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Winging It (The Dragon Diaries Trilogy #2)

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The new Dragon Diary novel from the author of Flying Blind. Zoë Sorensson yearns to come into her powers as the only female dragon shifter. But being part of two worlds is more complicated than she expected. It's bad enough that she's the target of the Mages's plan to eliminate all shifters-but she also has to hide her true nature from her human best friend, Megan. But whe ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by NAL Trade (first published December 1st 2011)
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Ferdy
2.5 stars - Spoilers

This was good but also bad, very very bad. The plot was fast paced and entertaining — evil mages, dragons, shifters, high school and teenagers saving the world… What's not to like?
The heroine, Zoe, was likeable enough — she was fun, loyal and constantly getting into trouble but I also kind of hated her. Really, really hated her. Why? Because of that fucking pedo Jared. She was great when she was investigating, and fighting the mages, and hanging around with everyone else but
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Deborah Cooke knows how to write a lighting fast story that flies along from beginning to end without ever once stopping to land. Even when the plot overshadowed the characters towards the end, the pacing in WINGING IT kept everything moving quickly enough to keep me turning pages to see what happened next.

One thing I absolutely loved about the beginning of WINGING IT was the seamless recap and character refresher that was woven into the first chapter.
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Bailey (IB Book Blogging)
WINGING IT is an exciting and fast-paced follow-up to its predecessor FLYING BLIND. Zoe is back with a vengeance and determined to fulfill her role as Wyvern. Of course, it isn't that easy when all of her powers haven't manifested and she has drama at home with her parents. If you loved FLYING BLIND, you are sure in for a good time with WINGING IT.


Zoe is so honest and real. She may be one of the Pyr and a Wyvern to boot, but she still has the same problems every teenage girl does. Jared is very
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Stacy
I gave 3.5 Stars

If you are new to the series you should definitely pick up book 1 as there is some great character development to help you get to know all the characters but Deborah does a really good job of recapping in the first chapter of WINGING IT so you wont be to lost if you decide to jump right it. The recap was helpful to catch me back up on the series.

The book moves along at a nice speed and never leaves you feeling like something needs to happen. I enjoyed the action and conflict in F
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Kt
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

For the longest time, all Zoe wanted was her powers as the Wyvern, the only female Pyr, or dragonshifter. But now that she has some of those powers, she realizes that they also came with complications. It is harder than ever to balance her Pyr life with her human one and still keep her secret, especially since her best friend knows Zoe is hiding something. Add in the Mages targeting her in their plot to eradicate all shifters and her life is
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Marie
Just as good as the first-if not better! It did not disappoint. Instead it
Took things to a whole new level!
Werewolves, jaguars- just wow!
And Derek? A new yummy addition to the story!
Everything coming together. And this story is much more action packed! I love the close group- nick, garret, Liam, Zoe and even Isabelle and meagen and Derek now too!
Even kohana is growing on me' I think he keeps things in edge exude he's just so damn unpredictable.
I missed Jared at first but enters Derek and th
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Paula  Phillips
Gone are the days of Vampires and Werewolves , now we have Dragon Shifters and much more with Deborah Cooke's new series "The Dragon Diaries". For those who are reading this review, this is Book #2 - yes I know, I am dreadful at reading series in proper order -though do not fear as if you have found yourself picking this one up first and in the same predicament as you can read this one first if you wish as you will catch the gist of the series pretty easily , more so if you have previously read ...more
Michelle
Winging It is the second book in The Dragon Diaries series by Deborah Cooke and a YA novel from NAL.

Book Blurb:

Zoe Sorensson yearns to come into her powers as the only female dragon shifter. But being part of two worlds is more complicated than she expects. It’s bad enough that she’s the target of the Mages’ plan to eliminate all shifters - she also has to hide her true nature from her best friend, Meagan, a human. For her sixteenth birthday, all Zoe wants is one normal day, including getting a
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Xia
Winging It was just as good as the first book. In Winging It Zoë's 16th birthday is coming up. But nothing is going well for her. The hot rocker Jared hasn't kept in touch with her, her parents aren't getting along, and not being able to tell her best friend Meagan the truth about the Pyr is tearing their relationship apart. Then she's invited to Trevor's Halloween party, but she doesn't trust him or the Mages one bit. They are definitely up to something and Zoë intends to find out what. There's ...more
Nafiza
Feb 01, 2013 Nafiza rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
I really liked Flying Blind so I was a bit sad when Winging It fell somewhat short of my expectations for it. I am still trying to understand what went wrong and have come to the conclusion that maybe it was my reading experience at fault and not the book itself. Winging It had a much slower beginning than Flying Blind and this slowness affected the pacing of the entire novel and also prevented me from getting into the novel as I wanted to.

The new elements to the narrative are interesting – espe
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Jaime Lester
No complaints, whatsoever. This series is shaping up to be one of my favorites, ever. Deborah Cooke has an amazing talent, and I feel like a lucky gal to have stumbled across the first book, Flying Blind. I can't wait to get started on Blazing the Trail.
All of the characters were back and better than ever in book 2. I still love Zoe, we got more of Meagan, the best bud. She pissed me off to no end at the beginning, but quickly won me back over. She is one tough nerdy girl. All of the previous
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Debbie
Zoe Sorenson has the problems of any other almost 16yr old girl, her friends, her parents, boys, but there’s much more to her than just that. Zoe is one of the elusive dragon shape-shifters known as the PYR, she’s also the rare Wyvern to her race, the prophetess the one who has all the answers for her kind. But she doesn’t, and that causes more problems almost then she can handle, caught in the middle of both PYR and human situations. Especially now that the Mages have surfaced again and knowing ...more
Sandy
WINGING IT by Deborah Cooke

WINGING IT is the second instalment in Deborah Cooke’s YA series--The Dragon Diaries. This series is the Young Adult companion to her adult Dragonfire series. Winging It, like the first novel in the series, tells of the trials and tribulations of growing up Dragon in a world of humans and shapeshifters. This second storyline takes place 5 months after Flying Blind.

Zoe Sorensson, is the only female dragon and Wyvern, and is about to celebrate her 16th birthday, without
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Kai (Amaterasu Reads)
Review posted at Amaterasu Reads

The story picks up after the thrilling events from Flying Blind. The bootcamp has ended and Zoe is getting the hang of her powers, slowly but surely discovering what she can do. But real life gets in the way, and her 16th birthday is just a few weeks away. Add to that the unexpected fall out of her parents Erik and Eileen's marriage. Why can't she be normal? She couldn't even invite her best friend Meagan!

Zoe is as funny and entertaining as ever! Without any oth
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Julia
Winging It by Deborah Cooke is the fun, quickly paced second installment of the Dragon Diaries series. I love how fast paced this series is- it is impossible to stop flipping the pages. If you haven't read the first book in this series, you should. But if you haven't, don't worry because Cooke smoothly introduces the story to new readers and those that need a recap (like myself) without it ever feeling redundant.

Though I really enjoyed Zoe's character in Flying Blind, she is much easier to rela
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Katelyn
May 17, 2013 Katelyn rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
The fun and excitement continues. I only wish I hadn't put so much time between reading this one and the first installment. I did a little refresher and then flew through this sequel, eager for more. Cooke put together such a great group of characters in the series opener and added even more this time around.

New shifters come to light and enter the mix and of course drama follows. Zoe must still keep Megan in the dark and that continues to take a toll on their relationship. Adding to that probl
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Isamlq
Ok, me likening FLYING BLIND one to Jacinda’s and Sophie’s stories was jumping the gun because WINGING IT alters course slightly by introducing a host of characters who are similarly situated to her and her ilk, as well as by introducing a teensy tiny *not*prophecy with Zoe at its focus. Sure, it’s still funny and young… but it got all kinds of kick ass out of the blue.

Thunderbirds, dude. Thunderbirds! When they’re first introduced in book one, they were just that extra little bit that complica
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Charity
After the treaty with the Mages I knew they wouldn't keep their word. I kept hoping that Zoe's father wouldn't exile her but things weren't looking great. I was happy to see Megan back in the book and to see more of Isabelle as well, especially getting to break into her world a little (tarots)and the friendship between Megan and Jessica infuriated me, Megan was totally being unfair to Zoe. I like the new characters that were introduced as well, Derek. Thank you for this work! Can't wait to get m ...more
Saskia
I loved this book! found it really easy to get into as the story starts in the same intriguing way as the last. I had just finished reading the 1st so maybe that helped? but anyway I found myself empathising with the protagonist throughout the book and laughed a lot as some of the situations she finds herself in are so common in real life but have a completely different emphasis due to her unique abilities :) the book follows Zoe and her friends as they continue they battle against the evil mage ...more
Gwynn White
Since reading book one (Flying Blind) in this series, I have been obsessed with dragons. I just love them. And I also enjoy Zoe, the narrator in the series. She's such a fun character and it's a delight being in her head.


Although there are a host of characters, Zoe is the hero. She is a wyvern, the only female dragon-shifter in the world, and she is on a mission to prove that she qualifies to the one prophesied about who will free the world's remaining shape-shifters from the evil Mages.

The boo
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Tia
Well I don't believe this one was as good as the first. It was written pretty good but I did stumble sometimes over certain paragraphs. The whole thing with Jared really ticks me off though, he needs to be in or out and not in between. Now lets talk about Derek, the wolf shifter, holy heck! I wish I knew which guy she'd firestorm for. I really enjoy this series and can't wait for the third book. It's been an intense series!
K
2.5 stars. Lagged a little in the middle, but otherwise what it says on the tin.
JJBMocha
May 12, 2013 JJBMocha marked it as maybe
Now after reading the reviews I probably won't read this series
SATIN SUE
I loved this book. This series is fast becoming one of my favourite series that iv read in a long time. It took me only two days to read as I couldn't put it down. I'm now at a frustrating bit as iv to wait on the next book coming.


This series is set around a young girl, but she is not any normal girl she is a dragon shifter. it takes her time to come into her powers but when she does she is thrown into a world of danger and suspense, shifts against mages. Mages wanting power and the shifters wa
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Paranormal Haven
3.5 stars


Just weeks away from her sixteenth birthday, dragon shifter Zoe Sorensson can't catch a break. Zoe's best friend knows she's keeping something from her and it's causing a rift in a once strong friendship, her parents are having marital problems and the cute rocker who makes Zoe's heart race won't return her messages. But she has little time to dwell on this. The Mages' have devised a new plan and set their sights on Zoe. Zoe and her fellow Pyr will need to quickly come up with a way to
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Ash
My review of Winging It by Deborah Cooke is based on a paperback copy of the book that I purchased for myself. The following review is my honest opinion of the work.

For those of you that remember Flying Blind was one of the very first dragon books that I had ever read, Firelight by Sophie Jordan being the first. I fell hard for the characters, plot, and history captured within Flying Blind and as a result had been looking forward to reading Winging It ever since.

One of my favorite aspects of thi
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Christina Madison
Full review here: http://zodiacbookreviews.blogspot.com...

Zoë's adventures continue in Winging It. When her two worlds collide, someone's bound to get hurt. Between fighting with her human best friend, pining over her rocker love interest, worrying about her parent's marriage, and being hunted by the Mages intent on destroying all shifters starting with her, Zoë's got a lot on her plate. No pressure.

In Flying Blind, Zoë was just coming into her powers, and I found her to be quite immature. She
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Kathy Martin
This was another exciting episode for Zoë. She is near to her sixteenth birthday but things are not going her way. She is arguing with her best friend Meagan because she is required not to share anything with her about being a dragon. Meagan has found a new friend named Jessica who is also a math whiz and Zoë feels left out. She is confused about Jared, the boy she has a crush on, because he seems to be avoiding her. Her parents are having troubles and separate. And the Mages are planning someth ...more
Mirjam
I was so curious to continue the story started in Deborah Cooke's Flying Blind that I opened Winging It upon arrival home, despite being in the middle of another book. I liked Flying Blind, but not as much as her adult series, but Winging It definitely reminded me why I love Deborah Cooke's books so much! It's simply wonderful!

Being a teenager is difficult enough without also being a dragon shapeshifter in a time when mages seem determined to exterminate all shapeshifter races. For Zoe there is
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Elisa
So much fun!
The second book in the YA trilogy The Dragon Diaries. Zoe is still trying to figure out her wyvern powers and abilities. There is only one wyvern at a time and each one has to struggle to learn how best to do their job, there is no manual. Zoe is 16 and her father is the leader of the Pyr or dragon shifters. This is a spin-off from Cooke’s paranormal romance series about the adults whose teenage children are in this series.

Zoe’s parents are dealing with their own issues in most of t
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Deborah Cooke also writes under the names Claire Delacroix and Claire Cross.

Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as h
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The Dragon Diaries Trilogy (3 books)
  • Flying Blind (The Dragon Diaries, #1)
  • Blazing the Trail (The Dragon Diaries, #3)
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