Witch and Wizard by James Patterson was published by Little Brown and Company and is sold at £4.95

What is the book about?

Witch and Wizard follows teenage siblings Whit and Wisty Allgood who believe themselves to be just like any other young people until a cruel and unforgiving new government comes into power and takes them from home. It is from this that they discover they are not so ordinary as they once thought, and that they are not alone in their newfound magic. On the surface it is a fantasy adventure sort of book with fun and dynamic characters and an intriguing plot, but using this it explores politics, oppression and other very real themes.

Who is it aimed at?

Some of the themes in the book are darker than others but due to the nature of James Patterson’s writing, it is something that can be enjoyed by anyone from around eleven or twelve up.

What is your favourite part?

My favourite part of this was the chilling sort of control that this new, anti- magic government held. The book looked into the sense of hopelessness that comes from people that can’t be trusted being put into positions of power and the consequences of this. I also loved that this was expressed in a way that was somehow marvellously easy to read and difficult to put down.

What was your least favourite part?

I had a sense while readying it that it was often moving a little too quickly. At some points this was good and kept me interested but I would have liked to see the plot slow down a little for the sake of really capturing the moment and ideas trying to be expressed.

Which character would you most like to meet?

As one of the two main characters and the younger sibling, the book instilled in me a great interest in Wisty and a desire to hear more from her than I already did.

Why should someone buy this book?

I would recommend this book to almost anyone as it’s a brilliant way to introduce important themes in an exciting, fantasy based manner.