Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Title: The Dangerous Days Of Daniel X

Author: James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Published: London : DoubleDay Children's, 2008

Pages: 290

Series: Book 1, Daniel X

Snippet: "Keep this in mind: there are no coincidences." 

Summary: The greatest superpower of all isn't to be part spider, part man, or to cast magic spells--the greatest power is the power to create. Daniel X has that power.
Daniel's secret abilities -- like being able to manipulate objects and animals with his mind or to recreate himself in any shape he chooses -- have helped him survive. But Daniel doesn't have a normal life. He is the protector of the earth, the Alien Hunter, with a mission beyond what anyone's imagining.
From the day that his parents were brutally murdered before of his very eyes, Daniel has used his unique gifts to hunt down their assassin. Finally, with the help of The List, bequeathed to him in his parents' dying breath, he is closing in on the killer.
Now, on his own, he vows to take on his father's mission--and to take vengeance in the process.

Review: The Dangerous Days of Daniel X was an interesting story but I didn't think it was overly great.

The concept of aliens and other planets is really cool.  That part of the book is really entertaining.  I'm a huge fan of science fiction and it was a pretty awesome and entertaining story line.

Unfortunately, I didn't like the character, Daniel.  He seemed a little strange, and I know he was 'different' but there was just something about him that didn't sit right.

I found the chapters to be ridiculously short and they kind of ended at unexpected points.

Overall, The Dangerous Days of Daniel X was entertaining and made a fun, light read.  It was interesting so if you have any spare time and you like aliens and science fiction then this book would be good for you.

Source: Library


  1. I read this and didn't really enjoy it much. I'm glad you did though! By the way, you got an award on my blog!:

  2. Yeah, Patterson does tend to have ridiculously short chapters, especially in Maximum Ride. I'm not really sure that I care much for his writing. So I can see why you didn't think this was all that great.


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