The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee

Title: The Towering Sky

Series: The Thousandth Floor #3

Author: Katharine McGee

Pub Date: 2018

My Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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Previous books in the series:

  1. The Thousandth Floor
  2. The Dazzling Heights

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Welcome back to New York, 2119. A skyscraper city, fueled by impossible dreams, where the lives of five teenagers have become intertwined in ways that no one could have imagined.
Leda just wants to move on from what happened in Dubai. Until a new investigation forces her to seek help—from the person she’s spent all year trying to forget.
Rylin is back in her old life, reunited with an old flame. But when she starts seeing Cord again, she finds herself torn: between two worlds, and two very different boys.
Calliope feels trapped, playing a long con that costs more than she bargained for. What happens when all her lies catch up with her?
Watt is still desperately in love with Leda. He’ll do anything to win her back—even dig up secrets that are better left buried.
And now that Avery is home from England—with a new boyfriend, Max—her life seems more picture-perfect than ever. So why does she feel like she would rather be anything but perfect?
In this breathtaking finale to The Thousandth Floor trilogy, Katharine McGee returns to her vision of 22nd-century New York: a world of startling glamour, dazzling technology, and unthinkable secrets. After all, when you have everything… you have everything to lose.

The Towering Sky is the final book in The Thousandth Floor series. Thank God… Any more books would be way too much. I binged on the whole series, because the first novel was so fun and trashy, and had fabulous lives of rich people in a cool, futuristic scenery in it. I was hooked on the drama and glamour, and I wanted more. Second book was all right, but I started to get bored with the formula. In the third book, the formula for the story is overused. The story felt stretched out and repetitive.

What annoyed me in this book is how much stuff that happened in previous books is brought up and summed up for the reader. I read this book right after completing precious books, so I knew exactly what was going on. I guess it would be useful for the readers that forgot what happened in previous parts, but it could be done in more subtle way, not like a “Previously on…” recap.

I got tired with the characters, I couldn’t handle their issues and how they all reacted to them. I didn’t feel compassionate towards them, I mostly felt annoyed with them. In previous books, plot line of every character come together at some point, in this part we still have Calliope. She has no part in the plot line of other characters, her chapters are just there and are of no use. There is a serious imbalance between characters development, there is a focus on Averey and Lada, there’s no depth to other characters.

The main thing I can think of that I like in the book is the ending. It was good, I didn’t expect this result of the mystery we were served in the second book. This was an interesting resolution, and I appreciate it.

As my ratings suggest, the series was getting worse with each new book. Overall I still have somewhat positive thoughts about it.

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