Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WoW - A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are being eagerly anticipated.

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
Goodreads -YA - August 9, 2011 by Candlewick

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 spotted this cover over on Tez Says and was intrigued - and then I read the summary and thought "OMG I MUST READ THAT". I am not at all a fan of the Disney version of Sleeping Beauty, but this this this.... just sounds fantastic. It's the friggin' sci-fi version of the tale! Goodbye castles and kingdoms, hello interplanetary empires. This is Sheehan's debut novel, and I adore her explanation of the premise:
"I always thought the interesting thing about Sleeping Beauty wasn't why she was put to sleep, but what she had to come to terms with afterward. Everything would have changed radically - technology and politics as well as social structure. She would have seemed like a foreigner in her own country."
Apparently, this book is already available on Netgalley... just sayin'.


  1. This sounds like a very cool retelling of Sleeping Beauty, I love the dystopian aspect too. Awesome pick!

  2. This sounds a little like Across the Universe too (which I loved). I will add this to my TBR list.

  3. Oooooh this sounds so awesome! *heads over to netgalley* thanks so much! I'm a new follower btw =]

  4. Sleeping Beauty is my FAVORITE fairy tale! I'm so glad you posted this because I hadn't heard of it yet =)

  5. I love re-tellings of stories and a retelling of Sleeping beauty is something I have to check out.

  6. This book sounds very cool, adding it to the TBR.I love the name of your blog also a new follower heres my WOW

  7. This looks like an interesting retelling of Sleeping Beauty...have to read it...

  8. I got this one from netgalley a while ago hopefully going to read it this month.

  9. This one sounds so good! I got it on Netgalley a little bit ago, but have yet to read it (have to finish other books first). I hope you love it!!

    Here's my WOW pick.

  10. I will be buying this fo' sho'. It sounds amazing.



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