Paperback ARC, 437 pages
Publication Date: August 30th, 2016
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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.
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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