The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Summary from GoodReads
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.
Nadia lives in Canaan, a city where every twelve years, every resident forgets everything. For a hellish day no one can remember his/her family. The idea is horrid even for me. But Nadia is the only person who can remember and she has to live with the constant motion of fear and the sadnees of having the knowledge of her family's tragedy.
When the Glassblower's son, Gray, discovers Nadia's secret, a tentative alliance will be made and secrets will be revelaed.
I had liked "Rook" by the same author and I was also excited to read this new book. You begin thinking that there is something supernatural behind everyone in this book but in the end, the whole plot is a bomb of revelations and slow-burning romance. The descriptions are beautiful and lyrical with a hint of futuristic. But you actually never expect the course everything take when more of the plot is revealed through Nadia's eyes.
I really loved this book and every page of it! I hope there is a sequel one day of this book, since I want to read more of Nadia's and Gray's adventures!
About the author:
Sharon Cameron was awarded the 2009 Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators for her debut novel, The Dark Unwinding. When not writing Sharon can be found thumbing dusty tomes, shooting her longbow, or indulging in her lifelong search for secret passages.