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When I First Saw You | The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Thursday, July 14, 2016 Geraldine 0 Comments

When I First Saw You (or WIFSY) is a meme held over by Sophie at Sailing through Books and Izel at A Bookish Flower. The aim of the game is to write up a synopsis for a given cover, and then compare it to the actual cover of a book! Sounds fun right? 

It's honestly been so long since I last did WIFSY! WIFSY is one of my absolute favourite memes to participate in, to be honest - it does require quite a lot of effort, but it's so fulfilling to be a part of, because of the creativity and the active thinking required :) 

The Book For This Week is...

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

My Synopsis

Yeah there were three covers for The Thousandth Floor, as I found out when I tried to find the picture for this post. But hey, three covers meant more stimulus for creativity right?? So I drew upon the title and the pictures for the following synopsis... enjoy! 

One, two, three, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seven hundred, eight hundred, nine hundred... one thousand. 

One thousand floors, 998 families.

Since 1760, Manhattan has coped with the exponential increases in the human population by housing people in sky-high apartments. In 2500, the Manhattan government opens the first thousand-floor apartment - these are the residents' stories. 

In Floor 2 lives Adolf, an old bachelor, bitter from the dissolution of his engagement with the only girl he ever loved. 

In Floor 34 is where the Munst family resides. From the matriarch, Great-Grandma Hope to little Rhianon, the Munst family is a large, happy family to society, but conspiracies between family members threaten to rip the family apart. 

Floor 674 is where Lillian Forbes lives. Or at least, it's where she's supposed to live. In reality, the Chang family reside on this floor, with no one knowing better. Melanie Chang supports her brother and her disabled father with the small income she gets cleaning the tower. Timid, and comfortable with the familiar, Melanie may never reach her full potential. 

Floor 1000? No one lives there. Floor 1000 is where these families come together, interact. Floor 1000 is where we hear the story of just a few of the families. The story of human connections and the inexplicable human ability to form connections and survive, even in the toughest of times. 

Actual Synopsis

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. But people never change: everyone here 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 her 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 by 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.

Debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall…. 


DAAAAMN for once, I'm actually kind of on the right track! I had the right setting (somewhere in America woo!). The synopses both share the same format, with a focus on a person/being in each paragraph too! I think my synopsis leans a little more towards adult fiction/literature though, with themes of survival, human connection, etc. whilst the actual synopsis is filled with more action and suspense/thriller, I think. 

Either way, I know that I'd definitely read my book and the actual book - I love both the synopses! Plus, the covers are breathtaking! Some books never get a good cover - but this book? It gets three awesome covers! What a lucky book! -claps- 

What do you guys think? Love my synopsis? Love the actual one? Love the covers? Do you agree with the comparison I've made? Let me know in the comments! 

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