The Thousandth Floor written by Katharine McGee
Published by: HarperCollins on August 10, 2016
Review Source: Publisher, Edelweiss
Genres: Young Adult, Romance
Plot: The future is filled with rich bitches… and I like it.
Review: Oh my Starbucks and bookmarks, this one was amazing! It’s the best guilty pleasure I have read in a long time, and I need book two yesterday. Here’s what you get:
- Stunning worldbuilding. Katharine McGee has put some serious thought into what the future of Manhattan will look like, and oh how I want to be there. The Thousandth Floor takes place in The Tower, a monster of a high-rise that is as big as Central Park. It is an economic microcosm, where the higher you live, the loftier the
rent. It’s filled with everything from boarding schools and night clubs, to forests and country clubs. Honestly, the place sounds more like the entire island of Manhattan rather than a tower, but it is the perfect staging ground for displaying income inequality meets high society dysfunction. I dig it. I also completely bought into it. McGee weaves just enough “future” into this one to freshen up the genre.
- It’s the New Gossip Girl. Katharine McGee did not write Gossip Girl, and I don’t want to imply that she is ripping the series off here, because she isn’t. The Thousandth Floor is its own series in every way. However, her rich bitches are ON. POINT. I like to imagine Blaire giving graceful applause throughout the entire book. There is also so much drama and tension that I threw the book down a few times squealing, “I can’t”, only to pick it up and battle cry, “I must”. It was that kind of reading experience.
- It’s a series! The ending is going to kick your Louise Boutin out from under you, but never fear, there will be MORE. Raise your glasses! We have a new favorite series!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Who Should Snag It: Anyone who likes rich mean girls, drama, and suspense will devour this one.
*I would like to thank Edelweiss and the publisher for providing me with a free ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review*