Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
"HE WAS BORN WITH GREAT POWER
The greatest superpower of all isn't to be part spider, part man, or to cast magic spells - the greatest power is the power to create. Daniel X has that power.
AND A DEADLY SECRET
Daniel's secret abilities - like being able to manipulate objects and animals with his mind or to re-create himself in any shape he chooses - have helped him survive. but Daniel doesn't have a normal life. He is the protector of Earth, the Alien Hunter, with a mission beyond anyone's imagining.
NOW THE FATE OF THE WORLD RESTS ON DANIEL X
From the day that his parents were brutally murdered before his very eyes, Daniel has used his unique gifts to hunt down their assassin. Finally, with the help of The List, bequeathed to him in his parents' dying breath, he is closing in on the killer. Now, on his own, he vows to carry out his father's mission - and to take vengeance in the process.
I've never read any of Patterson's adult books, but he's done a great job in the YA genre (well, he and whoever he is collaborating with). I've read - and loved - his Maximum Ride series and was a little wary to pick up another of his books. But I'm so glad I did!
This book is perfect for the middle reader that is trying to get into YA stuff. Dare I even say the "reluctant reader." Guys will love this one - I mean, come on... aliens taking over the universe... and they're all bugs?! How much better can it get?
I'll definitely be recommending this to kids who are looking for adventure or science fiction. This is absolutely a quick read for anyone who does a lot of reading... so perhaps not the best for the older, more experienced reader (though, it's such a fun story, almost anyone could get into it).
It's absolutely set up for sequels, and I think the next one is due to come out later this year. Keep your eyes open for it!!