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[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.

10th December 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Anna Sheehan
Spinning Thorns
Hachette Orion Gollancz (UK: 10th December 2015)
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Sleeping Beauty has woken. The world has been renewed. Everyone is living happily ever after… Almost. Sharp, blood-seeking thorns still surround the castle. A feud remains between those who wield magic and those who were subjected to it. And while the kingdom is divided against itself, nothing can thrive. A rebellion may be needed – and that’s where Sleeping Beauty’s daughter comes in…

December 2015 Releases

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6 New Covers (Jones, Leicht & Neal, Littlefield, Sheehan)

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February 2015 Releases

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18th December 2014 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Anna Sheehan
No Life But This (A Long, Long Sleep, Book 2)
Hachette Orion Gollancz (UK: 18th December 2014)
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Rose Fitzroy woke from her long sleep to a changed world and new life. Her friend Otto watched her from afar, longing for what he felt he couldn’t have. But just when things seem to be going right, his own biology backfires, sending him into a deathly spiral that neither of them can stop. His only hope lies on the distant ice moon of Europa, where an experimental treatment might bring him back from the brink. But Europa is in a state of revolution, and Otto’s brother Quin is tangled up in it. With Otto going slowly insane, and Rose haunted by ghosts of her old life, more than one world may soon be destroyed around them.

December 2014 Releases

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Carolyn Lee Adams: RUTHLESS: 2nd June 2015: Buy (US)
Sharon Cameron: ROOK: 28th April 2015: Buy (US)
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: ILLUMINAE: 7th July 2015: Buy (US)
Michele Lang: THE WITCH OF BUDAPEST: 30th September 2014: Buy (US)
Demitria Lunetta: IN THE END (paperback): 23rd June 2015: Buy (US)
Anna Sheehan: NO LIFE BUT THIS: 18th December 2014: Buy (US)
Alexandra Sirowy: THE CREEPING: 18th August 2015: Buy (US)
Laurie Faria Stolarz: WELCOME TO THE DARK HOUSE (paperback): 23rd June 2015: Buy (US)
Carol Lynch Williams: SIGNED SKYE HARPER (paperback): 12th May 2015: Buy (US)
Brenna Yovanoff: FIENDISH (paperback): 11th August 2015: Buy (US)

12 New Covers (Bick, Brody, Cameron, Hart & Reisz, Helvig, Jones, Kenner, Metcalf, Sheehan, Sirowy, Trout, Zhang)

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[REVIEW] A Long, Long Sleep – Anna Sheehan

Anna Sheehan
A Long, Long Sleep
Candlewick (US: August 2011); Hachette Orion Gollancz (UK: August 2011; AU: October 2011)
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I’ve had this on my wishlist since its deal announcement in 2010 (think that was the year). A futuristic involving stasis seemed perfect. Of course, I was more into cryonics, but nevertheless…

Anna Sheehan’s A Long, Long Sleep more than lives up to its premise, and is even more awesome than the summary suggests. The world-building is brilliant, the psychology engaging, the plot intriguing…I love it all! What’s more, the author makes the science and technology understandable for eejits such as me. And perhaps best of all, there’s no romance. There’s relationship drama involving past and perhaps future loves, but Rose starts and ends the novel single. Most novels seem to insinuate that life without romantic love isn’t worth living, so A Long, Long Sleep is a refreshing change, and relatable for us single people out here. (Yes, we do exist.)

If you haven’t already read this, get on it. The UK will re-release it this year, if you want a less expensive edition. Either way, the author’s next novel (of which I unfortunately know nothing about) is due for publication circa August this year, and I am pumped, so excited to see what else this clever author has in store for us.