The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Mad Scientist's Daughter

Cassandra Rose Clarke

336 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction romance science fiction young adult adventurous emotional slow-paced


Nominated for the Phillip K. Dick Award, a science fiction fairy tale set in a collapsing future America about a girl and the android she falls in love with. When Cat Novak was a young girl, her father brought Finn, an experimental android, to the...

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emotional 81%
sad 54%
reflective 45%
hopeful 27%
tense 18%
dark 9%
informative 9%
lighthearted 9%
mysterious 9%
relaxing 9%


medium 58%
slow 25%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 22%

Loveable characters?

No: 44% | Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 71% | Yes: 28%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 37%

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