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Futuristic Sleeping Beauty

December 20, 2011

“A long, long sleep”  by Anna Sheehan

Rosalinda Fitzroy is a princess of the future. Heir to her parents interplanetary corporate empire, Unicom, she is protected from the regular world, her life confined to the safe, managed environment of ComUnity. Her parents believe that they are the only ones who can properly raise her. And so, when they travel between galaxies (sometimes for months), they put Rose to sleep in her stassis tube, halting her aging process so that when they return they can pick up where they left off.

The problem is that Rose has fallen in love with the boy next door. A boy she first met when he was only a baby and she was a much older child. And through the years, her interrupted aging process has allowed him to catch up to her. Now, finally, her Xavier is 17, and he is not going to let Rose be taken away from him ever again. However, the star-crossed lovers have little power against the Fitzroys, who punish Rose in the worst of ways. They put her to sleep, and never wake her up.

Sixty years later, Rose is woken with a kiss. Her world is barely recognizable and all the people she loves are dead. The only thing that remains the same is the power, and danger, her surname carries with it. As she navigates her way through her new world, haunted by dreams and memories of what once was, Rose is forced to confront the terrible truth about her parents and come to terms with what she has lost.

An entertaining science-fiction love story, with a spot of action and comedy, and although it’s classed as Young Adult, it will appeal to people of all ages.

From → New Books

One Comment
  1. Anonymous permalink

    Great review, I will add this one to my list! Thanks Nat 🙂


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