On Earth, old gods and sleeping dragons stir
Boy. Alien. Dragon.
When Elaine Ashton's father brought back a beautiful egg-shaped rock from Vietnam as a gift, he told her it was a dragon's egg. He didn't expect it to hatch a gorgeous, black-haired baby. From that moment, Elaine and her Dad knew that someone would come for Ryan and that they must let him go - for how can one lonely man and his daughter raise a child of dragons?
At sixteen, Ryan Ashton just wants to be a normal teenager, have fun, find friends, be human. Impossible when you're two-natured, and one of those natures is a dragon elemental. The dragon wants out too and its frustration is causing havoc. Losing control might cost him his humanity, and everyone he loves. Ryan needs answers, even if it means running away to find the man who plans to use him as a weapon.
Ryan Ashton is eighteen and a dragon elemental. The price for learning how to accept both sides of his nature has cost him more than he can bear and grief is making him reckless. Moreover, the world now knows that there's a force of nature on the loose in the form of an angry teenager. His existence is shifting the balance of power in the world. The solution is clear, he must be controlled, or destroyed.
This is either a First Contact story (if you believe it to be science fiction) or a Hidden Prince story (if you think it's fantasy). Either way, it's a gem.
Introduction to "Sleeping Dragons" by Lynette Aspey, The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens, Edited by Jane Yolen & Patrick Nielsen Hayden, 2005
A child of two worlds must learn to wield a cosmic power
A world on the brink of doom as prophecies prove true and sleeping dragons wake
It doesn't stop being magic just because you know how it works.