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The Dazzling Heights by Katherine McGee | Book Review

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.


3 stars

I didn’t like it as much as the first one but it still sucked me in. My favorite character this book was Rylin. My least favorite was Calliope, which I’m sure we will be seeing more of since she knows Avery’s little secret.

Speaking of Avery, I felt sorry for her. The main person she wants more than anything gave up on them. She’s lost and doesn’t feel like she has anywhere to turn. I want her to find her way and move on from Atlas. ( on another note, is every girl interested in him?!) I don’t really trust him. It seems like he doesn’t even care that his actions affect her that much.
Pros: The futuristic style of this still blew me away. All the detail the author put into it from the retinas down to the holographic class. The detailing is amazing.
Cons: There was drama, TONS of it! It just didn’t wow me like the first one. Some of the twists I could tell were coming.
Overall it was a good read. If you liked the first one then you should like this one.

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