New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough.
Welcome to Manhattan, 2118. A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something…and everyone has something to lose.
Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.
Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.
Rylin Myers’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will her new life cost Rylin her old one?
Watt Bakradi is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy by an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.
And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have. Debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall….
Summary from Indigo.ca
I feel pretty “meh” about this book. I kept seeing it on different lists as a “must read”, and I finally decided to read it for myself and it just didn’t hit high on my personal scale. When I love a book, I can’t stop reading it. With this, I felt like I had to force myself to open the book again.
Why I Didn’t Love It (no spoilers):
I didn’t totally hate this book, which I’d like to make clear. I really liked the technology that they get to use and think it’s would be so cool to have that now! I thought it was great to show different floors of the Tower and how dramatically different life is the further down you go; it’s clearly not a paradise, so at least that’s still realistic. And I really like Rylin, Cord, and Watt (sorry, I thought Atlas was a pain and I don’t get why everyone loves him so much) so I hope their stories get better.
Either way, I’ll probably end up reading Dazzling Heights because I can’t leave a series only half-read. I’m hopeful that we’ll see more of my favourite characters and maybe the others will get a bit more development.
FINAL RATING: 3/5
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