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

The Dangerous Days of Daniel XDaniel X is not just any teenager. Not only is her super strong and super fast, but he also has a unique ability to rearrange molecules at will. This power allows him to shape shift, create new objects, living or inanimate, or manipulate objects into any shape or form. Since the day Daniel’s parents were murdered by an alien called The Prayer, Daniel has had to live on his own while carrying out his parents’ mission – to protect Earch by eradicating the Most Wanted Aliens on The List. Because Daniel is an Alien Hunter.

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X, like several other Patterson novels, is mostly plot and little character. The excitement of the story comes from the danger and trials Daniel experiences while hunting, fighting, or trying to escape aliens. However, when it comes to Daniel’s character, something is left to be desired. Sometimes Daniel seems to lack emotions; also adding romance to Daniel’s life was a failure. I found it ironic that Daniel was supposed to be this incredibly smart teen, but he was tricked so easily. Though Daniel’s character was very disappointing, I have to admit that the plot was creative. I haven’t read many novels about fighting aliens, so that made the story interesting.

If you want to read a thrilling, fast-paced, and suspenseful novel, then you should check out The Dangerous Days of Daniel X. However, if you are looking for something with a little more depth, then I suggest you don’t pick this book up.

Rating: 3.0

Review copy from library

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Carol said...

I might check this book out. Sometimes it's nice to read a fast-paced book with not a lot of depth. It gives my brain some time off. Great review. :)

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