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Friday, October 13, 2017

Blog Tour- THE KNOWING by Sharon Cameron An Excerpt & Giveaway!

Hey everyone! I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the blog tour for THE KNOWING by Sharon Cameron! I adore Sharon's books!

I have an excerpt to share with you today! And make sure to enter the giveaway below!

Haven't heard of THE KNOWING? Check it out!

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? 

Now on to the excerpt!

Copyright © 2017 Sharon Cameron
All rights reserved. Published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., Publishers since 1920. scholastic, scholastic press, and associated logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Scholastic Inc.
The publisher does not have any control over and does not assume any responsibility for author or third-party websites or their content.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission of the publisher. For information regarding permission, write to Scholastic Inc., Attention: Permissions Department, 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012.
This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data available
ISBN 978-0-545-94524-0
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1                   17 18 19 20 21
Printed in the U.S.A. 23
First edition, October 2017
Book design by Becky Terhune


 Excerpt from The Knowing
I am one of the Knowing.

I was three years old the day my memories came. I had my arms stretched out, my brother, Adam, flying me up and around and over his head like the bluedads that dart through the linen fields. I was laughing. And suddenly there were voices in the rush of air. Images. Swirling color. And so much feeling. Cold on new skin the moment after my birth. Hunger pangs before I knew how to ask for food. Fear. Shame. I knew the number of painted stars on the ceiling over my bed. I knew how many pins held back my hair. I knew because I remembered.

And then I sank, deep inside my mind, and I was two seasons younger, standing before my mother’s chair, tears running wet on my cheeks, skin hot on the back of my hand. “We do not show what we feel,” Mother says. “When I cannot see your fear, there will be no slap.” And then she slaps my hand. Stinging. Again. And again.

I lived the memory eight more times before rising back into the present, kicking and screaming while Adam stroked my hair. “Don’t cry, Sam.” I can hear his voice now, soft in my memory. “You are one of the Knowing. Special. Like me.”

Fifteen years have passed since that day, and my memories are like words piled on words on pages that are infinite in ink that is indelible. As sharp and fresh as the day they were written. I saw Adam die, and I have lived that death a thousand times. I will live it ten thousand more. When you cannot forget, pain is a fire that never stops burning.

I am one of the Knowing. The privileged. Special.

What have we done to be punished with this life?

from the hidden book of Samara Archiva

in the city of New Canaan

About Sharon:
Sharon Cameron was awarded the 2009 Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators for her debut novel, The Dark Unwinding. When not writing Sharon can be found thumbing dusty tomes, shooting her longbow, or indulging in her lifelong search for secret passages. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE KNOWING. US Only.
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Tour Schedule:
Week One:
10/9/2017- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderInterview
10/10/2017- QUITE THE NOVEL IDEAReview
10/11/2017- Feed Your Fiction AddictionReview
10/12/2017- The Eater of Books!Excerpt
10/13/2017- Two Chicks on BooksExcerpt

Week Two:
10/16/2017- Betwixt the PagesReview
10/17/2017- YA Books CentralExcerpt
10/18/2017- The Book NutReview
10/19/2017- Here's to Happy EndingsReview
10/20/2017- YA and WineGuest Post

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  1. Hello. I can't participate in the giveaway since I'm not in the US but I would like to participate in the blog tour. There's no link for that.

    1. Hi Taiwo! This blog tour is already books so there aren't any spots left. If you want to sign up for Rockstar Book Tours in the future please fill out this form http://rockstarbooktours.us6.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=049be03bdc2f1fdfebae6924a&id=79bc5002af

  2. Interesting title, interesting excerpt. Makes me want to know more about the story.

  3. These books sound like they are "must read". Thanks.


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