The Thousandth Floor – Katherine McGee



The easiest way to describe this book is as a futuristic Gossip Girl; The Thousandth Floor is a New York City setting with wealthy teenagers and a thousand floor societal ranking. This book is filled with drama, individual stories that delve into family, relationships and money.

I could not stop reading this book; it was addictive and amazing with constant twists, turns and drama on every page. Opening with a murder and then going back to the beginning left me constantly wondering who fell to their death. I was a little confused at the start because there are so many characters in the book and some with similar names but it didn’t take me long to grasp the story and fall deep into the plot. The Thousandth Floor looks at a thousand floor, huge building that dominates Manhattan and has spanned right across central park and a huge chunk of New York City. Only the wealthiest live on the top floors of the building with the ‘lower-class’ living in the apartments below. Not only is the tower a living space but it has hotels, restaurants, clubs, schools and more within its walls making it the ultimate place to live in New York.

The characters in this book are a mixture of likeable and bearable from Avery who is the genetically perfect protagonist that has a huge crush on the one person she can never have. Eris whose perfect life is turned upside down when a family secret reveals the one thing she can’t control and Leda whose friendship turns sour with Avery after battling her own demons and returning home with a secret that could ruin their relationship for good. Rylan and Watt are part of the lower floor population but when their lives become tangled in upper floor drama their lives could change forever. This world is mixed in with modern technology, a futuristic world and the same constant human need for love and friendship producing an addictive and ‘unputdownable’ read.

At the start I was a little intimidated by the size of this book, but as soon as I started reading it I was flying through the pages. The plot is fast paced and jumps from each individual character to explore their feelings and view on what is happening. It’s also a great style for seeing what is going on in the characters’ lives and have a rounded insight to the plot. The reader is omniscient in knowing what is happening overall and what each character’s secret is but I could never have guessed that ending.

I really loved this book and definitely recommend it; I am so excited that there is going to be another book because I definitely need answers. I gave The Thousandth Floor a 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads, if you haven’t checked this out yet I highly recommend it, delving into Young Adult, relationship, romance and dystopian, this book has it all.


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