Published by HarperCollins on August 30th 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. 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....
So I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I read and saw a lot of mixed reviews on Goodreads and BookTube, but I loved the bitchiness and backstabbing and deep dark secrets this book offered. I am very excited for the next book and I hope a certain character (you know who), gets theirs. I loved the concept of this huge skyscraper like its own city filled with people. I also enjoyed the literal hierarchy within the tower based on money. And this is the first multi-perspective book that I have read that I did not skim/skip chapters of certain characters because I wasn’t invested in them. I was invested in all of the characters and I wanted to know what was going to happen with all of them. Of course, I had my favorites, but I loved all of them and I loved how their lives intertwined. I cannot wait to read the sequel and more from this author.
Spoilers and rant beyond this point (read at own risk)…
My biggest beef concerning this book isn’t even the content in the book itself, but the reviews regarding the relationship between Avery and Atlas. It seriously pissed me off that people were giving the book low reviews because of this relationship. They are not blood-related. Yes, they grew up together, but Atlas was adopted. It is not incest. And it pissed me off that those who gave it a low review due to the perceived “incest,” gave high ratings to books like Wuthering heights and Forbidden. Are you fucking kidding me?