The Thousandth Floor by Katharine Mcgee Review

Hello Book Lovers,

I hope everyone is enjoying this relaxing Sunday. I finished this book last week and I had to take some time to think about it before I wrote this review. The Thousandth Floor is the debut novel for author Katharine Mcgee and it’s the first book in a Trilogy.

24921954  Synopsis

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.

Debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall….

I must say  I was super excited when I got this book, because I couldn’t wait to read it. I love anything set in NYC since that’s where I’m from and the cover is absolutely beautiful. I went into reading this book not knowing too much aside from the blurb on Goodreads. I thought it would be an interesting story. On Goodreads I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars and that’s because I felt there was something lacking throughout the book.  In the epilogue we’re given insight into something big and I thought as I kept reading the story that we would be given little clues or something to hint at what happened, and how it would unfold, but we didn’t. I never read the Gossip Girl or Pretty Little Liar books, but I watched the shows and while I was reading that’s all I could think about which isn’t a terrible thing, but I started to feel like we were going to be dragged along longer than we had to be.  The story dragged on for most of the book and it wasn’t until the last 150 pages where things really got interesting.


This is not to say that I won’t continue reading the series, because there were some parts where I really wanted to keep reading about certain characters and their story. This book has a good plot premise and I enjoyed the author’s writing style, but I really wanted more. With the way this first book ended I’m interested to read what is done in the next book. Hopefully we will get a lot more details from beginning to end. One thing I’m really hoping for is more world building because since this isn’t set in present NYC it would be nice to get some backstory as to how this world was created because a lot of it seems super unrealistic sometimes. Since this is the 1st of 3 let’s see what happens in the next one and if everything is more developed it could be a great story. 

If any of you have read this I would love to hear what you thought about it. 


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