The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
Publication Date: August 30, 2016 by HarperCollins
Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi
[Special thanks to the publisher and National Book Store for the review copy! I won an ARC of the book at #AmyandAndreainPH!]
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 was online on Twitter during the cover reveal for The Thousandth Floor, and when I saw the cover, I looked it up immediately and it became an anticipated title for 2016.
Last July 3, during the book signing event of Amy Zhang and Andrea Portes, I won an ARC of the book! I literally squealed upon finding out and I rushed to the registration area to claim my book.
I started reading last August 5, but I was able to read only a few chapters because I had to sleep early that night. The chapters I’ve read left me hanging, so when I had the chance to continue reading, I found myself immersed in the engrossing story. I kept thinking about the characters and the world they’re in. And at the back of my mind was the possibility of the story coming true.
Goodreads users say this book is similar to Gossip Girl. I haven’t read the books nor watched the series, but I looked it up and I have to agree! The Thousandth Floor is the futuristic Gossip Girl, and I loved it.
The Girl Who Fell
A girl died in this book. It was clearly stated at the beginning, but the girl’s identity was only revealed at the end. It was the greatest mystery of the book – who among the girls died?
And then this – the follow-up question to the greatest mystery of the book: why?
As I flipped the pages, I formed theories and I changed my mind every time something important happens. I love how I went with the flow of the story.
The first chapter nailed it – a forbidden romance in the story is more than enough to keep me going. And the book has more than one! (Plus: what is the meaning of that strikethrough?)
It’s 2118 and there’s someone who can find out what you’re currently doing. No secret is safe with “Nadia”.
The story is told from the points of view of different characters. The multiple POVs had built suspense. I didn’t find the story dragging because the scenes change with the POVs. Each POV represented a puzzle piece, and the big picture was presented when the book ended.
The book ended, but the story went on.
The last chapter is from the POV of a character not described in the summary and I love that little surprise. It was a perfect chapter to end the first book with because The Thousandth Floor is not even released yet, but I need the second book already.
I love this book so much that I decided to sing a bookish song for it. What do you think of Skyscraper by Demi Lovato? 🙂
I thought of this song because New York literally became a skyscraper in the book. The song also represented some scenes, and I can imagine some characters singing it. (I won’t tell you who, though, because that would spoil the book for you!)
Now, get up and grab your copy of the book! ❤
Final Rating: 5/5