Reading Update: The Dazzling Heights: Where I’m At and How I Feel About It

“I’m surprised you’re even here.” Avery’s words startled Leda, but she quickly rallied an appropriate response. “And miss the Dubai announcement? I wouldn’t dream of it.” She wasn’t sure what kind of reaction she’d hoped to get-some sort of dramatic lashing out, in sadness or even anger-but whatever it was, she didn’t get it. Avery just sat there in complete stillness, her hands clasped in her lap, her long legs crossed. Was she even breathing? She looked like she was carved in stone. Tragic Beauty, a sculptor would have named her, and called it his finest work.”

Leda and Avery in The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee

Hey guys! Good morning. Woah what a quote right? That excerpt was from the latest Leda chapter and it’s telling a lot of things between those two friends in that moment. This is a huge moment in the book because Leda in the last book, killed Eris. Who was both her and Avery’s best friend in a fit of drug induced rage. She pushed her off the top of the Tower at Avery’s apartment while at a party. No one saw it except Avery, Watt, Leda and Rylin. And no one knows that Leda actually murdered her best friend. Everyone thinks it was an accident and now months later, both Leda and Avery are at yet another party on the Thousandth Floor of the tower, Avery’s apartment where Avery’s dad has now announced the completion of yet another tower in Dubai and is sending Avery’s adopted brother Atlas to oversee its final completion process. Avery is devastated because she’s in love with Atlas. Her adopted brother. And Leda has just made everything worse by appearing. Holding Eris’s death over her friends heads with blackmail. Making sure no one knows what she really did. This book centers around that. That no one knows how Eris truly died. And how Leda is trying to keep her skeletons in the closet. New characters are introduced but the one fact still remains. Eris was murdered. And only time will tell when that secret will be revealed. And how do I feel about all of this? I think the book is a beautifully well written piece. Almost like the character of Avery herself. A tragic beauty as the author said. It’s beautiful and sad all at the same time. I love it. I adore it. So stay tuned for more. Next up is a Trylle series Reading update. Until then, stay hyped. Stay bookish. And happy reading. -Caroline

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