A Long, Long Sleep (UniCorp #1)
by Anna Sheehan
What is it about:
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.
What did I think of it:
A SF re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty? You can bet this book landed on my wishlist. And then I got it as a present for my birthday!
And this is a really cool read.
I liked Rose and could understand how she felt, waking up in an unfamiliar future with her family and loved ones gone. I did wonder how she ended up in stasis and in that basement. Luckily the story slowly works its way to uncover Rose's past and what happened to her.
I loved reading about the future Sheehan created and there were some really cool characters. If there's one grumble I have, it's that there was not enough of one character I liked. There was also a suspense storyline, that at a certain point became a bit predictable, but I didn't mind too much.
All in all this is a very interesting and enjoyable read, that explores relationships - both family and romantic - and how someone might cope with waking up in an unfamiliar future. After finishing this book I immediately ordered the second book, because it is about my favorite character from this book.
Why should you read it:
I's a very enjoyable SF re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty
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