''The Dangerous Days of Daniel X'' is a novel by James Patterson and co-author Michael Ledwidge, written in the same vein as his Maximum Ride series. Patterson returns to the realm of science fiction in this novel. It was released on July 21, 2008.

Daniel X, who has no other last name, has the best superpower ever: The power to create. He can create real objects, including people, with only his mind. In addition, he has super-speed (he outran a truck travelling at 100 miles per hour) and super-strength (he can flip a car in a somersault). He is also granted an extra long memory.

When he was 3 years old, Daniel's parents were brutally murdered by a praying mantis-like alien called the Prayer, who came in search of the List of Alien Outlaws on Earth. When Daniel's parents wouldn't hand it over, the Prayer killed them. Daniel survived only by transforming into a tick and grasping onto the Prayer's dreadlock hair as he fled from the burning house. After he lost his grip on the Prayer and fell off, Daniel vowed to kill the Prayer for the death of his parents, and returned to the site when he was 13 to recover the List.

Twelve years after the murder of his parents, fifteen-year-old Daniel X has taken up the task of his parents as Defender of Earth.

There are five more books in the series, ''Watch the Skies'', ''Demons and Druids'', ''Game Over'', and ''Armageddon''. And like Patterson's earlier ''Literature/MaximumRide'' series, Creator/YenPress is adapting it into an OELManga by Creator/SeungHuiKye.

!!Tropes associated with this piece of literature

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* CardCarryingVillain: All the bad guys appear to be this.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover to the first book features the titular character holding The List; the problems is that it is depicted as a literal paper list, whereas in the book it is actual stored on an alien computer system. Granted it is mentioned that The List’s appearance can be altered, but it still never appears as an actual paper list in the book(Though it once appear as an old book once.
* FirstPersonSmartass: To annoyingly high levels.
* HumansNeedAliens: Without alien hunters like Daniel, the world would've been destroyed very long ago.
* InsufferableGenius: Daniel.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Let's see, Daniel has the following powers:
** SuperStrength
** RealityWarper
** {{Telepathy}}
** MindOverMatter
** {{Animorphism}}
** SuperSpeed
* RealityWarper: Feels overshadowed by his other godlike powers.
* RuleOfCool: Attempted at the expense of [[FridgeLogic logic]].
* PhysicalGod: Daniel comes off as this combined with his DOZEN other superpowers one wonders what exactly Daniel can't do.
* RecycledInSpace: Film/JamesBond [-WITH A TEENAGE [[HumanAliens ALIEN]]!-]
* TotallyRadical: Just like James Patterson’s [[MaximumRide other young]] [[WitchAndWizard adult series]]
* XMakesAnythingCool: His name is Daniel X.