Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
Wisty and Whit Allgood are just your average every day teenagers. Or, so they thought. When the “New Order”comes crashing into their home to arrest them as being witches, the teens are baffled. They are even more shocked when their parents who are told they can send one item with each child send them off with a drumstick and a book with wordless pages.
Things really heat up when Wisty discovers that when she gets really angry, she bursts into flames. Kind of making that “I am not a witch!” story seem not so true after all… As time goes on, Wisty finds out even more things she can do and how to control her new-found skills. Enter in Whit’s dead girlfriend who helps them in their confinement, and things are bound to get interesting.
Why did I want to listen to this audio/read this book? I have a fairly civil relationship with James Patterson. I really have enjoyed some of his books on audio and I was very curious about what he would do with a YA book, as well as what kind of narration would go with it.
James Patterson and co-author Gabrielle Charbonne write an interesting first YA novel. I have heard this referred to as dystopia but it didn’t seem that way to me, more fantasy/ paranormal. It was interesting, told in alternating chapters from each siblings point of view and felt more MG (middle Grade to me than the YA I have read.
The narration by Spencer Locke and Elijah Wood was pretty good in this 5 hour and 41 minute audio.
While I did not find the read captivating to the point that I must continue on with the series, I did find it fun and light and I believe young YA readers or older MG readers would enjoy it.
For fun, do you see the two faces in the cover?
Audible.com (listen to a sample here)