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#Review : Distant Horizon by Stephanie & Isaac Flint

Distant Horizon Book Cover Distant Horizon
Stephanie & Isaac Flint
Fantasy & Paranormal

The Community is safe.
Unless you have superpowers.

Sixty years ago, a hallucinogenic plague annihilated half the world’s population, leading to the formation of the Community—an international government that promises its citizens safety, security, and efficiency. Every day, Community citizens swallow a mandatory pill to ensure their immunity to the plague. A year after graduating high school, they take the Health Scan.

Most pass, and continue with their lives. Others disappear.

Eighteen-year-old Jenna Nickleson hasn’t taken the pill since her senior year in high school. She feels more alive without it, and she hasn’t shown any signs of infection—at least, not until two days after a surprise Health Scan is announced and Special Forces arrive at her university campus.

Spurred by the recent string of hallucinations, Jenna searches for any inkling of what happens to those who fail the scan. Rumor has it that they’re sent away for treatment and, once cured, receive a menial job. But when she uncovers the cruel truth behind the plague, her ideal world is shattered.

Underneath the illusion of safety, Special Forces agents harbor a dark secret.

The plague is a lie.


My Thoughts

Woot, this book was amazing. I was expecting something very dystopian but am very pleased with the mix of science fiction and “paranormal-ish” elements. Also with the steampunk elements thrown in.

This book started out very reminiscent of The Giver but then pretty quick morphs into something entirely different.

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I really enjoyed the Author’s writing. It was very clever in the way it tied things together and seemed very cohesive. The characters were written very well to. All the characters were very unique and displayed their own consisent personality. Even the “mindless drones” of the community we written will.

I really liked Jen. She was very strong and really seen to try to do the right thing all the time, even when others wanted the easy way out. I like Inese too. Lance was OK, I’m interested in seeing what will develop there. Their isn’t really any love relationship in this book (not with Jen Anyway) so I’m look forward to watching that develop in later books.

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    Stephanie & Isaac Flint

    Stephanie Flint (formerly Stephanie Bibb) graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in photography and a minor in creative writing. She merged the two interests into book cover design and photographic illustration, but she particularly enjoys writing speculative fiction and plotting her stories in the form of table-top RPGs with her husband, Isaac. They cofounded Infinitas Publishing in June 2015.

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