Sunday, November 24, 2013

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan




A Long, Long Sleep

By Anna Sheehan

Blurb:  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.

Genres: Young Adult,  Dystopian, Science Fiction, Romance, Retellings

Published: August 19, 2011

Series: Rosalinda Fitzroy (Book 1) 

My Rating: 5 Stars!

LOVED IT! I figured I would like it....but I didn't know I would like it this much.

This book immediately made my favorites list, because everything in it was flawless. I simply can't complain about it. Oh, wait, I actually can about one thing: THE SEQUEL DOESN'T COME OUT UNTIL 2014 OR LATER!? I might be the most impatient person in the world; I definitely CANNOT wait that long. I think it might drive me insane. I think I can feel myself becoming crazy as I type this! (Okay, I may be over-reacting, but it really will be hard for me.)

Anyway. One thing I loved about the book was characters. Rose's character growth is stunning. She may seem 'weak' at first, but there's a reason...and I felt like crying when I found out about it. I don't cry easily people, but I swear there was a pretty big lump in my throat! She may be one of my favorite characters this year. I loved her; the author made her seem so real.

Otto was...umm...okay, so you know how pretty much every single guy character in YA now is so 'hawt?' And they come with a six pact and smouldering eyes and perfect hair and all that. Well, Otto isn't like that. He is more than a good looking face; he's a totally new kind of character, and I loved that. Otto is described in the book as looking...different would probably be the best way to describe it; I refuse to spoil ANYTHING, no matter how small it is for this book. But he makes up for it by being one of the sweetest guys ever. He and Rose's friendship was refreshing.

We also have Bren. Now, Bren is described as attractive in the book, but his role is not simply love interest. It may seem like that at first...but when reading this book, you should keep in mind that your first impressions might be completely wrong. (Mine were, at least.) Bren was not my favorite character in the book; however, I liked him.

The plot itself was original, entertaining, and really, really, good, plain and simple. I didn't want to stop reading. The whole 'stass' thing was really interesting to read about, and I loved Rose's flashbacks. The author put them in just the right places; slowly, I learned about Rose's strange childhood, and I never felt like they were interrupting the real story like I sometimes do; I actually got excited when I got to read one!

I want more from this author. I want to read about what happens to Rose next. I want to know how the somewhat minor cliffhangers that were found in the end turn out. Basically? I really, really, really, really, really want the sequel!

2 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to read this book for awhile now. I keep managing not to pick it up. Maybe I will now! Cool review!

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    1. Haha, I put it off for a while too, but when I actually managed to start it I was immediately hooked! Thanks for commenting!

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