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.
Sharon Cameron's debut novel The Dark Unwinding was awarded the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work and the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and was named a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. Sharon is also the author of its sequel, A Spark Unseen, and Rook, which was selected as an Indiebound Indie Next List Top Ten selection, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, and a Parents' Choice gold medalist. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee, and you can visit her online at sharoncameronbooks.com.
This one I was so excited to read. A world where every few years everyone forgets who they are. You have a book to remember who you are. This one started out very well but shortly started to get stale. The story was a little choppy and somewhat confusing. The Endy came to me a few times asking me to explain things to her. As we were reading this at the same time.
At around page 100 we ended up both giving up. This book could have been way shorter and the story would have progressed so much better in our opinion. We didn't connect with anyone and well it just fell flat for us.
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