Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Review: A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

A Long, Long Sleep
A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

It should have been a short suspended-animation sleep. But this time Rose wakes up to find her past is long gone— and her future full of peril.
Rosalinda Fitzroy has been asleep for sixty-two years when she is woken by a kiss. Locked away in the chemically induced slumber of a stasis tube in a forgotten subbasement, sixteen-year-old Rose slept straight through the Dark Times that killed millions and utterly changed the world she knew. Now, her parents and her first love are long gone, and Rose— hailed upon her awakening as the long-lost heir to an interplanetary empire— is thrust alone into a future in which she is viewed as either a freak or a threat. Desperate to put the past behind her and adapt to her new world, Rose finds herself drawn to the boy who kissed her awake, hoping that he can help her to start fresh. But when a deadly danger jeopardizes her fragile new existence, Rose must face the ghosts of her past with open eyes— or be left without any future at all.
Publishes in US: Aug 9th 2011
Source: Netgalley
My Review:

   I really enjoyed this book, it has an original premise, compelling characters, and it made me cry, want to scream, and feel right along with the main character.
   I was frustrated with Rose as much as I loved her. I can see a lot of myself in her and I totally understand how she could come into the personality that she has, I identify with the self-hate and passivity, because I've been there all too often. There is a turning point, at one of my favorite scenes though, and I feel like it's an independence and victory point for us all who've felt like that.
   Bren was an interesting character and I love the ones who step into that role of protector. His honesty is also really refreshing for me. There really is some depth behind the sexy, and that's a big plus for me. In some of his scenes, I got really emotional right along with Rose!
    Otto is an amazing character, so well written and I wish there could've been a solid resolution with his story lines. He is so different, caring and deep that I couldn't help falling in love with him and wanting the best for him.
    The sci-fi in this is really neat, and I like what Ms. Sheehan did with the plastines, how she incorporated the history, the mystery and intrigue that kept me flying through the pages. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book and all the emotions it brought out in me.
I'd love to hear what you think of my review and/or the book!


  1. This book sounds so awesome! Glad to hear you enjoyed it. :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. Haven't read this one yet but it sounds like I need to check it out! Thanks for a great review.
    Mary @ BookSwarm

  3. hi! i follow your blog! i really want to read this one!!!

    just stopping by :) i have cool pics on mine today that remind me of dark YA.


  4. I've been looking forward to this book, but I wondered at how similar it sounded to Across the Universe. Have you read AtU? I imagine they're sufficiently different, but I'm curious as to where the similarities begin and end.


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