Friday, December 28, 2012
Book Beginnings on Friday
Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.
My Book Beginning this week is from The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke. I received a free copy of the book from Angry Robot. The book is due out at the end of January.
"Many year later Cat still remembered the damp twilight on her skin and the way the dewy grass pickled and snapped beneath her bare feet as she ran up to the edge of the forest that surrounded her childhood home."
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter is the heartbreaking story of the journey from childhood to adulthood, with an intriguing science fictional twist.
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.