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Flying Blind (The Dragon Diaries, #1) by Deborah CookeAerial dragon battles. A girl with a cool mystical powers. Cute boys on motorbikes. What more could you ask for in a fun and fluffy paranormal book?
Flying Blind took me completely by surprise. The story follows Zoe Sorensson, the only female dragon shapeshifter in existence, who has important duties to assume when she comes to maturity. The problem is, her powers havent 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 single curved talon--she cant control them. As a result, shes shipped off to dragon boot camp where shes huddled with a group of dragon boys shes known all her life, including Nick, the attractive guy whom she may be destined to be with.
The dragon lore is exceptionally well thought-out, with specific behaviors and mythology. I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of the different dragons, from a green one with silver-tipped scales to a beautiful garnet and gold one to a regal pewter and purple one with silver accents. The dragon battles are also very easy to picture, with muscular physical tussling, claw-slashing, orange-flamed fire-breathing, and tail-whomping--and with none of the typical fast-healing, easy fix powers to lessen the stakes.
Zoe is a bright, funny heroine who narrates in a breezy tone thats immensely appealing. Shes attempting to gain control of her body while trying to figure out why such a dark cloud seems to hang over her normally good-natured friends, and theres a lot thats thrown at her as shes coming into her role as a member of the Pyr. She makes a lot of mistakes, but she owns up to them and is never afraid to take action when it matters most. I like that every person in the huge cast of secondary characters has a distinct voice and identity, and that things dont always go the way that seasoned YA readers might expect with mysterious strangers or popular girls. The story is fairly complex for a short book, but its very light-hearted in tone, which is a refreshing change from all those supernatural YA books that arent well-thought out or that take themselves too seriously. One of the many humorous touches? Zoe, kickass girl dragon, is a vegetarian.
This book is apparently a spinoff of the authors adult PNR series, but it doesnt feel like something thats hastily cobbled together or that is at all lacking in explanation. The author does a terrific job of gradually revealing the rules and history of dragon behavior, as well as in giving enough time (but not too much time) to characters from the other series in a way that doesnt feel tiresome or forced. Its also great to see a book that shows teens with strong, loving relationships with the adults in their lives--but the crises are deftly handled and solved by the younger dragons themselves. I will say theres a lot of information to process, some of the dark cloud behaviors drag on for a little too long, and Zoe does occasionally get a little moony over her crush. But all the romance issues are resolved by the end of the book, and there is plenty of time spent on the family and friend relationships, mythology, plot, and personal development to balance the relationship stuff out.
Id highly recommend Flying Blind to any fan of non-angsty paranormal/fantasy YA, especially to fans of series such as Hex Hall or The Darkest Powers. Zoe does a lot growing up in this zippy, action-packed story--and after having such a fun whirlwind of an adventure in her company, I cant to see where the next story takes her!
This review also appears in The Midnight Garden.
P.S. The cover and title are very misleading, in my opinion. I think a story that has such a humorous feel to it deserves a cover design that makes it stand out a little more from all the other typical paranormal YA books out there. I really cant picture Zoe with such a serious look on her face at all! Also, newsflash: gorgeous battling dragons are a huge selling point. At least for me, anyway.
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T he highly photogenic city of Bristol has too rarely been used on the widescreen. But a couple of years ago, there was Starter for 10 and now in Flying Blind we have a good-looking, fortysomething heroine the excellent Helen McCrory living in a flat in a beautiful Georgian crescent overlooking the city from Clifton, working at Filton airport and dining out at suave restaurants in the old central dockland. McCrory is Frankie, an aeronautical scientist, daughter of a retired aircraft engineer Kenneth Cranham who had worked on Concorde. She has a top security job, designing drones for the MoD, and gets picked up by a year-old Algerian refugee, Kahil Najib Oudghiri , who's been sitting in on her lectures at Bristol University. A torrid affair with this handsome student ensues, after he's left her some lines from an Arabic love poem and she's seen his torture scars. But soon, she becomes involved in what might be terrorism, and the film's strategy is to use the mechanics of suspense to make the audience recognise its own readiness to misread evidence and suspect any foreigner.