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 she is woken by a kiss. Locked away in the chemically induced slumber of a stasis tube in a... show more
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.
Publish date: January 22nd 2013
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
Series: Rosalinda Fitzroy (#1)
I did not expect to like this anywhere near this much. I was expecting kind of fluffy, stupid treatment of the whole idea. Ooh, a Sleeping Beauty story that takes place in the future! There was no way this was going to be good. This was great. I liked the fact that there were some legitimate p...
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 ...
A Long, Long Sleep, I don't know how to feel about you. I feel like we maybe got off on the wrong foot, because I was expecting to be blown away by your awesomeness. With the promise of a sci-fi fairytale retelling, my mind screamed, "CINDER! MORE OF THAT OMG YES PLEASE!" But you're not like that at...
A Long, Long Sleep is, as the title suggests, a fairytale re-imagining of the Sleeping Beauty story. However, this story is about so much more than a princess who is trapped in a castle; instead, it's a futuristic, sci-fi story about a girl who comes to some unpleasant realizations about her life, a...