Book Review: The Thousandth Floor


My most recent read was The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee, a drama filled novel that I’ll probably be sticking around for.

“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’ job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world – and a romance – she never imagines…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…”

It took me a little while to get into this book. It had too much of the “poor little rich girl” feel that I really don’t care for. This book was full of sex, drugs, and lies, and reminded me a lot of the Gossip Girl series, which I wasn’t a huge fan of.

Eventually, I became somewhat invested in these characters, and wanted to see how all of their dramas played out.

I felt for Rylin and Eris, who, despite some serious mistakes and flaws, handled themselves the best they could with the cards they were dealt. Rylin basically had to become a mother while she was still a kid, although with that much responsibility, you would’ve thought she would have chosen more productive ways to spend her free time, before she met Cord. Eris embraced her new life better than I thought she would.

Watt was the least interesting character of the book, and I didn’t pay much attention to him. Although, I did expect his computer to take over his brain, and was pretty surprised when it didn’t.

And Avery. Oh, Avery… So beautiful, and a pretty good friend, but so disgusting.

The only character I really hated was Leda, and no, it wasn’t because she suffered from addiction. It was because she was a terrible human being, and a Grade A psycho. Simply put, she’s the worst. *SPOILER ALERT* I wish it was her who bit the dust.

The story opens with someone falling off the Tower, and you’re spending the whole time reading the book trying to guess who it is. I really thought I knew who it was going to be, but the ending completely surprised me.

The end of the book sets up what will be happening in the sequel, and I’m really interested in seeing where this story goes. I think I’ll be sticking around the Tower a little while longer.

Rating : 3.5/5


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