Wit and Wisty Allgood are brother and sister. One night they’re pulled out of bed and
arrested for being witches. All they have is a drum stick and an old book with blank pages.
During her capture Wisty discovers she can throw flames and burn without being harmed. Wit
has his own powers. They’re thrown in a magic dampening prison, but later escape with the
help of... a Ghost?
The One Who is the One has taken over through The New Order. He’s hunting youths with
special powers and vaporizing them. Wit and Wisty’s parents are wanted for treason. The
siblings want to find them and save them. During all this Wit and Witsy discover a once
secure world is now four worlds—Shadowland, Freeland, Overworld and Underworld.
When they find kids like themselves hiding in a department store they’re drafted into a
dangerous prison break to save others.
As in the Maximum Ride series
(also reviewed on
Myshelf) these youths are judged for being different. They’re on the run from angry adults
aimed at harming them. They come up with their own ideas on survival. I think young readers
will enjoy the variety of characters and the unique worlds Patterson has created.
Actress Spencer Locke and actor Elijah Wood narrate the audio version. Both have acted in
fantasy movies popular with young audiences. Their ability to bring fantasy characters to
life on the screen flows well into the audio. They effectively illustrate a fantasy world
of adventure with unique characters. Witch and Wizard is an entertaining listen.
I’m confident fans of Maximum Ride will enjoy this series.