Review~The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Goodread 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….

To be honest, it’s not bad but it’s not good either. The beginning gets you hooked into the book and the ending has a nice twist that will have you shocked, but the middle feels a bit long winded and a blur, particularly on Avery and Axis’s relationship which is something I can do without.

There were other characters that I find interesting, Watt is my favourite by having an illegal computer chip in his head that can hack to everything and tell him anything he needs to know, and Eris that has to learn to live in poverty.

For Leda, I wish it has ended differently for her that caused her to seem antagonistic. It’s obvious she went through a lot of mental health issues that caused her to be addicted to drugs. For Rylin, I would have loved her character if her romance drama isn’t in the way.

In my opinion, it feels like something out of a reality show which caused me to lose interest, and a few times it feels like a chore that I did almost DNF it.

However, the writing style does flow really nice and the highly technological world has been discribed in great detail and very well thought. But unfortunately, the story itself was a bit stale and it didn’t spark my interest until the very end.

Overall, I give it 3.5/5 stars.

 

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