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The Thousandth Floor, Katharine McGee – Book Review

I received The Thousandth Floor in exchange for an honest review

This book was the perfect guilty pleasure book for me. Packed with perfect but shallow protagonists and petty, ridiculous dramas, Katharine McGee has weaved a thoroughly addictive, enjoyable tale in The Thousandth Floor.

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In McGee’s futuristic New York, the majority of Manhattan has been taken over by a gigantic tower block, one which not only houses apartments but shops, schools, streets and entire communities. The higher the floor, the more wealthy the occupants. Right at the top, on the thousandth floor, is the Fuller family which includes Avery Fuller – a girl who is genetically modified to be perfect, and resents it bitterly. The story follows Avery and a couple of her privileged friends – Eris and Lena – alternating narratives to convey the life of these elite teens. Continue reading

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Dear Amy, Helen Callaghan – Book Review

I received Dear Amy in exchange for an honest review

I received this ARC a couple of months ago, and I have to admit I’d been dragging my heels and prioritising other novels ahead of this due to the distinctly average rating it has received so far on Goodreads. But, I finally got around to reading and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. I raced through this book; it’s a fun, fast-paced psychological thriller packed with unexpected twists that had me glued to the pages.

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The protagonist is Margot, a schoolteacher who also doubles as ‘Amy’, an agony aunt for the local newspaper. Aside from an impending divorce, her life is pretty humdrum until she starts receiving some mysterious letters from Bethan Avery, a girl who was abducted over a decade before. Continue reading

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