Book review: The Towering Sky

12 Dec 2018 / 11:32 H.

By K.K Wong

WELCOME to the 22nd Century, when anything is possible and New York City is a thousand-storey tower stretching into the sky.

It’s a city - and a time - of innovation and dreams. But then, the higher you go, the harder you fall.

The Thousandth Floor was the first of author Katharine McGee’s futuristic trilogy.

It tells a tale of five teenagers surrounded by high-tech luxury and breathtaking glamour, where the impossible seems within reach.

But each has his or her own demons and secrets to contend with.

Book two, The Dazzling Heights, continues the journey, where one wrong move by our protagonists can mean a devastating end, and someone is watching their every move with revenge in mind.

And now, we come to the explosive finale to the trilogy - The Towering Sky.

Avery is home from England with a new boyfriend, Max.

But she’s feeling anything but perfect.

Leda just wants to move on from all that’s happened, but new developments force her to turn back to the very person she’s been trying to forget.

Watt is still desperately in love with Leda and will do anything for her.

Rylin is back to her old life, only now she is torn between two worlds, and two boys.

Lastly, Calliope feels trapped by one too many cons played by her mother and her.

What will happen when the truth comes out?

In the midst of dazzling technology and unthinkable secrets, The Towering Sky offers a glimpse of what might be in the future.

I have to admit that I was fascinated with all that could be waiting in the future and that’s where the allure of this book lies for me.

But the story is also well-knitted and absorbing. A good read.