Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee ARC Review + Giveaway

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
Paperback ARC, 437 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: August 30th, 2016
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
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….


I went into The Thousandth Floor with zero expectations and it blew me away! The night that I started it, I only meant to read a couple of chapters but I ended up reading the entire thing that same night.


If you can get past the first paragraph and not want to know more, I will definitely be judging your taste. Reading The Thousandth Floor was like reading a futuristic Gossip Girl. It was absolutely fantastic, and it's definitely one of my favorite surprises of the year. The world-building is incredible and well-developed, and best of all, it draws on the universal love of New York City.


Besides the awesome world building, I truly enjoyed the overlapping storylines, as well as the mystery and suspense that is fantastically woven into the plot. The characters all come from different backgrounds and yet, they are all inexplicably tied together from the start. This book gave me chills and thrills, and it left me simultaneously flailing and breathless.


The Thousandth Floor is at the top of my recommendation list for 2016 debuts, so do yourself a favor and get your hands on a copy! You can thank me later.

1) The mindblowing world building. Every aspect of the setting was so well thought out that it felt real. The technology was especially cool! Contact lenses that work like a smartphone, and high-speed trains that take you to across oceans to other continents?! I seriously hope these things become real someday. And a thousand floor skyscraper like The Tower in New York City someday? Yes, please!

2) Although this is a book that is set far into the future, the issues and problems that the characters are dealing with are ones that we can all relate to. They're dealing with jealousy, problems at home, drug abuse, financial troubles, broken hearts, betrayal and more. There were so many things that I could easily relate to that it made the story come alive. They may be fictional characters but they felt real to me.

3) I'm a huge sucker for fictional drama and The Thousandth Floor is rife with it. All of the main characters have known each other for many years, and with that comes a lot of drama and tons of juicy details. To say that I was caught up in all of the romance, secrets, and backstabbing would definitely be an understatement.


4) The ships! You guys know that I'm all about the couples, and if I'm giving a book 5 stars, that must mean there is a great ship... or three! xD


My favorite is definitely Rylin and her man. I won't say who because that's kind of a spoiler, BUT when you guys read it, feel free to come flail with me. 


5) The ending gutted me. The reader knows the ending of the book from the first page of The Thousandth Floor, so I thought that I was prepared. And yet, I was so, so wrong.


I knew it was going to be heartbreaking and yet, I feel like I was ill-prepared. But my favorite part of the ending of this book is that while you feel upset, Katharine leaves you with the hope of vengeance. It's spectacular!





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PLUS, 12 random winners will be selected to win one of these The Thousandth Floor inspired tank tops!



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37 comments:

  1. This is the first I'm hearing of The Thousandth Floor and now I can't wait to read it! It sounds amazing! I love that it sounds like a futuristic Gossip Girl! Thanks so much for posting about it!

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    1. I'm glad to have introduced it to you! I hope you love this book as much as I do ^_^

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  2. I've heard of TTF before, and I'm so interested in reading it! It indeed sounds like an amazing plot, and addictive you say? Yes please!

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    1. Very addictive! You need to check out this book!

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  3. I saw the cover for TTF a while back and loved it!!! The plot sounds so good and your review makes it even sound better. I can't wait to read it.

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    1. The cover is gorgeous! I'm so glad that my review made this book sound even better because it's awesome. I hope you love it as much as I do!

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  4. I haven't read this book yet, but from the reviews I've read, the characterization is amazing. I want to read for myself how she developed all of these such different people and made them come alive.

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    1. I'd love to know that too, her characters are so well-developed and unique. I hope you check out The Thousandth Floor!

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  5. Have not read it, but it looks good!

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    1. It's so, so good. Definitely look it up and add it your TBR!

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  6. This book sounds so good! This futuristic story is so exciting! I would love to read it and know more about the world Katharine created.

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    1. It is fantastic, you really should check it out. You won't regret it!

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  7. Have heard so much about this and I'm really excited about it!! And thank you so much for hosting this giveaway :D

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    1. Believe everything you're hearing because it's awesome! It's my pleasure and I wish you good luck!

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  8. I haven't read this book yet but wow the premise sounds so amazing. Can't wait to read it. Also, the link to your youtube channel says this channel does not exist. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

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    1. Make sure you're signed into youtube when you're subscribing ^_^ And this book is fantastic, I hope you love it!

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  9. I am very excited for this book! I love the idea behind it!

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  10. I haven't read yet,but I'm so excited.can't wait to read!
    Sounds fantastic and interesting :)
    Great review! :)

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    1. Thank you! I hope that you enjoy it ^_^ Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I'm so so excited for this one! The plot sounds fantastic. Great review Brittany! <3

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    1. As you should be because it's great! Thanks for stopping by <3

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  12. Wonderful review!! I've been wanting to read this one. It sounds different! 😀

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    1. Thank you! It was an easy one to write because this book is just so awesome. I hope you added it to your TBR!

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  13. I haven't read it yet, but I will. I love stories set in NYC. Thank you for the stellar giveaway. :)

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    1. Me too, obviously xD And you're welcome, I wish you good luck!

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  14. Awesome review Brittany :D So glad you loved this book a bunch. <3 YAY :D I think that cover is SO PRETTY. But I don't think I would like the book at all, lol, so not entering to win it :) But yeah. You are awesome. <3

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    1. The cover is gorgeous, and I wouldn't count this book out. It may surprise you! Thank you for stopping by, as always!

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  15. No, I ahven't but that will change asap. I'm so happy I saw your post. I love YA romances.

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    1. You haven't heard of this book before? You haven't added it to your TBR? Whichever it is, I hope that now that you've seen this post you'll read it because it's wonderful and if you love YA romances, this is for you! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Ahhhh thank you so much for the giveaway!! I've been anticipating this book for months and months!!

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  17. Dang, I forgot about this giveaway - little late to the party, but this is awesome! Thanks for doing this and good luck to all :)
    I can't wait to read this book!!

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    1. I'm sorry that you missed the giveaway but I hope you still check out The Thousandth Floor! Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. I've heard mixed reviews about it but nevertheless, I'm still exicited to read it! Plus the cover is rlly pretty <3

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    1. I think the reviews are mixed because this book is specifically for people who like shows like Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars. I hope you try it for yourself though!

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  19. I am definitely going to have to give this a try, especially after seeing how much you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! <3

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

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    1. Yes, you should! Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by!

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