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.
First off i really love the cover on this book it very eye catching with the gold and purple and really does express what at the heart of this book. I went in to this book with just the knowledge from the blurb. The blurb gave me kind of the feel of the giver quartet series where we think what we see on the surface all the rules and organization make for a perfect society but just like the giver the city of Canaan has it own dark secrets that are easily buried due to the forgetting that happens every 12 years where every citizen forgets and their books are what help them to remember but does every one forget you just have to read to discover what may not be forgotten.