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The Dazzling Heights

(The Thousandth Floor #2)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  17,098 ratings  ·  1,829 reviews
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 an
Published August 29th 2017 by HarperCollins
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Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
so much love for this series 😭👏🏼
Jasmine from How Useful It Is
About: The Dazzling Heights is a young adult thriller written by Katharine McGee. It will be published on 8/29/17 by HarperCollins, 432 pages. The genres are mystery, young adult thriller, fiction, and dystopian. This book is intended for readers ages 13 and up, grades 8 and up.

My Experience: I started reading The Dazzling Heights on 8/21/17 and finished it on 8/27/17. This book is a fantastic read! I love that there weren’t any characters purposely doing any drugs this time. I love the intensit
no one goes to a party expecting to die.

What is fun about this series is each book (so far) begins with a character who dies and it doesn't tell us who. So throughout the entire book, you're trying to find out who will die at the end and who killed them (if it was in fact someone). There are several POVs and the book does a good job at making you care about each of them in one way or another. I either loved the character or truly loved to hate them. It's very Gossip Girl in that way. Think
It would be easy for me to say that this series has become my guilty pleasure, but I have no shame! I say it loud and proud – I love this series by Katherine McGee!

In my opinion, it’s so well written! Every chapter is a perfect part of the intricately twisted storyline. While some might find it a bit cheesy at times, it has exactly what I want when I go into a book like this – drama, gossip, who’s with who, who knows what, which back is the next to be stabbed, what is the next thing that will be
Cindy ✩☽♔
Rating ~3.5

Much like the first book, which I read so long ago I was surprised to be reminded of some of the revelations, this book as highly addicting. I already placed my order for the third and final book.

Can't wait to see how this all ends.
Chelsies Reading Escape
This exactly what I needed after reading an 800 page Adult Fantasy. This was an entertaining read filled with lies and betrayals.The futuristic technology was amazing. Forever puppies, tunnel in the sky, YES please! I also liked Watts sarcastic artificial intelligence. Despite all the technology, the writing wasnt difficult to understand. Now that Ive read this book, the cover and the title totally make sense. Both books start and end with a bang but the plots a little slower toward the middle.  ...more
Dannii Elle
First Read: September 2017, Rating: 4 Stars
Second Read: August 2018, Rating: 4 Stars

This is Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars, and I am 100% here for it!

Following on for the traumatic events that the first instalment, The Thousandth Floor, closed with, this begun in an altogether more sombre mood. Every character has their own secrets to hide, but that doesn't stop them attempting to out each other. Relationships and friendships seem forever severed and the charmed life of this elite cast is
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series is honestly so addicting. I cannot manage to put it down. The characters are so trashy and bitchy but I LIVE for this level of drama. I love every single character so much. I was a bit uncertain on Leda but she was such a star in this book. I love the new addition of Calliope too. THERE ARE SO MANY TWISTS AND TURNS AND UNEXPECTED DEVELOPMENTS. I need book 3 right now. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you enjoy Gossip Girl or rich teen drama then this book is made for you ...more
Sarah Elizabeth
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“Even if nothing happens between you and Atlas, you aren’t really going to let that girl get away with trying to seduce him and steal from him, are you?”

This was a YA futuristic story, which followed on from the first book in the series.

Avery continued trying to make things work with Atlas in this book, even though he was her adopted sibling, and even though there seemed to be no shortage of gir
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
3.5 out of 5

This book was even more dramatic, crazy, and intense than the first one. As if that was possible!

Everyone was out to get each other. They all had their claws out.

Okay, so the world is still fascinating with the futuristic element. The plot was a little slower and some parts seemed excessive but still enjoyable. And the characters are all very different. There are some you will like and some you definitely won’t. My favorites/likable characters would be Watt, Rylin, Leda (yes, you
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Dazzling Heights is the second book in the thousandth floor series. Now, I can tell that I really really liked the Thousandth Floor. This series is absolutely perfect for fans of Gossip Girl, the It Girl, Pretty Little Liars etc. With the insane amount of drama and absurd lives of the rich teens that live in the futuristic tower with thousandth floors these books simply become addictive.

In the Dazzling Heights we start off almost immediately after the events in the Thousandth Floor, and thu
5 Dazzling Stars!!

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. The phrase kept echoing in her mind like cymbals. A fall for a fall, a voice inside her added.

Just as twisted and dark as the first book!! I felt every emotion possible reading this one and it was fabulous!!

There are a couple new characters this go round and they brought something totally new to the atmosphere of this world. The author did an amazing job of keeping this story just as manipulating and conniving as the first. Some of
2.75 (this is the first time I've had to use quarter stars lol)

This was a very enticing and quick read, but I had several problems with this sequel, some of which I failed to recognize in the first novel. Full review to come.
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ugh such a trashy series but soooo addicting
Elle (ellexamines)
Oct 11, 2017 marked it as zzzzz-coverporn-etc  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. The phrase kept echoing in her mind like cymbals.
A fall for a fall, a voice inside her added.

I entered this book wanting to kill Leda and finished this book wanting to kill Leda some more.

I was afraid of starting the sequel because I forgot 98% of what happened in The Thousandth Floor. I vaguely remember bits and pieces, but not enough to confidently start The Dazzling Heights without the fear of being lost in the narrative. These fears were placated,
If you've read my bio, this series is the perfect example of lovable trash.

RICH KID DRAMA. It's so freaking cliche but I love it! It's my guilty pleasure because it's so bad it's good. That being said, I probably enjoyed the first book more. Way more drama.

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for The Thousandth Floor, my review for which can be read here.

Book 2 begins with the same kind of dramatic opening we had with the first book, but here it just felt like there was no heart in it; like it
Warning: spoilers for book one. Spoilers for this book are marked, so only click on those if you want the ending to be ruined.

Okay, I found this book incredibly frustrating, in the worst way. I had some issues with the first book: I found most of the characters shallow, there was too much focus on unconvincing romance, and the ending is blatant example of the Bury Your Gays trope in which one of the only queer characters is killed off for no real reason except shock value, when it could have bee
Feb 15, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-read
so addicting. love all these characters and the world. never a dull moment 🤩
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seriously, this book was better than the first. It kept me on edge all through the story. Can’t wait for book 3!
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-favorites
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Tanishq Kaushik
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can hardly wait to read it myself.
Jul 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
7in7Readathon July 23, 2018 - July 29, 2018

Challenge #3 - Come up with a food/drink inspired by the book you’re reading.

I love this book, this series, and these covers! Leda is definitely my favorite character and I can't wait to see what the hell is going to happen in the next book - which I need right now!!

The Dazzling Heights is the second book of the wonderful series, The Thousandth Floor. It still reminds me of gossip girl and I love it. Leda, my favorite, definitely changes in this book. She went from a vindictive bitch to growing a heart and finally caring for someone - for real. Enter Watt, I love
I'm actually pissed at myself for not reading this series earlier. More thoughts to come later but I HAVE to start book #3 right now. ...more
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

PHEW WHAT A RIDE THIS BOOK WAS!!! I just....*sigh*.....this book was too good, 4.5 stars.

Okay so lets kick it off with how much I HATED Leda in the beginning. Like every single time i had to read her chapters i would try my best to hold back from punching the wall. Yeah, i really did hate her. But seriously i ship Watt and her like so much. They are so cute together and just gotta be my next favorite ship of this book series.

In the first book I absolu
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
The Dazzling Heights is the sequel of the series The Thousand Floor. I have to admit that I had a lot of expectations because I enjoyed the first book. I am so happy that The Dazzling Heights was not a let down. It was much darker than the first one. Well, it went from Gossip Girl to Pretty Little Liars.

Avery was pretty much the same throughout most of the book.

I honestly hated Leda with a passion most of the time but later I actually liked her more. Her character developped in a good way.

Tala  Lolias
May 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Original Review 23/05/17
Holy shit I cant wait for this to come out - The Thousandth Floor was my first read for 2017 and I just loved it.. so excited that this is being released this year!!!!

New review 31/10/17
OKAY so I finally got my hot little hands on this number. First all I want to say that this had a release date of the 29/08/17 and QBD didn't not have any...... like cmon. So I randomly found it by chance at Big W.. You could imagine the excitement as it was such a highly anticipated read
Sail ♛ A Wicked Reader
This was just as addicting as the first novel and the drama reached even new heights. It was still full of petty, back-stabbing, and deceitful teenagers that are too caught up in their own problems to care about anyone else's. In this one there was a con artist who goes by the name Calliope, and she really added a new level of intrigue to everything.

The futuristic setting is still incredible to read about and honestly, it could totally be like that in 2118. Katharine's writing is wonderful and s
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Katharine McGee is the New York Times bestselling author of American Royals and The Thousandth Floor trilogy. She studied English and French literature at Princeton University and has an MBA from Stanford. She lives in her hometown of Houston, TX with her husband.

Other books in the series

The Thousandth Floor (3 books)
  • The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor, #1)
  • The Towering Sky (The Thousandth Floor, #3)

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