Wisteria “Wisty” Allgood and Whitford “Whit” Allgood are a normal brother and sister. Until later one night their home is ransacked by followers of the “New Order” and they are accused of being a witch and wizard. They both think the entire situation is ridiculous but their parents are acting very strangely. And before anything can be done, Wisty and Whit are hauled away. They are brought to a jail that can only be described is the step right before hell, brought on trial that is completely unfair, and along the way Wisty and Whit discover that the whole witch and wizard thing may not be so far off. Because Witsy can do things like light herself on fire. And Whit can do things like stick his hand through walls. When they begin to realize that, they know that they need to escape their prison, find their parents and understand exactly who and what they are.
I was really intrigued by this book because it’s Young Adult and it’s by James Patterson (along with Gabrielle Charbonnet, who I have never heard of but I need to give her credit too). It was brand new at my library so I figured I’d give it a shot. I will say that James Patterson has a very elementary way of writing that can sometimes be frustrating when the story is interesting, which is the way this book is. It seems like Young Adult has grown up fast and this is the kind of writing that old school Young Adult was. HOWEVER, I did get past the writing to the story and the story itself was good. I identified with Wisty and Whit and ended up really liking them.
The only thing is that it’s hard to tell if there is suppose to be a second book because it does say to be continued but it just kind of leaves you hanging. I certainly hope so though, I’d like to know about the fate of the brother and sister wizard and witch!