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The Lost (Witch & Wizard)


The Lost (Witch & Wizard)

This is the latest book in James Patterson’s Witch and Wizard series. Brother and sister Whit and Wisteria (Wisty) Allgood have been the main characters throughout the series. They have fought and overcome a variety of threats from the evil dictator called The One Who Is The One, as well as his evil father and son. Just when they think the battle is over, and peace settles over their city, they are faced with a new crime wave that feels all too familiar.

In THE LOST, The citizens of the city turn against the siblings, and the siblings even turn against each other. But in this final book, when the good guys and bad guys have one final clash, the siblings must find a way to be on the same side.

Patterson keeps the action and momentum going clear to the end.

There are several twists and turns in the plot. No new characters are introduced, but some characters from earlier in the series, ones you didn’t think you would encounter again, influence the storyline.

I have read all the books in this particular series. Patterson keeps the action and momentum going clear to the end. I was able to keep up with most of what was going on as I was already familiar with the characters and their roles. However, although the author does a fair job of weaving in bits and pieces of the back story, I recommend that you read the other Witch and Wizard books before you tackle this last one. 

Also, even though this is supposed to be “the last” book in the series, I think Patterson ended it in a way to make room for more stories.

Reviewed by Christine M. Irvin on December 12, 2014

The Lost (Witch & Wizard)
by James Patterson and Emily Raymond

  • Publication Date: December 15, 2014
  • Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult 13+
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • ISBN-10: 0316207705
  • ISBN-13: 9780316207706