Wednesday, November 2, 2011
A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
Imagine waking up in the same place you went to sleep, but 62 years in the future. Everyone you ever knew and everyone you ever loved are dead. The world you knew is gone replaced by people who never knew you even existed. You have missed technological advances, outbreaks of the plague, and famine. This sounds like the stuff nightmares are made of, but it’s not. This is the world that Rosalinda Fitzroy awakens to. She finds herself the heir to an intergalactic planetary empire. She will have to learn what it’s like to live all over again. She has to learn to connect to people, something she has never had the chance to do. She finds these connections in Bren the boy who discovered her and Otto the boy her company made. As she tries to adjust to this new world she will discover devastating secrets a century old while trying to stay ahead of the monster set on killing her.
A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan is a book that I very much enjoyed. This isn’t a book that grips you right away. A Long Long Sleep is much more subtle than that. It lulls you in with a beautiful gentility that creeps through you. I was slowly, but completely drawn into this new world. Rose’s life and feelings introduce a whole new heartbreak I had never thought imaginable. Rose’s character progression in the story is one that I admire. The parallels to the tale of Sleeping Beauty were done just right. There are so many retellings of fairy tales these days, but A Long Long Sleep is different. There is a subtle amount of similarities while maintaining its own unique story. The characters were beautiful and this book was beautiful. I give this book a 4 ½ STAR rating.
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A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan has approximately 352 pages and was published on August 9, 2011 by Candlewick Press. From my point of view this looks to be the start of a series.