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.
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About the Author
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. She lives with her husband, Isaac. Together they plot stories in the form of table-top role-play games, and enjoy the occasional cosplay. Online, Stephanie often goes by the nickname of SBibb.
Isaac Flint graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Masters in Psychology. He co-writes with his wife, Stephanie Flint, and enjoys tinkering with game mechanics and story plots.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. Thanks to YA Bound Book Tours for the opportunity to read and review Distant Horizon by Stephanie and Isaac Flint. Distant Horizon is a science fiction dystopian story with the twist of elemental powers, such as speed, electricity, persuasion and plant manipulation. The community has been told that they need to take a pill daily to prevent a plague that causes delusions of grandeur and volatile tendencies. If you are found to not be taking your daily dose, you will be sent away to reform. The community is hiding a horrific secret and Jenna and her friends get neck deep into the danger. Interesting characters that you can't be sure are trustworthy or not and the clever problematic society and conspiracy theory angle bring intrigue and suspense to the story - 4 stars!
Distant Horizon by Stephanie Flint and Isaac is a young adult or teen book but any age would enjoy this sci fi/fantasy book. The book is great in showing a controlling government suppressing the people through mind control ideology and through chemical control, the pill they must take daily. This is about the rebels that don't take the pill and find they have super powers. I am a kid at heart and who doesn't love a good super powers book, but this one is a bit different, the powers can be flying or subtle. It is a great story and had me right away. Great plot, wonderful characters, good suspense, surprises, and an overall good read. I received this book from the author but it in no way obligated me to a review or effected my rating or review. It was just good.