Witch & Wizard by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet | Why Girls Are Weird

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Witch & Wizard by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

Wisteria "Wisty" Allgood and Whitford "Whit" Allgood are a normal brother and sister. Until later one night their home is ransacked by followers of the "New Order" and they are accused of being a witch and wizard. They both think the entire situation is ridiculous but their parents are acting very strangely. And before anything can be done, Wisty and Whit are hauled away. They are brought to a jail that can only be described is the step right before hell, brought on trial that is completely unfair, and along the way Wisty and Whit discover that the whole witch and wizard thing may not be so far off. Because Witsy can do things like light herself on fire. And Whit can do things like stick his hand through walls. When they begin to realize that, they know that they need to escape their prison, find their parents and understand exactly who and what they are.

I was really intrigued by this book because it's Young Adult and it's by James Patterson (along with Gabrielle Charbonnet, who I have never heard of but I need to give her credit too). It was brand new at my library so I figured I'd give it a shot. I will say that James Patterson has a very elementary way of writing that can sometimes be frustrating when the story is interesting, which is the way this book is. It seems like Young Adult has grown up fast and this is the kind of writing that old school Young Adult was. HOWEVER, I did get past the writing to the story and the story itself was good. I identified with Wisty and Whit and ended up really liking them.

The only thing is that it's hard to tell if there is suppose to be a second book because it does say to be continued but it just kind of leaves you hanging. I certainly hope so though, I'd like to know about the fate of the brother and sister wizard and witch!


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24 wonderful thoughts:


Sounds like an awesome book!

Diana Mieczan

Hmm...Really interesting...Really enjoy stories like that:)

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Ps: thanks so much for taking part in my GIVEAWAY!!!

Teenage Bride

Completley love the name.... "Allgood". I may be overthinking this but.... but if I had to guess there is a more in depth meaning to the last name name and if I read the book (which I really should) hello it is James Patterson lol, I am sure I will find it haha.


This sounds like a good one - I'll be sure to pick it up if I ever see it.

Cafe Fashionista

Ooh, I think I would really like this book. Fabulous review, Krysten! I had no clue that James Patterson had written a YA starring wizards and witches!! :)

Crazy Shenanigans

I love James Patterson! I haven't read this, I'll definitely have to check it out!


I read this too, but I'm not sure how I feel about it. I'm not sure I got past the writing and into the story enough. But I think I'm intrigued enough to read the next book...if there is one.

Oh...and I'm reading This One is Mine by Maria Semple...one that you reviewed a while ago. My goodness is there a lot of sex in that book. But it's pretty good. So that's for the recomendation.

Camila F.

Sounds great, thanks for the tip! :)


I looove anything that has to do with witches! I used to be obsessed with Sabrina :) And Charmed!

Dancing Branflake

Oh, I would totally read this one! Thanks for such a great review of it!


I'm a big James Patterson fan and will definitely look for this at Barnes and Noble! Thanks for stopping by my blog:-).


You know, that sounds really very interesting. I just may have to check it out.


james patterson is always a good read!


JP is always a good read!


I hate cliffhangers...yet I love them.


Sounds interesting, although I normally do not like his writing either.


The thing about James Patterson is that he is very good with different writing styles. I LOVE the Alex Cross series and some of his others, but for the most part I'm not a huge fan of his "teen" books... Though I did enjoy reading this and the Maximum Ride series (forever ago). I am almost certain that this book has a sequel though, so I'm looking forward to seeing where this story line goes!

Lovely Scribbles

I'm always looking for good books to read, so thank you for the review! Sounds intriguing. :)


hmm...I was going to say I wouldn't read it, but now I'm intrigued..

shari @ little blue deer

Interesting! I haven't read a YA book in a long time, will have to check it out! XO!

the chirpy bird

I need a good "end of summer" read! Thanks for the suggestion, and for dropping by :)
xo tash


Sounds light but interesting - definitely something I'd consider reading!

Audrey Allure

Sounds interesting!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi

Sounds like an interesting story. I kind of hate the trend of YA series because so many books just end randomly because they plan on adding more and more sequels.