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.
Nadia has only been through one Forgetting, but... she didn't forget. She knows who the lost are. She knows her father was Lost and now has a new family. Her mother has gone insane and Nadia and her sisters try to hide it. Her oldest sister is positive that Nadia was a Lost girl that somehow ended up with her family.
Then Nadia meets Gray, the glassblower's son. Gray wants to know how and why Nadia goes over the city walls. He knows that something about Nadia is different but cannot pin point what it is. Nadia believes she can find the cure for the Forgetting over the wall, and knows it is true when the council members start watching her.
This book was really interesting!! It had such an odd twist about the origins of the city and the people that live there that I never expected. I really enjoyed this story and think many others will too!