Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Finding Fiona

Title:  Finding Fiona
Author:  Emily Ann Ward
Publication Information:  Smashwords edition. 2011. 179 pages.

Book Source:  I received this book through the LibraryThing Member Giveaway program free of cost in exchange for an honest review. The book was delivered via Smashwords.

Favorite Quote:  She'd tried to accept that she couldn't change the past, but that didn't stop her from wishing she could.

Finding Fiona is the story of a young woman, Fiona, who has lost her memory due to a trauma. She is cared for by Hannah, who found her as Fiona was left after suffering stab wounds The books is about Fiona finding herself, discovering who she used to be, and learning who she can trust. Tied into this is the mystery of her parent's death and why those responsible want to find her.

The story has good guys and bad guys. However, because Fiona does not have her memories, part of the book is about discovering what group each character belongs in. This question extends to the character of Fiona herself. Is she who she thinks she is? Added to this is the topic of scientific research and the ethical implications of certain types of research.

The book is a fast paced story with characters that you feel for. It has elements of family, friendship, and even a little romance along with the central conflict of Fiona and those who might harm her. A quick, interesting, and fun read.

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