Thursday, June 26, 2014

{ARC YA Review} Some Fine Day by Kat Ross

{ARC YA Review} Some Fine Day by Kat Ross
Some Fine Day
Sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist is on the verge of graduating from the black ops factory known as the Academy. She's smart and deadly, and knows three things with absolute certainty:
1. When the world flooded and civilization retreated deep underground, there was no one left on the surface.
2. The only species to thrive there are the toads, a primate/amphibian hybrid with a serious mean streak.
3. There's no place on Earth where you can hide from the hypercanes, continent-sized storms that have raged for decades.
Jansin has been lied to. On all counts. (Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} ebook. Expected publication: July 1st 2014 by Strange Chemistry. Source: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Kat Ross and Strange Chemistry

{Rating} 4/5 -- I really liked it!

"Rain streaks the window of the train as the white-gloved waiter sets a cup of coffee on the table." (page 1, line 1)
Exciting, creative, and action packed with a strong and determined heroine, a wealth of interesting secondary characters, a well imagined world filled with lies and secrets and loss, and a hint of romance.

Ross' imagining of the future, of hypercanes, of life underground, is depressing but Ross does an excellent job of world building. The hows and whys of life underground, explanations about food and water, transport, leadership, and threats, those have all been considered and explained.

I liked Jansin. She's a strong girl. She's only sixteen years old but has spent half her life in an academy, fighting to survive, taught to think and act like a soldier. And then she has an experience that changes everything. Jansin is honorable and fierce, she's the girl I'd want to have at my back. The girl I'd want to rely on to right a wrong. I won't say much about the secondary characters because it would by spoiler-y but there are characters I loved, hated, respected and others I just wanted to punch in the face.

Some Fine Day is reminiscent of Under The Never Sky - if you liked that series I bet you'll like Some Fine Day - but is wholly original. As much as I enjoyed this book it really made me want to go outside, to stare up at the sky, to hug a tree, to stand in the grass and be thankful for everything I have.

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