Book Review: The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee

Sorry for forgetting to post last Friday. I have been sick for two weeks straight and really didn’t have the energy to write this review. Now I am still ill but I am just going push through to get this one life. Because I felt like I left you hanging there.

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I haven’t been the greatest fan of The Thousandth Floor and for most of the time I didn’t care for The Towering Sky, until the end. When things finally got together more and it was rounded off nicely, for the most part.

Book Review: The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee


Title & Author: The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee
Genre: Dystopia, Mystery
Release date: August 28 2018
Series: The Thousandth Floor
Publisher: HarperCollins


Welcome back to New York, 2119. A skyscraper city, fueled by impossible dreams, where the lives of five teenagers have become intertwined in ways that no one could have imagined.

Leda just wants to move on from what happened in Dubai. Until a new investigation forces her to seek help—from the person she’s spent all year trying to forget.

Rylin is back in her old life, reunited with an old flame. But when she starts seeing Cord again, she finds herself torn: between two worlds, and two very different boys.

Calliope feels trapped, playing a long con that costs more than she bargained for. What happens when all her lies catch up with her?

Watt is still desperately in love with Leda. He’ll do anything to win her back—even dig up secrets that are better left buried.

And now that Avery is home from England—with a new boyfriend, Max—her life seems more picture-perfect than ever. So why does she feel like she would rather be anything but perfect?

In this breathtaking finale to The Thousandth Floor trilogy, Katharine McGee returns to her vision of 22nd-century New York: a world of startling glamour, dazzling technology, and unthinkable secrets. After all, when you have everything… you have everything to lose.

I give The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee three out of five hearts because it wasn’t great but it was mostly rounded off in a satisfactory way.

Did I mention this series has way to many pov? I still don’t understand because I feel the series would have been better with only have as many pov. Katharine tries to make you care, but it just makes for more story lines that will never be rounded off properly. For the first book that would be Leda, Eris and Watt that could stay and after that only Leda and Watt would have sufficed. The others just make it more complicated and took away from the story instead of adding to it. That is why I didn’t enjoy the others povs at all.

The most of the book is spend trying to round off the story lines in satisfactory ways, but Katharine doesn’t succeed in it until the last few chapters when she comes to Watt’s end. For most of the series I didn’t care that much for Watt, but the end made me care and I was happy that he got what he wanted in the end.

I am still not convinced this is a good series. Katharine’s writing is okay, but not convincing to fix the amount of issues I have with this series. They are fun to read but I do think this series could have been done in just one novel if she had just ditched half of the story lines she put in.

Let me know what you thought of this book!
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For now, let books enrich your life!


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