The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron | Review

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The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron | ReviewThe Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
Series: The Forgetting #1
Published by Scholastic Press on September 13, 2016
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 403
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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What isn't written, isn't remembered. Even your crimes.

Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person's memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost. Unless they have been written.

In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn't written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten.

But when Nadia begins to use her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, she discovers truths about herself and Gray, the handsome glassblower, that will change her world forever. As the anarchy of the Forgetting approaches, Nadia and Gray must stop an unseen enemy that threatens both their city and their own existence – before the people can forget the truth. And before Gray can forget her.

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I had heard good things about Rook and The Dark Unwinding, so I was so completely excited to win this novel through a Goodreads giveaway.

The entire idea of the Forgetting is honestly so interesting. Basically, Canaan has this thing called The Forgetting which occurs every twelve years. Everyone pretty much writes down their memories in a book because after the Forgetting everyone forgets all of their memories. However, our main character Nadia remembers everything and she knows that her memory book has been switched out.

I’d describe the novel as science fiction. I’m a massive science fiction fan, so obviously this book was one that I was going to love.

It’s a standalone! I was so excited about this. That means that you get a complete story in an entire novel and you don’t have to go out and buy more books. I loved that about The Forgetting!

I loved Cameron’s writing style. It really made me wonder why I hadn’t checked our Cameron’s past novels. I know for sure that I’m going to have to check them out now.

The Forgetting was such an original novel with such an interesting premise!

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  1. This sounds like such a unique novel – I'll have to give it a go! I've been wanting to read Sharon Cameron's books for a while, hopefully my library will have them in. 🙂 Great review!

  2. I've been so intrigued by this book ever since I heard about it's synopsis! It's definitely a relief to hear that this fresh concept is done well. I can't wait to read this book!

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