A Long, Long Sleep

A Long, Long Sleep

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Rosalinda Fitzroy had been asleep for 62 years when she was woken by a kiss. Locked away in the chemically-induced slumber of a stasis tube in a forgotten sub-basement, 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 dead, 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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 153 x 231 x 26mm | 466g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575104724
  • 9780575104723
  • 499,767

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With well-developed characters, a touch of romance, and a believable future that, for once, is not entirely dystopian, Sheehan's tale should please many readers.--Publishers WeeklyThis is a fun, fast read...It is a fairy tale without a classic happy ending. The book addresses serious issues including what makes a "person," in addition to classic YA subjects such as first love, making it a wonderful title for a book talk, a reading list, or a class discussion.--VOYA
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About Anna Sheehan

Anna Sheehan has been a dedicated writer since her first year in high school, when her novella won second place in a local competition, losing only to a (now) professional mystery writer. Her first novel was published serially in a local newsletter when she was 16. She is a regular attendee of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association conference, who first invited her to attend their meeting with a scholarship. Anna lives on an isolated mountain ranch in central Oregon.
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Rating details

6,861 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 31% (2,115)
4 35% (2,399)
3 24% (1,634)
2 7% (501)
1 3% (212)

Our customer reviews

I was really excited about this book when I heard about it a couple of months ago, when I had not yet read "Across the Universe" by Beth Revis. When I noticed it on NetGalley and my request got accepted, I admit I did the happy dance. I finished it just now at work, and sadly I have to say that my expectations were not met the way I thought they would. You could call "A Long Long Sleep" a futuristic retelling of Sleeping Beauty. But I liked it, really I did. I found the final reason as to why Rose would be "trapped" in stasis for so long really believable and I could see it happening just like that. While I read it pretty fast (5 hours or something, during a pretty boring meeting) I had some trouble getting into the world. Barely anything is revealed about the state of the world Rose lives on after sixty-two years of sleeping in a stass tube. While we know that the population is diminished and apparently there are colonies on other planets, that's about it. I'm not sure whether this is going to be blown up into a series, because there are some loose ends that I think need to be tied up. I think this story missed some *****, which is probably why I'm having some trouble writing about it. Then again, I was very engrossed while reading it, so it may just be my current mood. I liked it while reading it, it was pretty good all in all (even with a slightly wimpy heroine) and I just loved most of the male characters (like Otto and Bren). It's a good and recommended read.show more
by Jill Barrakling
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