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The Thousandth Floor, by Katharine McGee

April 1, 2017

My little sister, Sarah, is back with another book review, and who doesn’t want to curl up with a good book these days? The last book she reviewed, The Woman in Cabin 10, was perfect to kick off our book reviews here on My Manicured Life – a page turner that grabs you right from the start.  Reading has always been a passion in our family, and I’m so glad that Sarah has signed on to this blog series; she has always been the one I turn to when I need a good book.

The Thousandth Floor, By  Katharine McGee

Hi guys, Sarah here, and every once in a while I feel like I need to tap back to my 13-year-old self and read the hottest YA novel {don’t judge}. Whether that is The Hunger Games, Harry Potter or this debut novel set to become a series by Katherine McGee, The Thousandth Floor. 

Based on 4 women (scratch that – girls) and 1 boy and in the future of NYC when the city has been built up – literally to 1000 floors. The writing is incredibly light and there is no deep thinking on this one; that doesn’t mean it won’t grab you. The storyline is full of secrets – secret love interests, secret children, secret lives. I personally could never get comfortable with the main love story and I will leave it at that to keep the surprise, but let’s just say it is nontraditional.

McGee does have a creative imagination when describing the technology of the future and the inter-workings of the skyscraper. She was pretty detailed in the fashion, the transport (Uber-like flying cars) and even the drugs the teens are using in the future.

I likely won’t pick up the next one in the series, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I ended up in the theater if it gets picked up as a film. It fulfilled that need to keep up on what the teens are reading these days, but skip if you are still behind on the classic YA sets and be sure to read The Girl In Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware – see my last review here

Photography by my crazy talented friend and photographer Elena Graham

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