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The Fire (Witch & Wizard #3)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  11,903 ratings  ·  695 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
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Published December 5th 2011 by James Patterson -Young Readers (first published January 1st 2011)
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Corey Holst
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
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
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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.
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
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
Jen B.
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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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Christina T
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
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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
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
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
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.
Juliette Simpson
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
Apr 13, 2012 Patrice rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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
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
Sarah Davila
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
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
Tracy Clugh
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
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
Jana Grissom
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
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
Allison Conrad
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
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.
Kayla Lopez
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It was all up to them, Wisteria and Whitford Allgood, The Witch and Wizard in the Prophecy. Just 2 teenagers that are meant to fulfill a prophecy and defeat The One Who Is The One. Wisteria and Whitford head out on a journey together in the beginning of the book but as their journey continues, they soon figure out that to fulfill their destiny they will need to go out on their own adventures. In each of their adventures, they experience pain, friendship, fear, love, but most important
Cassi Raasch
The Witch and Wizard series is all about a brother and a sister that have special gifts like the power to heal and the gift of fire. In the third book, The Fire, they are faced with many struggles like the will to keep fighting and the power struggle of a greater force. The One Who Is The One, also known as just The One, is one of the main characters that just so happens to be the big problem. He is the stereotypical super villain and in my specific opinion, he isn't my favorite person. The best ...more
Marilyn Fontane
Okay, I bought the third book. I had to find out what happened The plot is intriguing. And fortunately Witch & Wizard, The Fire by James Patterson and Jill Dembowski does come to some kind of conclusion in spite of the fact that further issues in the series are published. Finally we see why The One Who Is The One wants Wisty Allgood. He has power over earth, air and water, but only she has power over fire. (We have no idea how he obtained the first three powers, whether by capturing the witc ...more
John Charnock
Have you ever wished you could be a wizard/witch? Ever wondered what life you would live? Well, The Fire (Witch & Wizard) is filled with unknown and confusing magic. Brother and sister must fend for themselves, with little to no help. They travel near and far, together and separate. Thrilling and adventurous, but will they make it? This book is an exciting fantasy.
Whit and Wisty have all odds against them, and they aren’t exactly as strong as they used to be. If they don’t do something soo
Janie Johnson
So about three quarters of the way through this book I discovered I was reading book 3 when I was supposed to be reading book 2. It did not take away from the experience though accept for feeling that I was missing something. But I was completely engaged with this book. I absolutely love the storytelling in this installment and decided to go ahead with book 4, The Kiss rather than backtracking with book 2 which is The Gift. I will read that one after The Kiss as kind of a prequel I suppose.

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