Being a teenager is never easy but itís especially difficult for ZoŽ Sorensson as she anxiously awaits coming into her full powers as the new Pyr Wyvern while keeping her identity as a dragon shape shifter a secret from her best friend Meagan. To top that off, ZoŽís parents have just separated, possibly for good. After a loss of temper resulted in her assuming dragon form at high school, her father forbids ZoŽ from taking that shape again. Although magic wielding Mages had signed an agreement with the Pyr to cease hostilities, ZoŽ doesnít believe the Mages ever intended to honor their end of the bargain. When ZoŽ receives an invitation to a Halloween party hosted by Trevor, a fellow student and Mage in training she is wary of the implications and with just cause.As tensions rise between ZoŽ and Meagan, she tries to reconcile herself to the fact that the boy she really is attracted to doesnít seem that interested in her. With Halloween night drawing closer, ZoŽ and her shape-shifting friends discover more about the Mages plan to eradicate yet another shape shifting species during a new Mageís initiation. ZoŽís rite of passage toward becoming the new Wyvern will require quick thinking, teamwork and righting old wrongs.
Fans of the Jennifer Scales series by Mary Janice Davidson and Anthony Alongi are sure to enjoy this smoothly paced young adult story. Newcomers can jump right in with book two of the Dragon Diaries then go back and fill in missing character details by reading Flying Blind. ZoŽís conflicts with friends, family and obligations are themes anyone can relate to and it is a treat to see how she deals with everything including a confused love life in a manner that rings true to her nature. Adding the Fates into the story is an interesting twist as is ZoŽís brother and a very special ring.