The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee -- Review

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Title: The Thousandth Floor
Author: Katherine McGee
Pages: 448
Publishing: August 30th 2016 by HarperCollins

Summary:

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....


Review: 
The Thousandth Floor was on my short list to read for quite some time. I finally picked it up and was a little disappointed. It reminded me of Gossip Girl, but in the future and with much brattier characters. There were several different POVs and I found myself constantly becoming irritated with the characters. 



There were good parts to the story, but not enough to make me really like it. I did like the futuristic feel to everything, but the high importance of money and wealth really wore me down. The characters weren't relatable and most of them were pretty terrible people. I constantly found myself just shaking my head and saying, "why... why would you do/say that? That's just horrible". I find it difficulty to read books with lots of gossip, drama, and teenage emotions, and this book just had way to much of all three of those things. 

I know there are a lot of people who really enjoyed this book, so I don't want to completely write it off. There are rumors of a sequel, and I would be interested to see how that turns out. I'm not great at starting a book/series without finishing it, so I'll try to check out book two when it is published, just in case the story takes a turn for the better. I would recommend this to people who really enjoyed Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars. I didn't particularly love The Thousandth Floor, but don't let me talk you out of it! 

Rating 2.5/5

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