A Long, Long Sleep

A Long Long Sleep 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

  • Title: A Long, Long Sleep
  • Author: Anna Sheehan
  • ISBN: 9780763652609
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 TimIt 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.

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    1. 3.5 out of 5 stars It's rare that I spend so much time frustrated with a heroine and then have such a complete change of heart as the story progresses. I went through literally the first half of this book annoyed with Rosalinda Fitzroy, a sixteen-year-old girl who has just been awakened out of stasis sleep with a kiss. She doesn't really ask enough questions to find out what's been happening since she was last conscious. She falls in love far too easily. She narrates with too many exclamation po [...]

    2. Brava, Ms. Sheehan! Remember how I keep moaning about the complete lack of quality in young adult literature these days? Remember how I'm scared the Twihards are going to wipe out every sign of feminism from our society? Remember how I'm scared I might one day wake up in hell, with Torment as the soundtrack? Yeah, you can forget all about that now.Anna Sheehan has restored my faith in debut YA authors. She has proven that you can write a brilliant, innovative, moving first book without a hint of [...]

    3. 2.5 starsGot excited for nothing:(Do you remember The Host by Stephenie Meyer which was released with a tag line Science Fiction for those who don’t like Science Fiction (and I might add, written by a person who has no clue what science fiction is)? This tag line would suit A Long, Long Sleep just fine. (I guess the cover should have been a giveaway?)Unfortunately, I happen to like sci-fi and have read a few sci-fi standouts recently. What Anna Sheehan offers as sci-fi elements in her novel ju [...]

    4. This ARC was provided to me by Candlewick Press for the express purpose of reviewing. I wasn't paid for this review.Although, you know if you WANT To pay me, guys, I wouldn't complain or anything[image error]Cause if someone doesn't start, I'm going to have to look at moving to CaliforniaAnyway, my GR Super Friend Against Evil, Tatiana, reviewed this book and gave it two stars. Usually, Tatiana and I tend to agree on books so I wasn't expecting much.And to be honest, if you're anticipating an ac [...]

    5. Usually when I intend to review a book, I choose to wait a while, gather my thoughts, decide how I really feel and then start writing. Rose’s story was overwhelming and I need to review it right away or I'll never sleep again. Somewhere around 70%, I fell in love with this book. Not that I didn’t like it before, I was pretty much drawn to the story from the very beginning, but that was when I decided that Anna Sheehan is a very, very good writer.I think you all know the story by now. Rosalin [...]

    6. 3.5 starsFirst of all, I’m going to dispense with any expectation to categorically label this novel, beyond the fact that it’s a work of fiction marketed to young adults. I dislike terms like “soft sci-fi” or “sci-fi for people who don’t like sci-fi”. (And what does that even mean, hmm, Ms Meyer? To me, that makes as much as sense as, “here’s a romance for people who don’t like romance”. Er, okay. It’s probably not a romance then.) My point being, despite the setting and [...]

    7. This was surprisingly good!I’m not big on Science-Fiction. I have read and watched my share of Science-Fiction books and movies but I don’t really know all that much about this particular genre and as long as I can somewhat relate to the fictive world I am presented with and don’t think it’s utterly stupid, I am happy. This is Science-Fiction, right? Not dystopian? Sorry, I am a little fuzzy on the difference between the two.In the present case I thought that the post-apocalyptic world w [...]

    8. Sort of a dystopian version of Sleeping Beauty, this book is intriguing but very predictable. I liked the characters, but I think it could've used more suspense and surprises.

    9. I will warn anyone interested right now that I love and dislike this book in fairly equal measure. I began fearful that the book would not surpass a 2 star rating but the story did improve. I will also point out that this book is an anomaly as it is the only one on my i-cried shelf which I have not rated 5 stars. I tend to love books that can wring intense emotion from me and though this book did so, my issues with other parts of the book are too many and severe to ignore or warrant 5 stars.I pr [...]

    10. If Anna Sheehan doesn't make a sequel to this, I swear, I will hunt her down and MAKE HER.P.S.<3 <3 <3 <3 I LOVE OTTO! <3 <3 <3 <3 Update: She's making a sequel! No Life But This

    11. Do you know when you tried to love a book, watering it the way you might a tomato plant along fruit row, but for whatever reason it continues to disappoint you time and time again? Not taking the water and the sunlight and shrinking from your every touch, confined to shrivel up and die, and give you the finger as it leaves the universe. That’s what I thought of A LONG, LONG SLEEP. I wanted to like this book and going into it, like that pesky tomato plant, I had every intention of liking it, bu [...]

    12. Originally Reviewed on The Book Smugglers: thebooksmugglers/2011/08/bRosalinda Fitzroy is the daughter of the most powerful parents in the world. Her mother, a beauty and high society darling, and her father, the CEO of international conglomerate UniCorp, both adore and dote on their obedient, darling little princess. So, when Rose finds herself being awakened by a boy (via mouth to mouth resuscitation, hardly a real Prince Charming kiss), not her usual motherly wakeup with a champagne luncheon, [...]

    13. Anna Sheehan's A Long, Long Sleep has one of the best first chapters I've read all year. I read that first page and couldn't put the book down for the rest of the afternoon. What a hidden gem! The cover is pretty enough, but it absolutely does not convey what a touching, heart-rending story this is.You read that blurb, and you THINK you know what A Long, Long Sleep is going to be about. You THINK you know exactly where the author's going to take this story (at least I thought I did). And then Sh [...]

    14. A heartbreaking psychological drama with traces of the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, that goes way beyond the normally used and abused clichés, focusing instead on one girl's psychological path to recovery.In a way this reminds me of another novel, _ This Is Not A Test_ in the sense that you're expecting something, but in the end, you end up with a completely different tale.In fact, both these two stories have a somewhat dystopic post-apocalyptic setting, but in the end, what really matt [...]

    15. Rating: 2 Stars/DNFWellis was a disappointment. A Long, Long Sleep is a well-known novel, acclaimed by nearly every single one of my most trusted reviewers. Clearly, there is something wrong with me. Although Sheehan's debut has an original premises with a futuristic twist on the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty, I unfortunately can't claim to be impressed. At all. At first, it's difficult not to be enamored with this novel. It all starts with Rose waking up after six decades only to find that her [...]

    16. This wasn't a bad story. Parts of it were quite enthralling and the mystery kept me captivated for awhile. The problem is that from the synopsis A Long, Long Sleep appears to be sci-fi or possibly even dystopian. However, after completing this novel, it is clear that it really wants to be a romance novel and at best can be labeled sorta sci-fi. The story begins with sixteen year old Rose emerging from a sixty-two year "stass." Essentially a stass is a way of stopping your body functions without [...]

    17. Once upon a time, there was a television series called Earth 2. It got stuck in a really bad time slot and sadly, lasted only a season. It was about a bunch of people who were colonizing a world in an attempt to heal sick children, but thier ship crashed so they had to do a wagon train to where they were suppose to be. It was actually really good (and not simply because the leader and the only doctor were both women). On E2, there was a character who was over 100 years old but he look 20s-30s be [...]

    18. Brendan was only exploring the hidden subbasement, not realizing what he stumbled upon when he saw the stasis tube flickering light. Trying to swipe of the dust he accidentally pushed the revive sequence, causing Rosalinda Fitzroy to stir, with a slight kiss, she awoken from her stasis, into the future, sixty-two years later.A Long, Long Sleep is a cleaver inventive sc-fi dystopia read with a neat futuristic concept, mystery and romance.The writing is well paced and well crafted. The concept is [...]

    19. Science-fiction is a relatively unexplored genre for YA novels. This, to be honest, is the first one I’ve read because I can’t really remember reading others (I have read real sci-fi books albeit they were for adult readers, so I do have a gauge to base my comparisons on though) for this audience.If you strictly were looking for excellent world building, you won’t really find it here, which is sort of disappointing. There’s nothing more than a few fancy gadgets, immoral genetic testing, [...]

    20. This book reminded me of a cross between Forever Young and The Terminator. The story basically is about Rose, a girl who wakes up to find that she has been in stasis, a chemically induced coma that keeps your body from aging, for 62 years. Her parents used stasis as a way to keep Rose “calm” when she seemed to be over stimulated and also when they had trips to take that children would not be welcome at. Think about it all the moms out there, would you put your baby in stasis to get that 30 m [...]

    21. I kept seeing this one in those "customers also bought" sections on stores when I made book orders, and every time I looked at the description, I knew I wanted to read it. I'm glad I did. This was a nice -- and different -- take on the Sleeping Beauty tale. I heard there's a companion; I'll definitely investigate!

    22. A Long, Long Sleep reached "page turner" status for me. The set up was very intriguing. It reminded me a bit of Beth Revis' Across the Universe. At its core this novel was about something else entirely. (view spoiler)[I thought the way the emotional abuse was displayed was very realistic. This book will hit home for anyone who has ever been a victim of emotional abuse at the hands of a relative (or at the hands of anyone really). It certainly brought up some emotions in me and caused me to look [...]

    23. I've had this on my wishlist since its deal announcement in 2010 (think that was the year). A futuristic involving stasis seemed perfect. Of course, I was more into cryonics, but neverthelessAnna Sheehan's A Long, Long Sleep more than lives up to its premise, and is even more awesome than the summary suggests. The world-building is brilliant, the psychology engaging, the plot intriguingI love it all! What's more, the author makes the science and technology understandable for eejits such as me. A [...]

    24. De todos os temas abordados, aquele que mais gostei foi o porquê da Rose ser induzida em estase pelos pais. A autora conseguiu mostrar bem a negligência que certos pais têm com os filhos em que inventam sempre mecanismos para não terem de aturar os filhos. As últimas 60 páginas foram excelentes e o build-up para o climax do livro foi muito bom! As últimas linhas são de deixar o leitor frustrado e ansioso pela sua continuação!Opinião - algodaodoceparaocerebrosp

    25. I honestly don't know how I would categorize A Long, Long Sleep beyond a mix of all things good. Dystopian-ish, sci-fi-ish, romantic-ish, mysterisy-ish.Anna Sheehan painted us a world in a time where the concepts of life are still ultimately the same with the new wave of electronics and communication systems, along with evolving transportation and fad words, in a light which left me truly seeing the slightly foreign world from Rosalinda Fitzroy's eyes. The sci-fi-ish-ness (love that word there?) [...]

    26. Full Review at Fiction DescriptionTwo things really make A Long, Long Sleep the wonderful novel it is: its characters and its worldbuilding. Sheehan's world is incredibly well-imagined with dark, realistic undertones. In the future, a corporation has its fingers in every facet of life, something that's not too hard for the modern reader to imagine. Rose was already in a future world before she began her sixty-two year period of stasis; both settings being futuristic from the reader's perspective [...]

    27. This review may also be found on A Thousand Little Pages.It’s certainly been awhile since I’ve cried this hard over a book -- at two different spots, too. Ms. Sheehan, I demand my tears back immediately in an aesthetically pleasing and preferably crystalline container so my future children may have the option of putting it into a Pensieve and learning about all my failures and secret loves and whatnot.Right, now that that’s over…Readers looking for a genuine science fiction novel with a [...]

    28. :::::Review of audiobook version:::::(Which I would recommend, as it allows you to bypass the overused exclamation points some have mentioned.)This was quite a nice surprise, and had a bit more depth than your usual YA sci-fi.I would recommend that readers don't get too caught ip in the idea of the "retelling of Sleeping Beauty", which is just so much marketing bullshit. You know how we all love our catchy phrases and memorable comparisons, but if you read this book with expectations regarding t [...]

    29. *SOME PARTS MAY BE VIEWED AS SPOILERS*Wow. I must admit I struggled with the beginning of the book at first but I am really glad I read it. Had a bit of a reading craze and finished the book at 1:30am. It is not often I cry over a book but the ending had me in floods of tears. This wasn't because I was on the brink of exhaustion! But because the storyline was so emotional :D I give this book a 4.5/5 star as some bits were stronger than others, but it got more gripping the more I read. I became s [...]

    30. Review originally posted on Bibliophilia, Please.Rose Fitzroy woke in a time not her own. She had been placed in stasis and was forgotten for sixty-two years. Along with facing the overwhelming loss of everyone and everything that she used to know and love, Rose is forced to adjust to her new life as a multi-planet and multi-billion dollar corporation. The real truth behind her situation is layered in such a way that all of it is not revealed until the last pages. Who really is Rose Fitzroy? Why [...]

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