Review : The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee 

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….  (From: Goodreads)

Title: The Thousandth Floor 

Author: Katharine McGee

Genres: YA, drama, sci-fi

Publisher: Harper Collins (UK), 2016

Edition: paperback, 437 pages 

The sounds of laughter and music were dying down on the thousandth floor, the party breaking up by bits and pieces as even the roundest guests finally stumbled into the elevators and down to their homes.

Just look at that gorgeous cover!

This was definitely a cover buy for me.  After I read the synopsis, I decided not to buy this book because…people said it was like Gossip Girl!  Nope.  I haven’t read that book.  I’ve watched two episodes of the show, but didn’t like it.

So why the hell did I end up having this book on my shelf?  Well…I came across the UK cover online and I just…had to buy it.  Lol.

Things I Like About It 

– the idea of the Tower 

Well.  The richers lived higher.  I think this idea is interesting although I wouldn’t want to live in a place like that.  Whoa!  That’s really pressured.  Who would want to live in the Tower?  You?

– the guessing of who died 

Katharine built this scene in prologue.  It was kinda like Big Little Lies.  You have to keep guessing when you read the story.  Who died?  Was she killed by someone or herself or an accident?  

– the dirty secrets 

Everyone had secrets.  Those secrets might cost them everything.  I’ll let you be the judge of those secrets.  

– distinctive characters 

We had five points of view: Avery, Leda, Rylin, Eris, and Watt.  Personally, I really dislike Leda.  No particular reason.  

Things I Dislike About It 

Actually there’s nothing I really dislike about it.  Maybe…some parts the drama is annoying?  But it’s what this story about.  


I enjoyed reading this book.  I certainly will read the second book: The Dazzling Height will come out on 29th of August.  I recommend people who love scandals or maybe Gossip Girl (though I totally had no idea what that show was about).

That’s all for my review of The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee.  Have you read this book?  Let me know what you think.

Happy reading!  Have a nice day and I’ll see you next time!  Bye-bye 👋


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