Sunday, November 13, 2011

Review: The Start-Up and The Anti-Social Network by Sadie Hayes

Goodreads description: 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.

In a world of tweets, apps, and mobile games, The Start-Up is a fast-paced and exciting serial story with a new episode released each month.

Goodreads description: The Dory twins grew up with nothing. Now on the verge of having everything, their fledgling company—built on Amelia’s intellect and Adam’s ambition—threatens to be torn apart by new, powerful enemies and old, malicious ones.

The Anti-Social Network is the second episode in The Start-Up series, a fast-paced and exciting serial story.

Review: These stories had it all; great characters, amazing setting, originality, and an overall awesome plot.

The Start-Up and The Anti-Social Network follow the lives of Adam and Amelia Dory, twins going to Stanford University on scholarships. These two are close, having been tossed from foster home to foster home.

There are other characters, too. Such as T.J. and Lisa Bristol, billionaire siblings, and their father, Ted. Another character is Patty, Amelia’s roommate.

These characters live in Silicon Valley; the high-tech area of California. Almost everyone in these stories is smart. I mean, major brainyacks. Even I had no clue about some of the technology mentioned.

What I really loved, though, were the cliffhangers. I just could not stop reading. I tried watching The Big Bang Theory-my favorite show-and read at the same time. My attention was always on the book. And they’re super fast reads.

You obviously like technology if you’re reading this review, so I seriously suggest you give The Start-Up a try. If you love Facebook, Twitter, etc., then I’m absolutely positive that you’ll enjoy these first two additions to Sadie Hayes’ series and be as hooked as I am.

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