Saturday, 7 April 2012

Review: A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

Genre: YA Dystopian
Publication Date: August 9, 2011
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
Rating: 4/5 Stars

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Opinion
A sleeping beauty story just that everything is more realistic... more tragic...

Rosalinda Fitzroy woke up with a kiss by Brendon, who found her in her stasis tube 62 years after she was put in a chemically induced slumber. 62 years was a long time and all her family and loved ones were already gone by then. Was that a good thing that she still has a young body? The reporters were all over her that the heir to the UniCorp was found. Then, there was this robot who was after her. Who wanted her dead?

I was a little apprehensive about this book as there were many mixed reviews but I just had to grab it when I saw its pretty cover. Forget about the reviews, I'm just gonna have to read this on my own. It was an enjoyable read following through Rose's ordeal of having to wake up 62 years later and finding everyone gone. Ir was no fairytale. Things were difficult for Rose and she started liking the person who woke her up and was subsequently rejected. Lucky for her she still has Otto to talk (in a different way). I admit I like reading the chats between the two of them. Slowly, Rose found out why her parents put her in the stasis tube and it was disturbing to me, as well as the way they brought up Rose. If you are reading this book, look out for Bren's grandfather will you? Nothing dangerous about him though!

4/5 Stars for A Long, Long Sleep. An emotional twist for our Sleeping Beauty fairytale.

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