Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Review: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

The Thousandth Floor
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN:   0062418599
ISBN13: 9780062418593
Genre: Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Edelweiss
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….

There are quite a bit of characters and POVs in THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR and I don't want to bore you with going over them all, but I will say that we DO find out who falls in the opening chapter before the book is over. I think that is important to say, because there are a lot of pages and story to get through and at some times, you might be impatient to find out. DON'T skip to the end, the characters and story are important.

My biggest issue with THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR was the pace, it was slooooow. The story goes in a lot of different directions and although I LIKED the story, it was sometimes really hard not to skip some parts of it. I refrained from doing that and the story was better for it. Every characters and event ended up being pretty important to the overall story.

The ending was bit anticlimactic and it felt unfinished to me. Even having said that, I really enjoyed the story and the characters—some more than others. I have no choice to read book two because I have to see how things turn out.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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