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.
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...
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.
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
|Publication date:||30th August 2016|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers, YA readers|
|Genres:||Romance / Relationship Stories|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
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 About Katharine McGee