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The Fire (Witch & Wizard #3)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  15,740 Ratings  ·  832 Reviews
Whit and Wisty Allgood have sacrificed everything to lead the resistance against the merciless totalitarian regime that governs their world. Its supreme leader, The One Who Is The One, has banned everything they hold dear: books, music, art, and imagination. But the growing strength of the siblings' magic hasn't been enough to stop the One's evil rampage, and now he's exec ...more
Audio CD, 352 pages
Published December 5th 2011 by Jimmy Patterson (first published January 1st 2011)
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Corey Holst
Dec 30, 2011 Corey Holst rated it did not like it
Well, I stuck it out. What a waste of time. Patterson changed writing partners for each of the 3 books and I don't think it helped. 3 full books of the Allgood siblings being afraid, never growing, never learning. Three quarters of the way through this 3rd volume and Wisty is still petrified of "the One" and doesn't have a clue how to fight him and Whit is still instantly distracted by his dead girldfriend, Celia, quicker than a retreiver by a SQUIRREL! Whit is the most fickle scatter-brained p ...more
Jan 07, 2012 Shelby rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm sorry, but I have to say that I really have no idea how this book got so many five star reviews. Now, granted, I read about a few chapters offered on James Patterson's website, and I couldn't even bring myself to finish that. The first book was lacking. The second made no sense whatsoever. And the few chapters I read of The Fire showed that it was going to be exactly the same.

This series is not well written. The plot jumps around until it becomes clear that there isn't really a clear object
Jan 27, 2013 Megan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: eng-412
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Dec 29, 2012 Liana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That was awesome.

I'm just so glad I decided to read this book at all and ignore all the negative reviews it got.

Book 1 was okay. Book 2 was better. And now this. KLJFKLDJSDLKSFJDSFJKLSDJL:SDFJDSKSJDF:SDKLFJDSKL:FJSD It was fabulous. The first page is action-packed already. Well that apparently is because The Gift just ended in the middle of nowhere.

Anyways, this sort of reminds me of City of Glass by Cassandra Clare in a way because it has a happy ending where the antagonist is truly defeated.
Oct 21, 2011 Maria rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s, ya, e-book
I didn't like The Fire.


James Patterson ran out of fuel. The Fire started out great, but Whit & Wisty STILL could not figure out their Magic. For goodness sake, it’s the third book already! Surely, they thought of something by now on how to defeat The One Who Is The One. *sigh* No. still not there… until the last few pages. What a disappointing final book (i hope it’s the last one) for one of my fave series.

Whit was so indecisive. A lot of things he wanted to do. Kiss Janine (the cute re
Jen B.
Jan 11, 2012 Jen B. rated it did not like it
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Mar 06, 2012 Christy rated it really liked it
The Fire is the third and final installment of Patterson's "Witch & Wizard" series and it didn't disappoint me. I wasn't sure what I expected from this book, but it did require some suspension of disbelief to really understand it. Whit and Wisty are still trying to figure out how there powers work while dealing with strange and deadly people, along with the dreaded Shadowland. This book was very action-oriented and just when I'd think things were coming to a close I was wrong. Without giving ...more
Christina T
Sep 30, 2013 Christina T rated it it was ok
While slogging through this 3rd installment of the series I found myself willing to set it aside for typically mundane things, like, watching corn grow. Unfortunately despite the fact that I do live in Iowa I don't live near a corn field so I opted to do things like removing my pillows from my pillow cases and putting them back in because they seemed just a little crooked. Or constantly booting up Words With Friends to see if anyone took their turn (even though 25 seconds earlier they hadn't). A ...more
Jun 24, 2012 Tori rated it really liked it
This book starts approximately a month or two after Whit and Wisty's parents were executed. Wisty has apparently caught the blood plague, a virus that is spreading throughout the new world. So a lot has happened since then. This usually annoys me, but I liked it this time. It took a little while to catch up, but I liked that because I didn't already know everything.

A lot of this book takes place in the shadowland, which I didn't like about the previous books, but I still think The Fire was my f
Sep 24, 2012 Claire rated it it was ok
This review contains spoilers!!

I used to be an avid fan of James Patterson when I first began reading the Maximum Ride series. It wasn't until the last two MR books that I became a bit sick and disappointed in Patterson's predictable, repeated, and overrated "thrills", "cliffhangers", and "plot twists." It was the same case with this book. I suppose the general idea was decent, if not a slightly stale take on the popular totalitarian society takeover plot line. But the characters weren't unique
Jan 29, 2012 Ellie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
NO, Miss Pearl Marie, The One Who Is The One is NOT God.

Despite my initial thoughts, based on Pearl up there, this was pretty good! Wisty was pretty good--she got her hair back--the villain was nice and villainous, and Pearce was sufficiently reminiscent of Draco Malfoy, though he'd have been even more formidable had his name been spelled "P-i-e-r-c-e." Whatever.

Seriously. Whitford P. Allgood. (What does the "P" stand for??) Could you please. Pretty please. With gummy bears on top,
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Tiernan Bertrand-Essington
Woah! that was amazing. Here's a nice little list explaining myself:
1. These books get better and better each time! First 3 stars, then 4, now 5?! Nice!
2. So intense, and not little-kiddish at all. I wasn't annoyed at how they talked this time.
3. Incredibly fast paced. Boom, boom, boom. Every chapter has a new surprise, and better yet, the chapters are, like, 3 pages average, which I love!
4. It's got that epic Maximum Ride effect we all love.
5. The ending! It could be continued, it doesn't nee
Jan 18, 2012 Lindsey rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
The Fire is the third novel in the Witch and Wizard trilogy. It follows Whit and Wisty as they learn to control their magic and stop The One from destroying the world.

I admit that I was disappointed in this series. The plot was half-baked and the characters were very static. There seemed to be a missing piece of story between the second book and this book. It created the feeling that I was running to catch up because I didn't read something that I was supposed to, despite the fact that I read e
Nicole Prescott
Oct 17, 2012 Nicole Prescott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've always been a huge fan of magic, especially when young people discover they have a supernatural powers. I feel the message of The Fire is you can't let someone ruin your life just because you're different, and I love that. James Patterson sends the message of standing up for yourself, through a brother and sister with supernatural powers fighting for their right to live and be who they are. It's an amazing book written by a fantastic writer.
This series gets worse and worse. I'm done.
Kanye Smith
May 22, 2017 Kanye Smith rated it it was ok
The Fire is a book about not letting go and being indecisive all the time. It's exactly like a break-up that occurred 2 years ago which causes you to think you'll never find anyone else and isolate yourself from society. All throughout the book, Whit-a young wizard- can't let go of the fact that Janine and Celia died (Janine later gets resurrected by Whit). In past books in the Witch & Wizard series, Whit had hated The One Who Is The One after The One killed Celia. Although Celia's death has ...more
Oct 23, 2011 Holdsherbreath rated it liked it
Is it the end of the end ?

It was pretty epic I have to admit. If you've ever read the book Anthem , you'll get the whole point of the story, that's not to say that you won't understand W&W 3 if you haven't, but Anthem sure does put a different perspective on the whole.

Whit and Whisty do indeed save the day, hoorah, and people die, some people live, happy ending and yada yada. I don't know. The writing is good, but what do you expect it's JAMES PATTERSON, he doesn't do bad writing. I ju
Dec 30, 2011 Haley rated it it was amazing
James Patterson certainly know how to mix humor, fast-paced action, and magic with a horrible evil, and a scary society. This dystopian story has some thing in common with other ones, but is still vastly different in how it’s executed. This 3rd book it just as good as the 1st two. It’s in present tense, so how feel like it’s happening and you don’t want to stop because you got to find out what happens next. I’m a huge fan off James’ Maximum Ride series, and this series seems to pull some of the ...more
Juliette Simpson
Sep 19, 2014 Juliette Simpson rated it really liked it
The fire, by James Patterson is an amazing sequel to the sequel of the first book.
Whit and Wisty Allgood Have fought the one for almost a year now. The blood plague is going around and Wisty catches it. Whit must find shelter for her and can't find any. as soon as he settles down to rest a small, but witty girl and brings them to her abandoned apartment basement. here Whit can heal Wisty and meet a amazing family. The time comes for the new order to come and invade the Needermans' home and leave
Tracy Clugh
Jan 14, 2013 Tracy Clugh rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fast-paced
When I started on this collection, I was a little leery, not sure on the subject matter. I like coming away from a book, feeling better. J.P. writes like no one else I have never read. He takes the subject matter, and writes so you cannot put the book down till you are done. He does it again here, in this collection. I read books 1 & 2 a while ago, read #3 yesterday, and cannot wait for the next one. J.P. is one of my top 10 authors, I have a closet in my basement, that is full of books, (ye ...more
Apr 07, 2012 Patrice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adults, those liking a dystopian society story
I am glad I finally had the chance to get this book and find out what happens with Wisty & Whit. It had been a while since I read The Gift, but when I started The Fire, it was almost as if it had only been a few weeks ago that I finished The Gift. This was a very "active" story. There is a lot of action going on and as always, Whit and Wisty are still trying to figure things out. Are their parents really dead? Wisty is dying; will she survive to face The One? Will Whit be able to heal those ...more
Sarah Davila
Jan 31, 2012 Sarah Davila rated it liked it
In the final book of this trilogy, I was a bit disappointed. The short chapters seem to bounce around a bit too much and there were a couple chapters that could have been taken out and the story would still have made sense. On the topic of the story, I feel like it was drawn out too much. I think it could have fit in two books at the most. Besides those few bothering things, I did enjoy the book. It had a nice closing to it. Of course the villain was defeated, what good would a story be if the g ...more
Jana Grissom
Aug 11, 2013 Jana Grissom rated it it was amazing
Immediately, I was wrapped into the world of Whit and Wisty Allgood. I was fighting for them to survive and conquer the evil preventing the world from using the magic of their talents. The chapters rotated view from Whit to Wisty, which at first was surprising but ended up making me feel the emotions of both siblings. I felt the love they had for one another and understood why they made the choices they did to save the world despite sacrificing their safety.

I recommend this book for anyone who
Sep 18, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
It was about Wisty and Whit fighting against the N.O(new order) and for filling the prophesy to defeating the one. They have ups and downs on there journey and facing life or death and seeing someone they know die. The one wants to take Wisty's gift and make himself more powerful. They have lost all of there friends and even faced there deaths.
I loved the book and i would recommend it to a lot of my friends because i thought it would have lots of ups and downs and lots of exciting and terrifyin
WhyNN ~
May 12, 2016 WhyNN ~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
okay. i wrote a review and now it's disappeared because my internet connections error. hmmm

so i just want to make it simple for now. I love this one. and i admit it brought me to tears. even though the beginning is not as good or it just the same line like the previous book. but for this one. at least it makes me smile. love the ending.

for those who didn't want to continue this series. you can stop here, same as Max Ride. it feels like JP cut the story to an end, before make a new story (hope to
Allison Conrad
Apr 13, 2012 Allison Conrad rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ugh, here we go:

Book 1: was pretty good, kept me entertained, wanted to read the next one

Book 2: Ummmkkaaayyyy, this is getting a little scrambled up, reminds me of what happened to Maximum Ride, all the contradictions get really annoying after a while. Plot: odd, Hair: needs to grow back

Book 3: The only part I liked was that Wisty got her hair back, everything else was just painful. It took me forever to get through this book just because it was so sorrily bad. I hated this book, I have no idea
Oct 17, 2011 Rob rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
All I can say is, I'm just glad that it's over. Please, be over. As a big fan of Patterson for the last 15+ years, I have an obsessive compulsion where I *have* to read every single book he comes out. Even this drivel. By far the worst book (of the worst series) he's ever done. I understand that I'm not the target demographic, and that I'm not into the whole current fad of vampires and witches and wizards and all that my opinion is skewed accordingly. Bleh.
Jan 10, 2014 Tyler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this epic adventure, Whit and Wisty fight to end their quest for freedom from the New Order. They discover new powers, and strengthen the one's that they already knew about. Their journey leads them to a place of death, ill they make it out?

I really liked the ending book that James Patterson Wrote for the Which and Wizard series. It has a lot of packed in suspense and kept me on edge. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend and wish their was a fourth book in the series.
Sep 05, 2016 Lia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
L'unica cosa che mi viene in mente è "e adesso che cavolo succederà?" Seriamente ci sono ancora due libri cosa devo aspettarmi?
Se non altro non sei crudele e non muore nessuno di importante.
E poi, seriamente, non so cosa aspettarmi quindi per evitare spoiler ora smetto, però mi piace molto questa saga e la consiglio a tutti coloro a cui piace il fantasy
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