Synopsis (from Goodreads)
Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books UK
Released: 30th of August 2016
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.
What I Have to Say
I wasn't sure at all if I would like this book. Privileged rich kids being awful to each other is not my idea of a good story, but this wasn't like this at all. Partly because it wasn't just rich kids. There were main characters from several different levels of the tower, both rich one at the top and less privileged ones at the bottom. It was a good variety of perspectives and it made it much better than I thought it might be.
The tower was really fascinating. The level of privilege was only the start. There was so much information woven into the story about the layout and way that the tower worked in a way that left me with so many questions. I'm looking forward to the next book in order to find out more about how the society works.
The only thing that got to me was the sibling romance. It always gets to me. It's just one of my pet peeves. I know that this sort of relationship happens and it can get really complicated, especially in situations like this where adoption is involved. But for me it just puts me off a book.
Really though, I was happily surprised by this book. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel too! I cannot wait to see what happens.