Daniel X Series

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This young adult/science fiction series was written by James Patterson along with Chris Grabenstein, Ned Rust, Adam Sadler, and Michael Ledwidge. The Daniel X series is about a young alien hunter with superior strength and speed as well as, the ability to create just about anything with the power of his imagination.

Much like many other James Patterson books, the Daniel X series is fast-paced with short, easy to read chapters and packed with adventure and suspense. In my opinion, this series is mostly geared towards pre-teens and teens. I don’t believe adults would enjoy this series as much as the Maximum Ride Series.

James Patterson also put out a colorful graphic novel called Alien Hunter in 2008 that follows the first book, The Dangerous Days of Daniel X.



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1. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (2008)

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Daniel was certainly not a typical child. When he was only three years old, he built the Seven Wonders of the World out of Play-Doh. Daniel’s parents were alien hunters from the planet Alpar Nok. They lived on Earth disguised as human beings and they were brutally murdered right in front of Daniel, he barely escaped.

Twelve years later, at the age of fifteen, Daniel continues his parents’ duties as Defender of the Earth. He is determined to hunt down the alien responsible for killing his parents. Daniel uses the ‘List’, a high-tech machine created by his father. The List reveals the location of all the aliens on Earth. Daniel’s ultimate goal is to hunt down the most wanted alien in the universe, “Prayer”, the one who changed his life forever.

Daniel was blessed with superpowers beyond anyone’s imagination. This comes into play while Daniel works his way through the List of some gruesome aliens.

2. Watch the Skies (2009)

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Daniel continues through the List of sinister and hostile aliens one at a time. There is something terrible happening in Holliswood. In an attempt to create an evil army, an alien and his minions are mailing caviar samples that impregnate all of the women who eat them.

Now Daniel must hunt down alien number five on the List, who is broadcasting a disgusting, murderous reality show for his home planet. This is just the beginning. Alien number five is planning to take out millions and Daniel must end this before he becomes the star of the show.

3. Demons and Druids (2010)

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The Alien Hunter goes to England, this time around, the hunt for aliens gets very personal for Daniel X. Number three on the List, Beta, is powered with soul possessing fire and his army of fire controlling followers.

Naturally, this takes Daniel back to the night that his parents were murdered. He struggles with his powers and the only way that Daniel can exterminate this one is by overcoming his troubles and traveling back in time.

4. Game Over (2011)

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Daniel X has exterminated a large number of aliens from the list. Now in the heart of Japan, he is up against a tag team, number seven and eight, Ellie and Colin Gygax. This duo consists of many small particles that they can control and ultimately, change their appearance. These ones are brainwashing kids with their extremely addictive video games and turning them into killing machines.

Daniel must befriend their son, Kildare in order to defeat them. The Prayer, Daniel’s number one priority and number one on the list seems to be involved. The Alien Hunter must now decide if he is ready to go up against him or if he should bide his time.

5. Armageddon (2012)

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Daniel X faces number two from the List, who seems more like the Devil himself that the usual sinister aliens that he encounters, Of course, this one comes from the same planet as Daniel and has the same powers.

Number two has a secret underground army of alien soldiers. He is hiding them until the army becomes large enough to take over the world.  Luckily this time, Daniel is not facing the enemy alone. He actually has his own army of military and intelligence agencies from around the world, making this an all-out war.

6. Lights Out (2015)

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Daniel has been in a coma for a year, therefore, he is very weak. Finally, the battle that the Alien Hunter has been waiting for his whole life, the most dangerous threat in the galaxy. Number one on the list, the Prayer! The murderous monster that took his parents away from him. Daniel must rely on his friends to help him restore his strength and powers in order to defeat Prayer’s godly powers in this good vs. evil finale.

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Daniel X Ultimate Power – Nintendo DS

  • Enjoy a storyline based on the “Daniel X” stories and graphic novel by James Patterson.
  • Daniel possesses the unique ability to create objects from nothing. The player will use this skill in creative ways. They will overcome obstacles, save friends, and prevent the aliens on The List from taking over the world.
  • Take Daniel through an alien world where he must use his intellect to solve puzzles in unique ways and battle otherworld enemies to get back to Earth.
  • As an expert in many forms of combat, Daniel can kick, slam, bash, and stomp his foes into submission, mixing it up with his alien telekinetic powers for a little extra fun.
  • DSi Functionality allows players to use their Nintendo DSi camera to take photos of family and friends. Let the Daniel X Alien Detector determine who can be trusted—and who is an alien.

Comments Please

The Daniel X series seems a lot like Men in Black, which I enjoyed. I really think the younger audience will appreciate it. There are many mixed reviews and I would love to hear yours, good or bad. If you are enjoying Alex Cross Addict, subscribe today. Thanks for visiting, Happy Reading!

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  1. Travis

    Sounds like a very interesting series, I wonder if my 16 year old would enjoy it. He typically shies away from reading, but I know James Patterson is an excellent writer so these might be something he would actually read! I am kind of interested myself, I enjoyed Men in Black (at least the first couple of movies before it got too weird!). I am going to get the first book and see how we like it, thank you for the review!

  • Tracy

    One sure thing James Patterson is good at is getting kiddo’s to read. I am sure that your son will enjoy this series. If not, you can find other books and series for young adults on my website. Come on back and let me know what your son (and you ; )) thought of the Daniel X series. Thank you for visiting Travis. Happy Reading!

  • Mugalu Mansoor

    Since I love reading I have really enjoyed reading your article about the Daniel x series, it has been really amazing even though you said it may not be as interesting for the adults, I am an adult and I have enjoyed this article because I love stories that you read and imagine that they are real at that time.

    • Tracy

      Thank you for visiting Mugalu! I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the article. I am a kid at heart myself and I enjoy many of James Patterson’s books even the ones geared for young adults ; ) I too put myself in the stories that I read, it’s like being in a whole other world. Happy Reading!

  • Anthony Hu

    Thank you for your post. It is an interesting introduction of the Daniel X Series. I like the Part: The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (2008).

    It is a very attractive introduction of Daniel “he built the Seven Wonders of the World …” What an achievement! I wonder what Daniel was and why and how he achieved such an amazing accomplishment.

    Apparently he is a being from earth, but an alien from Alpar Nok. With such short words, you immediately catch my curiosity and lead me to want to know more about Daniel.

    I definitely want to read more about Daniel. Thank you for introducing us to the story.

    • Tracy

      Thanks Anthony. I’m happy that you are interested in learning more about Daniel X, he is pretty cool. I try to just introduce the books. I don’t like it when I read a review and they tell me too much or give away the best parts. I want to be suprised when I read the book. I hope you get to read the Daniel X series and come back and tell me your thoughts. Happy Reading!

  • Jessie

    I have not got to read the series yet, but my wife has been in the process of reading them.  I think she has most if not all of them.  She actually enjoys the series a lot after she got into it.  She was not a fan of the series at first.  She wasn’t a fan of the beginning of the first book, however, after that she said it got interesting and was easier to understand. 

    • Tracy

      HI Jessie! I’m happy to hear that your wife is enjoying the Daniel X series. I hope that you get the chance to read them as well. Come on back and grab the books you don’t already have and check out more by James Patterson. There are so many! Thank you for visiting. Happy Reading!

  • Roxs

    Tracy, I can remember hiding under the covers reading Daniel Steel and James Patterson books. OMG how many times I got in trouble, I can’t remember. This is one of the reasons I love writing. I was inspired by the likes of Patterson and Steel. I appreciate your page and what you do here for your followers.

    • Tracy

      LOL, Hi Roxy! I’m happy to hear from another J.P. fan. His writing truly is fabulous he knows how to get us to read and enjoy it. I love hearing about your memories as a child and love that you have been inspired. Thank you for visiting, have a great day!

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