Friday, January 4, 2013

Review: Daniel X: Game Over

Daniel X: Game Over (Daniel X #4) by James Patterson and Ned Rust
Publication Date: September 19, 2011
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Pages: 229


When Daniel X discovers that a duo of evil extraterrestrials is plotting to control kids around the world through video games, he's determined to take them both out of commission. This pair of wicked game masters wants to destroy the human race by turning brainwashed videogamers into an unstoppable army of doom! They're also running an endangered species hunting club on the side, and their next target is none other than Daniel. He'll have no choice but to turn to the aliens' rebellious son who needs help to stand up to his malicious parents. But can Daniel trust the progeny of this treacherous twosome? Or will it be "Game Over" for the alien hunter?
This is better than the last two, but not as good as the first.
I guess you've got to trust your parents know what"s best for you. Even when they're in the form of the largest land-based predator the Earth's ever known and are testing your ability to survive by attempting to kill you.
This may be a short review. Let's start with the characters. There really wasn't anyone but Daniel. He was pretty much the same as he was at the start of the series. There never really wasn't much development for anybody. And the friendship between Daniel and Kildare didn't feel genuine.
The plot wasn't anything special. I wish there was more video games in it. I mean, the way number 7 and 8 was going to take over the world was by using them. But they never really anything more than a back round thing. And, this really has nothing to do with the plot, but James Patterson did a little self promoting. He mentioned one of his other series, Maximum Ride, in the book. I just couldn't help but laugh at what he did.
Look, I don't have to say about this book. It wasn't bad but it's nothing new. I just don't have strong feelings about this book. Will I recommend it? Only if you read the first three. Will I read the next one? Eventually, when I borrow it from the library.

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