Review – The Towering Sky

Title: The Towering Sky

Author: Katharine McGee


NOTE! As this is the third and final book in a trilogy, I cannot avoid spoilers from the two previous books, so read at own risk!

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?

Wow. What an ending to an incredible trilogy. There were a lot of loose ends I was excited to see get tied up and how some of the characters were to get out of the mess they’ve created for themselves throughout the story. I mean the prologue alone left me with my mouth wide open and I was anxious to see what the heck would happen with that character, whom I will not mention here.

I’ve had preferences when it comes to all these different characters and they’ve pretty much stayed the same to the very end. My favourites to read about include Rylin, Watt and Avery.

The plot thickens as the towering pile of secrets the characters have stacked together since book 1, starts to be revealed one by one. I devoured all of this drama and I didn’t realise how much I actually LOVE these teen dramas in books! Because I do. It’s incredible and such a page turner when done right and McGee definitely did it right!

For whatever reason, I never really warmed to Calliope/whatever her name is, in this trilogy, but she added a much-needed “Damn, I hate that character” feeling to the story, which I enjoyed.

The ending was incredible and one I almost had figured out, but then I worried that I wasn’t right in my assumptions and it threw me for a loop in the final chapters.
Once more, well done, McGee.

Do I recommend this trilogy?

To whom?
To those who love a good Gossip Girl drama with a futuristic setting and lots of smart tech.

I’m quite sad that this story is now over, but I am almost more excited to see what Katharine McGee comes up with next. Because I’ll definitely want to read it!

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