Book Title: The Thousandth Floor
Book Series: The Thousandth Floor book 1
Author: Katherine McGee
Date Published: August 2016
Genre: Young Adult
Summary: 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. Everyone there 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 this 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 for 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.
Amid breathtaking advancement and high-tech luxury, five teenagers struggle to find their place at the top of the world. But when you’re this high up, there’s nowhere to go but down….
The prologue is really what sold me into this book (well, aside from the book cover which is my primary weakness). I say, it became a mystery or a puzzle for me that I longed to solve bits by bits. This has definitely got my attention and from then on, I can’t stop myself from reading this book — chapter by chapter, one person’s point of view to the other. My curiosity has brought me to this wonderful futuristic world.
The setting was epic. Definitely something I dreamed someday would be (which is a century from now and yeah I’ll be long dead by then); though I have doubts this could materialize someday as there were some minor loopholes that I found here and there — BUT it didn’t really mattered much because the author didn’t stress much on that world per say. The setting was more like in the background that carried out the whole plot.
The characters… yeah — they’re right. I see sort of Gossip Girl in here ya’ll! There were the rich and famous kids on the upper floor who boast wealth, influence, and hold parties whenever they please using daddy’s credit card and then there were the poor, struggling, and middle class kids from the lower floors who try to make both ends meet on a daily basis. This book didn’t escape from family drama and love triangle too.
So who fell on the Thousandth floor? The ending… the ending was quite messy. I was like, “so if she didn’t fall so maybe her?” Then I was like while the other one approaches “oh wait… so maybe her then?” Haha If you read this book, you’ll definitely get this.
I gave this a 4 out of 5 mainly because…. (don’t hate me for this) I HATE AVERY. She is selfish! I hated how she treated Leda!! Of all people? She’s your f***** best friend! Just because you want something you cant have and Leda could and might have (which btw Leda didn’t even know to begin with and who the heck would even think of), you’ll hate and alienate her for it??? And it grosses me out… the thing about Avery and and… BEEEP.
Any who… I wish book 2 kicks that selfish Avery real hard on the head. I hate her! She’s acts too goody goody when in fact her heart is so clouded with her brattiness, enviousness and selfishness. LEDA IS YOUR BEST FRIEND! ACT LIKE IT!
Btw, I like Leda. 🙂