All that glitters is not gold.
New York City, 2118. Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a breathtaking marvel that touches the sky. But amid high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, five teenagers are keeping dangerous secrets…
Leda is haunted by memories of what happened on the worst night of her life. She’ll do anything to make sure the truth stays hidden—even if it means trusting her enemy.
Watt just wants to put everything behind him…until Leda forces him to start hacking again. Will he do what it takes to be free of her for good?
When Rylin wins a scholarship to an upper-floor school, her life transforms overnight. But being there also means seeing the boy whose heart she broke, and who broke hers in return.
Avery is tormented by her love for the one person in the world she can never have. She’s desperate to be with him…no matter the cost.
And then there’s Calliope, the mysterious, bohemian beauty who arrives in New York determined to cause a stir. And she knows exactly where to begin.
But unbeknownst to them all, someone is watching their every move, someone with revenge in mind. After all, in a world of such dazzling heights, just one wrong step can mean a devastating fall.
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Hello, there! It’s the first review of the year, so I’m going to make it count! Today’s review is on Katharine McGee’s sophomore novel, The Dazzling Heights. Now, when I finished reading her first book about a year ago, I remember wanting the second book immediately! I mean, who wouldn’t after that revelation and cliffhanger? It was the book I would recommend to people, asking,” Have you read The Thousandth Floor yet?” to anyone interested in this genre or YA in general. I didn’t think about how good book two would be, because I automatically assumed it would be amazing!
Now, once I was finished with this book, I thought two things. One, that some characters were still more interesting than others. Like Rylin, Leda, Watt, for example (they’re the interesting ones). I was always eager to follow their POVs and see what would happen. As for Avery, well to be honest, I could care less. She had basically no character development from The Thousandth Floor, in my opinion, which doesn’t make me want to read on when I reach her POV. It actually makes me want to skip to the other POVs. Even the new girl, Calliope, although I wasn’t even interested in her after a certain point. Also, I kind of wish that instead of bringing a new person into the fold, that the author could have brought in one or two more POVs from others who were already in the world of the Tower.
The second thing I thought of was that the story became intriguing in the second half of the novel in comparison to the first. So much more seemed to happen within that half that I liked and didn’t like, but you couldn’t say that it was boring (unless it was Avery’s POV 😛 )! And then there was that ending! Everything came crashing together, so much so that I honestly have no clue how book three is going to tie all these loose ends together!
Well, that’s all I have to say about The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee! Who’s excited for book three, The Towering Sky? I certainly am! If you haven’t already, I suggest everyone who likes light Sci-Fi read The Thousandth Floor! And feel free to share any comments you might have in the section below!
Have a nice day, everyone!
I received this copy from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.