Monday, May 26, 2014
Book Review: Some Fine Day by Kat Ross
Release Date: July 1st, 2014
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
"More than once, a society has been seen to give way before the wind which is let loose upon mankind; history is full of the shipwrecks of nations and empires; manners, customs, laws, religions- and some fine day, that unknown force, the hurricane, passes by and bears them all away."
This book took me by surprise, I'm glad I didn't give up on it. Kat Ross has a superbly creative imagination and gave birth to some pretty outstanding ideas.
When I first started reading it, I was a bit confused. Granted they live in the future with different technology and names for things, so it took a few chapters for understanding to sink in. The beginning starts off slow but that doesn't last long. Towards the middle, things really start to pick up... a lot! The excitement and action really take a turn and doesn't stop until the last page. Jansin is in a race against time in regards to surviving, rescuing, running, discovering, and escaping. Kat Ross keeps you in this adrenaline-rushed state-of-mind. The book continues to get more exciting and suspenseful the more you read, as well as answers questions and creates them along the way.
Then, oh man, you read the last paragraph in the book and, really, it should end with a "dot-dot-dot" because I literally have no idea what happened! Which can only lead me to believe, and hope, that there is a sequel. It's as if the author forgot to add the last 10 pages of the book. When I finished it, I went inside my house to rant and rave to my grandma about how cruel and unfair book cliffhangers are (says all readers everywhere).
This is a pretty great read: Some Fine Day is different than all the dystopian tales out there. The story takes place in the future, after a set of 5 hyper-hurricanes take over the earth, as big as continents. Earth is no longer inhabitable; no one can survive or escape the Hypercanes. Humans have prepared a life for many (but not enough) in the underground world they have built. Jansin is in school at the Academy, a military school where she has been the past eight years of her life, since she was eight years old. Her father is high up in the military and is able to pull strings to get his family and Jansin's boyfriend, Jake, a short vacation to the surface during a break in the storms. Once Jansin is up there, once she's gotten a taste of real sunshine and fresh air, she doesn't want to leave. Their stay is short-lived when they are attacked by a band of humans... but where did they come from? Surely they don't live here, it's not possible to outrun and outlive the storms. What do they eat? Nothing can survive on the surface. Life is about to change for Jansin. She is captured by the attackers and soon discovers that not everything she's grown up knowing has been true.
Here is a GREAT book trailer video... Check it! --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-zTuafY9bc#t=96
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*This book was provided to me by NetGalley.com in return for an honest review.