The Thousandth Floor
Author: Katharine McGee
Publication Date: August 30th, 2016
Synopsis: New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough.
Welcome to Manhattan, 2118.
A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something…and everyone has something to lose.
Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.
Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.
Rylin Myers’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will her new life cost Rylin her old one?
Watt Bakradi is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy by an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.
And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.
Debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall….
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Let me start off by saying how much I love that cover. Seriously, it’s gorgeous. I feel like the cover of this book is going to offer me a ticket into an awesome and private club.
I had originally thought that this book might be like Pretty Little Liars – a series that I’ve read multiple times and have always loved. Only instead of a setting like a nice little suburb, it’s more of a futuristic setting with all kinds of future like gadgets and technology that just makes the book incredibly fun. I really liked the futuristic aspect of this novel – it really brings quite a bit into the book to make it very enjoyable.
Set in 2118 Manhattan, in a tower that stretches all the way into the sky, five characters want things that will change their lives, and have secrets that they will go to great lengths to protect.
One of the characters, Leda, has a secret drug addict because of a bad decision regarding a boy that she thought she had feelings for, but instead got her hooked on a substance that is ruining her life.
Eris seems to have it all, except a healthy family life – a secret is going to tear apart everything she’s ever known.
Rylin is used to a life of simplicity, but when she takes a job in the tower, she finds that even though everything is different, she is slowly falling in love with the lifestyle, and while giving up her previous life isn’t what she wants, she doesn’t want to give any of this up, either.
Watt was supposed to be spying on a girl in the building, but instead has discovered a bunch of secrets and lies, and isn’t quite sure what to do with them.
Finally, we have Avery, who was created to be a perfect girl in pretty much every way, except instead of being happy, she is broken inside.
The characters are really deep and have interesting backstories to them, so they were really fun to read about. Learning about their secrets and the scandals that surround some of them was interesting. I’ve heard people say that fans of Gossip Girl will really enjoy this book, but I’ve never read those books or watched the movies, but honestly, this is full of secrets and scandals, and is oh so much fun.
I loved how futuristic this book felt, and the prospect of genetically engineering people (such as Avery) to be pretty much perfect was interesting here. I think the author did a really good job on this one.
The book is a little on the long side, but was such an interesting read. I really can’t wait to read the next installment in the series!
Note: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Katharine McGee is from Houston, Texas. She studied English and French literature at Princeton and has an MBA from Stanford. It was during her years living in a second-floor apartment in New York City that she kept daydreaming about skyscrapers . . . and then she started writing. The Thousandth Floor is her first novel. You can visit her online at www.katharinemcgee.com or on Twitter at @katharinemcgee .
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