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The Fire

(Witch & Wizard #3)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  17,678 ratings  ·  895 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 ...more
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Published December 5th 2011 by Jimmy Patterson (first published 2011)
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Corey Holst
Dec 30, 2011 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 ...more
Jan 07, 2012 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
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: eng-412
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Dec 29, 2012 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 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
Mar 06, 2012 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
Jen B.
Jan 11, 2012 rated it did not like it
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The third installment of this series definitely kept the pace that I have come to expect from James Patterson. This book was filled with action and had me turning the pages as fast as I could to try to keep up.
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Kejdi Kurti
Sep 13, 2017 rated it liked it
The first half of the book super slow and didn't seem like it was interesting but toward the end, things started to pick up and made it more enjoyable.
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome book by this author! I was surprised, (in a good way), during this book:)
Christina T
Sep 30, 2013 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). ...more
Jun 24, 2012 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
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
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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
Jan 29, 2012 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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Dec 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 18, 2012 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
Nicole Prescott
Oct 17, 2012 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 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
Samuel A
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book that I read is “Witch & Wizard The Fire” by James Patterson, it is the third book in his series and continues the story of Whit and Wisty. These children are on a journey to defeat “The One” this is because he executed their parents and took the rights of many innocent people. I liked this story because it is very interesting and creative for this fantasy world. It shows how life could be with an all ruling dictator and magical powers. If I had to live in that world it would be a ...more
Long Live Wonderland
I just really can't stand wisty...
Good. Bit repetitive, honestly like the first ones better, but still liked it.
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Let's just walk in circles for half the book, not learning anything, and not moving the story along. Ugh. At least it's short!
Ashley  Marie
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: readingwitfoxes
This book hit me in the feels! I cried alot with some parts
Julie Jacobs
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book.... I cant wait to read the rest of the series... I have two more to read with my sister.. we just got the kiss from the library
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was extremely good, just like the other two books I have read in this series. You can see how Wisty and Whit are developing and learning how to control their powers more an more, as the book goes on. I really like this series because I can relate with the characters. In the future I would look for a more challenging book, but I would recommend this series to those who like fantasy/ magic, but in a dystopian setting.
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My book is Witch and Wizard the Fire by James Patterson and Jill Dembowski. This is the third book of the series and it is a good book. It is about a witch and a wizard (Wisty and Whit) who are good guys. They are being hunted by the N.O. (New Order). The New Order is controlled by The One Who is the One. No one actually knows his actual name. Whit and Wisty are freedom fighters and want to get rid of the N.O. They have magical powers. Whits powers are more of the helping side. And Wisty’s are ...more
Oct 23, 2011 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
Dec 30, 2011 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
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