Overview: (THANK YOU GOOD READS) 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....
My Thoughts: AMAZING, STUNNING, SERIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL and soooo much drama. I have to say I flew through this book. I think I finished it within a week, which is really good for me considering I have 3 jobs, a wedding to plan, being in that wedding, and doing makeup for the upcoming Dracula play in my town. If you don't know what this book is about, please look it up on Good Reads or Amazon, also make that purchase. It is REALLY worth it.
The story is very interesting. Honestly, I loved how much my mind wondered to build up the characters and all of their futuristic technology. (Seriously, to them, a car of our time is OLD and ILLEGAL because of all the wrecks we have). My favorite characters- Avery, Eris and Cord. Least favorite- Hiral, Leda, and, believe it or not, Atlas.
Avery is genetically made to be perfect, but she isn't a snob. She hates the word perfect and wants to be anything but. I admire that about her, because while all these women out here (myself included) are trying to be perfect and desirable to others, she isn't happy with herself even then. Even though there are no flaws, she still isn't happy. She isn't happy with how people treat her because she is perfect. She isn't happy that she has a lot of fake friends who just want to associate themselves with the most beautiful girl in the world.
Eris- Bless her heart. This isn't going to be a spoiler so that's all I'm really going to say. She had a chance to change her life for the better but she just couldn't stay out of the lime light. She had to be apart of her old life one way or the other and in the end, it won. Not her.
Cord- I really like how the author portrayed him. He is basically the Chuck Bass of this book (see Gossip Girl for a reference). He tried so hard to keep people out of his heart, but ended up letting one person in. It scared him, no doubt. He was just beautifully written.
Leda-WOW. I didn't see that coming at all. She was pretty whiny throughout the book. I get you and your best friend are fighting , but you're both being petty. Get over it. Talk to each other. Maybe the awkwardness between you two could have been avoided. At least a little.
Hiral and V- Ugh.... I don't even want to waste my breath, or rather fingers, on them.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It is perfect for those Gossip Girl, elite lovers like me. Just remember, the higher you are, the harder the fall.