Series: The Thousandth Floor #1
Published by: HarperTeen on August 30, 2016
Genre: Drama, Young Adult
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.
My excitement for The Thousandth Floor went like this:
- Receive the book at BEA16 and go, “Holy shit this sounds AMAZING!”
- After a few months, see that it largely gets 3 stars from my Goodreads friends, and go, “Well fuck. Maybe I won’t read it.”
- Take the book with me to Greece on a whim, read it, and LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!
Sometimes not listening to reviews pays off!
1) I LOVED the idea
A thousand-story tower? A “glittering vision of the future”?
I don’t even know what else to say here except that I LOVED imagining this world. It’s funny because I would never ever ever want to live in such a place (I’m not a fan of New York City in general) but it was so much fun to imagine. Such a cool concept!
2) Every character was FANTASTIC
There are multiple points of view, which for a second really overwhelmed me. Whenever there are more than two points of view, I have a moment of panic.
- Will I be able to tell them apart?
- Will I be able to keep all these people straight?
- Will I forget who’s who?
But with The Thousandth Floor, this was a total non-issue. I had no problem keeping everyone straight. And every character was so interesting an unique. I loved them all! (Or in some cases, I loved hating them.)
Plus, there’s a tech guy. YES! <3
3) The stakes are high
Everyone has a different motivation or a different problem or a different secret. It seemed like everyone had something to lose, but it was always different.
Everyone had a reason for what they did, and goddamn it was interesting.
But hmmm.. it’s a series?
I’m iffy on the fact that this ended up being a series.
On the one hand, I LOVED this book and I will absolutely read the second one.
But on the other hand, The Thousandth Floor seems like EXACTLY the kind of book that would be perfect as a standalone. It certainly could have been. I guess my first reaction to finding out it was a series was disappointment. But I’ll do my best to reserve judgement until I read the second book, because I absolutely will read it!
Have you read The Thousandth Floor? What did you think?