Release Date: 18/08/11
osalinda Fitzroy had been asleep for 62 years when she was 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.
A Science Fiction story that has fairy tale elements, a lead character who brings you into the story and a future world of confusion as well as intrigue then this is the story for you and when you find out it’s a debut on top of that its an impressive story all round. Add to this that it’s also a wonderful YA to Adult title and it’s a story that will appeal to a great many.
The prose is decent, the pace ideal but it’s the characters that really grab the reader, they have full personalities and when that’s backed with flaws as well as positive traits there is someone for every type of reader to latch onto. All in all it’s a wonderful read and a page turner from start to finish, finally, add to the mix a society wide social and environmental apocalypse and it’s a believable world that could happen.