Gossip Girl By Eudora Mcgee's The Thousandth Floor

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The Thousandth Floor first caught my attention after I saw it described as a "futuristic Gossip Girl" and I can definitely see why that conclusion was met. McGee's debut novel is a sleek look at what the lives of the rich (and poor!) could be like in a hundred years time, where your floor in the tower essentially determines your status.
All of the characters were adequately and nicely developed, with no one character getting an unbalancing amount more or less development. Though the introduction of so many characters — the story is from the perspectives of five characters, if I remember correctly, — as the novel progressed, it became easier to keep up with the shifts in each chapter. It was also a welcome change to not read a dystopia/utopia/futuristic story that centred around a 'chosen one', a cliché which I feel is running dry in all honesty. My only character related criticism would probably be **SPOILERS** the romance arc with Avery and her adopted brother. Why there is a current 'trend' of incest in fiction is beyond me, but there we
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Needless to say — and I will attempt to convey my point without spoilers — I fully expected that scenario to occur, but not that person. As the final chapter drew to a close, the pace grew visibly quicker and I couldn't help but put everything else in my life on hold until I was finished. The suspense was, in my opinion, perfect. Not too much so as to make the scene jarring; not too little as to leave things slightly boring.
All in all, The Thousandth Floor is a book that I am definitely glad I have read. It was thought-provoking, and a nice deviation from your stereotypical 'one chosen woman must save all of humanity with the help of tall, mysterious man' malarkey 9yes, that is a technical term). Anyone who is looking for drama, romance, and advanced technology, then I must highly recommend to you McGee's debut
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