Review: A Long Long Sleep

Jun •  6 •  2013
Review: A Long Long SleepA Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
on August 9th 2011
Genres: Young Adult-Science Fiction/Dsytopian
Source: Bought
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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.

This is a really crazy book. Totally awesome and taking me for a different kind of read, I really enjoyed it.

1. Dystopian.  I really enjoyed the dystopian future of this world. The way they talk, the future of families and education, diseases that ran rampant all played nicely in this story.

2. Love. I have to admit that love interest in quite interesting and very dramatic. I didn’t realize it at first, but when a certain piece of information is dropped it was,”OMG!” I think the author did a great job in creating such great dimensions and depth to the story with the love both on the past and future.

3. Realization. There is certain moments in the book that really brought clarity to my eyes. After learning what her parents were really doing, I knew without a doubt that I wanted more. No, correction. Needed more.

I would say more, but I’m afraid I spoil it all for you.  Take it from me and know that this book is awesome. A bit slow in the beginning, but other than that, awesome. A Long Long Sleep is a dark truly original dystopian that will blow you away.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Jenny
    Jun 6, 2013

    Ooo you have me intrigued with your description of the romance Savy! I really want to know about this piece of information:) I have this one on my shelf, I think maybe i need to move it up the list!

  2. I have been wanting to read this since I saw a review a few months ago for it. It sounds really great!! Awesome review!

  3. I’ve been so curious about this one and love the OMG moment. So needing to read this one.

  4. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Jun 6, 2013

    I love dark stories!! Glad you put this one on my radar – thanks! 🙂

  5. Candace
    Jun 6, 2013

    I remember seeing some mixed reviews of this but I don’t remember more than that. I have to say that I’m definitely very curious now! Since it’s been out a while I’ll keep my eyes open for a used copy. 🙂

  6. This is a dystopian?! I didn’t realize that. This sort of reminds me of sleeping beauty. I don’t know if it’s supposed to be a retelling? But if you loved this, I definitely need to read this one! It sounds great!