NON SPOILER REVIEW: The Thousandth Floor By Katharine McGee 5/5 Stars|TeenBookLit101

NON SPOILER REVIEW: The Thousandth Floor By Katharine McGee 5/5 Stars

TITLE: The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor #1)

AUTHOR: Katharine McGee


PAGES: 437 

STARS: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Set in the year 2118 New York is all within The Thousandth Floor Tower. The richest live near the top and the poor towards the bottom. The story follows 5 teen characters in a web of lies and secrets. The prologue begins with a girl falling off the tower and then flashbacks 2 months earlier to everything leading up to her fall whilst you’re left guessing who was the one who died.  

Writing Style:

The book is written following 5 different characters in third person narrative It was easy to follow and consisted on about 5 pages per chapter with a different perspective in every chapter. 

Character Development:

There was a lot of character development in this book. I found myself getting very attached to all 5 of the main characters. I does seem like a lot of characters but you get attached really quick. We get to see all the characters develop as they go through difficulties in their lives. Katharine McGee definitely adds a quirky and unique style to each character allowing their voices to stand out.


Sci-Fi/ Dystopia: This book is set about 100 years into the future and we get to see so much new and cool tech explored. It has a slight dystopia feel to it although it doesn’t have the main tropes of a dystopia novel. It doesn’t have the evil dictatorship government but there is a huge difference between the poor and rich. 

Mystery: There’s a huge mystery element in this book and I think that’s what drives the story mainly. There’s just so much drama that keeps you hooked all the time.

Mental Health: Mental health is an underlying theme explored through the character of Leda. We get to see her after rehab and how the effects of her drug addiction really mess with her mind. 

Overall Thoughts:

This was a really different type of book genre for me but I loved it. Katharine McGee has done really well for her debut. Can’t wait for the rest of the trilogy. 

Top Quote:

“Apologies mean nothing when the person you trust the most has been lying to you your whole life” 

Comment below your own thoughts on The Thousandth Floor and let me know what you think. Also be sure to share your fav quotes too and anything else book related really.

See ya all soon…

–TeenBookLit101 xx

24 thoughts on “NON SPOILER REVIEW: The Thousandth Floor By Katharine McGee 5/5 Stars|TeenBookLit101

  1. notsomoderngirl says:

    Completely agree with you on the character development- I thought the characterisation of the novel was the best part about it! Great post, I found this review really difficult to do spoiler-free on my blog, so well done! 🙂


  2. bethlily96 says:

    I can’t wait to read this one, I don’t think that I have seen a single bad review for it. Just got to wait till June though, when the american cover is due to be released in the UK (I massively prefer it). Great review x


  3. Fleur @ Frankly Books says:

    Currently listening to it through audible, and loving it so far! I adore both of the covers as well, although I think it might just be because I’ve been staring at the one I wasn’t that fond of, while listening to my audiobook! They didn’t have the other cover.

    Fleur @ FranklyBooks just posted SISTERS & CAKE | THE SIREN BY KEIRA CASS


  4. Marrill Collins says:

    I saw this books somewhere and wasn’t sure about it. I think your review has changed my mind!

    It seems so cool and the cover is gorgeous! (At least, the US one is. I’m not sure if it’s different)


  5. TeacherofYA says:

    I am so glad you loved this book! Excellent review! We both enjoyed it and I’m so glad…I had posted a glowing review and was worried that others might not agree…
    Great job! 👏👏👏👏


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