The world is changing: the government has seized control of every aspect of society, and now, kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they'd never dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents--and maybe the world?
- The story had all the parts to be great. I could see this being right up there with Harry Potter, if was developed more.
- I like the main characters, brother and sister Whit and Whisty. i love the difference in their personalities and the snarky personality of Whisty.
- There were some awesome side characters. I really liked some of the kids at the store and Whit's girlfriend.
- The villain is interesting, i kinda saw him a lot like Snape, you can't really tell if he was good or bad.
- As amazing as the story could have been, the world building and plot just feel a little short. Sometimes the world building description would be really good, but then the next part it would be rushed and lacking.
- I just wanted more. There was so many times that felt lagging and then others that were rushed. I really felt like the plot and climax of the book just didn't flow so well.
- I am not really interested in continuing on with this series, so Whit and Whisty - I wish you luck.