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The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Hi ForeverBookers, 

I've just finished The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee and I thought is was a GREAT start to a series! I got an E-arc from NetGalley. The release date is 30th August 2016.

At first I thought it was going to be a dystopian novel but I hadn't read that it was a cross between Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars set in the future so if I'd have read that I would have gone into it knowing what it was about more. It certainly starts off as more Gossip Girl and goes to Pretty Little Liars as you go through.

I don't like dystopian so that's why I thought I wouldn't like it. When it started it gave me dystopian vibes as well. It became more of a contemporary set in the future as it went along. 

You're reading from 5 different perspectives, which is quite unique in YA/NA reads. These different perspectives range from the weak (at the bottom of the tower, to the rich (at the top of the tower). 

There are scenes of a sexual nature (although nothing is perversely described), swearing and drug use involved in The Thousandth Floor so I'd put an age rating of 16+ on it. 

4 Stars, because it's only the first book in a series and the world could do with more development. I can't wait to see where the next book(s) take me. 

Spoilers below...

The Thousandth Floor starts with a cliffhanger situation, where we know a girl has fallen to her death from the thousandth floor but we don't know how it's happened or who it's happened to. 

We follow several plot lines at once. These plot lines are told in 3rd person narrative but they're about a certain character. We get to see inside that characters head in the 3rd person narrative. When I started reading this I thought there were just too many characters who had a plot line. But when I read that this was like a futuristic twist on Gossip Girl/Pretty Little Liars that annoyance fell away and I started to enjoy it more. 

The setting is in New York, in 2118. Most of the book is set in the New York tower (although we do get to see outside of it a couple of times). In this future world towers have been built to house people. There's no need for cars anymore. People take a train and lifts to get around inside the tower. 

The characters are developed well. We see several personalities from happy go lucky, to depressed, to angry characters and everything in between. There are goodies, criminals, depressives, rich and poor people portrayed in The Thousandth Floor. We follow 16-25 year olds. There are a few scenes with parental figures and other family members, but not many. All the scenes have at least one of the 16-25 year old characters. We follow both girls and boys as well as a same sex couple.

I don't want to write anything else really because I believe this is a book that's best left secret until you read it. I didn't know anything about it before I started it, and I really loved the story. As I said above the only thing I found annoying at first was that I thought it had too many characters in it. But that was my own fault.

I'm looking forward to choosing my next book soon so stand by for that review coming soon...


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