Author: Sadie Hayes
Published: Backlit Fiction, LLC; October 2011
Series: Book 1, The Start-Up
First Line: "The last thing Adam and Amelia Dory expected to become was the richest family in the world."
Summary: 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. (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: The Start-Up is quite short but incredibly enjoyable. If I had to compare it with something I would probably say that The Start-Up reminded me of Pretty Little Liars meeting Gossip Girl in a Silicon Valley setting, minus the murder.
I liked Amelia and I liked Adam but I have to say that Amelia’s attitude and behaviour did annoy me a little bit and I totally sided with Adam in their arguments.
I really enjoyed The Start-Up. It took off from the word go and just kept me interested throughout. I was turning the pages right until the end. I just couldn’t get enough.
I know that I definitely loved the secrets, lies and scandal intermixed in a technological setting. Not to mention that the ending had me hooked and wanting more.
The Start-Up is definitely worth a read.
Source: Sadie Hayes for review