{Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway} The Knowing by Sharon Cameron

Posted October 10, 2017 by Liza in Blog Tour, Giveaways, Reviews / 7 Comments

I’m so excited to participate in the blog tour for The Knowing, Sharon Cameron’s companion book for The Forgetting (See my review here), which I absolutely loved!  Please stay were to are to learn more about the book, read my review and enter the giveaway. Oh, and don’t forget to visit the rest of the tour 🙂


About The Knowing

Title: THE KNOWING

Author: Sharon Cameron

Pub. Date: October 14, 2017

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Pages: 448

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Find it: AmazonAudibleB&NiBooksTBDGoodreads

 

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 must escape to the old, cursed city of Canaan to find them.

Someone else is on their way to Canaan too . . . a spaceship from Earth is heading toward the planet, like a figment of the city’s forgotten past. Beck is traveling with his parents, researchers tasked with finding the abandoned settlement effort. When Beck is stranded without communication, he will find more in Canaan than he was ever trained for. What will happen when worlds and memories, beliefs — and truths — collide?

About Sharon Cameron

I live in: Nashville, Tennessee, born and raised.

My Former Life: I have been a classical piano teacher, full-time mom (unpaid), part-time genealogist (also unpaid, but what does that matter, right?), chair of a non-profit for a local theater group (wait, that’s unpaid, too!), and a coordinator of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Midsouth Conference (guess I excelled at working for free!).

My life now: Still have my family, and now I am a writer. For this I get paid.

Review

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, they have photographic memories, can tell time, temperature, take measurements, and do not forget, faces, words, or feelings.  It’s a horrible way of living and the suicide rate it’s quite high.  The Knowing Council is cruel and unforgiving; the rules very strict.  The people from Outside serve the Knowing and do most things for them while receiving very little.

Samara is a physician by trade, but practices very little since the Knowing do not get sick.  She befriends Nita, who lives on the Outside and they are like sisters. Sam starts going Outside and sharing knowledge with them, all things that are forbidden to do.  Sam is good, gentle, has a need to help others, but she’s also tortured by her memories and cannot repressed them all the time as she should. I felt so bad for her.  She’s looking for a cure for the Knowing, to make people forget.

Beck is an alien from Earth (think about that for a second 🙂 ) and together with Jill, he’s exploring and mapping the planet, part of an expedition.  When they loose communication they happen to find the lost city of Canaan at the same time that the runaway Sam does.  A lot of other events are taking place at the same time and has them and Jill running form the Council. They eventually find a common goal and of course, love.

I loved their relationship.  It was fast, but not that fast since they didn’t trust each other at the beginning.  They learn to love and support each other and what that means in a new planet with different cultures and levels of technology.   Yay for diversity!  Beck’s dad is Hispanic and his mom is Chinese and Sam seems to be from Hindu dependence (she has darker skin and big hazel eyes).

There is a big host of characters in the book. From Sam’s unloving parents, to her misguided prospective partner Reddix, Nita’s big family, including Grandpapa Cyrus.  The characterization was so good.

The writing is amazing ans is the world building.  We follow on what happened in The Forgetting with an incredible twist and just keeps getting more comboluted page by page.  This is a sci-fi story with the feeling of a dystopian or even a fantasy mixed in.  SO good!

Overall, I really enjoyed The Knowing, almost as much as I did the first book.  The ending is similar to book one and it makes me wonder if we should expect more in the series.  I wish there was more 🙂 

3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE KNOWING. US Only.

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Don’t forget to follow the rest of the tour!

Week One:

10/9/2017- Tales of the Ravenous Reader– Interview

10/10/2017- QUITE THE NOVEL IDEA– Review

10/11/2017- Feed Your Fiction Addiction– Review

10/12/2017- The Eater of Books!– Excerpt

10/13/2017- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

 

Week Two:

10/16/2017- Betwixt the Pages– Review

10/17/2017- YA Books Central– Excerpt

10/18/2017- The Book Nut– Review

10/19/2017- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

10/20/2017- YA and Wine– Guest Post

Have you read The Forgetting?  The Knowing?  Any of Cameron’s books?

Liza
Liza

Liza

I'm an avid reader (since I learned to read at age four) and a book blogger (since May, 2011).I read mostly YA, but I also read romance, new adult and some middle grade.

Born in Puerto Rico, hola :), military wife for 22-years, and mother of three boys.I work full time doing something else that I love (sadly I don't get paid for reading!)
Liza

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7 responses to “{Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway} The Knowing by Sharon Cameron

  1. Danielle Lynn

    That cover!! 😍❤

    Great review.
    I still haven’t read the first book and I was a bit on the fence about whether or not to throw yet another book on the pile but this sounds like a pretty amazing series. Thanks for sharing!

  2. The Forgetting absolutely blew me away, and I have been waiting on this since the last word. THe cover is phenomenal, and I am so intrigued to find out where this awesome story is going! Thanks for giving a copy away for one of us!

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