Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Daniel X: Watch the Skies

Daniel X: Watch the Skies

James Patterson
Fiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
Random House UK, 2009   ISBN: 978-0385614627

Daniel X has one mission in life; to eliminate as many of the aliens on the The List of Alien Outlaws on Terra Firma as he can. He is an alien himself and has many superhero style powers, but he is not the kind of alien who likes to manipulate and then liquefy humans. Number 5 on the list, on the other hand, loves to toy with humans and then turn them into goo. He has a passion for drama and for making real-life TV programs that always end with some poor human being turned into puddles of sludge. For this reason, Daniel is after Number 5, but he has not idea, at first, now diabolical Number 5’s plans for Earth really are.

It isn’t long before Daniel and his imaginary friends and family – he can create people out of thin air – are finding out that Number 5 is seriously bad news. He seems to be able to see and hear everything, he always knows where Daniel is, and he appears to have bottomless sources of power. Somehow Daniel has to stop Number 5 before it is too late, before the fishlike alien is able to enslave and potentially eliminate every human on the planet.

In this second Daniel X novel, James Patterson gives his readers another action packed story that is entertaining and often amusing.