Review: The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee

September 17, 2018

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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**** 4 Star Review ****


I feel like I should be ashamed for being so engrossed with this series as I am. I am taking my time with it and reading each book slowly, savoring them. 


This one picks up shortly after where the first book ended. We follow the same characters, minus one, plus one. The old characters struggling to move on from the horrible events from the previous book. The new character trying to worm her way into a world she may not belong in. 


At the end of the last book, I knew who I liked and disliked. In this one, those evil characters now find some redemption with me. A couple that I loved, I am not so fond of now. The plot twists and turns, becoming more thicker than I anticipated. I am curious how the third book will play out.


Secrets. Lies. Betrayals. This whole series revolves around them. And we all know everything will eventually come out. Some, I hope will stay buried all the way to the end. However, I feel like some of the issues that carried over into this book were tied up too fast. They needed more angst for them to feel truly settled. We got new issues to deal with now to replace them though.


Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was definitely a very well written middle book in a three book series. It set up the third book perfectly, adding some heightened anticipation for the conclusion of this constant changing story-line.



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