Samara doesn't forget. And she isn't the only one. Safe underground in the city of New Canaan, she lives in a privileged world free from the Forgetting. Yet she wonders if she really is free, with the memories that plague her and secrets that surround her. Samara is determined to unearth the answers, even if she ...more
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The Knowing by Sharon Cameron
Book Two of The Forgetting series
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: October 10, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads):
Samara doesn't forget. And she isn't the only one. Safe underground in the city of New Canaan, she lives in a privileged world free from the Forgetting. Yet she wonders if she really is free, with the memories that plague her and secr ...more
Ladies and Gentlemen, let me present you a story where protagonist fails his mission epically by telling a girl secret information he was trusted with and trained professionally not to divulge after first 10 minutes of their acquaintance with the aforementioned girl.
<...>But it's against the rules to tell you this stuff, so don't say anything in fron of Jill, okay? You'll get me in trouble.
Pratogonist: But... but she has pretty eyes and her hair is so wiiild.
Okay guys, here's what happ...more
I didn't like the Jillian aspect to this story and the way it affected the romance, but I agree that once Beckett saw Samara that was it ...more
I can say that in The Knowing, Earth sends a ship to Canaan to see what happened to the original lost colonists. Beckett is the young man from earth who is exploring when he comes across Samara, one of the Knowing.
From there ...more
This? Oh HELL TO THE NO. I tried epically hard to like it, but I couldn't - the concept of being 400 years later was great, but execution is terrible.
Samara as a character is sort of a terrible narrator and as much as I understand her pain of "knowing" (I think? it's not explained well), ...more
Don't know where to begin. There were parts of this book that I enjoyed a lot. I loved how it was set in the same place as book one. With a lot of the same things, even ...more
Oh. My. Goodness. Do I love these books! If you haven’t read my gushing review of The Forgetting, you should go read it. And then come back here and find out why this second book was just as good. The Knowing is a companion to the first book and takes place a few hundred years in the future—so, by this point, Nadia and Gray’s story is ancient history. (If you go in expecting to see more of them, you’ll be disappointed, ...more
Review and current giveaway (ends 10/22/17): Quite the Novel Idea
Well, that was awesome! I LOVED The Forgetting and I LOVED The Knowing! Oh, you want details, do you? Okay, okay, here we go:
The Knowing starts almost 400 years after the ending of The Forgetting. I don’t want to spoil the first book for you, so read my review if you want to know more about it. Anyway, the Knowing are descendants of the city of Canaan that live underground and do not forget. Ever. It’s amazing, the ...more
Okay, let me just start off by saying how glad I am that Beckette isn’t as dumb as he looks (or sounds); he actually has a some level of common sense (yay!!)... don’t get me wrong, I like him but I just... expected more from a main character.
I was disappointed in this book, or maybe it’s just that I was expecting a lot more because of the first book. I feel like the characters Sam and Beck were very similar to Nadia and Gray (coincidence, I don’t think so).
Other wise, ...more
*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction
The Knowing, by author Sharon Cameron, is the companion novel to the original The Forgetting. The story actually takes place a hundred years after the original story. It features Samara Archiva and Beckett Rodriguez which means the story alternates between characters. Samara doesn't forget anything, nor does she have to write anything down to remember it like Nadia was told to do. And she isn't the only one. Safe undergr ...more
I am fascinated with memories. For a while, like I mentioned on The Forgetting review, I'm looking for a book with a character with unforgettable memory. Forgetting gave me the opposite, people forgot everything all at once every 6 years. But it was very interesting to see how Nadia and Gray searched for a way to Not forget. When I saw the synopsis of The Knowing, I thought I would finally read the book I wanted about people with unforgettabl ...more
Beckett is also looking for Canaan, but he has come all the way from Earth, travelling with his crew mates for m ...more
More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/It took awhile for me to get into the Knowing - I had a hard time figuring out where it fit into the timeline and I felt like I had forgotten some key point in the ending to The Forgetting. Eventually, I learned this takes place 400 years in the future and so we won't have the culture or the protagonists from the first book. Instead we have a companion book that takes the theme of the first book and flips them around com ...more
I loved The Forgetting. It was on of my favorite books of 2015. Therefore I was super excited when I heard it was going to have a companion novel where we find out what happens after the events of the first novel. And it was just as interesting a science fiction novel.
I want to start by talking about the world. Because I really loved the world in The Forgetting and I liked it even more here. Now that we know that this is a science fiction serie ...more
Theft of Memory
“Always I thought it would be my Knowing that killed me, when actually, it's going to be this rope.” Wrote Sharon Cameron in her mysterious adventure romance, The Knowing. This book is based in a fantastical world set in the future on a far away planet. It consists of a young teenage girl named Samara who is Knowing, a superior, one who remembers. They remember love, hate, and their first drawn breath, and they replay their memories in their mind, over ...more
But Earth is returning. Beckett, who has spent his entire life fascinated with the lost colony of Canaan, is finally going ...more
What makes the disappointment of this sequel so much more painful is how very much I loved "The Forgetting." I've read it twice now and enjoyed it just as much the second go-round as I did the first time time. So I was eagerly anticipating this book.
This story takes place about 400 years in the future from the first book and I was frustrated by how much the characters didn't know about the world they were in and how much *I* didn't know, despite having "lived through" (so to ...more
This book is not made for all the audience because the phasing is slowing. They show the society as a whole, their troubles, the truth of how people can be ...more