plot holes each teen is allowed to bring one possession into the otherwise barbaric jail, and thus end up with magical implements. The story is further undercut by frequent recapping and short chapters, alternately narrated by the siblings, which break up the narrative for no perceivable reason. There's some fun world-building, including a stream of thinly disguised pop culture references in Wisty and Whit's alternate world (from the books of Gary Blotter to the artist Margie O'Greeffe), but even these are inconsistent (their world also includes Red Bull and the adjective Dickensian) and come across as groaners. Ages 10-up.
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I've read the first books up till this one and have been hooked ever since.. I cannot WAIT to read the end.. I hope this book gives justice to the siblings.. :)
James Patterson couldn't have finished it any better
I couldn't do it! I really tried...honestly. I tried putting the book aside and read other novels and then I came back to it. When I went back to it was still the same boring out of place book I have ever read and I am a HUGE James Patterson fan. So I gave it to my nephew to read he didn't like it either and he's an intelligent 9 year old. I gave up on this collection of books. I won't do it to myself I'll never get this time back..ever!