The Dangerous Days of Daniel X is the first of a new childrens series by James Patterson. Having read - and greatly enjoyed - the Maximum Ride series I had high hopes for his latest book. Sadly it was a disappointment, I can't quite say where it lacked, I guess my problem with the book was that it seemed to have no basis in fact, it was complete fantasy.
Daniel X (X because he has no real surname) is an alien with special powers on earth since his childhood destined to destroy all aliens on earth. Already a slightly odd concept, his parents where killed at the age of 3 by an alien known as the Prayer, his ultimate enemy and then skips to him at 15, carrying a list of all aliens which he intends to pursue and destroy. This first book is mainly focused in his pursuit of "Number 6", Ergent Seth.
Essentially my problem with this was it's just too bizarre, in concepts, in plot. It certainly lacks the down to earth view of the Maximum Ride series and is a great failure to my mind. I shall be awaiting the next in the series, but more out of curiosity than excitement!