Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Review: The Start-up by Sadie Hayes
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.