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Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke

Thursday, August 18, 2011
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.

Zoë quickly realizes that she has to master her powers yesterday, because the Pyr are in danger and boot camp is a trap. The Mages want to eliminate all shifters and the Pyr are next in line-unless Zoë and her friends can work together and save their own kind.

Goodreads Summary

This book starts out by introducing the reader to the main character, Zoe.  Zoe is a little impulsive, caring, and funny to read about.  She is the only female Pyr...a wyvern.  She doesn't have a big head at all in the story; however, she cares way too much about a character, Nick, that she believes she should be with. 

Nick is rude, very impulsive, and generally not a character the reader will care too much about.  He isn't horrible, but he just doesn't have that likable vibe.  Many readers are not a fan of love triangles (YOU ARE WARNED), this book contains several in small doses.  The little love spats seem silly next to the good plot-someone is trying to damage the relationships between the dragons and succeeding.  The ending is surprising, the love triangles are resolved; however, the reader may be left with that unsettled feeling. 

Overall, this book was a good one; the focus was dragons and the author made is seem as realistic as possible...there were even pretty good fights and the reader is able to picture the dragons manifesting.  The plot was interesting, the characters could get a tad annoying, and the events were a little slow at times.  This book would be recommended for young adults/teens who enjoy fantasy. 

3 Stars

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