Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Review: The Start-up by Sadie Hayes

Title: The Start-Up
Author: Sadie Hayes
Publication: October 16, 2011
Publisher:Backlit Fiction
Genre: Contemporary
Source: Author
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

About the book
When a college freshman's breakthrough software program catapults her into the limelight, she and her twin brother must navigate a treacherous world of money, power, and envy: Silicon Valley.

Killing me with the cliffhangers but in a good way. Even though, this book was short it had great plot and character development. The fast paced dialogue sucks you into the deception, corruption and greed. Hayes knows what she is talking about and you can garner from reading the text that she is an expert on the topic. Set in Silicon Valley, Twins Amelia and Adam have had a hard life growing up in foster homes and never having anyone to truly rely on but themselves. A scholarship to college has provided them with an opportunity of a lifetime. Adam is so innocent and susceptible to corruption, he wants so much to be rich and famous. He feels that they deserve it and that Amelia has to key to make that happen but is being selfish with her computer programming skills. Amelia is content to just live her life coding and has no desire to become caught up in the world of money and power but when events cause her to make an enemy of the Mr. Bristol, a rich powerful man that has his hand in just about everything in Silicon Valley, and things take a turn for the worse.Now, having lost their scholarships, Amelia must grab the devil by the horns, forsaking her moral compass and start a company to save them both. Though nothing comes without a price....literally more money, more problems and Amelia and Adam have no idea how much this new venture is going to cost them in the end. I absolutely love this series, it's such a compulsive read.


  1. This one is new to me and it sounds really good. And your review is fantastic that it makes me more curious about this book. :D

    Kari Po-Ku Reads

  2. This sounds like a book that should not be missed! I love that it is fast paced. I will have to check this one out!


  3. I hope you read it! I enjoyed it very much.

  4. Thanks for the review. I can't wait to read this.

  5. I want to read it, but if it focuses on money, business, and programming...I'm not so sure I'd like it. But if you liked it so much, I'd give it a try.


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