The Fire (Witch & Wizard, #3)
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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 Little, Brown and Company (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
Shelby
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...more
Megan
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Maria
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...more
Christy
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.
I can't believe that this is part of the same Witch and Wizard series that I loved so much! This book was horrible. I had to force myself to finish it and even that was off of principle alone. Otherwise I would've walked away from this. It was so boring- I'm sorry- but this was so out of character for James Patterson! Horrible ending also. It was like all of the sudden (and very lackluster) they defeat "the One" and resume their normal lives. The family just casually went back home and discussed...more
Liana
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....more
Kellie
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Christina
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
Claire
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...more
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...more
Lindsey
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...more
Ellie
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.

*SPOILERS!*
Seriously. Whitford P. Allgood. (What does the "P" stand for??) Could you please. Pretty please. With gummy bears on top,...more
Patrice
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
Holdsherbreath
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...more
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
Tori
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...more
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
Haley
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...more
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...more
Tyler
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.
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.

We ha...more
Cody
James Patterson and Jill Dembowski out did themselves with the book The Fire. This is the third book in the Witch and Wizard series. The book has a little of everything, including nonstop action, gut-wrenching emotion, and even a few creepy scenes and some romantic ones as well.

Wisty knows that the time has finally come for her to face The One. They also find shocking news about their parents. While The One banned everything they hold dear; books, music, art, imagination. Whit must find a safe...more
Rachel
The novel The Fire by James Patterson is a pretty good book with a lot of action and I think people should read it if they like a fantasy story with a lot of action. The Fire is a novel about two siblings named Whit and Whisty who have powers and fight The One. I agree with an earlier post that gave the book 3 out of 5 stars and said that this book would be better if it was more relatable and realistic so it would have had a better effect on the reader. I think this because the characters weren’...more
Cappy
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 jazz...so my opinion is skewed accordingly. Bleh.
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.
Lindsey
The third book within the "Witch and Wizard" series by James Patterson takes readers on a journey with Whitford and Wisteria Allgood, also known as Whit and Wisty. With this book readers will see how the siblings work together to defeat evil.

I really liked this book and hope that James Patterson writes more because I feel like there is a lot more to come with the Allgood family.
Aaron
This ties up the major story that has been at the core of the Witch & Wizard series. It was not a bad book, but it suffers from the flat and simple storytelling that has been evident in the series. Archetype and undeveloped characters as well as predictable and cliched endings. With that said, it is a fun and romping adventure tale.
Alasandra Alawine
Easy to read which is perfect since I have a cold and don't feel like concentrating on something heavy.

When the story starts Wisteria is dying of the Blood Plague "The One" unleashed on the populace. Whit manages to carry her to safety and is eventually able to use his healing powers to heal her.

When they find out their parents are alive in the Shadowland Whit goes there to free them and Wisty goes to confront "The One". Wisty learns to use her powers in different ways put ultimately seems outma...more
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