#BookReview: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Title: The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor #1)
Format: e-Arc
Pages: 448
Published: 30th Aug 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: Edelweiss
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Shelfability: Covet

About The Book
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….

"The Sounds of laughter and music were dying down on the thousandth floor, the party breaking up by bits and pieces as even the rowdiest guests finally stumbled into the elevators and down to their homes"

I have been in such a slump for reading this year. Almost every book I pick up I just can't get into it. However, after being told by a friend just how good this was was, I remembered that I had it for review so thought I would at least try it. And my god it did not disappoint in the slightest.

The Thousandth Floor is one of those rare books that you simply can't describe. It was phenomenal. Set in the future, the story centers around a bunch of teenagers. All dealing with family problems, drug issues and secrets that are eating at them. Each character plays an important part in the plot and as the story develops we see how all their life's are intertwined with one another. 

The prologue is probably one of the best I have ever read. I thought that the author was very clever on what she set to do with the story. We see a tragic event in the opening of the book and then the author takes the readers on a exhilarating and emotional journey leading up to that event.  I was completely captivated from start to finished. The setting is simply breathtaking. The futuristic world that is full of glamour and out of this world technology you can't help but get swept away with story and the characters life's.

The characters themselves are all so different that it was quite refreshing to read.  I found myself needing to know more and more about their world and their secrets that they kept from their friends. Some you are going to love, like Avery, Rylin and Eris. And others you might hate like Leda. I hated that girl so much. The amount to times I just wanted to slap her was unbelievable. As I mentioned above, every single characters play an important role in the development of the story even the small characters like Mariel. Who I think is going to be a massive character in the next installment. 

The Thousandth Floor is a brilliant, memorizing and breathtaking read. It will take the readers on such a roll-coaster of a journey that you will not be able to put it down. (Trust me I sat up until after 3am just to finish it) The author has created something really special here and she really does keep you guessing all the way to end and with a shocker of an ending that I was NOT expecting at all. However, it is set up perfectly for the sequel which I think is going to be explosive!! 

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