The Gift (Witch and Wizard Series #2)

The Gift (Witch and Wizard Series #2)

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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 brutally imprisoned by the New Order.

But the One has other plans in store for them: He needs Wisty, for she is "The One Who Has the Gift." While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty's suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion: the highly-anticipated fulfillment of the heart-pounding opening prologue of book one... The Execution of the Allgoods. .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611139792
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Series: Witch and Wizard Series , #2
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

James Patterson was selected by readers across America as the Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010. He is the internationally bestselling author of the highly praised Middle School books, I Funny, Confessions of a Murder Suspect, and the Maximum Ride, Witch & Wizard, Daniel X, and Alex Cross series. His books have sold over 260 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

Ned Rust has also collaborated with James Patterson on Daniel X: Watch the Skies and Daniel X: Game Over. He lives in Croton, New York with his family.


Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York


B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

Read an Excerpt

Witch & Wizard: The Gift

By Patterson, James

Little, Brown and Company

Copyright © 2010 Patterson, James
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780316036252

Book One

The Girl with The Gift

Chapter 1


LISTEN TO ME. We don’t have much time.

My name is Whit Allgood. I guess you’ve heard of me and my sister, Wisty, and of the crazy stuff that’s happened, but here’s the thing: it’s so much worse than you think it is.

Trust me when I tell you that these are the worst of times and that the best of times are little more than a distant memory. And no one seems to be paying attention to what’s going on. Are you?

Paying attention?

Imagine that all the things you love most in the world—and probably take for granted—are now banned. Your books, music, movies, art… all snatched away. Burned. That’s life under the New Order, the so-called government—or brutal totalitarian regime—that’s taken over this world. Now, with every waking breath, we have to fight for every freedom we have left. Even our imagination is at risk. Can you picture your government trying to destroy that? It’s inhuman.

And yet… they’re calling us criminals.

That’s right. Wisty and I are the offenders in that unhappy propaganda piece brought to you by the New Order. Our crime? Engaging in free thought and creativity.… Oh, and practicing the “dark and foul arts”—i.e., magic.

Did I lose you? Let me back up a bit.

One night not so long ago, my family was awakened by soldiers storming through our home. Wisty and I were cruelly torn from our parents and slammed into a prison—a death camp for kids. And for what?

They accused us of being a witch and a wizard.

But, the thing is, it turns out the N.O. was actually right about that: we didn’t know it at the time, but Wisty and I do have powers. Magic powers. And now we’re scheduled to be publicly executed, along with our parents.

That particular ghoulish event hasn’t taken place yet—though it will. I promise those of you who crave suspense, adventure, and bloodshed that you can look forward to it. And you will, if you’re anything like the rest of the brainwashed “citizenry” of our land.

But if you’re one of the few who’ve escaped the N.O.’s clutches, you need to hear my story. And Wisty’s story. And the story of the Resistance. So when we’re gone, there’s someone left to spread the word.

Someone to fight the good fight.

And so we begin with the story of another public execution: a sad and unfortunate event, an accident, as luck or fate would have it. In a phrase that I hate to use under any circumstances: a tragedy.


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The Gift (Witch and Wizard Series #2)(The First 21 Chapters) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2331 reviews.
dianem24 More than 1 year ago
I am about 3/4 through this book and cannot put it down! It is great. A different type of book for James Patterson but has been a page turner just the same. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading about the supernatural.
Balina More than 1 year ago
amazing book. Hard to put down. will buy the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like this book you'll love the MAXIMUM RIDE SERIES it's awesome maybe even better than this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well pasted, action packed. Awesome writing good job paterson. Dont listen to bad reviews of this book in my perspective this book was awesome.
tammyne More than 1 year ago
I was able to read the first couple of chapters and I can't wait to finish the book. I know it will be an all nighter for me. James Patterson is a wonderful writer that keeps you involved with his characters. You feel their emotions and are a part of their world. Patterson makes reading enjoyable even for reluctant readers. This series, along with the Maximum Ride series, has helped get many teenagers back or start, into reading. Thanks James for helping install the love of reading back into our children.
DeafDogMom More than 1 year ago
I was wonderfully surprised at this entire series. A great read for teenage readers, I think it is a bit beyond my 8yr old. But well written characters and fast moving story line make it ideal for the more mature youngster and teens alike.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second book in this trilogy is smart, romantic, action-packed, and magical. You get to see more of Whit's love life and how he is in love with 2 girls: one that he's loved for months that has gone to the shadow land and one who has caught his attention and can't get out of his head. Wisty starts to get better at magic and ends up getting a hair cut. With action, violence, romance, and magic, this is a great second book that has an unexpected twist to the end.
voice-of-reason More than 1 year ago
Patterson's foray into magical writing is a disappointing one in comparison to his other works. The story line falls drastically short and at parts he fails to remain on the same train of thought. His chapters jump around as much as his characters do. His word play on things we commonly are aware of today is cheesy such as, Stockwood (Woodstock)and Dustin Beeper (Justin Beiber). For a professional writer with so many other books of quality this book was a let down. Don't get me wrong, it's readable but if you notice sloppy writing easily you will find yourself very distracted!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mkk i agree with "Anonymous", if the book isn't out yet, you cant say it was like the first one!! I honestly cant wait for this book, James Patterson is an amazing plot writer and always has the best and brightest characters. This book is sure to be amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book, the series, the author, all amazing! James Patterson has done it again, this time, for younger readers aged probably in between 10-14. I would definetly reccomend this book. Great job, James!!!!!
the_book-addict More than 1 year ago
I found that this book is much better than witch and wizard because it was more detailed and well paced, real page turner.
RuthieB75 More than 1 year ago
I didn't know I was going to enjoy this book as much as I did. It was great. I enjoyed the whit and humor!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best series EVER!!!!! I WISH THIS WAS ENDLESS!!! But, since it is not I guess it has to end somewhere. I WOULD PERFER THIS SERIES TO ANYBODY!!!! IT IS AWESOME!!!! AUTHOR PLEASE MAKE MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS SERIES BECAUSE I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly, I was expecting a lot more out of this book. I loved the first one, but this one just didn't live up to my expectations. It was mostly the story development that I didn't like though, do here's to hoping the third book is more like the first!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book for people who liked harry potter this is a book you should read!!
mel660 More than 1 year ago
This was actually in supposed to be in the teens section, but as a mature adult I actually picked this series and enjoyed it. Its an easy read and very enjoyable! Didn't know it was a teen read when I picked it, give it a try.
sebojr More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for the next book to find out what happens
hockey22 More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book with magic and lots of action. I will definitely read the rest of the series and will next read the Maximum Ride series also by James Patterson. It was hard to put down and I was sad when I was done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good. It kept my interest the whole time and every second something was happening that made the series even better!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the manga version... this books lacks goid events but is good in romance. But i have a question… did byron die???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greatest book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loves the series - can't wait for the next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant stop reading it. Its this simple its truly amazing!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To whoever 'The_Master' is who wrote that review about it being the same as the original..... Are you psychic or something? Looking at the date, it is currently November 18th. The book comes out... Oh, let's see. DECEMBER 13th. Unless this person has insider info and has already read it, PLEASE DISREGARD HIS REVIEW!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plz telif it is good or not because i have seen alot of interesting comments ! Thanks