The Thousandth Floor

Hardcover | August 30, 2016

byKatharine McGee

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New York Times bestseller

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….

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New York Times bestsellerNew 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: everyo...

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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 so...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.37 inPublished:August 30, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062418599

ISBN - 13:9780062418593

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved thos mazing book
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly loved it! I expected to enjoy it, but not this much! I grew attached to all the characters (except the antagonist,) and found their world to be very fascinating. The characters are highly diverse in race, culture, and sexuality. I read it in one sitting and didn't get to bed until 2am. This book is great for fans of Gossip Girl and dystopian. I cannot wait for the next installment!
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG I need the second book now! This book had me from the first page. The insane and juicy drama, the deception, scandal, romance, the unfolding chaos in each individual's story, and the futuristic world was like drinking wine (or at least my idea of drinking wine considering I don't actually like wine but I very much liked this book). It was seductive, addictive, and alluring. All the different characters and points of view are a bit confusing at first but once I grasped them all, I became engulfed with interest and intrigue for all of them. All of the characters and all of their stories. They have depth and you can clearly see the thought and planning that the writer has put into the characters to really bring them to life. My favourite characters/storylines were Rylin, Eris, and Watt. I like Cord too but I'm still warming up to him. My favourite couples were Rylin and Cord and Eris and Mariel. I think I liked pretty much all the characters except Hiral, Brice, and Atlas. And another character but I didn't dislike them at first. If you've read the book you probably know who this is! I loved this book so much and I am so anxiously and impatiently waiting for the second book!
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A bit of futuristic Gossip Girl 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. This book started off right away with a bang of a mystery that immediately made me want to know more. I didn’t know any of the characters yet or anything about the futuristic world, but I couldn’t wait to find out more and to see if I could solve the mystery. The book was told through five different POVs and each storyteller was unique with their own strong voice. I thought the world-building was interesting with a whole society built within the one building and the higher up someone lived, the more elite and wealthy they were. The building was very high-tech but there were still difference in between the people who lived on the lower floor and they tech they had and the ones on the higher floors, especially the thousandth floor, and the extreme tech they used every day. There were times I liked all the characters and others when I was against them. There wasn’t one where I felt completely on their side for the whole book. I really liked it. No one was one dimensional. The character who ended up being my favourite was Rylin. I felt I could relate to her the most, as the character who lived on the lowest floor out of the main characters. There was something that drew me to each of the characters: Rylin and her determination to take care of her sister; Wat and his awkwardness; Eris and her struggles to keep it together after a huge reveal; Leda and her wanting to return to normal after a stint in rehab; and Avery and her loneliness even surrounded by people. The vibe I got while reading was similar to books like Gossip Girl and Unrivaled. Addicting, something I didn’t want to put down, the sense that any of the characters could be a victim or a perpetrator. Even when I liked the characters, I felt like I couldn’t trust them. When things started unraveling and each person started to get more desperate, there was a feeling that something bad could happen with each turn of the page. It definitely was not a slow book to read. Overall, a great start to a series and one I look forward to continuing. *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Baby Gen X The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee is a young adult mystery/thriller set 100 years in the future. It has an intriguing premise, because many people now live in this huge complex which was built over the place where Central Park in New York used to be. The building goes up to a thousand floors and there are full neighbourhoods on each of the floors. The higher your floor number, the more prestige, money, and influence you have. The book is all about the lives of the young elite in the building, sort of like a futuristic Gossip Girl. The book opens with a girl falling from the thousandth floor, but the reader isn’t told who has fallen. Instead, the reader is introduced to all of the characters that make up the story and is taken on a trip to find out who fell and why. Here’s a quick summary of some of the main characters: There is Avery, a perfect genetic specimen who is in love with her adopted brother Atlas; there is Leda, an addict just returned from rehab who is also in love with Atlas; Eris, who has just discovered that her mother lied about her paternity and has to move to a lower floor; and Watt, a techie who has an illegal computer installed in his brain. While the beginning of the book was a great world-building experience and the end of the book had a few surprises, I found that the middle of the book dragged a little. The bulk of the action takes place in the last ten percent of the book; although I personally wasn’t satisfied with the ending (no spoilers!). The story itself takes on quite a few difficult subjects, including addiction, murder, incest, stalking, and class divisions. In all, the book was well-written although quite a few of the main characters would have benefited from a stronger moral compass. I would recommend this one to older teens and young adults who have the imagination to consider future possibilities and want to immerse themselves in a thrilling mystery.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gossip Girl of the Future Katharine McGee does a fascinating job of world building our future society. Her ideas are interesting and thought provoking; you can trace many of them to current trends which adds to the relevance and relatability of the story. The story itself is interesting too. It’s like a futuristic Gossip Girl. All the characters have their own dramas which intertwine to create the bigger story. My biggest problem with this book is that I found none of the characters likeable or believable. Something about their characterizations rang false for me, and all of their behaviour was so despicable it was hard to look past their flaws. Overall, while the story was interesting it was hard for me to connect to it. I give it a low 3 stars.
Date published: 2016-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Thousandth Floor is a gem where you don’t expect it. With nods to Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, The Thousandth Floor is a great summer read. In the giant 1000 floor tower in New York, we follow our five main characters. The higher you go up the richer the people, our characters fall all over the map when it comes to which floor they live on. The book promises us a death of a character and you’re constantly trying to guess at who that might be. I did not see that ending coming. The futuristic element pulls this story away from its comparative titles. Set 102 years in the future technology has surpassed that of artificial intelligence, though that is considered illegal (but does that stop one of our main characters?) The higher floor residence have contact lens that act as modern day cell phone that can make calls, search the web, and provide the wearer with lip-reading abilities (for spying no less). Can these contacts be a thing? Because I want to sign up for a pair. Overall I found the books fantastically passed and never struggle to read a character’s chapter seeing as they are all relatable. A must read for people that want a futuristic twist on their summer contemporary.
Date published: 2016-06-25

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“McGee has done her work in world building and character development to make a juicy, memorable future that readers will want to revisit.”