Released: July 1st, 2014
Genre: YA dystopia
Source: Review copy from author
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?
What a freaking captivating book! From the opening line I was hooked. Ross wrote a beautiful book with universal themes that are so important. She weaves them together seamlessly for a story that seems like it could be taken from a page in our very near future.
Jansin is such a cool character. I loved watching her grow throughout the book and really come into her own. Her coming of age story is a huge part of the main story line and never once did it come off as cliche or boring.
Sometimes in dystopian novels, the things that have changed the world are pretty unbelievable. In Some Fine Day, the weather has gone all wonky, creating the hypercanes. Holy freaking believable! Given the drastic changes we’ve had with the weather the last couple of years, some of the descriptions of what’s going on in the book, weather-wise, gave me goosebumps.
There’s some romance but it fits into the main plot and doesn’t feel forced at all. It added to the story and I really enjoyed it. And we all know how picky I am about my romance in books. 🙂
I really, really enjoyed Some Fine Day. So much that I hope the author is thinking about a sequel.