Wednesday, 30 August 2017

The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2) by Katharine McGee

I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
New York, 2118. Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a breathtaking marvel that touches the sky. But amidst 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 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. And in a world of such dazzling heights, just one wrong step can mean a devastating fall.

The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2) “Even if nothing happens between you and Atlas, you aren’t really going to let that girl get away with trying to seduce him and steal from him, are you?”

This was a YA futuristic story, which followed on from the first book in the series.

Avery continued trying to make things work with Atlas in this book, even though he was her adopted sibling, and even though there seemed to be no shortage of girls after him. Things didn’t go too smoothly though, especially when Avery worried that her father might have found her out.

Leda continued to be quite manipulative, and continued to blackmail people, especially Watt who she had extra plans for, and also continued to believe that Eris had been sleeping with her father.

Rylin got a scholarship to the same school Leda attended which didn’t go down well, and there wasn’t much interaction between Rylin and Cord in this book, which was a little surprising.

The storyline in this was mainly about a new girl called Calliope who was a con-artist, and was trying to con the teens in the tower out of money, and mainly had her sights set on Atlas who she apparently had met previously when the pair had been travelling round Africa. This relationship didn’t go down too well with Avery though, whilst Calliope started to have second thoughts about leading the life of a con-artist.
We did get a little bit of romance in this, with the shaky romance between Avery and Atlas, and from another more unexpected source as well, but there wasn’t a lot of romance. I did find the pace in this book rather slow though, although the mystery over who would end up dead kept me reading.

The ending to this left us with yet another death!

6.5 out of 10


  1. I am so over Avery and Atlas, but I really liked the direction McGee took Ledda, and the new character should make the next book interesting.

  2. I really would recommended this book to absolutely everyone it was just fabulous. Katharine needs to continue this series because it is just too good to be over. This one had more thrill than the one before it but both of them were amazing, loved every bit!

  3. Good book - I read the first one earlier this year within days & was totally caught off guard when I realized it was a series! I bought this second one right when it was released & the characters did not disappoint. Futuristic & intriguing.

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