Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The Thousandth Floor Review and Giveaway

Author: Katharine McGee
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (30 Aug. 2016)

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. (Excerpt from Publishers' Blurb)

I read somewhere that this was Gossip Girl set in a thousand floor building, which was a good enough reason for me to read it. I understand the comparison, in terms of the drama and interlinking relationships, but I think this is so much better!

The only thing I wasn't sure about at first was that the book shifts between quite a few characters' third person viewpoints. I found it hard to keep track of them at first but in the end I felt that it was one of the book's main strengths. I loved the way the characters' storylines intersected, sometimes in very unexpected ways.

Sometimes I get sick of romantic drama but I really enjoyed it in this book! The different relationships were so much fun to follow as they developed or unravelled.

Another part I really liked was the contemporary feel to this book set against the sci-fi setting. I haven't read many other YAs of this style and I'll definitely look out for more.

This is one of the most fun books I've read for ages. If you're in a reading slump or you want a really engrossing read, this is the perfect book!

With that in mind, I have a giveaway! One lucky winner can have their very own copy of 'The Thousandth Floor'. To enter, all you need to do it retweet my pinned tweet and follow me on Twitter (@yaundermyskin.) Good luck!

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