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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

[Review] The Kiss, By James Patterson & Jill Dembowski

"Whit and Wisty Allgood, a witch and wizard with extraordinary abilities, have defeated the ruthless dictator who long overshadowed their world. But for the first time in their lives, the powerful brother and sister find themselves at odds as Wisty is drawn to a mysterious and magical stranger named Heath.
Wisty has never felt as free as she does with Heath, especially when the two of them share and test their magic together. But when a merciless Wizard King from the mountains suddenly threatens war, Wisty must make an excruciating choice. Will she unite with Whit to fight the mounting dangers that could return their world to a tyrant's domain? Or will she trust the beautiful boy who has captured her heart?
James Patterson's epic dystopian saga continues as the witch and wizard who have inspired countless imaginations must rally together before the world they fought to save collapses."-Amazon
My Thoughts:
The Kiss was another one of James Patterson's great novels, I thought that the Leopard King was a brilliant and well articulated expansion of the Witch & Wizard series. You get to see allot of history; like where the "The One" comes from, bits a pieces of his family heritage, and much more that's in the general interest of the reader. To add to that, you have very well written characters; Courtesy of the post dystopia like setting, that plagues this book like a bee. (Mr.Bloom was by far my favorite evil character)
But if I may make one complaint, It's that Mr.Patterson oddly managed to make Whit look feeble and amateur-ish. His magic was constantly failing him, he didn't do great robust displays of power, and he looked very much to be over his head. 
Meanwhile Wisteria is blazing up a storm, burning down buildings, and defying every magic nullifying spell know to man. Yeah, just wee bit unbalanced there ;)  
Overall, if you're fine with a little OP-ness (excuse video game term), and don't mind a tiny bit of Romance, then you'd be delighted pick up The Kiss.
Rating: A
What To Expect?
  • Romance
  • Action
  • Magic
  • Dictatorship
Watch some Q & A with James Patterson about the Fire. The Third book in the Witch and Wizard series!

1 comment:

  1. I'm a little surprised you liked this one as much as you did. Was there more focus on the romance then the action? I'm still a little undecided if I want to get into these.