The Mad Scientist’s Daughter By Cassandra Rose Clark

Title: The Mad Scientist’s Daughter

Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke

Publisher: Angry Robot

UK Publication Date: 7th Febury 2013


There’s never been anyone – or anything – quite like Finn. He 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 to tutor Cat. When the government grants rights to the ever-increasing robot population, however, Finn struggles to find his place in the world.


I starting this book without reading the synopsis. I had read it a month before and completely forgot what it was about. So what is it about?

We meet Cat as a young girl who is given a tutor – Finn – who she thinks is a ghost, but is in fact a one of a kind android. Her father, a scientist, never really tells her where Finn came from, or much about him at all. This is a story about life. Set in the future after ‘the disasters’ in which man caused we see the development of Cat and the development of her relationship with Finn. Set with androids, advanced technology and a post disaster world. However this is not central to the story. The central theme is life and relationships, along with some artificial intelligence and their rights.

To begin with the novel did not grab me I am afraid to say. But as I read on I noticed I wanted to find out what happened in her life, where Finn came from and why he was different.

This is a novel that is well written, well thought, and with some interesting and thought provoking ideas. Do not be put of by the fact it is set in the future and includes science fiction ideas, that is not the root of this book. This is a book I think many female readers will enjoy, but with a different setting to many life and love stories. One to stick with until you are captivated by Cat, and then you will be glad you stuck with it.

I give this a 4 out of 5.

In My Mailbox 006

In My Mailbox is a Meme hosted by The Story Siren in which we share the books that we have received that week. However since my internet has been down I am going to give a rather large post with all the books I have received since my last In My Mailbox Post.


I picked up these three for £5 from The Works on there 3 for £5 deal.


I am a member of ReaditSwapit and this is where this came from.


This was a Christmas gift from my mother which was much appreciated! I have already read the first two so once the third is read I will put up a combined review.


A nice wee 20p bargain from Amazon!


Another 20p bargain from Amazon!


And another 20p bargain from Amazon!


An Amazon freebie at time of purchase!




The Above three books were another bargain from The Works on their 3 for £5 deal.


A Christmas present from my brother so I can annoy people with certain facts 🙂

And that is it for my bumper In My Mailbox! Please comment on what you think of the books – both good and bad.


Blethering Books.