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The Kiss (Witch & Wizard Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

James Patterson , Jill Dembowski
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Book Description

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.

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    About the Author

    JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of the bestselling series for young readers, Witch & Wizard (nominated for the 2011 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards), Maximum Ride, Daniel X and Middle School. This is as well as writing three of the top detective series around - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and Michael Bennett novels - and many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son. James was inspired by his son, who was a reluctant reader, to write books specifically for young readers. He is very supportive of the National Literacy Trust, an independent, UK-based charity that changes lives through literacy. In 2010, James Patterson was voted Author of the Year at the Children's Choice Book Awards in New York.

    Product Details

    • File Size: 2563 KB
    • Print Length: 370 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0316101915
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 Reprint edition (February 4, 2013)
    • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B008TUQTNU
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Not Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,719 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars "ANOTHER COMPELLING ADVENTURE IN THIS EPIC SERIES!" February 1, 2013
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    James Patterson and Jill Dembowski, deliver another exciting story as this saga continues. Whit and Wisty have extraordinary capabilities, and finally defeat the cruel dictator, but other problems exist as more challenges must be met. All odds seem to be against a brother, and a sister as Heath captures Wisty's heart. The powerful Wizard King threatens war, magic is tested, and Wisty must make a complicated decision. A war is brewing, danger spreads like wild-fire, and a beautiful world once fought for could become a nightmare. Can Wisty trust Heath, and will their world be destroyed? The intriguing story grabs your attention in the very beginning, the mystical setting is picture-perfect, and the colorful characters come to life. Young adults will enjoy this installment as well as adults, and love this epic dystopian series as they crave for more. Will their world be saved? Magical, enjoyable, and entertaining. Highly recommended!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed... June 1, 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Once I get into a series, I have to finish it... no matter what. This is where I am with this series. I love James Patterson as a rule and I loved the first two in the series. I had issues with the third and I am faced with more here with the fourth. There is another coming later this year and I hold out hope.

    Some of it was very good and some of it was head-shakingly not so good. The insta-love between Wisty and Heath drove me insane. It is a YA cliché that I abhor. It colored the entire rest of the story for me. Based on the previously established relationship between Wisty and her brother Whit, I have a hard time believing that he would have just let that go as he seemed to.

    The action and the intensity of that aspect was good. There were parts that had me on the edge of my seat. There were also times when I was so frustrated with the "good" characters that I was on the verge of losing my mind.

    Things to love...

    --The action and the intrigue.

    Things I wanted more/less of...

    --Less insta-love.
    --Less clichés.
    --Less companion writers.

    My Recommendation...

    I will read the next book, but I am truly hoping that the use of companion writers stops. I think his work is much better on his own.

    This review originally appeared on my blog, [...]
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    1.0 out of 5 stars Pointless (maybe more for middle schoolers) November 9, 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I am willing to step out on a limb and say I was just too old for this book. I liked some of his other teen books and thought I would like this one, but I didn't. I feel like it is written for more of the elementary or middle school readers.

    The topic and conversations were beyond childish. I just wanted the book to end. Situations were too easily solved. The entire thing felt predictable. Not only that, but Wisty's relationship rubbed me the wrong way. I also felt the characters were extremely judgmental and whinny.

    I am just glad I finished it, but I do think it should be targeted at the younger readers.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Part of a series, but not as exciting March 26, 2014
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    Since this was part of a series, I assumed this would be as good as the others, the pacing was a little slower than the other books, and he really portrayed the female character poorly this time. Wisty is a lot stronger, based on the previous books, and it was sad to see him let her fall into the cliched scenario of falling for a guy. Please, give the girl some credit, she is not and hadn't been in the past that stupid.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars New villain New excitement February 4, 2015
    -The First Truth-
    Know The Self.
    Illusions Trick The Eyes,
    But Not The Inner Eye.

    -The Second Truth-
    Know The Family.
    Trust Is Not Truth;
    It Is But A Flickering Flame.

    -The Third Truth-
    Know Light From Dark.
    Magic Is Not Equal To Righteousness.
    A Wizard May Destroy Or Save.
    A City Hangs In The Balance.

    -from the first page

    The Fire was the final book in the original Witch & Wizard trilogy. It wrapped up things nicely. So, going into this book, Whit & Wisty and the entire city are all celebrating the end of the evil dictator The One. But, of course things can't stay happy or there wouldn't be a story. There is a new threat, the Wizard King on the mountain. And there is a new government. A council made up of 17 men & women and 17 kids including Wisty & Whit. The head of the council, General Bloom is also a problem. He wants to control things and takes his newfound power too far. The Wizard King has cut off the city's water supply and children have been vanishing from the city. Whit takes off on a peaceful mission to the mountain to negotiate with the Wizard King. And Wisty chooses to stay behind with a mysterious wizard named Heath.

    I enjoyed this book. It seemed totally separate from the original trilogy, with new locations and characters popping up that we never heard of before. But, it is another exciting adventure for Whit & Wisty. She is a difficult character to like because she is so hot-headed and always flying off the handle (not a good thing when you can't control your magic and you start fires). But I get her. She seems to fall really fast for this new wizard (Heath) without too much hesitation considering she doesn't really know him. But I guess that's young love in the wizard world.
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