Jan 28, 2013

Book Review AND GIVEAWAY: The Mad Scientist's Daughter


I recently had the pleasure of reading this novel over our Christmas vacation.  I found the coziest spot in the house and buried myself away for hours at a time reading this book.

The story is about a girl who lives in a remote rural home with her parents who are both scientists.  From a very young age, she has lived with an android as a tutor and friend named Finn.  The story moves from childhood to adulthood and shows the evolution of their relationship from friendship to love.  

Here's what I love about this book...

The story moves quickly.  It's essentially a coming-of-age love story.  It progresses smoothly over the events of Finn and Cat's lifetime showing the evolution of their relationship from beginning to end.  It doesn't settle too long on one time or event, but you are still somehow able to connect to the characters.

The characters and setting are realistic.  These people are not perfect, but sincere.  I love that this is a sci-fi topic written in such realistic and normal settings.  This is not some super futuristic society, but a world very much like our own.  This is what makes the story so thought-provoking.  The whole idea of android/human coexistence is not that far-fetched after all.  We do have phones and cars that interact with us on command.  Watching these two characters fall in love and struggle with what it means to be human, I found the whole topic to be truly beautiful.  I love this story, and I love that she wrote it.  I truly hope you read it.

Trust me, you will fall in love with Finn too.

I was so caught up with it, I immediately emailed the publisher and practically begged them to offer you guys a free copy.  I just had to get this book into as many hands as I could.  I loved it that much.  And guess what....they agreed.


So here's your chance!  You can win your own copy of The Mad Scientist's Daughter!  

All I ask is that you please be a follower of Sweet Green Tangerine via Google Reader or Bloglovin.

For an extra entry, add The Mad Scientist's Daughter to your To-Read list on Goodreads.  While you're there, add me as a friend! (not required for contest)

Just leave a separate comment for each entry with your email address and/or your name on Goodreads.

It's that easy!  Winner will be chosen on Sunday, February 3rd at 11:59 EST.

Good luck!!


24 comments:

Angi said...

This book sounds so good! I've been searching for a good new book to read. Even if I don't win a copy it sounds like a good one to add to my Kindle library!!

I follow you on GFC! :)

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Chantal said...

Sounds great! I follow your blog on BlogLovin'

Ashley @ ThisUnscriptedLife said...

I follow you on GFC ;)

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elle at wishingoodluck said...

Sounds amazing! I follow your via GFC and BlogLovin.'

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Ashley @ ThisUnscriptedLife said...

Added to my goodreads list!

Ashley Bailey

This sounds like a great book! If I don't win it I will have to buy it...or get it from the library.
I love your book recommendations.

elle at wishingoodluck said...

I added both the book and you on Goodreads as well! L.S. (http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/272676-l)

Eyelah said...

That sounds like a good book. I'll I have to put it on my kindle reading list! (just in case I don't win in the giveaway)

Altax said...

The title itself is very impressive. I will try it.

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jessicaelle said...

Already on my list!! Would love a copy :)

Amanda Marie said...

The book sounds really great! I follow you on GFC.
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Amanda Marie said...

I added the book and you to my Goodreads.

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/8392125-amanda-james

JellyBones said...

I love finding new books and authors!!! Follow you on GFC and Bloglovin.
Trish

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Lindsey said...

I'm a fellow book lover. Following you via GFC.

Lindsey said...

I also love Goodreads. I added to to my Want To Read list. Hope I win!

melissa said...

Oh that sounds really interesting! Plus we often have similar taste so I'm all in for a free book! :)

melissa said...

and I added it my want to read on Goodreads :)

Liz Lewis said...

Following you on GFC! This book sounds so good! Thanks for the opportunity.
Liz
http://liz-makes.blogspot.com/
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Kimberly Erskine said...

I follow you on GFC via Google Reader.

Kim Erskine
erskine.kimberly@gmail.com
www.kimberlyersk1ne.com- The Simplicity of Being Curious

Kimberly Erskine said...

I'm friends with you on Goodreads! Yayy, I'm excited to follow your book list and maybe you can introduce me to a few more short stories :P


Kim Erskine
erskine.kimberly@gmail.com
www.kimberlyersk1ne.com- The Simplicity of Being Curious

Kimberly Erskine said...

I added the book to my Goodreads collection. It looks super interesting and I've been watching the show, "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Bachelor" so I've got complicated romance on the brain.

Kim Erskine
erskine.kimberly@gmail.com
www.kimberlyersk1ne.com- The Simplicity of Being Curious

Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

I'm following you via GFC! :)

-Mia
mia[at]thechroniclesofchaos.com
www.thechroniclesofchaos.com

Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

I added The Mad Scientist's Daughter to my "to-read" list on Goodreads. (and I'm your friend on Goodreads, so I should *totally* win, hehe!).

Goodreads profile: http://www.goodreads.com/domsmommy11

Megan C. Stroup said...

Oooo pick me, pick me! :) I follow on GFC.

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Megan C. Stroup said...

I also added the book to my TBR list on Goodreads. And of course, we're already friends. :)

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