Wednesday, November 2, 2016

"What I'm Reading" Wednesday #47

This "WIR"-Wednesday I'm engrossed in a book I've been looking forward to reading since I picked it up at the bookstore in September. Ride on the elevator with me all the way up to...

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
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….

Why I Chose This Book / What I Think So Far:
Back when this book was first coming out it was compared to a "futuristic" version of Gossip Girl. I admit, I was intrigued but also skeptical. I mean the blurb sounded fantastic but I was afraid it would be a little too sci-fi(ish) for my tastes. I am seriously hooked on The Thousandth Floor. Yes, it does bear a resemblance to Gossip Girl if you look at it in a certain light (mainly in the case of the characters. I can definitely see a little Serena Vander Woodsen and Blair Waldorf in Leda and Avery.) and I love all of the futuristic details. The only thing I've noticed - and has anyone else that's read The Thousandth Floor noticed this? - besides in the Tower itself, the outside world seems the nearly the same as it does in our present day even though its supposed to be 100 years in the future. Maybe we'll see more of the futuristic world outside the Tower as I get deeper into the book, but right now it seems like everything anyone needs is inside the Tower. So far I'm loving the book and I can't decide which of the characters I like best. I just know I don't like Watt very much, but he definitely fits in with the Tower and the rest of the characters. 

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