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Rosalinda had been asleep for 62 years when she was woken by a kiss. Locked away in slumber, the 16-year-old Rose slept straight through dark times that killed millions and utterly changed the world. Hailed upon her awakening as the long-lost heir to an interplanetary empire, she is thrust alone into a dangerous future.
It’ll be no surprise to regular readers of my blog that I absolutely adore fairy tales and fairy tale retellings. When I came across A Long Long Sleep at YALC 2015, I knew I just had to read it. The book states that it is a futuristic retelling of Sleeping Beauty. Sure, there are similarities, but I think it’s SO much more than that. I was immediately drawn into the story, and couldn’t put it down. Shortly after finishing A Long Long Sleep, I knew I had to get my hands on the next book No Life But This.
The story centres around Rosalinda, known as Rose, who is a 16 year old girl who has just been woken up from a 62 year stasis sleep. The world has changed around Rose. Her parents are now dead. Rose inherits an empire that her parents used to run, but she does not have full control of it until she is older. Rose has to quickly adapt to the world 62 years later. She has to deal with her first love being gone, her life as an orphan and also an assassin who has been ordered to kill her.
I thought this book was so unique. Yes, it does have its Sleeping Beauty connections, but they are very loose connections and as I mentioned, this book stands out in its own right. I absolutely adored Rose and her new alien friend Otto, who she technically owns. Crazy stuff. I also loved how much Rose grew as a character throughout, she starts out as easy to please, but she certainly comes into her own.
I can’t wait to continue Rose’s story in the next book! It’ll be interesting to see if some romances develop. There’s certainly promise with the two main male characters, Bren and Otto. It was nice, for once, not to be swamped down with the romances and just enjoy the story!
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