Sunday, September 11, 2011

Review: A Long Long Sleep

A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

Pages: 342
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Date Published: August 9th 2011
Copy: Hardcover
Copy Received: Library

Teaser from Goodreads

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.


This is one of the most unique versions of dystopian I have ever read. Combined with a retelling of Sleeping beauty, this book is very interesting. 
The story starts very emotional with Rose's discovery of her long, long, sleep and that everyone she knew in her life is dead and what has happened since she was asleep. The beginning wasn't really as interesting as I had hoped in this book, it was pretty slow and not very interesting. 
In the middle it started to pick up in speed a little bit but somethings were confusing or difficult to completely understand.
In the end there's a few surprises that I never saw coming, and they're what made me enjoy the book the most. It really is unpredictable, though it seems like a weak ending for a stand-alone.

This book is for fans of fairy tale retelling or dystopian.

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