“The Thousandth Floor” by Katharine McGee

Quick Statistics

  • “The Thousandth Floor” by Katharine McGee
  • Young Adult Science Fiction
  • Read as an ebook
  • 4/5 stars
  • Finished October 31, 2017

Official Synopsis


A thousand-story 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 is a city of innovation and dreams. Everyone there 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 this 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 for 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.

Amid breathtaking advancement and high-tech luxury, five teenagers struggle to find their place at the top of the world. But when you’re this high up, there’s nowhere to go but down….

My Thoughts/Summary

This was originally billed as a future-esq Gossip Girl and while that isn’t wrong it’s also not entirely right. There is a giant tower that is over 1000 stories high. The higher floor you on, shows your status. You want to be higher up on the floors. The world building was pretty fun with this book, and it begins with a cliffhanger. Someone is dead. You spend the rest of the book trying to figure out who is dead and why.

I enjoyed this book, it kept me reading and I felt invested in the characters. There is some LGBT representation and it didn’t feel like a plot line, I actually really enjoyed it. The characters were diverse enough that I could tell them apart, and they didn’t all run together which when it comes to stories like this is fairly easy to do. This isn’t some intense book where your life will be forever changed, but as a nice breather page turner? I would highly recommend.

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