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 lo ...more
What a waste of my fucking time.
For those of you looking for a short and simple review:
Boring as fuck and confusing as fuck with a disgusting romance.
Here's a longer review:
This book could have been good if it weren't so fucking confusing and long and boring and had some extremely let-me-drink-some-bleach worthy romance.
The whole idea of the Forgetting was really unique and new, but I didn't really understand it and was hella confused to it because it was ...more
Buddy read with the lovely Francesca, Sana, Empress, and Maggie
DNF @ 50%
So, I didn’t want to start the year so early with a DNF, cause that’s just unnecessarily rood, - especially for me – but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I’d really like to figure out how to induce a forgetting (or a //selective// forgetting perhaps) so that I can FORGET the torture that is this book.
I tried so hard to like this book, to finish this book, to be remotely interested in this book but sometimes it just ain’t your probl ...more
In the white-walled world of Canaan, you carry your life story with you in the most literal way: hand-written in a journal kept close (if not tethered) at all times. Every moment lived will be written down accur ...more
The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
Publication Date: September 13, 2016
Rating: 5 stars
Source: ARC received from trade
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, ...more
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
“The past is never really gone. It only lies in wait for you, remembered or forgotten.”
This book is not as simple as it might look in the beginning. At first, it reminds you of something you've read or seen before: A sheltered society, walled from the rest of the world. No one knows what's outside, no one dares to cross the wall. People live by the means of manual labor. The whole system is pretty simple and Middle Ages like. But there's one peculiarity about it: every 1
Four letters: S-H-I-P.
Also, what a gripping story! Loved this book to pieces.
Wow! So this book turned out to be much, much better than I've ever anticipated going into it. I think it even became one of my favourite Dystopian/Sci-fi novels!
It's dark, gripping and suspenseful, all the secrets pulls you in until you have them figured out. At first, The Forgetting seems just like any other Dsytopian book, but I can assure you, it is not. It's intriguing, ...more
All of the residents of Canaan live a sheltered life within the city walls, each resident learning a trade and enjoying their lives. Except for every 12 years when each person forgets everything, their lives, thei ...more
“At the first sunrising of the twelfth year, they will forget. They will lose their memories, and without their memories, they are lost. Their books will be their memories, their written past selves. They will write in their books. They will keep their books. They will write the truth, and the books will tell them who they have been. If a book is lost, then so are they Lost. I am made of my memories. Without memories, they are nothing.”
I wanted to read this book since a very long time. ...more
Interesting plot that kind of made me wonder how many people would want to go through a forgetting if given the opportunity. I will read the second for book that comes out in October for sure. I haven't read Rook yet by Sharon Cameron but have it on one of my living room bookshelves so thinking it is time to move it to my end table or nightstand for reading. She seems like a very creative author. ...more
The Forgetting: 4,00 stars
The Knowing: 3.75 stars
What I really enjoyed was the main character. I felt like she was a little different from the usual ya heroin. She was quiet, thoughtful, clever, made right choices. I really enjoyed following her as the main character. I was also not bothered by the romance and found them even cute at several points of this book (even though the romance was quite stereotypical). The other characters were also great, even though I wish ...more
AHHHHHH THIS BOOK! I honestly loved it. The only reason why it's not a full 5 because this new year I decided I'm going to be much more particular about my 5 star ratings. BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN I DIDN'T ADORE THIS BOOK. And what's funny is that I can ...more
Every 12 years, everyone in the city of Canaan forgets their past. To never lose their memories, they write detailed accounts of their lives in books they keep with them all the time. Without their books, their past is lost. But Nadia has never forgotten, and as her city comes up to another Forgetting, she is determined to keep her family together and avoid getting caught in the chaos that will come with the event.
I knew very little about this book when I started it and the story went i ...more
So. That was fantastic. All of the ...more
Having loved Rook by this author, I was looking forward to reading The Forgetting, especially after it garnered great reviews from close blogging friends. I’m glad that I listened to them and read The Forgetting, because it’s one of my favorite YA reads of the year. It not only had a refreshingly original storyline, but it also had a cast that I loved from the start.
I’ve read two books by Sharon Cameron now, and it’s obvious that she’s a pro at her characterizations. I love how vastly diffe ...more
This book took me completely by surprise. Starting out with a Hunger Games dystopian vibe to it, we meet Nadia who lives in a small primal town with walls surrounding it that no one is allowed to venture beyond. Of course Nadia does just this to try and find food for her family and answers about the forgetting. The forgetting is an event that occurs every 12 years in this town where all residents lose all memories. They are taught to have a book on their person at all times and to ...more
I didn't expect The Forgetting to become by favorite of Sharon Cameron's works when I picked it up. It's a complete 180 from her typical brand of historical fiction, for one, and for another, this novel is much more mature and dark from the beginning. I loved it. I haven't read a sci-fi/dystopian thriller in what seems like years, but is almost definitely a few months. Cameron's launch back into the genre, with a fresh new twist, surprised me--after all, I was quite sure we, as ...more
Sharon Cameron writes with a beautiful and crystal-bright voice. The Forgetting sucked me in from the first page to the last with its vibrant world, 3D characters, and gripping plot. I wholeheartedly wish that the sequel was about these same characters because I grew so emotionally attached to them throughout these 400-or-so pages. I can’t get enough!
Nadia was an incredible and unique main character and her character arc was amazing! Her slow-burn romance with Gray was adorable and I jus ...more
The writing was amazing and by going with Nadia's POV we both know what goes outside and inside of her head, because she's quite a silent one but there's so much going on in her head all the time! I ...more
This book is incredible in many ways. It gave me a reading slump, stress, anxiety, pain, happiness, excitement, thrill and curiosity all at once. It isn't the typical dystopian meets science-fiction where the main protagonists are all heroic and too selfless (*cough* Tris *cough*) you usually read. Nadia is heroic, alright? But in a way that I like. Not too much. Not too little. She isn't the usual I-will-sacrifice-myself-to-save-the-world heroine, but the type that is w ...more
This book in a nutshell (for those who don't want to read ramblings):
What would have improved this story:
Okay, okay. I am a little biased.. I have made my distaste for dystopians known at this point, but I think this one is above and beyond terrible.
Things I did not care for:
- Boring and confusing... My faves **eye roll so hard my eyes are now stuck in the back of my skull**
- Generic/blah characters.
- Basically, everything expect the cover (that cover is ...more
The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron is a pretty easy read, in my opinion. I wasn't really sure of where it was going; the only thing I knew about the plot was that people lost their memories, except for this one girl, so I knew it would be somewhat dystopian. It also ends up having some sci-fi qualities that make it stand out from other dystopian novels that I've read in the past. When it was all said and done, I was pleased with the book.
Honestly, the endi ...more
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