The writing in this book was just gorgeous. I have only read one book by this author before, Rook, which I also adored. But this one I loved so much. Eee. I think I must now read her two earlier books too. And gosh, I cannot wait to read what she writes next. I just. Gah. I really hope that there might be a sequel to this one.
Because I would read that in a heartbeat. The Forgetting was such an incredible book. And I shall never forget it. I hope, lol. I know that I will re-read it, though. Because this book was simply amazing. There are amazing characters. The story is so exciting. The romance was the sweetest. There is no love triangle of any kind. There was no stupid drama. Gosh. It was just everything I wanted it to be. I do wish there had been a few more kisses, hih, but I did love the romance. It was so sweet and just amazing. This book is pretty dark at times, which was awesome. It is full of surprises. Which I loved very much. A few things I had guessed, but most were a total surprise. Which was just all kinds of fun. I just really loved the story in this one. At all times. So good.
I'm not sure how to describe this book. But I shall try, without sharing spoilers, because some things you should not know before starting the book. The Forgetting is told from the point of view of Nadia. Whom I adored the most. She's such an amazing girl. She lives with her mom and her younger and older sisters. I adored her twelve year old sister so much. Eee. She was adorable. Her older sister not so much, though, lol. But I think I grew to like her too. She was just mean at first. Hmph. But also interesting to read about.
Nadia lives in a town with walls. They are always inside the walls, going outside is forbidden, because it's dangerous. I felt like they lived in simple ways, so it felt like the book was set way back in time. But gosh, I loved reading about how they all lived. It was such an interesting town. Though the council was not very nice at all. Hmph. Though not that bad either, not until later. There is just so much to know. So many secrets that needs to come out. And it was all the most exciting to read about. I loved this book so much.
The thing about this town is that every twelve years they all forget every single thing about their life. It's like they start a new one every twelve years. It's been like this forever. No one remembers anything. Except for Nadia. She remembers everything that happened before the Forgetting. And it is not nice things she remembers at all. Shudders. This town was pretty awful. The people were pretty awful too. Hmph. But Nadia was the best. Fierce and loving. Shy and sweet. I simply adored getting to know her.
What I also really loved about this town is how everyone is carrying a book everywhere. Their own book, where they write down everything that happens to them each day. So that when they forget everything about themselves, they can read their book to know who they were, despite never remembering any of it again. Ack. Yeah. The story in this book was pretty heartbreaking, to be honest. But I loved every single moment of it. The story was so unique and interesting with the people forgetting so often. And different.
Nadia hasn't talked much to anyone for the last twelve years. But then she starts seeing Gray. They start hanging out, and she talks to him so much, and he finds out just about all her secrets right away, which I really loved, lol. Though she wasn't ready at first for a relationship. And so she and Gray are friends for weeks first, before anything happen. And sigh. I loved reading about their friendship. I loved how it got to be more than that, how they fell for each other. These two were simply the most amazing. Eee. Cutest.
I'm not going to say too much about this book. Because I don't want to spoil anything. And because it is so difficult sometimes to talk about books that I love so much. Which I did with this one. There are so many mysteries in this book. They were all so exciting. Yet most of the secrets were awful. Hmph. Yet I couldn't help but love it all. So much bad happens in this book. A lot of people get hurt. Yet this book is also so happy at times and gaaah. I loved it so much. I really want a sequel to it. I very much need it.
The Forgetting was everything I wished it to be. The romance was stunning. The plot was so exciting. And the writing was gorgeous. Sigh. I'm so glad I read this book right now. The story about Nadia and Gray was so so amazing. And I want more. So much more. The ending was so exciting, and good, and heartbreaking, and I loved it the most. But still want more, lol. I would suggest that you all read this book. Right away. It's so gorgeous and so much fun and so evil. The boy and the girl was the best. Go read it.
Ah yay!! So happy that you loved this one as much as I did. It was just incredible, wasn't it?? So perfect. All of her books are amazing but this one was my favorite so far. I loved the romance, too. Struck all the right cords. Perfect, perfect, perfect.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you loved this one! It's been recommended to me by someone so I'm looking forward to picking up a copy.ReplyDelete
YAAAAAAAASSSSSSSS! YAY! I am so happy to see that you loved this book! Five stars for the win! Such an incredible story - Cameron is definitely one of my favorite authors, and an auto-buy author for sure. I loved her previous three books. Hopefully she has more in store for us. :DReplyDelete
Great review, Carina!
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