Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Teaser Tuesday: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee.

The Thousandth Floor –

“I just don’t understand why you won’t talk to me.”
“Yeah, well, sometimes it’s not about you, Avery.”
— Chapter 6

The words hung there, quietly ending the world Avery had always lived in. In the silence a new world was unfolding.
— Chapter 50

So, I hope you aren’t afraid of heights because this book will take you way up into the clouds. And down into the deepest abyss of society. You can read this as a guilty pleasure and be well entertained. Or if you’re like me you read this as a mixture between guilty pleasure, social study, and crime mystery. I made one mistake with this book in that I flipped through the book at one point and found out one of the mysteries the book sets up in the prologue (I have a talent for that, I should just rubber band the subsequent pages). I don’t know if I would have figured it out before it happened, but that way I read the story with very different eyes.
The number of characters was slightly overwhelming at the beginning, but once I had them straight and was beginning to understand how their stories were intertwined although they lived in such separated social strata it became complexly interesting. I liked how the author was able to portray these characters with their different premises and motivations.
There is one aspect that might be a red flag for some: There is a romantic implication between siblings. However, they are not blood-related, merely grew up together so I don’t actually get why this is such a big deal.

Have you ever accidentally discovered a major plot reveal without meaning to and have it change your reading of the story? Or are you a skip ahead person? Share your habits and teasers in the comments!


Beth F said...

I liked both teasers! Enjoy.

Laura said...

I liked both teasers, but the second one slightly more. Both of them have truth to them. My Teaser

PD Workman said...

Poor Avery! LOL.

Mine this week is from Gone Girl https://wp.me/p3Nz8P-1ca

Laura Thomas said...

I liked these. Sounds like a rude awakening.

My TT from The Dog

Ms. M. said...

Sounds interesting. Here's mine for this week: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1ti

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