When Whit & 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 kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order.
But the One has other plans in store for them: He needs Wisty, for she is "The One Who Has the Gift." While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty's suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion: the highly-anticipated fulfillment of the heart-pounding opening prologue of book one... The Execution of the Allgoods.
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1 . Terrible
Posted March 28, 2012 by David Landzaat , WinnipegI picked this up at an airport store minutes before a flight to occupy a couple of hours. I was so sorry of my choice within a few pages.
I was debating on a Clive Cussler and a Grisham. This gave the accolades of "Best Seller" and No #1, with a tagline of "Where Harry Potter meets the Hunger Games". So I went with it. Not even close and full of regret.
This is absolutely, without question the worst book I have ever read. I could not believe it was attractive at all to any publisher. Patterson is definately riding on his name, without any thought of telling a story, just the push to get out another book.
He is in no way in touch with his characters, they do not develop in the story, you have gratuitous vernacular that is so outdated that it becomes a bit funny, and you have no believable flow to the thought processes of the players involved.
It's flighty, superflous, and for some reason the supreme power that is virtually omnipotent, continues to let these kids get away.
Did I really read a line where a sister referred to her brothers butt as "tight"?
Just no sense of believable. You want to relate by putting normal kids or adolescents in similar extraordinary situations, but there is no way. Wisty and Whit are not believable characters and they have no connection to what is real.
I tossed it at the end of my trip without finsihing it.
I have never done that.
This is a personal upset, as every book, regardless of content, has a message, boring or otherwise, but this is so poorly written I could not continue.
2 . Fantastic!
Posted April 28, 2011 by Melanie , Lincoln, RII thought The Gift was Fantastic! I read it soooo fast that now my only problem with this is that I have to sit and wait for the next book in the series to come out.
3 . Absurd comes to mind.....
Posted December 16, 2010 by Jim , Austin, TXA complete waste of time.
Little, Brown and Company
December 13, 2010
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