Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Fast-Pace Read: The Social Code - Sadie Hayes

The Social Code (The Start-Up, #1)The Social Code by Sadie Hayes
Date Released: September 3, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Pages: 320 Pages
Format: Paperback
Source: For Review
Rating: Really Liked
Series: The Start Up #1

Goodreads Synopsis: In a world where anyone can rise to the top, the only rule is... watch your back.

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...

From Goodreads



The Social Code was a a great read filled with the world of technology, backstabbing, and decision, Sadie Hayes created world so true to people's motives and ambitions in a successful life. Even though it was a quick read, it is a memorable one and I'm excited to see how the second delves into this world of technology!

One thing I loved about The Social Code was that it wasn't my normal niche of YA and I usually try to push myself, but The Social Code was completely different with the premise. And definitely the technology aspect of the book, I mean who would pick that up? But no, Sadie Hayes sucks you into the world of Silicon Valley with Adam and Amelia Dory. Emilia and Adam are students at Stanford, while Adam likes to explore his options Amelia loves to decode and decode. I loved the premise of The Social Code and when you meet Adam and Amelia, Sadie really grabs you and moves you on a fast paced plot. The plot and characters really made the book a strong and moving book, I enjoyed every second of it. 

I have to admit, The Social Code was a true page turner, especially with a book that is not in my niche, I am more inspired to pick up book similar to this. I seriously kept turning the pages with excitement seeing how everything would turn out with Adam and Amelia! The same goes for the other characters in the book who we get a taste of in small plot lines. Wickedly genius Sadie! All the characters were so real and I could feel the emotions off the page. 


The Social Code is definitely a book you should try especially if you're a big avid reader. The book grows with you throughout plot and the characters were real and honest, anyone could relate to the choices and situations they were in. In a world of betrayal and distrust, Sadie Hayes sets a true to honest world where anyone can place themselves in Adam and Amelia's shoes. 

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