Daniel X is not an ordinary kid. He has intelligence and physical skills far beyond any normal teenager, and his psychic powers allow him to will objects and people into existence. When Daniel was three, his parents were killed by an oversized insect called The Prayer, a creature who is #1 on the Most Wanted Aliens list. Soon after, Daniel found his parents’ final message. Now, he is Daniel X: Alien Hunter… and he is all alone in the world.
Daniel has a couple of problems: First, The Prayer is still after him; Second, he needs to kill #6 on the Most Wanted List before #6 manages to commit a genocide or something equally horrifying; Third, he needs to keep the truant officer off his back. With all that in mind, Daniel heads to California, #6’s home base, and enrolls in high school for the first time.
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X has all the makings of a great series. It’s by James Patterson, the same author as Maximum Ride and Witch and Wizard. It’s perfect for anyone who likes scifi and aliens—like a serious Men in Black, with an alien hero who works alone and takes no prisoners. The sequels, Daniel X: Watch the Skies and Daniel X: Demons and Druids are already out. The graphic novels are also coming out, which offer a different view of the stories.