I recently finished reading The Thousandth Floor, and I am going to start with it isn’t my typical read. Yes, I read the Twilight series and The Hunger Games, and yes I think Harry Potter books are some of the best books ever written, but typically I don’t read much in the YA category. But a couple of people described it as a “futuristic Gossip Girl” (which is still one of my favorite shows), so I couldn’t not read it. Also, Riverdale is a current obsession, so maybe my taste isn’t as sophisticated as I thought.
The Thousandth Floor takes place in 2118 in New York. There is an enormous thousand floor tower that has been build on top of former New York city. As the floors get higher, the more wealthy the residents are.
The book is told from several perspectives – all are teenagers living in the tower. Avery lives on the thousandth floor with her parents and her adopted brother Atlas. Avery was genetically designed by her parents to be absolutely stunning, she gets everything she wants but she is secretly in love with someone she can’t have. Leda is Avery’s best friend. She has recently returned from a summer in rehab (which no one knows about), after spinning out of control the following spring. Eris is another wealthy highlier (which means she lives on one of the highest floors), who is a beautiful, care free spirit. Her life is turned upside down when a family secret is revealed. Rylin lives down on the lower floors. She works to support herself and her younger sister. Watt also lives in the lower tower. He is a computer genius and hacker who has an illegal compute in his head.
At the beginning of the book, you know that a beautiful girl has gone off the edge of the tower and plummeted to her death. Then the story backs up to the events leading up to her death. Of course, everyone has their secrets, and everyone wants something. The Thousandth Tower is about betrayal, jealously, secrets, relationships, and the things lengths people will go to get what they want.
So I was so obsessed with this book that I stayed up late on a Thursday night to finish reading it and went to the bookstore Friday to buy the second one, The Dazzling Heights. I couldn’t put it down. And I was getting so angry that I couldn’t stop screaming at the book (I can’t tell you what I was screaming). The third book in the series comes out in August, and I am really not sure what I am supposed to do until then.
Have you read The Thousandth Floor? If so, we have to talk about it! If not, go read it and then we can talk!