A Long, Long Sleep

Title: A Long, Long Sleep

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Pub Date: 8th September 2011

ISBN: 9780763652609

Author: Anna Sheehan

I’m a real sucker for a fairy tale, even if it’s a retelling of those age old fairy tales. A Long, Long Sleep by Annd Sheehan is…about a girl who had been induced to sleep for a very, very long time. Sounds familiar? Well, it’s a modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty and it was beautifully done, though the retelling was not in any way subtle. This story is a very modern version of Sleeping Beauty.

I enjoyed reading A Long, Long Sleep though I was not exactly a fan of Sleeping Beauty. You see… I hate passive heroine. I like heroines are intelligent or could defend themselves instead of just waiting in some tower to be rescued like some helpless damsel in distress.

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.

Note: This book will be published in September 2011.

Book description

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 sub-basement, 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 dead, 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.

I received an uncorrected proof of this book from Candlewick Press via Netgalley. I was not compensated in any ways for writing this review.


  1. Trinculo says:

    Did you actually finish it? When I read it, I loved how she DIDN’T wait to be rescued, and saved herself.

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