Some Fine Day by Kat Ross

Summary:  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 

Publisher: Skyscape
Release Date: Out Now

Thanks to Angry Robot and NetGalley for the ARC.

I have to admit from the off, I devoured this book in one sitting. There went my early night. Kat Ross just sucks you into Jansin’s world. With civilization having moved underground due too rising sea levels, a fraction of the world’s population remain and war is imminent between the different underground cells. Yet, that is not where we start. We start off very happily, Jansin is going to see sunlight for the first time on the surface. 

Obviously this is to help build in how her world is broken. Peace on her holiday is shattered and Jansin is captured, having been injured fairly badly. Luckily she is patched up and has a skill which she can use to be accepted into the camp. She falls in love and then her new somewhat idyllic life is shattered and she returns to Raven Cove knowing all the uncomfortable lies of her society, laid bare before her. 

Kat Ross builds a world in the not too distant future, where rising sea levels have forced humans to move underground. She also adds in the harsh reality that a fraction of the world’s population is saved in this manner, the rest left to survive through the “Hypercanes” which are circling the planet. Ross makes a highly believable and relatable world which we could one day see if we do not look after the planet. Set within her readers possible life-times Ross effectively makes you think about the consequences of what will happen if we don’t look after our world today. She also entwines within the story the genetic mutations which scientists could one day, be capable of. 

Her story is wonderfully thought out, making the reader discover what happens along with Jansin, not before. It keeps you hooked and makes you understand what Jansin is feeling and a clear view of her thoughts and the discovers in the latter half of the book make you wonder what will she do, and “Could that really happen to us?” Ross didn’t shy far away when it came to some of the grittier and realistic details of this new underground world, which keeps it both realistic and helps give the reader an idea of just how much they have had to adapt within this world. 

Kat Ross also creates a fantastically kick-butt female protagonist that doesn’t need the help of her love interest in every dire situation. Jansin is both rebellious and loyal and stands up for what she believes in. although that dramatically will change in the course of the book. She is a quick-thinking go-for-it kind of person who will take on almost any situation that presents itself too her. 

In Will she created a  firm believer who looks after Jansin after her capture. Raised above ground he knows of how hard life is avoiding hypercanes and caring for the sick and injured. He also knows stories of a land mass not ravaged by these super storms and  always believes in Jansin, even when she doubts herself.

Overall Kat Ross has created a book full of action that also carries messages and echos of what our world could become all the while entwining a beautiful story of love and self-discovery.

Talia

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