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The Thousandth Floor – Katharine McGee (The Thousandth Floor, #1)

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….

Let me start of by saying: I can’t wait for the sequel. Seriously, with an ending like that I’m dying to get my hands on to the second book to see how things are going to go down (and a lot of things will be going to go down). I feel like this first book was a great, enjoyable set up to what could possibly be a 10x bigger, better and more explosive sequel. I’m excited.

From the beginning of the book we know someone is going to die by falling from the Thousandth floor, but we don’t know who. To my utter disdain, it was not the person I was secretly wishing would fall off…(I can’t say much more without giving away major spoilers). The person who died was also one of my favourite characters and whose POV I was looking too. Not all of these characters I got on with, one in particular and one I just found to be sort of creepy.

This book has a hybrid of genres that can appeal to many different tastes! It blends teen-fic with futuristic elements (I’m talking about call tech), drama, romance, suspense. I enjoyed this book way more than I thought I would, as I went in thinking it would be another superficial novel of girls with secrets and pretty dresses (so okay…it was, but it was more than that, and it was enjoyable. Mostly. And then one of my faves died. Sigh).

I mentioned my disdain for some of the characters in this book, and the other problem I had with this was that I didn’t get the way the Tower operates for a while. I still have my questions and am slightly confused, and I think the outside world building could have been better. It seemed only certain details where mentioned like a light bulb moment of “oh yeah, did I forget to mention —– which makes —-??” It didn’t hinder my experience much, but I was confused that this tower wasn’t just a massive hotel but literally was like a whole world just covered in a glass tower (like a really large shopping mall…just with hotels inside, and peoples houses/apartments).

If your looking for a cool new light-ish read that will still keep you intrigued and wanting more then look no further!

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