This was a pretty good book. Think Spider Man meets Men In Black, that's about what Daniel X would be described as. The book was very suspenseful, but what else do you expect from James Paterson? It's exciting, detailed, and rather funny. Daniel has Multiple friends which pop in and help him when ever he needs them to. Each of them have a different personality, which is good. Every one should be able to find something in common with one of the characters. This book is very fast passed, I didn't want to stop reading it. it has a really interesting story idea. It was very well written, and Just a really good book.
Now for the bad. Most of the bad involved gore. Daniel gets smacked around a lot. He gets shot in the stomach, then has the bullet removed latter using gardening tools. His parents death is not terribly graphic but a little gruesome. Daniel gets back at the aliens for his stomach wound, he shreds one alien to pieces in a sewer. As you can tell this turns very messy. there are multiple battle sequences most of which are gory. There isn't much swearing that I can remember, maybe one or two mild swear words.
Other than all that, it's a good book. Not for people who can't handle gore. I think it's funny I found this book in the children section at Barnes & Noble. I would suggest it as a book for ages thirteen and up. Good book for people who like super heroes, Maximum Ride, and Action-Adventure. There are multiple books in the series at the moment, with more coming. Thank's for reading, Bri π
Rated: PG-13 for disturbing images, fantasy violence, some swearing and Gore.