ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Witch and Wizard Review

Updated on March 2, 2016


To a teenager's mind, their world is occupied with school work, detention, and hanging out with friends. But to these two young teens, their perspective on life is forever altered. In a world where creativity and self expression is banned, the New Order reigns. This novel was the gateway to an action packed fantasy adventure that continued with four more novels and featuring two manga volumes.


Wisteria (Wisty) Allgood- A hot-headed teenage girl filled to the brim with passion and anger. Wisty is a classic class-skipping rebel who's life is music. In the beginning of this journey, Wisty realizes just how easy her life actually was when the New Order barged in. A Resistance leader who hated The One Who Is The One most, especially when beloved ones lives are in jeopardy. Wisty tends to flaunt and excessively use her magic more freely, making her a complex yet cherishing character among readers.


Whitford (Whit) Allgood- Wisty's older brother who was a typical football captain: was dating the prettiest girl in school and had the best grades. Being the more physical of the two, Whit uses his magic sparingly compared to his younger sister. He has a wider spectrum of emotions that often affect his decisions, making their new life harder to adjust to.

Bryon Swain- A clean and pristine model "student" of the New Order. Son of a member in The Council, Bryon prides himself with being acquainted with The One Who Is The One. Wisty claims him to be an eye sore, constantly threatening to morph Bryon into a weasel. (Which she holds her promises because she's a "scary witch"). Eventually, Bryon realizes just how depressing this new society actually is and switches to the side of the Resistance.

The One Who Is The One- The main antagonist, the power crazed man who has created the journey for Whit and Wisty and the jealousy consumed individual who is after the one thing he does not have: the burning passion of power Wisty wields. The leader of the New Order, he takes this title extremely seriously, and is also known as 'His Oneness'. His brilliance won every election he ran in, including the New Order that actually replaced the United States government and became the world's first One Government or big government.

The Resistance

A group that was established when the New Order first began; a group of children varying in age from ten to eighteen. The Resistance's goal was to dismantle, disrupt, and ultimately rid the world of the New Order and The One Who Is The One. As to avoid any one person from being corrupted with power, the leader of this group changes every week. The known characters in the novel that are part of this group are Whit, Wisty, Janine, Sasha, Margo, Emmet, and Feffer (Wisty's dog that was found in the Overrealm).

Disclaimer: Spoliers

The first novel in the Witch and Wizard series was a startling and emotional beginning for these two siblings. Marked as the "witch" and "wizard" prophesized in stone, Wisty and Whit Allgood are stolen from the comforts of home and must learn how to survive in the bleak New World.

James Patterson's Witch and Wizard was an eye-opening centerpiece among the fantasy genre. It had a feeling of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 but expanding the idea greatly beyond books and emphasizing on how power truly affects an individual. The One Who Is The One was an exciting, awakening take on what would classified as a "super-villain". The battles between the Allgoods and The One were just as equally exciting. This novel had readers turning their minds and flipping pages continuously, wanting to know more.

Along with external conflict, the internal conflict between Wisty and Whit connected with the emotions of the reader. Their anger was our anger, their pain was our pain, and their pride was our pride! When Wisty went through times of stress, worry, and was ready to give up, we experienced her emotions. When Whit found his girlfriend in a strange realm, we shared the sadness and bewilderment. Witch and Wizard was a story that was filled with traumatic events yet was enlightening at the same time.

This first novel lead to another four books; becoming a roller coaster that keeps readers strapped in.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)