Flying Blind (The Dragon Diaries Trilogy #1)
Zoë Sorensson is perfectly normal, except she's been told she's destined for great things. Zoë's the one female dragon shapeshifter of her kind. But Zoë is at the bottom of the class when it comes to being Pyr and her powers are AWOL, so she's sent to a Pyr boot camp.
Flying Blind took me completely by surprise. The story follows Zoë Sorensson, the only female dragon shapeshifter in existence, who has important duties to assume when she comes to maturity. The problem is, her powers haven't bloomed properly and the few times they begin to appear--in the form of a mesmerizing flame in the pupils of her eyes and a si ...more
there was a guy in my bedroom.
it was six in the morning and i didn’t know him.
i’m not much of a morning person, but that woke me up fast.
i sat up and stared, my back pressed against the wall, sure my eyes had to be deceiving me. no matter how much i blinked, though, he was still there.
he seemed to think my reaction was funny.
he had dark hair and dark eyes, and he wasn’t wearing a shirt, just jeans—and he had one heck of a six-pack. his arms were folded across his chest and a smile tugg ...more
Zoë Sorensson has always been told she has a great destiny: she is the Wyvern, which means she’s the only female Pyr (dragon shapeshifter) of her generation, and is supposed to have certain powers beneficial to her fellow Pyr ...more
Dragon mythology is one of the few in paranormal fiction that is still relatively fresh, and Cooke runs wild with her dragon world. If you’ve read her Dragonfire paranormal romance series, you’re already familiar with these elemental based dragons and will even recognize many of the parents in FLYING BLIND.
Zoe is the protagonist in FLYING BLIND, a fifteen year old impatient to grow up and develop her Pyr abilities (along with a nice set of boobs). She’s ...more
This book was pretty much what I expected. A light, fluffy book without much on depth but I enjoyed it for what it was. Zoe learning to grow into her powers and then using them was actually kinda cool. I liked the descriptions of the dragons and their powers. It’s fun to see that while she is the special dragon she grows into it.
Zoe was annoying in the beginning because all she did was obsess over that guy. What’s his name? Luke? I mean, all she w ...more
I love dragons. I really do. Actually, the best thing about this book was that it was about dragons. Unfortunately, this was also the only good thing about it, and it was the only thing that made me keep reading, hoping it would get better. It didn't. If we subtract dragons, the book is a junk. A huge disappointment.
The world is appar ...more
On one hand, you gain an incredible perspective about what is good, what is bad, and how your favorite books hold up after you've gotten through several similar ones. On the other, there's this thing where everything starts looking alike.
Flying Blind is neither here nor there. It's definitely different from what I've seen in the paranormal genre, in the way it subverts and changes some of the more annoying aspects of ...more
The characters of this story didn't jive with me. Zoë was a very VERY difficult character to like. ...more
Zoë Sorensson has more to worry about than the typical teenage girl. She is the Pyr's Wyvern, a lone female dragon shifter with special powers. Problem is Zoë has yet to come into her powers and the Pyr need their Wyvern. Unfortunately her abilities start to arise while trying to protect a friend against a bully and the most important rule is never to expose her kind to humans. Now suspended from school, Zoë is on her way to shifter boot camp with her fellow Pyr friends. Despite this be ...more
Zoë is a Pyr and, more specifically, the Wyvern. Or she’s supposed to be. The book tells me this is a big deal. She’s the only female dragon shape-shifter and as her generation’s Wyvern she'll be able to help her kind, albeit from a distance. She only knows this is her supposed future because others have told her, she’s fifteen already and has never been able to shift. She gets her period (mmm-hmm) which means that *something* is ...more
Funny (read: strange) things do start to happen when she wakes up one morning b ...more
This book is pretty much grab my attention from the very first time I laid eyes on. When I first read the book, I honestly think it's a bit slow, and sometimes I have to put this book down and move to next book on my list. But I'm really glad I got enough sense to continue reading this book because the endi ...more
But this time, I totally was. Because Flying Blind? Rocks. In a totally different way from Eona but it does. I expect you have read the synopsis and therefore know that we were dealing with shape shifting dragons. Or dragons who can take humans who can take dragon forms – or is dragons ...more
Zoë is a fierce and intelligent protagonist that I was rooting for the whole time! It was wonderful seeing her reawakening to her dragon powers, and how she dealt with them. Zoë is a courageous friend who is willing to go to any lengths to protect those she loves. She is alwa ...more
Zoe knows that she’s a failure when it comes to conjuring the makeshift powers of the Almighty Wyvern. Being the only female dragon shape shifter is suffocating, especially when she does not meet expectations. Finally, in a scene at her high school, Zoe discovers this new rage that triggers parts of her Wyvern powers. Along with this new discovery comes a field trip to spend a ...more
Zoe's voice jumps off the page!
I loved this feisty heroine struggling to live up to the famous destiny fate has thrust upon her. At times she's clueless, frustrated, jealous, angry, whiny - but she toughs it out and shows exceptional loyalty, strength and smarts when it counts.
Her guy buddies at boot camp are great. The dads are refreshingly active, positive parents. This is a spin-off of Cooke's adult series and I'm sure those familiar with the adult ch ...more
Upon starting Flying Blind I wasn't impressed with the main character Zoë, to me she appeared self centred and wanted everything to revolve around her and the only good side I saw of her was protecting her friend from bullies, which then again got turned around to her.
I liked the plot line and idea behind Flying Blind, and some of the seconda ...more
Zoë is a reject in high school who's forced to deal with the popular girls on a daily basis. Thing is, when said girls take their bullying too far ...more
I dove into Flying Blind unaware o ...more
I havn't read any dragon books before this but it was definitely worth venturing through and I couldn't of asked for a perfect book to go into as a newbie dragon reader.
I will have to get my hands on the next book and I also found out it is actually a spin off so I better find the original book series while I am at it.(although it is not necessary to when reading this.)
All the characters were greatly developed and all weren't cast aside they all ...more
I love the whole idea of how the dragons and dragon lore works here. I liked a ...more
Zoe is 15 years old but the way she talked and acted reminded me more of an immature 13-year-old. From the start Zoe comes across as a whiny pushover who spends too much time pining for a guy with zero interest in her.
She's promptly shuffled off to camp where we have a group of boys who all come across as jerks. None of this is helped by the addition of "the beautiful popular girl". Who actually doesn't seem horribly bad, but it felt like I was supposed to dislike her simply because ...more
You probably know I love dragons, so when I discovered this book I thought it was perfect for me.
It's the first time I read a book from this author, and I understand she has already written books about the previous generation of these characters. But you don't need to read the previous series to read this one.
Flying Blind is about Zoe, the only female shape shifter dragon. She has a responsibility greater that everyone else. She's supposed to have special powers that will help the ...more
Quick & Dirty: Zoë must learn how to summon the dragon in order for her to save her family and friends.
Opening Sentence: There was a guy in my bedroom.
There are only a handful of books that I have read that I can honestly say I was taken completely by surprise. This one is all that with a cherry on top. This book has everything going for it, a great hook, wonderful writing, a real sense of self and twists and turns that kept me coming back hour ...more
The story itself is interesting and it's nice to be offered something other than vampires or werewolves in the YA paranormal romance market and their certainly were some good ideas going on which co ...more
I gave it 3.5 stars
Deborah Cooke's YA novel FLYING BLIND follows the children of the characters from her Dragonfire Series with the main voice being Zoe who is the daughter of Erik who is the leader of the Pyr. If you are not familiar with the Dragonfire series don't worry, you will have no issues following along in FLYING BLIND as its a whole new series and you don't need to know any of the events of the Adult series.
Zoe has to deal with bein ...more
In her debut young-adult series, Deborah Cooke ...more
I'm fairly dissapointed with this novel, after all the hype up from other reviewers I was expecting this novel to be amazing, in reality it wasn't. Not only was the writing style extremly childish but also i just could't like Zoe, the girl the book revolves around. I found her more concerned to peoples looks than whats on the inside; she went on and on about Nick's looks and that meant they had to be together blah blah blah "he's the classic, popular, captain-of-the-football- ...more
Penguin Group – Publish date June 2011
272 Pages – ISBN 13: 9780451233882
Zoe Sorensson is well aware of magic and myth so well aware in fact that she’s part of it. Zoe is the prophesied Wyvern, the only female Pyr, a dragon shape shifting species created to protect the earth. But being aware and becoming the Wyvern seems to be escaping this otherwise typical 15 year old, you see these so called powers of the Wyvern and the Pyr appear with th ...more
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 ...more