This is a book review of the novel The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee. For a few recommended books to read after this feel free to skip to below my review.
Note: This book is literally the prettiest book I have ever seen and is beautiful in every aspect. This is also the first in a trilogy; the next book is set to come out in a year. Also this review does not contain any spoilers so read without caution.
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….
Beautifully constructed, this book is a perfect mashup of everything I hadn’t thought the future to be. Opening on a scene describing someone falling from atop this tower this book grabs your attention right off the bat; who fell and why?
The Thousandth Floor switches between the POV’s of a variety of characters with each chapter ranging from 3 to sometimes even 15/16 pages. It took me awhile to begin to connect with most of the characters with the chapters being so short but once I began to I wasn’t able to stop reading.
I really loved all the thought put into every little detail of this story, from edible robots to floating drinks and the realism this book held while incorporating these quirky ideas. Every character was in or going through a shit situation and it made them all the more relatable.
For me this book was almost like Gossip Girl but 100 years in the future and not solely based off the lives of Manhattan’s elite. Overall, the book was great and the ending caught me off guard, not at all the way I had imagined it. I will be patiently waiting until next fall for the sequel of this captivating trilogy.
If you liked these books or are looking for your next read. Also feel free to comment down below your thoughts on this book and what you think I should read next.
- Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar
- Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shephard
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Trigger Warning: This book deals with substance and drug abuse
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What’s your favourite one of her covers for this book? Personally I love the one on the left because that’s the copy I own but what about you?