Friday, 16 November 2012

Review: A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

I have to be honest, I liked this book and I didn't like it, trust me I can barely explain it. After writing this first sentence I have left it to mull over my thoughts for the last five months. (I know long time but I've been busy and this is an extremely difficult review to write!) Rose's story is amazing and I was drawn into her story but I was quite frustrated at times when Rose is blocked off, I know you must have no idea what I am talking about but ARRRRGH I can't explain it!!

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.

I'll try to give you a quick overview: Rosalinda Fitzroy wakes up in a stasis tube in which her parents placed her 62 years ago. She is the sole surviving heiress to an interplanetary empire, a princess really, but that doesn't provide much comfort when everyone she ever knew, including her wonderful boyfriend Xavier, is dead. A few decades ago, during the Dark Times, the population was decimated by a plague indirectly caused by her father. The technology has advanced while she's been stassed yet she remains the same frozen in time as a 16 year old girl.

I love details in books which Sheehan’s is able to provide and is able to shape the world in my mind but she does not sadly go into to many details but focuses mainly on her characters, this helps us see the world through them at least.

Rose is an extremely complex character whom I hate to say is pretty selfish and does things that will drive me crazy and what to give her a good shake and yell "DON'T YOU SEE THE REPERCUSSIONS OF YOUR ACTIONS ALREADY????" I am able to see her kind side though when she befriends a 
genetically engeneered, blue-skinned half alien called Otto.

I absolutely loved the ending and wanted to sink my hands into the next book but unfortunately it is still not out:( most I can guarantee where absolutely freaked out as well as creeped out by the ending but I don't know I just wasn't, I can not explain without giving the plot away I just felt I guess hope. Hope for Rose.

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