Tuesday, March 22, 2011

ARC Preview: A Long, Long Sleep

ARC Preview | Alexia's Books and Such
I receive ARCs every now and again that won't be released for several months, but I don't want to have them just sit there and gather dust. Thought I would feature them to give everyone sort of a sneak peek at upcoming books. This feature was inspired by Shellie over at Layers of Thought.

ARC Preview: A Long, Long Sleep

Rosalinda Fitzroy has been asleep for 62 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.(Goodreads synopsis)

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Candlewick (August 9, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0763652601
ISBN-13: 978-0763652609

In the author's own words:
"To tell of myself. As Walt Whitman said, "I am large, I contain multitudes!" The epigraph of every writer, really.

I was conceived in northern Alaska, and was born to a bohemian veterinarian mother in a hospital on the shores of Lake Michigan. I endured numerous hellish years of school, and I can say with reasonable veracity that I have forgiven all my teachers and even the poor children who had to figure out how to deal with me. I survived. I thank the best of you, and the worst of you get to look forward to seeing yourselves eviscerated in fiction, so there’s an end on it.

Instead of a social life, I swam in books. I became a devoted follower of Diana Wynne Jones and Douglas Adams. I studied acting and Shakespeare with the Young Shakespeare Players of Madison, Wisconsin, and it deeply impacted my direction in life. I then discovered historical re-enactment, where I hung about in velvet, idly strumming a harp while men in plastic armor hit each other with sticks. That too was most enlightening. Despite collecting a technical degree in commercial goldsmithing I instead pursued writing as my primary means of unemployment. I moved with my family to a tiny ranch in rural Oregon, where I still live with my daughter, my mother, and assorted Irish Wolfhounds."

Scheduled release date:  August 9th, 2011


  1. I love this idea, Alexia! Thanks for the peek! :-)

  2. Puts me in mind of Sleeping Beauty for an older age range, I'll certainly keep an eye out for this one though August seems like such a long way away.

  3. I just started reading this... I am on my third ya dystpian novel... I think after this one I will throw in the towel for awhile.

    I need some adult reads....

  4. Huh...sounds interesting. Almost like a futuristic Sleeping Beauty of sorts. Thanks for sharing!