[REVIEW] No Life But This – Anna Sheehan

Anna Sheehan
No Life But This (A Long, Long Sleep, Book 2)
Hachette Orion Gollancz (UK: 18th December 2014; AU: 24th February 2015)
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I remembered nothing from A Long, Long Sleep, except that Rose had been put into stasis regularly throughout her life, such as when her parents wanted to go on holiday without her. (Yes, neglectful parents.)

This sequel had a tough publication, especially because it was originally printed with the wrong summary. (This may have been corrected in later printings.) Which is a shame, because ICE MOON is all readers need to motivate them to read No Life But This! Though it does take about six chapters or so to actually get going on the journey to Europa, an ice moon of Jupiter. Before that, there’s relationship drama and introducing all the characters, but keep reading.

When the characters arrive on the ice moon, things get more interesting, though also rather confusing. I often struggle reading about psi abilities, so this doesn’t surprise me. There’s a massive info-dump chapter near the end that explains everything, though, so that helps.

The ending won’t work for every reader, but it made the most sense to me, and I’m so pleased that the author went through with it.

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