Sunday, October 2, 2011
Book Review: A Long Long Sleep
TITLE: A Long Long Sleep
First of a new series?
AUTHOR: Anna Sheehan
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: dystopian, romance, retellings
PREMISE: A girl in stasis wakes up a hundred years into her future.
MY REVIEW: Well the title to this book is rather apt because honestly I was half asleep reading this it was so boring. The only mildly interesting things going on in this book is the future world building but the author doesn't focus on that. Instead it's Rosalind and her romantic exploits which are not as interesting as the author thinks.
In other words there's nothing new to see here, folks. Writing was passable (though full of annoying habits that were picked up from Twilight. Obviously the author is a Meyer fan. She even uses the ever annoying chaigrin word). Characters were rather bland. Ending was a bit obvious. Main character was...dumb. I'm sorry you seriously expect me to believe Rosalind is that naive or self-sacrificing that she never realized that her parents putting her into stasis all those times when she didn't need to go in was wrong? Seriously?
I originally was intrigued by the idea of Sleeping Beauty done in a dystopian manner but unfortunately this is more Sleeping Beauty after ever after and thus it's just boring and rather predictable. The author tried, I'll give her that. But ultimately this book was a big snore.
WHO SHOULD READ: Twilight fans
MY RATING: Two and a half out of Five roses