If you’re anything like me, you devoured Katherine McGee’s The Thousandth Floor and could not stop reading this dramatic story about a future city built up toward the sky. The book followed five protagonists in alternating views, each with deep secrets and terrified of being discovered. For more on my thoughts about the first book, watch my video review.
Now, thanks to our friends at Epic Reads, we have the name of the second book in the series:
Not only do we have the title, but we also got a sneak peak of the prologue. And just like the prologue of the first book, it looks like there will be another party casualty.
The Dazzling Heights: Prologue Excerpt
It would be several hours before the girl’s body was found.
It was late now; so late that it could once again be called early—that surreal, enchanted, twilight hour between the end of a party and the unfurling of a new day. The hour when reality grows dim and hazy at the edges, when nearly anything seems possible.
The girl floated facedown in the water. Above her stretched a towering city, dotted with light like fireflies; each pinprick an individual person, a fragile speck of life. The moon gazed over it all impassively, like the eye of an ancient god.
There was something deceptively peaceful about the scene. Water flowed around the girl in a serene dark sheet, making it seem that she were merely resting. The tendrils of her hair framed her face in a soft cloud. The folds of her dress clung determinedly to her legs, as if to protect her from the predawn chill. But the girl would never feel cold again.
Her arm was outstretched, as though she were reaching toward someone she loved, or maybe to ward off some unspoken danger, or maybe even in regret over something she had done. The girl had certainly made enough mistakes in her too-short lifetime. But she couldn’t have known that they would all come crashing down around her tonight.
After all, no one goes to a party expecting to die.
Think this book is going to be as dramatic and intense as the first? One thing is certain: we can’t wait to get our hands on it!