Read: July 3rd-4th, 2016
Series: The Thousandth Floor, #1
Format: ARC, 428 pages
Source: BEA 2016
Description from GoodReads:
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.
Contains Minor Spoilers:
You can't stop this.
I didn't know very much when picking up The Thousandth Floor at a Harper drop at BEA 2016, I knew that it was vaguely about a huge tower where everyone lived and that it took place in the future. It wasn't until I got home that I was finally able to read the description, and after reading it, it jumped way higher on my TBH pile.
I'm not a huge fan of multiple perspectives in books, I feel like there is always too much jumping around and in the end I always pick a favourite and only want to read their parts, thus making me bored when it comes to the other parts. Oddly enough, I didn't find that the cause with The Thousandth Floor, even if I was going back and fourth between 5 people. In the end I did have a favourite I would look forward too, but it was never a dull moment reading all the different parts.
The Thousandth Floor reminded me entirely of The Secret Diamond Sisters. The way they would swap to different floors, the way they had one place where they would always hang out, an affair which produced a love child, incest....
I could not get over Avery and Atlas, their relationship creeped me out on so many levels, I just couldn't handle it. I was constantly cringing and gagging, even if they're aren't blood related.
Besides a few things here and there, The Thousandth Floor was a phenomenal book. I can not wait to pick up it's sequel whenever that day comes, and am glad that this was my first read of all my BEA books!
"Sometimes love and chaos mean the same thing."
Recommend to People Who Enjoy:
Young Adult, Contemporary, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Mystery, Thrillers, Futuristic