The Gift



❴PDF / Epub❵ ☁ The Gift Author James Patterson – E17streets4all.co.uk Leading the Resistance, Whit and Wisty face their most daunting challenge yet in the jaw dropping sequel to Witch WizardWhen Whit and Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian reg Leading the Resistance, Whit and Wisty face their most daunting challenge yet in the jaw dropping sequel to Witch WizardWhen Whit and Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kidnapped and imprisoned kidsNow the villainous leader of the New Order is just a breath away from the ability to control the forces of nature and to manipulate his citizens on the most profound level imaginable through their minds There is only one thing he needs to triumph in his evil quest The Gifts of Whit and Wisty Allgood And he will stop at nothing to seize themIn this second installment of James Patterson s epic Witch Wizard series, Whit and Wisty s heart pounding adventures through the Overworld and Shadowland lead to a spectacular climax and conclusion.The Gift

Official US SiteOfficial UK SiteJIMMY Patterson BooksReadKiddoReadJames Patterson is the world s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller He has createdenduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series He has sold over million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most New York Times bestsellers In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, among them The President Is Missing with President Bill Clinton, Patterson also writes fiction for young readers of all ages, including the Max Einstein series, produced in partnership with the Albert Einstein Estate He is also the first author to have new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children s bestseller lists The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen In , he graduated from Manhattan College He was given a full ride scholarship to Vanderbilt University s graduate program in English He left Vanderbilt before getting his PhD due to complications involving the Vietnam War Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of its North American company In , while still working for J Walter Thompson, Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company After being turned down by thirty one publishers, it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel Patterson s novel, Along Came a Spider, his first book to feature Alex Cross, was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction In , Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played the character in the film Alex Cross A film adaptation of Patterson s middle grade novel Middle School The Worst Years of My Life was released in theaters in October James Patterson has donatedthan one million books to students, focusing on some of the most under resourced schools and youth programs in the country To date, he has donated million to school and classroom libraries throughout the United States, and million to independent bookstores and employees Patterson has recently donated over million to his and his wife s alma maters the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College and he has established over four hundred Teacher and Writer Education Scholarships at twenty one colleges and universities throughout the country Patterson has also donatedthan one million books to US soldiers at home and overseas In May , Patterson launched a children s book imprint at Little, Brown JIMMY Patterson that is unwaveringly focused on one goal turning kids into lifelong readers This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro reading initiatives Patterson also founded ReadKiddoRead, a website designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians ignite a new generation s excitement for reading Awarded the National Book Foundation s Innovations in Reading Prize and the American Library Association s Great Websites for Kids, the site features thoughtful book reviews from a variety of genres and age ranges, a large and lively Facebook community, and contributions from other authors Patterson s awards for adult and children s literature include the Edgar Award, the International.

The Gift PDF ò Paperback
    The Gift PDF ò Paperback seize themIn this second installment of James Patterson s epic Witch Wizard series, Whit and Wisty s heart pounding adventures through the Overworld and Shadowland lead to a spectacular climax and conclusion."/>
  • Paperback
  • 340 pages
  • The Gift
  • James Patterson
  • English
  • 02 July 2019
  • 0316038350

10 thoughts on “The Gift

  1. says:

    Hah This is good Noattempted romance y crap Back to the real action and grit This is what I ve been waiting for EDIT Now that I ve finished itCOULD IT GET ANY MORE AMAZING THIS is the James Patterson I know and love, with all his plot twists and awesome charactesr.

  2. says:

    So this book it s just bad Please don t get worked up over my opinion I liked the first book Really, I did But in general, Mr P s writing seems like it s gone down the tube The Max Ride books after the third one, Daniel X, and now Witch and Wizard.I m not going to annoy you with a boring summary, you should know it by now Issue 1 dialogue and writing The dialogue is stiff, like they are bad actors with bad scripts with a bad director in a bad movie Because that is how JP writes So this book it s just bad Please don t get worked up over my opinion I liked the first book Really, I did But in general, Mr P s writing seems like it s gone down the tube The Max Ride books after the third one, Daniel X, and now Witch and Wizard.I m not going to annoy you with a boring summary, you should know it by now Issue 1 dialogue and writing The dialogue is stiff, like they are bad actors with bad scripts with a bad director in a bad movie Because that is how JP writes like it s a movie One moment they could be using the word loquatious, the next OMGWTF With the writing, it s the kind of overused metaphors I used to write in the sixth grade The kind that is in every one of his teen books and gives you a literal image It s a bit irritating Thanks for thinking we re stupid, Mr P.Issue 2 inconsistensies, randomness, and him thinking that we are inside his mind So they re running away from the One that s in issue three Celia shows up Wow Gives a cryptic message and then vanishes again And now they are at a building where they could a be killed as stated every other page or b they are welcomed like heroes, this is the rebellion, all these people are rather flat characters, there will be a concert, all that jazz JP goes with option B, because somehow it s believable Nocomments.Randomness okay, a rock concert underground Really When all the teenagers are supposedly brainwashed And Wisty just happens to have psycho powers that she s a rockstar And now Byron and practicaly every other dude she meets is in love with her What is the point of this nonsense There really is none.And then JP says all this stuff that is supposedly obvious to the plot No It s not Crazy tangent that he created somehow.And Issue 3 bad characters The One Who is The One needs a bit of a brain As do Wisty and Whit Just a cheesy comic book villian who always lets the heroes escape Whoopdeedo.I know I m slamming Mr P big time I liked the first book I just finished the third, and that was a bit better I loved the first three Max Ride books But man did I hate this one It just seemed like recycled garbage that he didn t proof read Does he not have editors Or is he just so famous that his books get published once they are done

  3. says:

    The original book got 4 stars from me, but this sequel only gets 2 First of all, why am I getting an ARC to a James Patterson sequel Perhaps it s not selling as well as his other series This book is really Witch Wizard all over again there s not that much changed in the way of plot, characterization or, well, anything unlike, say, the Hunger Games trilogy, which does have some set pieces but you do see character growth and a story arc It s definitely out of the Patterson factory and suf The original book got 4 stars from me, but this sequel only gets 2 First of all, why am I getting an ARC to a James Patterson sequel Perhaps it s not selling as well as his other series This book is really Witch Wizard all over again there s not that much changed in the way of plot, characterization or, well, anything unlike, say, the Hunger Games trilogy, which does have some set pieces but you do see character growth and a story arc It s definitely out of the Patterson factory and suffers from the formula.ARC provided by publisher

  4. says:

    This one was better than the first I wonder if the next one is even better than this and obviously the first A series that starts off bad only to get betterbetter by every book That would be interesting Wisty is getting to be a better character in this one Her brother Whit is still annoying me.

  5. says:

    And the adventure continues

  6. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I am confused about this series I have looked at websites and read other reviews, and so far the feedback seems to be rather positive I guess there are just some books you don t like It s just unusual, because I m usually in sync with other people, but this time I can t be further away I really, really do not like these books this book specifically I think with Witch and Wizard, it was new and somewhat enjoyable I was hoping the story would have moved on from the last book Really, I fee I am confused about this series I have looked at websites and read other reviews, and so far the feedback seems to be rather positive I guess there are just some books you don t like It s just unusual, because I m usually in sync with other people, but this time I can t be further away I really, really do not like these books this book specifically I think with Witch and Wizard, it was new and somewhat enjoyable I was hoping the story would have moved on from the last book Really, I feel like this is the same book over again, only Whit and Wisty actually know about their powers instead of being oblivious.The characters are all over the place For example, Byron and Celia Are they trying to help Whit and Wisty, or are they against them It s like this wavering plot point that seems like it s suppose to be tricky, but is really annoying Usually a character Byron only changes sides once, maybe has a change of heart and then will change twice, but he is completely riding the fence and has no idea who he s working for or why Then there are the cryptic messages from the parents and other friends In any war situation, why would anyone give half advice You must give your gift away Like that is helpful To whom Why How Parents especially would never be that cryptic especially when there is a master overlord in the picture People who are for you wouldn t try to relay information this way It just doesn t make any sense.And as for the Master Overlord, The One Who is The One hello cheesy name..but when he heads up an organization called the N.O, and has N.O.W troops running around, what do you expect , this guy must be really dumb I mean, how many times can you capture the same two kids only to let them escape Seriously And if you re going to give a death sentence, don t you think considering how many times the two have escaped in the past you would just do the deed right away instead of letting them sit and think about it for a few days I won t even touch on this menacing test at the end of the book This guy would run screaming like a little girl if he were to meet Voldemort, and at least he knew how to play down the whole ego driven, power hungry thing, making a muchdeadly villain.As for the magic It really is a little out of hand Not only can Whit and Wisty change into animals, fish, birds, whatever but they can cause things to appear out of thin air They can change bomber planes machines into birds alive So what doesn t seem to line up is why is it so difficult to run and hide, or why worry about your energy running low Surely you can createfood whenever you want it Or, with this kind of power, why not go for invisibility and just take your time I am not sure what age group these books are suppose to be geared for, and maybe that is the problem here with why I don t like the books Between the horrible text speak and teenagey talk that just sounds like the book is trying to fit in with all the other paranormal books out there, the characters come off sort of stiff and unbelievable If you want some good characters check out some Cassandra Clare Then there is an impromptu concert, that is supposed to be a benefit for The Resistance or whatever they call themselves and has what is suppose to be an encouraging, motivational speech given by Wisty.where is Katniss Everdeen when you need her anyway I really can t see this series working with a young adult crowd which I would consider 16 20 somethings , but it probably would go over well with the 11 15ish age group The book, for me, read like a Nickelodeon Sitcom.I think I ve made my point well enough I don t usually rip books apart like this In fact, I don t usually finish reading or listening, in this case to books I don t like I was just hoping for something to happen so that it would redeem itself I feel like most of the hype is due to the author s popularity and the media backing he s able to get, rather than how well the books are written With all the great books out there, I can t even imagine picking up the next installment of this series It just wouldn t be worth my time

  7. says:

    I thought that this book was just as good if not better than the first book in the series The book was easy to comprehend and continued to keep me interested all throughout the book.I do think that you should read the first book of the series before you read this one because it will make a lotsense to you and catch you up on what is going on My favorite character in this book is Whit because even though he is strong and buff he still can be emotional and help with problems He wants to d I thought that this book was just as good if not better than the first book in the series The book was easy to comprehend and continued to keep me interested all throughout the book.I do think that you should read the first book of the series before you read this one because it will make a lotsense to you and catch you up on what is going on My favorite character in this book is Whit because even though he is strong and buff he still can be emotional and help with problems He wants to do everything he ca to protect him and his sister My least favorite character in this book is Byron Swain because he is not trustworthy at all You never know if he is telling the truth or jus lying to you He is just one of those people you have to pretend to like because he is valuable I agree with the authors message to stick with you family even if times are hard because in the end they only want the best for you I would reccomend this book to my friends because it was easy to relate to as a teenage boy going through tough and easy times I think that people who love thrillers and suspensful books will enjoy this book the most because the suspense is always keeping you on your toes and you never know what to expect next

  8. says:

    These are funny books, I enjoy all the puns on real life people and places The plot is a little all over the place for me and I struggled a bit to keep track of what the goal is and who we can trust The relationship between Whit and Wisty is sweet and I like that they take care of each other The narration is a lot of fun and helps bring the story to life.

  9. says:

    I remember the first in the series wasn t that great, but it was an easy read I don t remember it being quite this bad First off, I feel like this series is trying to capitalize on both the supernatural and dystopian YA trends Which would be fine, if it did a good job at either one We re told to believe this new world has been established relatively recently, with people being openly zealous 1984 style, but I honestly don t remember any justification given for people to turn around that quic I remember the first in the series wasn t that great, but it was an easy read I don t remember it being quite this bad First off, I feel like this series is trying to capitalize on both the supernatural and dystopian YA trends Which would be fine, if it did a good job at either one We re told to believe this new world has been established relatively recently, with people being openly zealous 1984 style, but I honestly don t remember any justification given for people to turn around that quickly.Which, is really one of the main problems People do things just because it fits the plot it seems There is not indication of why Byron likes Wisty The episode with the drummer was particularly aggravating She met him the night before and she lives in a society where she can t really trust anyone, so I have a really hard time with her being that upset about his betrayal Although she gets over it rather quickly, like most everything At one point someone accuses Whit of having PTSD, of which I saw absolutely no signs in the book On top of all that, everything and absolutely nothing seems to happen in this book They re running around escaping The One, who has them in his clutches multiple times, and really doesn t seem to be putting in much of an effort I don t really recognize any stakes here Other than this series I ve only read one other Patterson which was also a collaboration , which I loved The style in that was also sparse and to the point But we were going somewhere And there were characters I cared about This book is a lot of tell, and not enough show It worries me that maybe there was a thought that because this is a YA release the quality could slip, and it could be dumbed down Which is not the case, especially in this market

  10. says:

    I didn t read the first book in the series, so that s undoubtedly a big part of why I found it hard to care about the characters But I just found them to be somewhat flat, their voices weren t all that unique which I think is critically important if you re going to shift first person perspective between characters , and the writing felt rushed There were definitely some good action sequences, but that was mostly what this book was a series of action sequences I would have liked to have some I didn t read the first book in the series, so that s undoubtedly a big part of why I found it hard to care about the characters But I just found them to be somewhat flat, their voices weren t all that unique which I think is critically important if you re going to shift first person perspective between characters , and the writing felt rushed There were definitely some good action sequences, but that was mostly what this book was a series of action sequences I would have liked to have some time between events to get to know the characters better, feel some tension build, and immerse myself a bitin their world.That being said, there were some really fun moments, and the evolution of their magic unfolded in a very satisfying way The events were creatively imagined, and if you like a fast paced book, this is it I will probably go back and read the first book, and if I like it, I ll re read The Gift and increase my rating if I like it better the second time For now, I give it 2.75 stars rounded up to three

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