Title: Some Fine Day
Author: Kat Ross
Publication Date: July 1st 2014
Rating: 4.5 stars
A generation ago, continent-sized storms called hypercanes caused the Earth to flood. The survivors were forced to retreat deep underground and build a new society.
This is the story that sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist has heard all of her life.
Jansin grew up in a civilization far below the Earth’s surface. She’s spent the last eight years in military intelligence training. So when her parents surprise her with a coveted yet treacherous trip above ground, she’s prepared for anything. She’s especially thrilled to feel the fresh air, see the sun, and view the wide-open skies and the ocean for herself.
But when raiders attack Jansin’s camp and take her prisoner, she is forced to question everything she’s been taught. What do her captors want? How will she get back underground? And if she ever does, will she want to stay after learning the truth?
Note: This eARC was provided by Amazon Children’s Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
The world-building in this book is fabulously done! The descriptions and information regarding the dystopian society are presented in "digestible chunks." Although the environment has drastically changed between now and then, logical reasons are provided to explain the environmental disasters (among other things). The references to typhoons and mutated/adapted creatures also piqued my interest. The author does a good job of deliberately placing Jansin in uncomfortable situations which bring out her vulnerable side. But alongwith her flaws, we still a full dose of her virtues. Overall I'd sum her up as: badass and brave. The "romance" between Jansin and another character is beautifully built up but (unfortunately) evaporates quickly.
Would I recommend it? Yes. Even if you’re getting bored with cliche dystopian books, you should still give this a go!