Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X ~ Review

I am a huge James Patterson fan. My favorite books to read are mysteries and for a long time I only read women authors. I was never anything intentional, and I didn't even realize it until I read my first book from Patterson. I had heard how great the Women's Murder Club was, I had to run out and read it. I was instantly hooked. Since then I have read tons of his books with the Alex Cross series being a favorite. When the The Dangerous Days of Daniel X came out and it was geared towards boys, I didn't think anything of reading it. Then when Mother Talkers sent out an invite to review this book, I passed that up as well. I figured, I'm a girl and I have two girls, nobody here to enjoy this book. Then when Mothers Talkers sent out a second request for reviewers, I thought I better ask to join, I knew this would be a book I'd like.

Let me tell you, I am so glad that I ended up joining this tour. Once again Patterson creates an excellant book. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X is the first book in Patterson's newest series, and the first book that he wrote in the Science Fiction genre. It is aimed at boys to get them reading. However the book can be enjoyed by girls and adults alike. I love that this author is trying to do something about the statistics that boys are less likely to read then girls. Plus he has a 10 year old son, so he knows a little something about what boys his age like.

Like all of James Patterson's books, this book is quick moving, fast paced and hard to put down.

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.


Take a moment to read an excerpt at USA today to see what you think. You can purchase this book at Amazon ~ The Dangerous Days of Daniel X

Watch for the Daniel X: Alien Hunter (Graphic Novel) that is coming out in November 2008.

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1 comment:

Angelika said...

I think I saw this the other day? Lord, I'm so behind on reading already!

I was shocked when I found out that Patterson wasn't black, because he writes black characters (like Alex Cross) so well! He's amazingly talented.

I can't wait to read Daniel X. :-)