Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine. This feature highlights an upcoming release that I am excited about.
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Total Pages: 448
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Goodreads Book Description
New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough.
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…
Why I’m Excited
I’m sure at least some of you have heard of this one, or have seen posts about this around your favorite blogs and websites, so I’m not sharing anything new. Here is why I’m hyped for this:
- New York City. I love New York City, therefore I love books about New York City, so of course I was immediately drawn to this based on setting alone.
- The Future. I love books that “predict” the future of our world, realistic or not. 1984, though we’ve long since passed that year, is still one of my all-time favorite books.
- The Characters. They sound fantastic. I’m really digging the different sneak peaks we get, the stories all sound unique and intriguing.
- Tech Luxury and Futuristic Glamour. It’s like they’re speaking to my soul with these words. I’m hoping for some truly mesmerizing world building and descriptions throughout this book.
Do you judge books based on their settings as much as I tend to do?