Monday, September 12, 2016

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron {blog tour review + giveaway!}

Today I'm so incredibly excited to be part of the Rock Star book tour for one of my favorite author's newest book (out tomorrow!)  ---
The Forgetting
by Sharon Cameron
Guys, this book is incredible---definitely a new favorite for me. Check out my full review below and don't forget to scroll all the way down to enter to win one for yourself! :D

The Forgetting
by Sharon Cameron
♦publisher: Scholastic Press
♦release date: September 13th, 2016
♦hardcover, 416 pages
♦intended audience: Young adult
♦stand-alone (with upcoming companion novel!!)
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.

Review: I've read every book by this author, The Forgetting is her fourth---and this, in my opinion, is her best yet.  Not by too far---all of them are quite wonderful---but this one just took my breath away. With strong themes of family, community, and how our memories, our past, and where we come from make us who we are, The Forgetting dares to show us what humanity might become if we don't have that to learn from.  Weave in a romance that is absolutely swoon-worthy, and this is one story not to be missed!

In all of her books, and especially this one, Sharon Cameron creates the most incredible worlds and populates them with characters that just feel completely real. It's the kind of world that completely engulfs you, the kind that when you turn the last page, it feels like you've been spit back out into reality and left with a disoriented feeling. The kind that actually makes you miss the characters like old friends. 

In the city of Canaan, there is a bright light every 12 years that wipes out every person's memory completely. The people keep their own "book of truths" so that they can relearn who they were, who their family was, and what there role is in the community. The ones who lose their books are considered "Lost" and sometimes, there are those who try to change their fates by intentionally changing their books. Nadia remembers everything, though, and she's determined to find out why. 

I loved Nadia's rebellious spirit, her bond with her little sister, and how she is protective of her sister and mother even when they seem to push her away.  She doesn't speak much, especially  when she doesn't want to, but in Gray, she finds someone who makes her want to open up. Their relationship grows slowly as trust builds between them and they work together to find a cure to The Forgetting, especially when she finds a reason to not be forgotten.  

The Forgetting is beautifully told and so surprising at every turn. It's one more novel that makes Sharon Cameron's one of my very favorite authors. 


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. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.


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Don't forget to stop by the rest of the tour stops for more about The Forgetting!
 Week One:
9/5/2016- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
9/6/2016- IceyBooksReview
9/7/2016- Such a Novel IdeaGuest Post
9/8/2016- Jessabella ReadsReview
9/9/2016- Take Me Away To A Great Read- Interview

Week Two:
9/12/2016- Stories & SweetiesReview
9/13/2016- Novel NoviceGuest Post
9/14/2016- The Book ShireReview
9/15/2016- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderInterview
9/16/2016- The Best Books Ever - Review


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