The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕

Publisher: HarperCollins

Published: August 30, 2016

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 448

“Maybe that’s all that praying was, she thought, just wishing good outcomes on other people.”

SYNOPSIS:

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:

Katharine McGee created a futuristic world unlike any other. Years from now, a tower was built in the Central Park consisting the rich and not so rich people who could afford to live in the tower. The higher floors consist of the richest people while the lower you are in the tower, the poorer you are. As love, friendship, and life in the tower unfolds someone ends up dead after falling from the thousandth floor.

What I like about McGee’s take in a futuristic world is the development of the technology, it does not lead to a dystopian world. It is nice to think of a world with advanced technologies used to our advantage and making our life easier rather than a weapon of mass destruction. However, I completely understand why most people dislike this book. Given that this book is set in a futuristic world, it is such a shame that the only thing that keeps this book going is the dramas. I’ve read a review saying that it is Gossip Girl in the future.

But I think this book has potentials considering that it is just the first book. I think the author build a good foundation or somehow a background as to how the story would pick up for the next book. To be honest, I read this book for pure entertainment and I didn’t think I would love this so much. The characters are so easy to love. I found myself wondering what will happen and who would die, and I am not spoiling you when I say someone died, it’s in the prologue.

Plot wise, I think this book has some plotholes which critical readers may dislike. This book is more character driven but it works well, in my opinion. By merging the life of the people in the higher floors and the lower floors resulted into chaos, it is also nice to see the distinction of their life. The only thing that I did not like about this book is how some characters are manipulated by just one character. That is one of the troupes which I dislike in books, movies or TV series.

All in all, I love this book. I dived into this book expecting nothing and even though it does not have a very strong plot, I found myself engrossed in the story and attached to the characters. I do not get attached to characters that often and it is quite rare for me to read a book and continuously think of what will happen next.

I recommend that you dived into this book without keeping in mind the good or bad reviews and let yourself developed your own opinion about this book.

Till next time guys!

Maria ❤

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