Cassandra Rose Clarke is living in Houston, Texas. She graduated in 2006 from The University of St. Thomas with a bachelor’s degree in English, and in 2008 she completed her master’s degree in creative writing at The University of Texas at Austin.
During the summer of 2010, she attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop in Seattle. She was also a recipient of the 2010 Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship Fund
I heard so many great things about this book already and even though it does not fit in my normal reading I was curious. I am glad I read this book because it was so cute and I really enjoyed it. Written from Catherine's point of view she grows up with Finn in her house and for her having robots around is a matter of fact in her life. Around her people still have problems but Finn is so human like that Cat has a problem understanding why people have such a problem with the androids. Still she is influenced by this in the decisions that she makes by the opinion of other people. There were moments I had hoped she would be stronger but it is easy to understand her motives.
Finn is a likable character. As reader you obviously notice a lot more than Cat and there are moments you feel like yelling at both of them to tell them what should happen. Still I feel that he could have done more despite his programming. I really enjoyed the story and the developments in the book.
The Mad Scientist's Daughter
Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Publisher: Angry Robot
Angry Robot: various