The Thousandth Floor – SPOILER FREE REVIEW
I wanted to say a huge thank you to the wonderful people at Harper Collins NZ for sending me a copy of The Thousandth Floor, so that I could review it for all my lovely readers. I’ve been looking forward to reading this one and letting you all know what I thought, and finally I have my review up for you now. I will also be reviewing some other books they sent me very soon. You can see what reviews will be coming up HERE.
Author: Katharine McGee
Published: August 2016 by Harper Collins
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Futuristic, Romance, Drama
Page Count: 448 Pages
Source: Harper Collins NZ
The first book of The Thousandth Floor trilogy, and Katharine McGee’s debut novel, was quite a surprise for me. As someone who usually gravitates towards the more Fantasy heavy genres, I actually really enjoyed The Thousandth Floor! I had been interested when I read the summary, but it didn’t take me long to go from a little interested to fully invested in the story! Full of drama, suspense, glamour, mystery and enough weird futuristic stuff to keep it interesting, I found myself not wanting to put it down, and when I did I couldn’t stop thinking about picking it up again.
If you are a fan of Teen Drama, then this one is definitely for you. It felt like a mix of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, only set in the year 2118. With technology that makes spying and prying easier for everyone most of the time, but with drama and secrets just as crazy as the gadgets! A little bit of mystery starts the story off, and keeps you wondering about who, what, where and why, for the rest of the book! I found myself reading into little details, trying to figure out the mystery before the end. I did not figure it out and had the joy of being completely surprised… surprised and intrigued about what would happen next!
This idea that New York had basically become this giant 1000 story tower, but the tower was more of a social ladder than anything, was very interesting to me! A place where the lower class were living on the lower levels, and the high society living, literally up high and above everyone else. I found myself gravitating towards certain characters, and disliking other ones, all as if I was a part of the society that had formed inside the tower.
The book is written in 5 different POV, which may sound a bit much, however I think it really worked. It allowed me to get into the 5 key characters minds which really helped me to understand them, their problems, and their motives. There is one character in particular, who we did not get any part of the story in his POV. I hope this changes in the sequel as I find him very interesting and want to learn more, specially after the events at the end of the book!
I would have liked a little more explanation of certain things… the history of the tower, some of the technology, and definitely one of the main characters ‘Avery’ and how she came to be. In my opinion, some more of this would have broken up the drama just a little bit more. There were a few moments where I had to go back and read the previous few pages again as the explanation, or lack of one had me a little confused. Other than that, I actually really enjoyed the entire story, and I’m sure we will get much more information about the Characters and the Tower in the next book in the series! I can’t wait to continue this story, and let you know what I think of book #2!