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The Gift (Witch & Wizard, Bk 2)
The Gift - Witch & Wizard, Bk 2
Author: James Patterson, Ned Rust
When Whit & Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316036252
ISBN-10: 0316036250
Publication Date: 12/13/2010
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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drgldy76 avatar reviewed The Gift (Witch & Wizard, Bk 2) on + 125 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Just as good as the 1st book in the series. I just wish it wasn't to be continued. I have to wait til the next book comes out to find out the rest of the story.
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MELNELYNN avatar reviewed The Gift (Witch & Wizard, Bk 2) on + 669 more book reviews
Seventeen-year-old Whit Allgood and his 15-year-old sister, Wisty, cling to survival as The One Who Is The One slowly squeezes the life out of the people. Ever since he took control and implemented the New Order (N.O.) government, all freedoms are revoked, and books, music and anything creative are outlawed. The siblings are shocked when they discover they have magical powers, thus making them a special target of The One. They are still learning to use their power, discovering some amazing talents, but it also brings new responsibilities. With their special gifts, they find themselves leading a group of misfit, renegade kids in a high-stakes revolution.

But it's hard to focus on a revolution when one is in the dark about their parental figures. Whit and Wisty don't even know if their mom and dad are dead or alive, held captive or fighting for freedom. And Whit has it doubly bad as he is fanatical about finding his dead girlfriend, Celia. He continues to hear her whispers and smell her perfume, but she lingers just out of reach. Sometimes Whit and Wisty receive confusing instructions from their missing loved ones, actually suggesting they turn themselves in to the authorities. Could The One have gotten control of them, brainwashing them along with the majority of the population?

Even with The One's powers increasing, he's obsessed with capturing the Allgood siblings and taking their gifts for his own. He will stop at nothing, including deception, torture and murder, to get what he wants. But in all of the darkness, a bit of light may be found, not unlike what occurs during the huge musical festival where Wisty discovers a love of performing on stage. Even during the fun, though, they can't let down their guard. The One has informers and double agents planted, ready to take down the Allgoods at the first opportunity. The children need to remember to trust no one, but sometimes they must do just that in order to survive.

In this second book of the Witch & Wizard series, James Patterson teams up with Ned Rust to continue the adventures of Whit and Wisty. As in the first installment, THE GIFT surges with fast-paced action and even more cool magical effects. The vivid descriptions and immense imagination fill the pages with color. I very much respect the theme of the importance of creativity, thought, ideas, music, books and art ("If there is one thing I need to teach you, it's never underestimate the power of what you or others create. Music, art, film, writing...there's tremendous energy here. This is life force. Very important."). I also love the line from Whit on smoking ("I look at each smoldering cigar and, one by one, I visualize the rolled brown tobacco inside. Foul stuff. I hate nicotine poison."). The authors work very well together and have come up with the clever distinction of alternating chapters of first person, some through Whit's eyes and others through Wisty's. Fans will be thrilled to know that printed on the last page are the words "TO BE CONTINUED."
reviewed The Gift (Witch & Wizard, Bk 2) on + 2 more book reviews
I recieved this book for Christmas this year and loved it just as much as I did the first one. The plot is still mysterious and exciting, even though this book is somewhat darker and more complicated than the first as it nears to the finale. Whit and Wisty still have a hold on my heart and I cannot wait to read the final book in this series.
dragoneyes avatar reviewed The Gift (Witch & Wizard, Bk 2) on + 793 more book reviews
Well I'm done with this series. The first book was just mediocre and this book was worse. Patterson seems to try too hard to impress young adults and by doing so the characters aren't really believable, say things that no real teenager would probably say and the story comes off as quite silly. Nothing really happened in this book. At least nothing that couldn't have been cut down and probably added to the 3rd book. Just seemed pointless. The whole part on the concert was ridiculous. Barely got through that part. Totally disappointed with this series and will not continue.
dtchs avatar reviewed The Gift (Witch & Wizard, Bk 2) on + 59 more book reviews
Good, but not as good as the first one in the series.