The Dragon Diaries #2
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal)
Format(s): Paperback (339 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher
About the book:
Instead, the Pyr throw her a birthday party but ban Megan from attendance, putting Zoë in a tight spot. Things get even worse when Zoe is invited to the popular kids’ Halloween party and Megan’s left out. Zoë knows the party is a trap laid by the host, an apprentice Mage. When Megan gets a last-minute invite, Zoë must save the day—and her best friend—without revealing her fire-breathing secrets…
What G & U are talking about:
This story picks up a bit after the events in Flying Blind. Zoe’s life is becoming increasingly difficult as she balances her “normal” school life with friends and her Pyr life. Zoe continues, through the tutelage of her father, to increase her wyvern abilities. However, these abilities still seem to be sluggish in appearing. This book truly shows how divided Zoe is between these two worlds. Again, we enjoy her character as she makes choices between right and wrong; fighting against the covenants of her people (suffice to say; keeping her wyvern identity secret) when they put those she is loyal to in danger.
There was the continuing issue of the lone wyvern with her eternal abstinence, but it seems Ms. Cooke is addressing this issue. Through this book, she gives readers a glimpse that maybe…the times are changing and Zoe is the much-needed catalyst. Without giving anything away in this great young adult paranormal adventure, it was a fun read. It would be appropriate for middle school children through adults.
At this point, we understand that the Dragon Diaries are to be a trilogy so the next book may hold all the secrets we are waiting for. Blazing the Trail is due out in the United States in June 2012. Gikany and Una cannot wait to read this final(?) chapter in Zoe’s life!
Enjoyed – strongly recommend (A-)