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."

Goodreads Summary: 

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.


Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Hmmm..sometimes I can't tell if I'm going to like a book from the first line.

This is my first time participating in Book Beginnings for at least a half a year so I am just getting back into the swing of things. I hope you drop by and visit my blog, too.


Bev Hankins said...

That's a great descriptive beginning!

Here is my Friday Post. If you'd like to take a peek.

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Sounds like quite a story! And could be added to the very long list of "Daughter" books, all with titles "The _________'s Daughter."

Have a happy New Year! Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings and I hope you join in again in 2013!

Shirley @ My Bookshelf said...

Terrific imagery! I can feel the cool damp grass just reading this!

Unknown said...

I've read this book! I wonder if you will feel the same way as me in the end. I'll check back!