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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. But not all is perfect. Evil is lurking, just out of sight, behind the screen. From the darkest depths of James Patterson's imagination flickers the most terrifying character yet: a villain with more ambition than the world can withs ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 2nd 2009 by Doubleday (first published January 1st 2009)
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Tiffany Cooke
Jul 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ehh, not sure I would
Recommended to Julie by: I apparently like to torture myself
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Mirsab
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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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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!
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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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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Crystal
Jun 08, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Sharon
Oct 31, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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.
Kim
Aug 23, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
horrible - read only the first 100 pages. a waste of time
Rita
Jan 16, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Compared to other Patterson books, this was not worth my time.
Joe Spang
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read Daniel X, watch the sky’s I rated this book a 5 out of 5 because it gets you hook from the beginning. I was hooked on the series from the first book. This book is better than the first. Every page is packed with action and leaves you wanting to read another. This book is for people who want mystery and action. I would recommend it to people who don’t read a lot but want to. Or for people that want a good series, this series has six books.
About this book, it starts off with Daniel on his w
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TylerNixon
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a very good sequel to the first one. Daniel X shows very good character development and you can see it very well through his journey to clear off his enemies from the list. His enemies help him get stronger and more experienced and you can clearly see how he goes from a naive child with powers to a mature alien hunter who has mastered portions of his own power. The setting in this book isn't that exciting compared to the first book. The first book had a setting that went from earth ...more
The Brothers
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aliens, asher-read, tv
Asher (10yo) read. "It was SUPER COOL. Daniel is facing number 6 on The List, who can control the minds of other humans through electronics."
Caleb
Nov 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Caleb Savage
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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Noella
Mar 28, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm kind of upset with James Patterson. It's probably mostly because of Nevermore. I was thinking that I didn't like this book very much because I read it right after I finished Nevermore(And I hated Nevermore). But then I realized that I had read Confessions of a Murder Suspect right after Nevermore, too, and I really liked Confessions, so I started to think more about why Daniel X #2 didn't work for me.

1. My biggest complaint is Judy, the girl that Daniel meets at a cafe. She's homeschooled, a
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Mardel
Apr 03, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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
Aaron
Nov 05, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Daniel X is back on Earth and has settled in the small community of Holliswood. Our 14-year-old Alien Hunter (think Men in Black) is focusing on trying to deal with Number 5 on his list of most dangerous aliens on Earth. It is expected to be the biggest challenge he has.

Fortunately for him, his own alien nature gives him special abilities such as the ability to bring to physical form anything he can imagine just like DC Comic's Green Lantern Corp. This allows him to bring back his parents, who h
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Parker
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BOOM! You have just been hypmotized. Well, you would be if you were living in Holliswood before Daniel X came along. The book is very fast action and somewhat predictable the entire way through. Daniel and his team must stop the evil Number 5. Who will win? Daniel has many super powers including the ability to create his team out of thin air. Daniel thinks he has Number 5 figured out and Number 5 thinks he has the wonderful Daniel X figured out. Number 5 is a Space Alien Catfish like creature, a ...more
Eli
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Daniel X series is one of my favorite book series by James Patterson. This book only convinced me moreso. Daniel is just an ordinary boy. And by ordinary, I mean he's an Alien Hunter from the planet Alparia. He's also thought of as the greatest superhero ever, mainly because of his power, which is creating anything he wants with his imagination. As I said earlier, he's an Alien Hunter, and the aliens he hunts are other aliens. Alien outlaws. He decides who he goes after by using something ca ...more
BlakeM
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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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
Karin
Once again Daniel, who readers met in The Dangerous Days of Daniel X, is on the hunt for a big, bad alien from The List. This time it is Number 5, a creepy catfish looking alien with the ability to manipulate electricity and electric devices.

Number 5 is in Holliswood for a reason. He has a plan for the residents. Number 5 plans to make the people of Holliswood the stars of his latest interstellar reality television show. Number 5 coined the phrase endertainment because he kills the people at the
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Cassie
Sep 30, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, read-in-2010
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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Karl
Aug 12, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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Victoria
Feb 13, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Dawei Huang
In the book "Daniel X: Watch the Skies" Daniel X is a brave character beyond compare. For example, throughout the story even though his forces has been subdued and formation was broken Daniel X alone walked up to Number 8 recollecting himself emotionally and surrendered and what happened after that is something extremely unbelievable.
"The bolt that coursed down into my arm and met Number 5’s own electrical reserves must have been more than a gigavolt, and it did just what I’d been hoping it w
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