August 26, 2009

Review and Giveaway: Daniel X: Watch the Skies by James Patterson and Ned Rust

WINNERS: Melissa in New York, Ms J. Evans in Canada and Amanda in Illinois

Product Description:
All's quiet in the small town of Holliswood, the television sets a-glow in every home. But not all is as perfect as it seems.

A terrifying outlaw has just arrived in town, with the goal of throwing it into chaos--and filming the pandemonium for the fellas back home.

Only one person can stop him and his thugs from destroying the city and everyone living there. Daniel X assembles an all-star team of his own creation, but not even he could imagine the enormity of this made-for-TV-villain's powers.

My Review:
In this second installment featuring the alien hunter Daniel X the plot doesn’t vary too much from book one. Daniel, an alien himself, is after the #5 alien on the list of very bad aliens leading up to the #1 alien who killed his parents. The method of chasing down and exterminating this alien varied a little but the story was essentially the same as the first book. I would still recommend this for young boys who love to read and I will be reading or listening to the next in the series.

  • To enter to win one of three copies of this audio book, tell me the title of one of your favorite reads from when you were growing up. The book that I always remember reading was actually a series from John Christoper: The White Mountains, The City of Gold and Lead and The Pool of Fire. I read the prequel When the Tripods Came later on in life and have always remembered these books. Also please be sure to leave me your email address if you don't have a blog or it's not in your Blogger profile.

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  • Open to US and Canada only, no PO boxes please. One main entry per household. Twitter entries can be done once a day. Giveaway ends September 7th and the winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email or a new winner will be selected.

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    Melissa (Books R Us) said...

    Please Enter me in the contest

    Melissa (Books R Us) said...

    I read the Shack and I loved it. I gave the book to my grandma and she enjoyed it also.

    I also subscribe to your blog.

    Thanks Melissa

    Anonymous said...

    have to be old yeller, or black beauty
    thx for the contest..

    Anonymous said...

    My favourite growing up was, without a doubt, the Nancy Drew series. I loved every one of those books ... and still do!
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    Anonymous said...

    I am a follower of your blog. I also subscribe through Google Reader.
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    Sweeter the berry said...

    My fave book as a kid growing up was called Flowers in the Attic and I read the series of books from that.

    Sweeter the berry said...

    I follow this blog

    Asylumgirl said...

    One of my most favorite books growing up was The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. I must have read it a hundred times. lol

    I'm a blog subscriber.


    Brenda S. said...

    The Nancy Drew series.

    nfmgirl said...

    One of my favorites was Cold River by William Judson. The story of a young girl and her little brother surviving on their own in the woods in winter.

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    nfmgirl said...

    I already follow

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    Melissa (Books R Us) said...

    Another twitter entry

    Melissa (Books R Us) said...

    Another tweet.

    Dawn M. said...

    I always enjoyed reading the Xanth books by Piers Anthony. I loved all the puns. :0)

    I subscribe with email.

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    catss99 said...

    I remember a scary book called "wait till helen comes"

    catss99 said...

    i subscribe

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    Anonymous said...

    An awesome giveaway, count me in.

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    travellingmomof2 said...

    I have to say, Snow Treasure. Loved hearing the stories of the Norwegian kids smuggling the gold past the Nazis.

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    Anonymous said...

    My fave book series from childhood are the Ramona series by Bev Cleary!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    JoanneR said...

    Read the first one and would love to read this one!

    Toystory said...

    I am trying hard to remember back that far... I know as a child of 7.... I loved the books by Dr. Seuss - Esp. The Cat in the Hat.

    Toystory said...

    Tweeted... new at this, but trying: