New Regency has picked up best-selling author James Patterson's upcoming young-adult novel The Dangerous Days of Daniel X, according to Variety.

The book, The Dangerous Days of Daniel X, is set to hit stores in July, and will be the first book in a series for which Regency also acquired the rights. A graphic novel will follow in the fourth quarter.

Described as an action adventure, The Dangerous Days of Daniel X chronicles the adventures of a conflicted yet extraordinary teen who yearns to discover secrets about himself and his family as he battles alien outlaws who threaten life on Earth.

No production date has been set.