Title: The Dazzling Heights
Series: The Thousandth Floor #2
Author: Katharine McGee
Pub Date: 2017
My Rating: ★★★☆☆
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Previous book in the series: The Thousandth Floor
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
Once I finished first book in the series, I suffered a serious drama withdrawal symptoms. I needed to get new fix, luckily all three books were already released when I started the series, so I could jump into The Dazzling Heights immediately.
As I said before, this is gloriously trashy YA. It filled to the brim with rich people problems, it’s a Gossip Girl in future where everyone in New York lives in a thousand floor supertower, and how high you live determines your status. We lost one character in the previous book, so now we get a new mysterious girl thrown into the mix. To be honest, this book isn’t much different than the first book, but now everyone in the group suffers because of the secret of Eris’s death. We still get intriguing array of sci-fi elements that make the Tower work, and make the richest lives easier.
The formula for the story gets a bit tiresome in this book, once I started reading I wasn’t as invested as in the first novel and towards the end of the book I was getting bored. I knew that someone will end up death at the end, I wanted to know why so I kept reading. And I wanted to know if finally all the secrets will be revealed and those teens will have to truly suffer for their actions (sounds bit cruel, but hey… they not the kindest and most honest people).