Reader Reviewed The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

The Thousandth Floor

Written by Katharine McGee
Part of the The Thousandth Floor Series

YA readers   Debuts of the Month   13+ readers   eBooks   
Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

September 2016 Debut of the Month

In a nutshell: glamour | scandal | romance Set 100 years in the future in a world of unimaginable luxury and wealth, Katherine McGee’s slick, savvy debut explores an age-old theme: money doesn’t make you happy, and it certainly can’t buy you love. It opens dramatically with a girl plunging from the top of the 1000 storey tower that now houses all the inhabitants of Manhattan. The story then goes back to explore events that led to the tragedy, following five teenagers: Avery, flawlessly beautiful; Leda, struggling with addiction; Eris, suddenly and shockingly deprived of her privileged lifestyle; Rylin, working as a maid; and Watt, the boy who knows everything about everyone. A heady mix of gossip, scandal, love, jealousy and intrigue makes for addictive reading.

Fans of smart futuristic fiction like this will also enjoy Matched by Ally Condie or the Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver. Andrea Reece

Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of the teen/YA members of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Kyra, age 17 - 'Fragile lives, luscious lies and deceit makes this a read that will have you begging for more.'   
  • Eloise Mae Clarkson, age 14 - 'I loved how all the characters’ lives intertwined, it was really cleverly done...I would definitely read more if it was made into a series.'
  • Celeste Phelan, age 14 - 'A fantastic novel which transports you miles away to a different, futuristic world.'  
  • Imogen, age 16  - 'I absolutely loved this book....I have already recommended it to lots of my friends and I can't wait to see if the author writes more books involving these characters and the tower.'
  • Destiny Maraj, age 15 - 'I loved this novel, I really liked the mix of science fiction, romance and mystery all in one. It was very original, imaginative and a very addictive read.'
  • Humaira, age 18 - 'It's one of those books where you only have to read once because it will always stay with you. It's an understatement to say I love this book.'
  • Jodi Coffman, age 14 - 'I really enjoyed this book, especially the unique way it was written.  Each chapter was from someone else’s point of view which made it even more interesting. '

Win the Skulduggery Pleasant series, SIGNED by the author!

The 11 instalment in the best-selling Skulduggery Pleasant series, Midnight, is out in hardback on 31 May. To celebrate this we are giving away THREE prizes of all 11 books in the series, SIGNED by the author Derek Landy and delivered in a special Skulduggery Pleasant tote bag!

To have a chance of winning one of these great prizes, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. Draw closes on 28 June 2018. The winners will be notified by 12 July 2018.

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 28/06/2018


The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Welcome to Manhattan, 2118. A thousand-storey tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible - if you want it enough. A hundred years in the future, New York's elite of the super-tower lie, backstab and betray each other to find their place at the top of the world. Everyone wants something...and everyone has something to lose. As the privileged inhabitants of the upper floors recklessly navigate the successes and pitfalls of the luxury life, forbidden desires are indulged and carefree lives teeter on the brink of catastrophe.

Whilst lower-floor workers are tempted by a world - and unexpected romance - dangling just out of reach. And 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. So when a young woman falls from the top of the supertower, her death is the culmination of a scandal that has ensnared the top-floor elite and bottom-floor. But who plummeted from the roof? And what dark secrets led to her fall? Friends will be betrayed and enemies forged as promises are broken. When you're this high up, there's nowhere to go but down...


The luxe lives of Manhattan's elite are even more extraordinary in Katharine McGee's futuristic, highly addictive page-turner. The Thousandth Floor will give you vertigo and leave you eager for more. Cecily von Ziegesar, no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Gossip Girl

Katharine McGee's vision of glamorous twenty-second century teens makes for an addictive and compelling read that left me longing for the second installment! Alyson Noel, no. 1 New York Times bestselling author

Twenty-second century Gossip Girl-like fun. Sexy and engrossing! Melissa de la Cruz, no. 1 New York Times bestselling author

An unparalleled mash-up of romance, mystery, and science fiction unlike anything I've read before. Katharine McGee gives the speculative fiction genre a much-needed make-over with a novel that's as glamorous as it is fiercely intelligent. Kass Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of THE 100

Compelling and imaginative - I loved everything from the fascinating vision of the future to the scandalous lives of the characters." Amy Tintera, author of RUINED

About the Author

Katharine McGee is from Houston, Texas. She studied English and French literature at Princeton and has an MBA from Stanford. It was during her years at living in a second-floor apartment in New York City that she kept daydreaming about skyscrapers... and then she started writing. The Thousandth Floor is her first novel.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info


320 pages


Katharine McGee
More books by Katharine McGee


HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

30th August 2016




It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

Lovereading 4 schools