A desperate search for survival—and answers.
As survivors in a ruined city, there are some realities we can’t escape. Or forget. Like the truth that our bodies don’t work anymore. We all know it—with every aching breath, we know it. Or the fact that few of us can recall our own names, let alone the name of our city, our land, or our people. The lack of answers rules our weary minds, flooding—like the fears in our hearts and the pains that crawl along our dying bodies. And the answers lie buried in the ruins that crumble all around us.
"I was privileged to be one of Whitney's test readers before it was published. This is the best book I have read in a long time! The characters are interesting and complex, the format intriguing, and the story left me hungry for more. If you are looking for a simple light love story, this book is not for you. But if you are looking for an book that will challenge you, that you will think about for weeks after you finish, then this is it."
"Great book! looking forward to the rest of the series.Rich, complex characters and landscapes. A well crafted world to escape in, and watch a classic battle unfold. "
"I received a copy of this book to review via Goodreads Giveaways.I don't really know how to describe this book without giving anything away. At the beginning of the book all the main characters have amnesia and are trying to survive in the ruined city that they wake up in. They slowly regain their memories over the course of the book, as they journey outside the city and find out things about themselves and the world that they live in. The characters are just as in the dark as the reader, and I liked how we got to work things out together through the memories that come back.I really liked the world that the author has created and loved finding out more about it throughout the book. The creatures and characters are so imaginative and the writing is great. I especially liked Loreu and Ilith. I'd definitely be interested in reading more and continuing to learn about this fantastic world :)"
"Anamnesis is a really good read but it may not be for everyone. The style of its prose is poetic rather than conversational so it took a couple of chapters before this reader could get past an odd cadence that the story is told in. The writing style, though, is important in conveying a disconnect that both the reader and the narrator share. That is, neither the reader, nor the narrator remember how the main character finds herself in a rather dire situation at the beginning of the book. The halting style matches the initial disconnect perfectly. Slowly, the narrator begins to remember, and the past is revealed. That past is more sad than exciting, but I still found myself completely invested. The stakes are high for the characters, and I cared about them in a way I rarely do in most stories. The ending is sad, hopeful, and leaves the reader wanting to know what will happen next. (Which, I suppose, is a sign that Anamnesis is worthwhile.) I will definitely watch for this series' second installment."