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Daniel X: Watch the Skies (Daniel X #2)

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All's quiet in the small town of Holliswood. Television sets, computers, and portable devices are aglow in every home, classroom, and store. Yet not all is perfect. Evil is lurking, just out of sight, behind the screen.

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Residing in this sleepy town is a villain with more ambition than the world can withstand. Twisted beyond reason, he is dead set on throwing Ho
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Hardcover, 251 pages
Published July 27th 2009 by Little, Brown and Company
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Tiffany Cooke
Jun 02, 2012 Tiffany Cooke rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Reluctant teenage readers
Watch the Skies Daniel X by James Patterson and Ned Rust is the second book in the Daniel X series. My son Nick and I read it together becaue we both loved Daniel X so much in the first book.
This time Daniel X is fighting a new alien from The List, Number 5. This alien is filming a reality tv show on Earth to entertain his home planet. His minions are torturing humans by making them do silly stunts and then killing them for the tv show. The aliens in the audience love the tv show, and Alien 5
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Julie
Jul 30, 2009 Julie rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: ehh, not sure I would
Recommended to Julie by: I apparently like to torture myself
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com

Daniel is the coolest alien out there! Don't take my word for it...pick up DANIEL X: WATCH THE SKIES and find out for yourself.

This is the second installment in James Patterson's science fiction series aimed at the younger reader.

This time, Daniel is determined to take on number 5 on The List of Alien Outlaws on Terra Firma. Daniel's father was the keeper of the list, but was murdered when Daniel was very young. He's determined to carry on in his parents' f
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Mirsab
"Daniel X: watch the skies" is a compelling read of an alien boy who now lives on Earth. This is the story of a sixteen year old alien hunter named Daniel who must fight the fifth most powerful outlawed alien on Earth using his unusual powers i can't really explain because of its wide variety of abilities. But in his quest he must protect his friends, family, but most of all Earth and everything we know on it.

The setting of this book is beautifully written. Daniel lives in a nice pent house in
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Melissa Conway
I paid $19.99 for the hardback (published by Hachette Book Group), a sum the average teen would be hard-pressed to part with for a book that didn’t also slide neatly into the slot of his Wii.

As a woman squarely in middle-age (depending on how you calculate my potential life-span), I am clearly not the target audience for this testosterone-fueled romp, but I liked it nonetheless. Each short chapter ended in a mini-cliffhanger that kept me turning the page, much like a snowball rolling down a stee
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Crystal
I loved the first Daniel X book and I was eagerly awaiting the newest one. So I was thrilled to receive this as a review copy from Miriam Parker at Hachette books.

The second installment doesn't disappoint, it has Daniel back facing 2 new nemesis aliens from The List. I love his secondary characters who are from his imagination. His interaction with them is fascinating. This book also brings in interaction with a new real character and possible love interest. This added a new dimension to the boo
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Alex
Daniel X: Watch the Skies by James Patterson is a very interesting and unique book. An alien teen, Daniel X, who's parents were killed when he was three years old, takes their job as an alien hunter to travel around Earth to kill the most dangerous aliens in the universe. He does this with his power of imagination. He can create anything and be anything if he can think clearly. Now, he's hunting down the fourth most dangerous alien, who wants to create a new form of T.V. entertainment called "en ...more
Botherbotherbother
I can't believe I read this, it was that pathetic. The entire book was kind of stupid, and the plot was VERY repetitive.
He fights an alien and gets away.
He fights an alien and gets away.
He fights an alien and gets away.
He fights an alien and gets away.
He fights an alien and gets away.
COME ON, JP!!! You can do better than that!
Sharon
I need to find a fan of Daniel X so I can find out what I am missing. The humor is forced, the plot predictable, and I am disappointed in how deals with moving on from a relationship, by wiping out any memory of him. There must be people out there who love Daniel X. Tell me what I am not seeing.
Jason
This book is about a alien hunter who can create people was his mind. He has to save the world from a alien who loves to film people who he keeps controlling with his mind. The alien, who is called number 5 since he's number 5, would rather film all of his victors then just see them himsleve. I found alien number 5 a bit of a show off, but enough about him. Daniel has a bit of problem he always wants to be the hero. I find he's personal a little weak compare to other characters from James Patter ...more
Indah Threez Lestari
24th - 2011

Waktu kecil, karena aku tinggal di Jl. Holis Bandung, aku sering menuliskan alamat Holiswood di halaman buku-bukuku. Eh, setting cerita di buku Daniel X yang ini namanya Holliswood.

Itu saja.
Jody
Meh. I could give up James Patterson and my life would probably be better for it but I just can't stop myself. At least you don't have to devote too much of your time or brain power to his books.
Xavier Mcdougle
Another installment of the Daniel X series. Watch the Skies was a pretty good book to read, especially on a good Saturday afternoon. Daniel is looking for the next alien to cross off his list: Number 5, a dangerous catfish alien with electric powers and a thing for directing. I have to tell you Number 5 was one of the better villains I have the pleasure to read about. Not only does he have electric powers, which is one of my favorite powers, but he knows how to put on a show. Also I like how he ...more
Alexander Dungca
Bought this book from a sale and didn't expect to be so good. I definitely stand corrected.

What's very entertaining about this book is that you never know what to expect. Patterson takes good care of this aspect by choosing surprising outcomes that don't get out of hand while making Daniel X's mission more and more exciting. The book has very short chapters so some characters don't get emphasized too much but other than that, the story's execution is terrific.

Daniel X is certainly a character wh
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Rita
Compared to other Patterson books, this was not worth my time.
Kim
horrible - read only the first 100 pages. a waste of time
Monica Chin
Strange matters arise when the town beams light from all it’s electronic devices. The people in town are being slaughtered for entertainment. Women are becoming pregnant from eating caviar. Has the world gone mad? No, it’s only alien number five making a spectacular gory movie of human killings and the glorious finale of Daniel X’s death. Who is this Daniel X aliens are rooting to die? He is one among the few left of his kind, an alien hunter. Daniel is on the hunt to kill every alien on The Lis ...more
Cornerofmadness
I recently read a review where they complained James is only in it for the money and seeing the sheer amount of chapters for OTHER books (I think there were 5) attached to this I can see where that argument came from. I know this is the second in the series. I missed the first (had a different co-author too) but you didn’t really need it.

Was this James Patterson at his best? Not even close. Don’t get me wrong. It wasn’t bad. In fact it was entertaining enough, a very fast read but it’s like popc
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Nix
You should be able to figure something out about a book if you can't wait to finish it . . .

. . . so you can go bash it on Goodreads.

I'll keep it short so I don't have to dwell on it more than necessary. Keep in mind, this is in addition to the problems in the last book, none of which got solved (if anything they got marginally worse, unless you can count the revelation that a certain character has black hair [I won't tell who--it's obviously an awfully critical spoiler as it wasn't revealed un
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Cory B
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Beverly
It's a shame. This book had such potential and it wasted it by the author's choppy sentences, poorly depicted characters, shameless merchandising mentions, and horrible pacing. In the hands of a true author, it would have been a masterpiece. As it was, it had such great potential that you winced in sympathy for the characters being mishandled.



And I'm sorry, Danny boy, but you're a teenager now, right? It's time to realize you're an orphan and stop imagining yourself friends and family. It's also
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Mardel
Daniel X is a teen-age alien hunter with some special powers of his own. He rides a motorbike and can do wheelies on his front tire. He has four imaginary friends, but unlike most kids, he can materialize them and they often help him out when he needs help, or just keep him company when he needs company.

The town of Holliswood is being taken over by aliens - from outer-space. These particular aliens are able to manipulate the radio waves, and t.v. stations to control humans. They also like to eat
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Cassie
I was pretty anxious to get past this book. I thought the first Daniel X book was okay, but this one was not enjoyable. This book lacked value in both substance and entertainment. I wasn't expecting much substance from it, but I was expecting a readable story. There were too many problems with this book; I breezed through it and don't feel like I missed anything I would have gotten if I took more time to read it.

Daniel has way too many superpowers, but I can understand the appeal of that. It sho
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Victoria
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Karl
Yeah..................................................................................................This book wasn't amazing..............................................................................
My friend loaned it to me along with the first (he loves them)........................................
It's like a more poorly-written more non-story driven version of "Max"................................
If that is even possible....................................................................
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Debbie Tanner
I thought this was a really silly adventure book. It's the second one in the series and I didn't read the first one but I could pretty much figure out what was going on. And what's going on is a lot. The main character Daniel is an alien fighter. You wouldn't know it, but there are apparently a lot of aliens around. Daniel's parents were also alien hunters but were murdered by a dastardly villain called Prayer. Happily, they left a list of all the evil aliens that need to be destroyed, in case a ...more
Charlotte Phillips
To be honest, the book wasn't all that, but it was still an entertaining write that really seemed to engage the mind with a sense of, what would you do? I think a lot of us joke about the fact that perhaps one day aliens could take over the world, but what if they really could? what would you do and how would you handle it? In this book we see exactly that, but I found it a little strange. Now, yes, this is the second book in the series and I have not read the first series, but that didn't seem ...more
Vito C.
Patterson, James, and Ned Rust. Daniel X: Watch The Skies.1st ed. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company, 2009. 001-251. Print.
Daniel X, my favorite alien hunter, is back and ready to hunt more aliens in this, the second, of James Patterson’s Daniel X series, Daniel X: Watch The Skies. Daniel X, the main character, is an alien hunter who has the power to create things by using his imagination. He is on a quest to eliminate the alien who killed his parents when he was three years old. In this b
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Heather
I didn't realize (not knowing that this was part of a series) that this was Young Adult until I started listening to it. But the second that I started listening to it, it became very clear very quick that this was geared towards teens.

Daniel X is an alien hunter. He is something of a superhero from another planet, hunting down dangerous aliens that would bring harm to earth. He is assisted by a motley gang of cohorts that left me a bit confused. I'm still unclear whether they were real or figmen
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Caleb
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Daniel X Watch the Skies, by James Patterson and Ned Rust
Date Published: June 2010
Genre: Science fiction

The protagonist, Daniel X, is 14 and was sent to earth to hunt down evil aliens, even though he is an alien himself. His ability is linked to his imagination. For example, Daniel makes friends out of thin air and these friends help him to find and fight the aliens. The antagonist, an evil alien named Number 5, is a reality film producer who likes to kill humans while he produces h
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