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.
Okay, NOW I see why this was on a blog’s Top Books of 2011 list. In many ways, THIS was the YA novel I have been waiting to read. I don’t mean I was awaiting its release or anything, but I have been waiting for that book that had a deeper message aside from “I love you, and you love me, we are only 15, but we love each other for all eternity.” A Long, Long Sleep is the book that encompasses all the wonderful things in YA literature and fuses them into so much more. It is a book that leaves you pondering long after the last page is turned.