Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Reviews
Book Review: Flying Blind
By Sandy Amazeen Jun 28, 2011, 15:33 GMT
The next generation of shape-shifting dragons from the popular author of the Dragonfire novels. ZoŽ Sorensson is perfectly normal, except she\'s been told she\'s destined for great things. ZoŽ\'s the one female dragon shapeshifter of her kind. But ZoŽ 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. ZoŽ quickly ...more
This offshoot of Cookeís paranormal romance series Dragonfire will appeal to tweens and teens as fifteen-year-old ZoŽ Sorensson desperately hopes to grow into her powers as the Pyr Wyvern and hopefully get a set of boobs as well. Despite showing great promise as an infant, once ZoŽ hit age two any hint of special powers disappeared and now she canít even change into dragon form. An act of bullying taps into ZoŽís hidden potential but earns her a place at the spring break boot camp for Pyr teens.
For centuries the Pyr have believed all mages were long gone when in truth, the spellcasters had been using that time to study their adversaries, the shapeshifters. With only four kinds of shapeshifters remaining, if the Pyr cannot defeat this ancient threat it could spell the end for all of them. As the Pyrís one and only living Wyvern, ZoŽ is going to have to learn how to utilize and control her powers practically overnight in order to save those she loves but first, she must keep her best friends from killing her.
Reminiscent of MaryJanice Davidsonís Jennifer Scales series, this features a strong, likable protagonist struggling with all the usual issues of growing up and dealing with first romances plus defending her people. Fortunately, ZoŽ gets assistance from a couple of unexpected sources yet during the final battles, it is her willingness to sacrifice everything and fight for her loved ones that saves the day and gains some hard won confidence.