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Hi, my name is Kim and I am addicted to books. See? I can admit it!! 

The Fire (Witch & Wizard #3)

The Fire - Elijah Wood, James Patterson, Spencer Locke, Jill Dembowski

I have enjoyed this series, told from the alternating points of view of Wisty and Whit.  The two are leading the Resistance against The One Who is The One and the bleak  world that he and his regime have created.  Just about everything that is beautiful and soul-stirring has been stripped away... books, art, music, any kind of creative expression.


I love the story line behind the series, the idea that it is kids that have to save the world. This book lacked a little for me, though.  It doesn't seem like a lot of progress was made in the quest to end the reign of the one.  Whit and Wisty spent much of their time apart and the Resistance is missing, and I can't help but wonder if that missing dynamic was part of it.  There also seemed to be too much missing between the end of the second book and the beginning of this one.  Neither Whit nor Wisty have made a lot of headway with learning how to use their powers and that has kind of slowed the pace of the story.


All of that being said, I did enjoy the story.  It just wasn't my favorite of the series thus far.  The series isn't over, with the next book already out and a fifth due out later this year.


Things to love...


  • The premise.  I like the idea of kids as the creative force and saviors of the world.
  • The fast pace.  The action was fast, even if the story itself wasn't advanced too much.


Things I wanted more/less of...


  • More progress with their magic/the story.


My Recommendation


Even if it wasn't my favorite, it is important to the series and necessary to build upon the world of Witch & Wizard.

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