Some Fine Day by Kat Ross
Published by Strange Chemistry on July 1st 2014
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction,Love & Romance
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.
The Cover: 4.5/10—Really just an eye?
Heroine: 6/10—Somewhere between Katniss and Tris
Some Fine Day
This was not a bad dystopian at all. One of my favorite parts of the book happened right in the beginning when the MC is on the underground train. The author starts building this new dystopian world right then. The MC is staring out the window watching the green grass when all of a sudden it’s changed to the dessert. I thought it was cool mostly because I could totally see them on a train underground with no view of the “above” world. We also find out that there are movies and things but no new one since they were forced underground by the storms. I’m a sucker for the little detail in books and Some Fine Day had a bunch of good ones.
Jansin Nordqvist (super odd name I think the author was trying to take a Hunger Games effect.) is 16 and about to graduate from The Academy, (think of a school of dauntless from Divergent). So she’s supposed to be a bad ass. She has been trained since she was young. I’m not really what for but It helps because her father is works as a general in the Military Jansin is able to go up to the surface and she cant wait. Sadly when they go she is attacked at night and separated from everyone. Due to this she uncovers that there people still living on the surface. (GASP!)
Did you really want me to believe that the only reason that mankind went underground was because of storms?
Another problem with this was the issue of the romance between Jansin and Will. Will is a slightly older “physic” from the surface who takes on a teacher role. But honestly I didn’t feel a connection between them. I wanted to know more about the world.
As great as the small details are I still had an issue with how much time is spent on describing the weather. On top of that is how often if felt like the scene was changing. One minute we were above ground, underground and then in a damn forest. It all didn’t mesh together.
Lastly I had an issue with the fact that this wasn’t really different then any other dystopian I have read. It wasn’t iconic or ground breaking; it was just okay. I did have to skip a few pages just because it was long and drawn out. I feel asleep reading twice.
All and all it wasn’t that bad. But if you are looking for something new this might not be it for you. I think the author missed a chance on some things.