The glittering, captivating, and drama-filled world of The Thousandth Floor and The Dazzling Heights is one of my literary obsessions. I enjoy being immersed in these stories so much and already can’t wait to re-read them!
About the Book
Title: The Dazzling Heights
Author: Katharine McGee
Pub. Date: August 29, 2017
New York City, 2118. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible – if you want it enough.
Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a beacon of futuristic glamour and high-tech luxury… and to millions of people living scandalous, secretive lives.
Leda is haunted by nightmares of what happened on the worst night of her life. She’s afraid the truth will get out – which is why she hires Watt, her very own hacker, to keep an eye on all of the witnesses for her. But what happens when their business relationship turns personal?
When Rylin receives a scholarship to an elite upper-floor school, her life transforms overnight. But being here also means seeing the boy she loves: the one whose heart she broke, and who broke hers in return.
Avery is grappling with the reality of her forbidden romance – is there anywhere in the world that’s safe for them to be together?
And then there’s Calliope, the mysterious, bohemian beauty who’s arrived in New York with a devious goal in mind – and too many secrets to count.
Here in the Tower, no one is safe – because someone is watching their every move, someone with revenge in mind. After all, in a world of such dazzling heights, you’re always only one step away from a devastating fall….
This book is full of far too much glitz and oppulence to be paired with anything other than a stunning sparkling wine, so I paired The Dazzling Heights with this Chandon Brut. This wine is full of rich aromas and a hint of spice, which certainly goes well with with this scintillating storyline.
*All wine recommendations are for those of legal drinking age only.*
The Dazzling Heights has all the glitz, the glam, and the drama of The Thousandth Floor, so if you liked the first book in this sparkling series, then I guarantee you will love this one as well.
All our favorite characters from book one are back…most of them anyway, and boy-oh-boy are they badder then ever. Never having been a New York high-society gal myself, I can’t attest to whether or not all that beauty and privilege truly is accompanied by this much drama, but for me, it is incredibly entertaining to read about! I simply cannot get enough of it. And it’s also very well-written!
Katharine McGee introduces us to some new and, of course, complicated characters in The Dazzling Heights. They proved to be such fantastic new additions to the cast. There is also a new romance that I shipped, and I shipped it hard! I can’t wait to fangirl over it with some of you!
The stakes for each of these characters is constantly at such a high, which is definitely part of the reason why I am continuously glued to the pages. The way the author blends all the individual story lines together makes for a plot that is fast-paced, entertaining, and utterly addictive.
My one complaint about The Dazzling Heights would be that I wanted to see more of the tower itself. The world that Katherine McGee has created in these stories is gorgeous, glittering, and a place that my imagination just adores living in. There were definitely some cool new techy elements, but this novel didn’t have the same level of focus on the setting as the first book did, and I did miss that a bit. I would love to see more of this phenomenal world in book three.
I really, REALLY enjoyed this book. I finished it days before rating it, because I kept going back and forth between a four or five star rating. If Goodreads did half stars, this would definitely be a 4.5 for me. This is one of my favorite YA series currently on the market, and I simply cannot wait for more.
About the Author
From Katharine’s Website
Katharine McGee is originally from Houston, Texas. She studied English and French literature at Princeton University and has an MBA from Stanford. It was during her years in New York, working as an editor by day and writing by night, that she began a manuscript about life in a futuristic skyscraper. The Thousandth Floor is her first novel.
Did you guys read The Thousandth Floor? Did you love it as much as I did? Will you be picking up The Dazzling Heights when it comes out this month?