The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
Series: The Thousandth Floor #1
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: 30th August 2016
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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. Everyone there 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 this 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 for 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.
Amid breathtaking advancement and high-tech luxury, five teenagers struggle to find their place at the top of the world. But when you're this high up, there's nowhere to go but down....
I was not expecting this book to be quite so Teen Drama! It gave off a lot of Gossip Girl vibes that I was totally unprepared for. Not sure why. I guess I was expecting it to be more of a thriller or mystery with some Rich People Drama thrown in? Instead it was just a lot of gossiping and partying.
Overall, this was a better film than I was expecting! I think it played out a lot better on screen than it did on paper, perhaps because I just didn’t connect with Carey’s writing all that well.
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
Hopefully this East Asian fantasy will be better than Richelle Mead’s failed attempt.
The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera
Everyone is going on about this fantasy novel! It’s about two warriors who have to battle demons.
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
I really enjoyed this one! It’s about three siblings who have been adopted separately and/or placed in foster care. It’s really good and it made me cry.
September’s to be read pile was a complete flop because I got so busy that I only had time to read one book. One! I’m so disappointed. But on the plus side, I’ve got a few quiet weekends coming up, and I’m planning on reading alllll of the books now that the flat is in a decent state.
In October, I’m planning on knocking out a tonne of my review copies so I don’t have those hanging over me. #ARCtober, anyone? Dewey’s Readathon is coming up soon so I’m hoping to whiz out a few then.
Traitor to the Throne
by Alwyn HamiltonSeries: Rebel of the Sands #2 Genre: Fantasy Release Date:
2nd February 2017 Publisher: Faber & Faber Source: Bought Add it: Goodreads Rating:
Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali. Amani has come into both her powers and her reputation as the Blue-Eyed Bandit, and the Rebel Prince's message has spread across the desert - and some might say out of control. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruellest manner possible.
Stripped of her powers and her identity, and torn from the man she loves, Amani must return to her desert-girl's instinct for survival. For the Sultan's palace is a dangerous one, and the harem is a viper's nest of suspicion, fear and intrigue. Just the right place for a spy to thrive... But spying is a dangerous game, and when ghosts from Amani's past emerge to haunt her, she begins to wonder if she can trust her own treacherous heart.
Rebel of the Sands was a kickass debut with some fantastic characters in an immersive fantasy setting. I was awaiting the release of Traitor to the Throne with baited breath, even during my reading slump from hell in the latter half of 2016. I hadn’t read any reviews for Traitor to the Throne before picking it up so I had no idea what to expect other than sheer awesomeness.