Book Review – The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

One of my favourite sci-fi books ever!

The blurb from the back of the book:

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 she 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.


I adored this book.

Nadia is the only person in Canaan whose memory doesn’t get wiped every twelve years.

She uses her memories and those of others (since everybody writes down everything about themselves and their lives) to find out the secrets of their city.

She gets a job at the archives where people keep their past books to look at when they need to.

Nadia, with the help of a friend uncovers those secrets.

I really enjoyed this book. The world building is so imaginative and the character building is spot on. I was really drawn into this world.

I have the next book They Knowing’ and I cannot wait to read it!

Have you read this one? What did you think? Let me know in the comments 🙂

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