Author: Katharine McGee• Category: YA Fiction • Series: The Thousandth Floor • Pages:437
New York City 2118. Welcome to to the age of artificial intelligence, hovers and biochips. The landscape has shifted dramatically and down town Manhattan is home to a super-tower stretching one thousand stories high.
Avery Fuller lives in the thousandth floor penthouse with her family and has the seeming perfect life. Money, friends and genetically modified flawless beauty. Money can’t buy everything though and Avery wants the one thing she can never have.
A web of lies and scandal unfolds and the residents of the super-tower are going to learn a very important lesson. The higher you rise the harder you fall.
It is hard to review this book without reference to Gossip Girl but clearly the author and publishers understood this, hence the review from Cecily Von Ziegesar (Gossip Girls author) on the cover. This book was trash-tastically fantastic! There were characters that I loved and those that I already love to hate. Like in Gossip Girl you know that these opinions probably won’t stay the same throughout the series (I hated Blair at the start of GG but she was my favourite character in the end). Despite an array of characters I found two things that are rare. One I didn’t get confused, which is a bonus as far as I am concerned and two there wasn’t a single character that I didn’t like reading their prose. And please someone invite me to a bubble party… I am there! I must admit I was a GG viewer not reader, and I can already picture this as a hit TV show, filling the gap that GG left. Being set in 2118 it has an interesting take on futurist elements but demonstrates that behind advancements in technology are still very human emotions. I cannot wait for the next instalment, and hope that Katherine McGee can keep up the quality through the series.
Overall Rating:￼ ￼￼￼￼￼ 4.5/5 teacups
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