The Dazzling Heights

The Dazzling Heights

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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The sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Thousandth Floor

New York, 2118. Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a breathtaking marvel that touches the sky. But amidst 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 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. And in a world of such dazzling heights, just one wrong step can mean a devastating fall.

Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying and Big Little Lies, the sumptuous second book in the bestselling Thousandth Floor series has all the drama, romance and hidden secrets that landed the first book in this series at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list!

Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062418623
0062418629
Characteristics: 422 pages

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LoganLib_Kirra Nov 28, 2017

The Dazzling Heights picks up right where The Thousandth Floor delivered the last shocking blow. This book dives deeper into the chaotic connections throughout the tower and into dangerous territory. One word to describe this book is just scandalous because there are so many crazy, gasp-worthy things happening at any time in this tower where the rich have the high level advantage but also the longest drop down.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 18, 2017

There isn't always a right and wrong side to situations. For instance, is it truly right to fight "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth?" The line between revenge and justice can be blurred and gray in situations, especially if a life is involved. Here, a handful of characters are bound by secrets to one tragic night, involving a tragic accident that they swore not to tell of. However, time only stalls the inevitable, and there is ALWAYS someone watching.... whether they like it or not. 
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this classy, mysterious dystopian novel. Katherine McGee made everything work out perfectly, unlike some other YA mysteries I have read, and managed to create an exquisite batch of characters unlike any I have known! Following Eris’s fall from the roof of the Tower, situated in the heart of New York and consisting of a thousand floors, all those involved have still not recovered. Leda, the one to push Eris off during a freak accident, has blackmailed everyone who witnessed the event to remain quiet. Avery, a close friend of Eris, is troubled by Leda’s threats and does all she can to obscure the relationships she has kept hidden. Watt, also in on Avery’s secret and Leda’s unwilling advisor, worries for the illegal quantum computer in his head that only Leda has ever gotten word of. Meanwhile, Rylin has already dealt with the consequences of Leda’s exposure and cannot imagine what else she knows. But while all of them change as people, two girls are not letting this go down without a fight. First there is Calliope Brown, daughter of a con artist. The duo travel to different places around the globe and con to make money, and they have always succeeded in getting what they want and moving on. But this time, things are different- because Calliope has met the same con twice. Then there is Mariel, who will do anything to avenge Eris’ death and is watching their every move. What I especially loved was that every character had their own background and own mission. Watt is planning a confession trap, Avery tries not to get caught, Leda wants to make sure her darkest secret is safe, Rylin wants to win her love back despite everything, and Calliope wants it all for free. A drama of the future where they party under the sea and live in skyscrapers, The Dazzling Heights was everything I expected and more! Rating (4.5/5)
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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3je82rs9
Oct 12, 2017

Loved the way things moved along with old and new characters- didn't like the way it ended though. Looks like the author wants another sequel!

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3je82rs9 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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