The Social Code By Sadie Hayes
The Start-Up # 1
The Start-Up # 2
The Social Code is the first installment in The Start-Up series by Sadie Hayes with the follow up The Next Big Thing becoming the second addition to this series.
This series had me from the first chapter until the last sentence. I loved the idea of the book. The plot was geeky sheek with a little genius mixed in and I loved every minute of it.
I could easily see this book as a TV series with all the different plots and sub plot lines it’s like Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars with a techy feel. I think that MTV actually did a reality show on a brother/sister team that was doing a start up, but I can’t remember the name of the show.
Anyhow, the characters were not only interesting you seem to be rooting for them the entire book. The secondary character had just as much drama as the main characters an this made the book feel real. I loved how by the end of this book that the character were all linked in some fashion.
This series will quickly have you on the edge of your seat wanting to slap most of the characters at one point or another and loving them all at the same time. It has been forever since I have been so emotionally caught up in a series like this.
For sure this series is the start to something special. I can’t wait for the next back-stabbing, drama filled installment.
Synopsis for The Social Code:
Eighteen-year-old twins Adam and Amelia Dory learned the hard way to rely only on each other, growing up in a small town where they understood the meaning of coming from nothing. But everything changes when both are offered scholarships to Stanford University – and catapulted into the dazzling world of Silicon Valley, where anyone with a good enough idea can skyrocket to fame and fortune in the blink of an eye…
Amelia is almost as pretty as she is smart – almost. A shy girl and genius, she is happiest alone in the computer lab, but her brother has other plans for her talents: A new company that will be the next Silicon Valley hit, and will thrust Amelia into the spotlight whether she likes it or not. Where Amelia’s the brains, Adam’s the ambition – he sees the privileged lifestyle of the Silicon Valley kids and wants a piece of what they have. He especially wants a piece of Lisa Bristol, the stunning daughter of one of the Valley’s biggest tycoons.
As Adam and Amelia begin to hatch their new company, they find themselves going from nothing to the verge of everything seemingly overnight. But no amount of prestige can prepare them for the envy, backstabbing and cool calculation of their new powerful peers.
Welcome to Silicon Valley, where fortune, success – and betrayal – are only a breath away...
Previously published as The Start-Up.
Synopsis The Next Big Thing:
The second page-turning installment in the Start-Up series, following twin college students Amelia and Adam as they attempt to make it in the competetive world of Silicon Valley.
Amelia and Adam’s new company, Doreye, may have won over Silicon Valley, but the trouble is far from over. After facing down skepticism, a meddler from their past and a saboteur who makes their app malfunction right when it matters most, drama suddenly seems to be brewing within the ranks. While Adam has money signs in his eyes and enough charm to win over the investors, Amelia decides she wants to give away their app for free, leading to discord and a separation of responsibilities—and power.
As if that weren’t hard enough on their relationship, Adam and Amelia are both keeping secrets from each other, the kinds of secrets that could change everything if revealed. As they grow farther apart, others grow closer together. Patty finds a new boyfriend—and a fascinating new job—to distract her from Chad; Adam becomes involved with an older woman who seems to be as interested in Doreye as he is; and TJ starts to notice that Amelia is more than just a computer nerd with the tensions running high, Adam makes a decision that topples Amelia’s carefully constructed life and sets off a chain of events that could threaten the future of Doreye. Can Amelia find a way to save their company before it’s too late?
Previously published as The Anti-Social Network.