Saturday, January 15, 2011
Book Review: Witch and Wizard
Witch and Wizard
Book 1 in the Witch and Wizard series
AUTHOR: James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: adventure, fantasy
PREMISE: Whit and Wisty get caught up in a struggle against their world's opressor when their family is targeted and they learn they have magic.
MY REVIEW: I'll give this for Patterson: his books are addictive and entertaining. I liked this just as much as I liked his other stuff. Man, I wish he would go into TV because our tv would probably be ten times more creative then it is now if he did. Guess I'll have to settle for his guest appearance on Castle.
So this book is pretty much your usual Patterson. If you read his other stuff you know what to expect: snappy dialogue, really quick pacing (this one was quick pacing on steroids, yeesh), fast reading (this should take no more the two to three hours to read), and slight cheese. Extra on the cheese for this one, I think. But mostly, entertainment. Patterson isn't out to make great works of literature, he's there to entertain readers who otherwise wouldn't read and that he does well.
So if you want a deep thinking, well written, thoughtful book you're probably better off going elsewhere (although to be fair there were some nuggets put in for teens to think about). But if you're in the mood for a quick, action-packed, cheese-fest this book is perfect.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of Maximum Ride
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five drumsticks