Flying Blind (The Dragon Diaries #1)
The next generation of shape-shifting dragons from the popular author of the Dragonfire novels.
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
I dove into Flying Blind unaware o...more
I love the whole idea of how the dragons and dragon lore works here. I liked a...more
Everything changes when Zoë’s best friend is bullied and Zoë reacts. Before she can blink twice, her inner dragon is loose, and she’s suspended from school and headed to a shape shifter boot camp with guys she’s known all her life. But soon she’s...more
Zoë is the daughter of a dragon shape shifter elder and is rumoured to be the next Wyvern, a female dragon shape shifter which there is only one of at any time. As one dies another one is born, two Wyverns cannot coexist. Because of this she is expected to have great abilitie...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
Zoe is a young teenage girl who is suppose to be the Wyvern (only female dragon Pyr) but she hasn't shifted yet. She doesn't have any powers and everybody is wondering what's going on. She gets invited to an annual dragon boot camp to possibly help her...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
Funny (read: strange) things do start to happen when she wakes up one morning b...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
OK, to be honest, this isn't really a new book. I feel a bit guilty because this book was, in fact, published a little over a year ago. I don't know if many of you have read this book yet, but I will review this anyway. Who wouldn't wanna read a book about kick-ass dragons-people and cute boys on motorbikes??? Hey, and not to mention, the female POV is the only female dragon at the moment, and just happens to have a few good lookin' dragon dudes hangin' around. Do...more
The book follows Zoe she is the only female dragon of her kind they call her the Wyvern, while the males are the Pyr they can change from human to dragon in seconds. Apart from poor Zoe who’s powers are not showing up for her. I really liked Zoe I kind of felt for her even as the only one of her kind she is still an oddball that struggles...more
Top points for placing it in the future but not so far that the world is unrecognizable. These teenagers are very much just like th...more
Zoë is supposed to be the Wyvern of the dragon shape shifters called the Pyr. The Wyvern is the only female Pyr. There is only ever one at a time. She is supposed to have special abilities, and Zoë, whose 15 and a half, has been waiting for her powers to appear. When her friend, Meagan, gets bullied after gym, Zoë steps into defend her, accidentally almost shifting partially. Her talons and eyes only, but still, she has broken the covenant to keep shifters secret. Her Dad sends her to boot camp...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
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
FLYING BLIND's beginning was the embodiment of what I needed in a YA right now: it was refreshingly unique, combats bullying in a satisfying, physical way, and leaves a sweet taste my mouth when I think about teenage girls pining for their "soul mates." Alas, the entire book does not continue on such a strong note--especially the last 15% of the novel.
Zoë is a reject in high school who's forced to deal with the popular girls o...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
Zoe is an almost sixteen year old female dragon, called a wyvern, there is only ever one, for the next one to be born the existing one has to die.
All the other dragons are male called the pyr. Zoe lives with her mom and dad, her dad is the pyr leader.
She's afraid her powers aren't coming to her, is she realy the wyvern? Her dad decides to send her to their version of boot camp, where all the pry youngsters go to practice their skills and le...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
I really would have liked this book when I was a teenager, therefore that is who I recommend this book for.
So I've read the whole series, or at least I think it's complete, and now I am reviewing, so this may be a little revealing. Not spoiler-type revealing, just mannerisms in writing.
Zoe is just a regular teen doing her thing, trying to survive peer pressure, mean girls and overall puberty. EXCEPT she had another characteristic she's trying to develop besides boobs; She's the Wav...more
Zoe has always known she would be special, being the only female Pyr, or dragonshifter. However, she wishes her specialness would hurry itself along as she is drastically behind all of her male counterparts. In hopes of hurrying things along for her, Zoe's father sends her to the Pyr's boot camp. However, things are not as they seem as boot camp turns out to be a giant trap. More than ever, Zoe will need to learn to believe in herself, becau...more
In her debut young-adult series, Deborah Cooke...more
Deborah makes her home in Canada with her husband. When she isn't writing, she can be found knitting, sewing or hunting for vintage patterns. Deborah Cooke has always been fascinated with dragons, although she has never understood why they have to be the bad guys. She has an honors degree in history, with a focus on mediev...more