Title: The Thousandth Floor
Author: Katharine McGee
Release Date: August 30th, 2016
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….
MY TAKE ON THIS BOOK
The cover of this book is beautiful!!!!. That’s what actually drew me to this book. The story starts in the year of 2118 with its futuristic setting and the thousand floor building being the main attraction. The floors indicate your financial status with the thousandth floor as the wealthiest. The first few pages were the only pages which urged me to finish the entire book just to see who dies. I could have just skipped to the last page but it took a lot of restraint not to do it.
The book had different POV. Avery, the top floor resident genetically designed to be perfect (oh and she is in love with her adopted brother, Atlas). Leda, who just came home from rehab and best friends with Avery. Leda is also in love with Atlas and technology stalks him. Eris,another friend of Avery. She then experiences a fallout from status and floors. I really like Eris’s character in the later part of the book. Rylin,a lower floor resident and is trying to protect her sister from going into the foster system. Watt, the computer genius/hacker, and another lower floor resident. He earns extra money by illegally finding information or people for his clients. Rylin and Watt are the only ones who struggle to have a better life. The only POV missing was Atlas. Would be interesting to have his POV in the book.
The are some romantic interactions in the book. Avery-watt, Rylin-cody, and Eris-mariel interactions were cute and romantic. Even though this book is a cross between PLL and Gossip Girl, it was a good time pass read and I might check out the sequel.
If you’re a PLL or Gossip Girl fan, this book is definitely for you guys!!!