Friday, January 15, 2010

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X

Author: James Patterson with Maichael Lidwige
Title: The Dangerous Days of Daniel X1
Series: Daniel X (book 1)
Number of Pages: 272
Publication Date: 2008
Genre: YA/Thriller/Sci-Fi
Synopsis: "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 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 could imagine.
From the day that his parents were brutally murdered in front 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 has located the killer.
Now, on his own, he vows to take on his father's mission—and to have vengeance in the process."

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X was a fast paced read, as are all of James Patterson's books.
I think the thing that I most liked about Daniel as a character was his witty barbs and his sarcasm. But my absolute favorite thing about him would have to his power to create. It was so very cool.
While it’s understandable how he would want to seek revenge on the one who killed his parents, it's just going to cloud his judgment and put any friends of his in trouble.
My favorite part of the book might just have to be when he went home and met his grandmother and saw where his parents were from and learned more about his duty and past.
Funniest thing about the book would have to be Daniel's obsession with elephants and how he knows so much about them.
At the moment I'm having a hard time thinking about what I didn't like about the book; so I guess that means there wasn't a thing a didn't like about it.
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X is a fast, action filled read with an awesome leading character.

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X earns 4 out of 5 pineapples.
1. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X is part of my personnal book collection.


  1. Great review! Hadn't even heard of this book, but it sounds really interesting!

    I gave you an award over at Book Bound. (Sorry if you've already recieved it!)

  2. I've just headed over from Books at Midnight and the Saturday Network.
    This book actually looks quite interesting from your review, which was unexpected for me.
    Is it a YA book? Looks great!

  3. I just came over from Books at Midnight. This books sounds interesting. I like the part about Daniel's knowledge of elephants. You don't see that in a book every day. I've read several books by Patterson but not his latest where he has a co-author. Glad to here you enjoyed it.

  4. Brizmus: Yes, The Dangerous Days of Daniel X is a YA book. :)

  5. I enjoyed this one but it was SO FAST. I think I finished it in about 80 minutes!


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