Daniel X: Watch the Skies continues the story about a young boy who is an alien hunter.
At the age of 15, he is alone on the Earth. An alien himself, Daniel has been looking for the
alien thugs that killed his parents when he was three. He doesnít really remember them, but he
has supernatural powers and he creates them whenever he wants their help in destroying another
alien on his list.
He canít be sure the parents he creates out of his imagination are accurate images of his own
parents, but they are real enough to help him. He also has four friends he creates out of his
imagination. Emma, Dana, Willie, and Joe help him with tracking down and destroying everyone
responsible for killing his parents. This time, he is after number five on the list. Since he
barely survived the encounter with number six, he isnít too anxious to find number five, but
knows he must.
Along with Danielís story, there is a bonus recording of Maximum Ride: The Angel
Experiment, the abridged version. In this story, Max and the kids find out about their
beginnings, who their parents were, and how they ended up at the school. This thriller is
written from Maxís point of view. The children learn things they would rather not have known,
but have now learned something about their friend, Jeb Batchelder.
Both stories are action packed and filled with violence, but the language is clean. Max and
the other five winged children have long been adored by readers. They are realistic, even though
they have special abilities. Daniel X is also realistic. In spite of his special abilities, he
is still a fifteen-year-old boy. If you never read James Patterson, these two stories are good
place to start. The plots are twisted and convoluted and defy all attempts to outthink the
author. Pick them up and listen intently!