Saturday, January 28, 2012

Review: The Anti-Social Network by Sadie Hayes

Title: The Anti-Social Network
Author: Sadie Hayes
Series: The Start-up #2
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery
Publisher: Blacklit Fiction
Release Date: October 22, 2011
Source: Publisher
Format: Ebook

Set against the fast-paced, winner-take-all world of Silicon Valley, where today’s software geek is tomorrow’s billionaire, The Start-Up chronicles the meteoric rise of Adam and Amelia Dory, a talented brother and sister team. With only each other to rely on, the na├»ve eighteen-year-olds must make their way through a treacherous world of money, power, and envy.

This suspenseful and exciting episode is the second installment in an ongoing serial story. 

Episode 2: The Anti-Social Network

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 book of the The Start-up series by Sadie Hayes, and like its predecessor, it's full of drama, romance, mystery and a lot of technology. 
The book starts almost in the same place where the first book ended, maybe some months later, and I must say that you won't put it down until you finish it... because it's awesome.

As expected many of the questions that the author left unanswered in the first book, are clarified. Who are the mysterious people who are threatening the twins? What they want? What is the connection between them and brothers Dory? What is the true story of Adam and Amelia? What will happen to them? Will they succeed?  Also, you must add new mysteries and problems. New romances, deceptions and lies. Nobody said it would be easy. Amelia and Adam will need to fight with anyone who wants to stand in their way, and do whatever is necessary to continue together….  And as always, the book ends with a breath taking ending. Ahhh!

Sadie Hayes has achieved with this story something I hadn't seen in any YA book so far. All the topics, like technology, the start-up company, everything is very well explained and realistic, and for a moment you're able to think you're part of it, that you belong to that world, that you live in Silicon Valley. Also the topics are different. No dystopian, no in one thousands years in the future. Why not now? Why not with the things we know? That is what makes this story so special and unique. 

The characters are awesome. They are not plain characters like in other books, that they seem to be there just because the author needs some people to talk about. These characters are credible, with problems and with fears. They are different… they have different stories and backgrounds and they make mistakes like any human being. 

So, what can I say? This book, like I said before, is amazing, and I'm sure lovers of technology will adore it. So if you haven't read it, what are you waiting for?

I really liked it!

Sadie Hayes holds several degrees from Stanford University. She has spent years working in the tech industry, both as an entrepreneur and as an investor. The Start-up is her first book. If you work in Silicon Valley, you might not know Sadie Hayes. But she knows you. 

1 comment:

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