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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Review: Winging It (The Dragon Diaries #2) by Deborah Cooke

Zoe is back for another great adventure in this wonderful continuation of her journey as the next Wyvern. A bigger, grander, more dangerous adventure for the Earth defenders as Zoe comes to terms with her power and more.

Title: Winging It (The Dragon Diaries #2) by Deborah Cooke
Pages: 352
Release Date: December 6th 2011
Published by: New American Library
Source: Publisher (thanks, Kayleigh!)
Buy: Amazon | Book Depository


The new Dragon Diary novel from the author of Flying Blind.

Zoë Sorensson yearns to come into her powers as the only female dragon shifter. But being part of two worlds is more complicated than she expected. It's bad enough that she's the target of the Mages's plan to eliminate all shifters-but she also has to hide her true nature from her human best friend, Megan. But when Megan gets a last-minute invite to the popular kids' Halloween party-hosted by an apprentice Mage-Zoë must save the day and her best friend without revealing her fire- breathing secrets...

The story picks up after the thrilling events from Flying Blind. The bootcamp has ended and Zoe is getting the hang of her powers, slowly but surely discovering what she can do. But real life gets in the way, and her 16th birthday is just a few weeks away. Add to that the unexpected fall out of her parents Erik and Eileen's marriage. Why can't she be normal? She couldn't even invite her best friend Meagan!

Zoe is as funny and entertaining as ever! Without any other person to ask advice from to become a Wyvern the Dragons needed, Zoe improvises along the way. She's always been a nice character to read of, energetic, full of life and she takes in her problems like a typical teenager does. She makes mistakes, she's stubborn and she fights for what she thinks is right.

Winging It brings an interesting shift from one love interest to another. On top of all of the action packed happenings in her life, Zoe also learns a lesson or two about love. I must say I got irritated with Jared's attitude towards Zoe. He couldn't even fight for her. Or maybe it was easier to stay away than prove everyone wrong? I don't think the age difference was much of a factor, but it's the willingness of the person to make it work. It might just be a little less subtle way of shifting the attention of the readers to Derek, the blue eyed werewolf shifter, the wildcard of the werewolf pack.Unlike Jared, Derek is a steady force helping Zoe move forward, one step at a time to fulfilling her destiny.

Winging It dives into the story a little bit more by giving the readers a more in depth look at Zoe's family life, her school life, friendships and the future of the entire Dragon race. It's a great way of enticing the readers to read the original story arc where this book came from and consider me intrigued enough to find out the story behind Zoe's parents. I felt a jumble of emotions as I read through everything. Also, more character and story development happens as not only Zoe's story moves forward, but even those of supporting characters like Meagan and Garrett, Isabelle and Nick. There might be more in store for the readers in terms of love in the next book on the series! A lot of new possibilities that might widen the scope of the story but since all of them are lovable characters, readers can't help but ask for more of them!

Winging It is a great follow up novel to Flying Blind! A lot more serious, more developed and more action packed than the first one. You'll laugh at the jokes, groan at the frustrations brought on by the complications in Zoe's life, and feel sad for those moments where you'll feel that dragonshifter or not, they're still humans. If you wanted more of everything from Flying Blind, Winging It gives exactly just that. More drama, more action, and a whole lot of romance. They say sequels are either a hit or miss, but I say Winging It is definitely a hit!

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I received this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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