Published: August 30th 2016 by Harper Collins
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’ve been looking forward to reading this for ages because it was pegged as a futuristic Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t enjoy this as much as I was hoping to and I ended up DNFing it and googling the ending.
I think my biggest issue with this book was that the characters blended together. This book is told from multiple POVs and I struggled to differentiate between the characters themselves because I felt like the voices were all the same! If I put the book down to do something else, I would struggle to remember whose perspective I was reading.
I think another issue I had was that it wasn’t Pretty Little Liars meets Gossip Girl in the future. There was a lot of drama going on, but it didn’t meet the same sort of level in what I read. I felt like Eris was the only person whose drama was actual drama and the rest was mostly petty stuff. I didn’t really care about the characters or their issues.
I actually ended up googling the end to see what happened because I wanted to know who fell. When I found out what happened and who fell and why, it was bit iffy… I think the book could’ve been interesting toward the end, but I wasn’t prepared to get that far!
All in all, I was pretty disappointed with this book, but I am glad that the cover is pretty! I gave this book 1/5 stars.