*I received this book as an eARC from Angry Robot on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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Title: The Mad Scientist's Daughter
Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Publication Date: January 29, 2013
Synopsis: "Cat, this is Finn. He's going to be your tutor."
Finn looks and acts human, though he has no desire to be. He was programmed to assist his owners, and performs his duties to perfection. A billion-dollar construct, his primary task is now to tutor Cat. As she grows into a beautiful young woman, Finn is her guardian, her constant companion...and more. But when the government grants rights to the ever-increasing robot population, however, Finn struggles to find his place in the world, and in Cat's heart.
Why?: I love Cassandra's YA series, The Assassin's Curse, so when I saw she had written a book for adults about an android and a girl, I was intrigued. Then, Angry Robot put it back up on NetGalley as one of the staff picks, so I decided I would give it a chance. I really enjoy sci-fi and I think Cassandra will do the genre justice, so I'm looking forward to seeing her take on it.
Expectations: I have pretty high expectations for this book because I'm familiar with and love Cassandra's YA books/stories. I love her world building, character development, and just her overall writing style. She handled relationships so well and made them so real in her fantasy book, and I hope that carries over to her adult sci-fi.
Judging a book by its cover: There's just so much to love about this cover. It's simple, but not. I love how the top looks very sketchy and unpolished, and how the person is walking down the road with a giant moon over their head. I have no clue what any of this has to do with the book, but this cover definitely draws me in.