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Book Review: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

NEW YORK AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE.

A thousand-story tower stretching in to 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 Myer’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her in to 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 for an upper floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.

And living above everybody 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…

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Being a big Gossip Girl fan, I knew I was going to fall completely in love with this book as it was described as a ‘futuristic Gossip Girl’. I can’t really say anything bad about this book as it was nothing like I was expecting. I began reading this book with absolutely no clue on what kind of drama was going to go off, all I knew it was like Gossip Girl, which gave me a big enough idea on how bitchy these characters were going to be and what lengths they would go to get their own ways.  I’m totally going to put my hands up now and say I love drama, as long as it isn’t my own, and this novel feeds you the most perfect amount. The drama isn’t over the top and unrealistic, it is the right type of drama for 5 teenagers and if I’m being honest, the Gossip Girl gang are WAY more complicated then this gang.

 The story starts with a prologue explaining a mysterious girl falling off the thousandth floor at a party, which pulls you in immediately as you just need to know who the girl was!! Once the prologue has got you down and gripped, it takes you on the journey of 5 teenagers, you have your typical Gossip Girl gang, along with the parents filled with secrets. It’s basically Gossip Girl but in the very far future. Some stories will be more exciting than others, I especially enjoyed Eris’ and Rylin’s the most, as they were so different from each other but there lives were more similar than they could ever know. Eris lived in one of the highest floors of the tower, with as much money as she could possibly need until a secret comes out and leads her to live the life of the poor. Rylin, already living the live of the poor, gets to experience the life of a higher when she begins dating a wealthy guy called Cord. While they were the most fascinating to me, each character pulled you in one way or another with their drama and bitchiness.

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Being as this is 2118, it is absolutely jam packed with all sorts of futuristic gadgets that I could only dream of having in this lifetime! Hovers, retinal scans etc. The lower the floor however, the less gadgets you get. They either go as far as futuristic drugs such as; halluci-lighters and all sorts of weird and fascinating types! Not only is there a whole new standard of electronic gadgets, another extroadinary thing going on in this book is the thousand-floor tower is like a world in it’s own! In one tower is everybody’s apartments, a school, parks, shops, everything you could possible need is in just this one tower, how amazing would that be!?

I’m so excited to see how the characters will be in the sequel, but also sad that one character will no longer be with us due to falling off the tower, and excited all over again because a new character will be taking her place, so I’m looking forward to seeing what this character brings to the gang! Having 5 perspectives to read is different for all people, sometimes it’s too much to take in and sometimes it’s more fun to read all different POV’s. Even though there may be some characters you don’t particularly like, they all have a role in each others lives and the death. Trust me, if one POV get’s boring, just be a trooper and keep marching on because I promise you, it all adds up at the end and this is an ending you don’t want to miss! All I would ask for from the next one is to be a little more descriptive with the new world-building as it can get a little confusing because well, we don’t live in 2118!

Purchase The Thousandth Floor HERE.

Shelby xxx

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