Tuesday 12 January 2016

Floor 21 by Jason Luthor Blog Tour!

Welcome to my stop on the Floor 21 blog tour. You can check out the full schedule HERE.

by Jason Luthor
Release Date: June 2nd 2015

Summary from Goodreads:

As humanity lives out the remainder of its existence at the top of an isolated apartment tower, young Jackie dares to question Tower Authority and their ban on traveling into the tower's depths. Intelligent and unyielding, Jackie ventures into the shadows of the floors below. But will her strong will and refusal to be quiet—in a society whose greatest pride is hiding the past—bring understanding of how humanity became trapped in the tower she has always called home, or will it simply be her undoing?

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My Thoughts:

Floor 21 is set in a high rise tower. People live only on the top floors because anything below floor 21 is uninhabitable. The only thing that lives there is the Creep. As far as they people in the tower are concerned, they are all that's left. They can't go outside because of the Creep, only a select few get to travel to the lower level to scavenge as much as they can. Most people are content with this, but Jackie isn't. She wants answers, she wants to know why and how etc, but how does she find these answers when asking questions gets you sent up to floor 1 to get re-schooled. Those that go to floor 1 never return the same. 

Ok, this was one of the most unique books I've read in a long time. I realy enjoyed everything about it!

I loved Jackie. She was smart, funny, brave and not afraid to ask questions and take risks. She was well written and developed. I loved her diary entries too. They added a little something special to the plot. Talking of plot, its a fast moving and intriguing story and I thoroughly enjoyed it. 

The setting was perfect. At first I thought that a book set in a high rise wouldn't be that great, but it works here. What floor you live on tells people what class you belong to. You can imagine that living in a place like that that food etc would be scare. It is but scientist have developed a way to grow things too, plus the scavengers bring stuff back. You get food based on floor, so floor 1 gets the best and so on.

In all, this was a really great read. Unique, interesting and engaging, I look forward to more from this author. 

About the Author

Jason Luthor has spent a long life writing for sports outlets, media companies and universities. His earliest writing years came during his coverage of the San Antonio Spurs as an affiliate with the Spurs Report and its media partner, WOAI Radio. He would later enjoy a moderate relationship with Blizzard Entertainment, writing lore and stories for potential use in future games. At the academic level he has spent several years pursuing a PhD in American History at the University of Houston, with a special emphasis on Native American history.
His inspirations include some of the obvious; The Lord of the Rings and Chronciles of Narnia are some of the most cited fantasy series in history. However, his favorite reads include the Earthsea Cycle, the Chronicles of Prydain, as well as science fiction hits such as Starship Troopers and Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep?
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  1. If she's on floor 21, I can only imagine the crap she probably has to go through. This sounds really interesting! Has me curious! Great review.

    1. She isn't on Floor 21, below 21 the Creep is the worst :)

    2. The floors are reversed. Floor 1 is the top floor. They've never been lower than 21 floors. The sequel goes into great detail about how bad it gets.