Thousandth Floor, The [electronic resource] : McGee, Katharine.

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      Summary: -- Welcome to Manhattan, 2118.A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here 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 her 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 by 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.Debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall….
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Booklist Reviews 2016 July #1

In 2118 Manhattan, high society is literally sky-high—on the thousandth floor of the Tower, where the Fuller family has its penthouse. Avery Fuller, a genetically engineered queen bee high-school student, lives there with her parents and adopted brother, Atlas. Her circle of high-dwelling friends includes Leda (who's fighting drug addiction) and Eris (who's just learned she's the product of her mother's affair). Much lower down in the Tower live tech genius Watt (hired by Eris to spy on her crush, Atlas) and orphaned Rylin, a housekeeper swept into a romance with high-dwelling playboy Cord. In the prologue, an unspecified girl from this cast falls from the thousandth floor, triggering the interlocking backstories that follow. It's a clever construction, and although it feels very much like watching an episode of Gossip Girl set 100 years in the future, readers who love uncovering scandalous secrets will find themselves staying up late to see who fell and why. McGee captures the backstabbing tendencies of teens, but takes care to flesh out characters so that no one is truly villainous.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: You might say this is a towering debut, with a six-figure marketing campaign including an author tour and original video content. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Spring

In 2118, beautiful and rich Avery lives in the penthouse of Manhattan's thousand-story Tower. She's in love with Atlas, her adopted brother, who had sex with her best friend, Leda--and theirs are just three of the five rotating perspectives in this convoluted but highly readable futuristic mystery with appeal for Pretty Little Liars fans. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2016 May #5

In a confident debut, McGee creates a fascinating 22nd-century world set in a single thousand-floor mega-tower that houses all of Manhattan. Centering on the genetically flawless Avery Fuller, 16, who lives on the top floor and has everything a wealthy girl could want or need, McGee shifts smoothly among the intersecting stories of a handful of teens. Avery is always the most beautiful girl in the room, much to the chagrin of her best friend Leda, who is hiding a serious drug addiction. Meanwhile, Eris's perfect life crumbles when she learns that her father is not her biological father and, therefore, she and her mother are penniless. Rylin, an orphan, takes a job as a maid for spoiled Cord Anderton, only to begin an uncertain courtship. Watt, a computer genius, creates an illegal "quant" named Nadia that helps him navigate the social structure of the tower. Replete with romance, jealousy, and enticing future fashions and tech, McGee's story delivers more than enough drama and excitement to hook readers and leave them anticipating the next book in the trilogy. Ages 13–up. Agency: Alloy Entertainment. (Aug.)

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