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Distant Horizon

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  34 reviews
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 gra
Published October 27th 2016 by Infinitas Publishing
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Montzalee Wittmann
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 flyin ...more
Kathy Chung
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a young adult dystopian story which tell of a society which broke down due to a plague in the past. Each youngsters have take a pill daily to avoid being infected.

One day young Jenna decided to skip the pill and it went on for the whole year as she felt great without it.. Then she started to have weird symptoms. That's when hers and two of her friends' world turned topsy turvy. Looks like The Community is not safe anymore.

What I like about this book is the pace is quite fast. It move on
Dave Higgins
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Displaying – yet not sagging under the weight of – the tropes of both superhero and young adult fiction, this novel is likely to appeal to a broad range of dystopian readers.

Half a century ago, plague decimated the world’s population. After a period of struggle, the survivors united to form the Community, a global government based on efficiency and mutual support. To ensure the plague doesn’t return, every citizen takes a pill daily to enhance resistance, and the government maintain watch to iso
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 t
Leanne ~ Tales From The Heart
This is my first book by Stephanie Flint and what an intriguing tale it was. A YA set in the not too distant future where the world is a different place. Half the population has succumbed to the plague...or has it? Everyone is forced to take a pill each day to fight the bacteria! What happens if they don't take it, these school teens are scanned for what I wonder? Some disappear, where do they go? I don't want to give anything away, I thoroughly enjoyed this twisting tale of lies and deceit. Tec ...more
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: conspiracy, dystopian
What a great read. Well paced, wonderful world building, great premise, well thought out plot and nice character development.

Our heroine and her sidekicks are involved in evil government attempt to "keep down the masses" with lies and brutality. It's pitched at the young adult/new adult audience, but it's well done and flows really well. Some of the descriptive passages are simply lovely.

Part sci-fi, part dystopian, part action - its all here in a well written package.

* I received this book fr
Jason Meuschke
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'd heard, and read, snippets from this as it was being written and believed I knew what this would be about. I was happily wrong. The story advances faster than I believed it would and throws the reader into the middle of action and mystery before you even see it coming. The conclusion leaves you with questions although in a good way where you're wanting to see what happens next. I know I'm anxious to know more. ...more
Alicia Huxtable
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
By now most paranormal storyline have been done and it's rare to find one that sticks out from the rest or has unique qualities about it but Distant Horizon had both. 

The characters are so well written that you can't help but feel for them in the situations they find themselves in. 

The storyline has the uniqueness that a paranormal book needs and I found it hard to put down. 
A. Powers
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book reminded me of the X-Men in a way, which is a good thing because I really like the movies (not the comics so much). The characters and their powers were a lot of fun, and I loved learning about their powers and the whole medicine cover-up thing they had going on. I did feel like there was way too much going on in the story. Too much, too fast. But the characters are awesome.
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book. I really liked that Jenna didn't trust easily. In so many stories the main character just goes along with what they're told without question. It did give me sense of X-men, but different. I'm glad I read it. ...more
Frank Geimer
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a good thriller! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel, it was full of plot twists and action. The world building was very good, with more than just two sides to the story. I am looking forward to reading the second installment as soon as it comes out.
Paula Genereau
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great book. Loved it. I have a new kind of book I love now. Superpower books. Loved it
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
WOW! This story moved at warp speed.... some sections I had to re-read to understand what happened! While the central characters may be young adults I think this book could be enjoyed by readers of almost any age (I'm almost a senior!) It displayed vivid world building and good character developement, I also liked the idea that they weren't limited to just 1 superpower, and that not everyone who rebelled was powerful. If I have any hesitation about the main character Jenna it is that while she w ...more
I received a copy of this book in exchange for review.

The premise of this book is pretty standard: dystopian society where the main character thinks her structured life is normal, doesn't realize she's being controlled, suddenly realizes she has special snowflake powers, is destined to save the world.

I don't know, maybe I've just read too much of that. It's getting boring. Also, why can all of these kids use their powers so well right off the bat? There was no practice needed. Lance opened a por
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm not huge on dystopian I am finding this out lol.. however this wasn't a horrible story. the writing was good so theres that.. Pretty standard dystopian type of story... but the characters interested me.. and the plot kept me going and kept me interested so it worked for me.. I enjoyed this and am glad i got to review it ...more
Samantha Cutler
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts read in this review are wholly my own. This story is well thought out and the characters develop as it progresses. I started to really connect with the main characters and feel as they did. The plot keeps the reader on the edge of their seat and the ending leaves you wanting more.
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
**** 3 Cranky Stars ****

In the distant future, civilisation as we know it doesn’t exist anymore. It’s been replaced by Community ruled by a select few and followed the mantra: safety, security and efficiency.

Everyone took a daily pill to prevent the dangerous and deadly infection called Theophrenia which had been the root cause of the fall of humanity. Security measures like a Health Scan were put in place by the rulers to ensure there wasn’t a new strain developing among the population.

Yet acc
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: scify-fantasy
After a hallucinogenic plague wiped out half the world's population a rigid, autocratic international government was formed and a " Community" born that promised the citizenry safety, security and efficiency. Intriguing and intense "Distant Horizon" opens sixty years later with the announcement of a surprise health scan on the university campus eighteen-year-old Jenna Nickleson attends, to ensure everyone is taking the prescribed pill that prevents the "Theophrenia" contagion. With Special Force ...more
*Thanks to the author for providing a review copy in exchange for my honest review.

This is the most intense book I've ever read.

Who would've thought technology and superpowers could be this interesting? I know they're not my cup of tea, at least. This was intense, and so highly engaging. The author's effort in creating the perfect dystopian atmosphere is evident, and it was amazing how that shaped the characters, their lifestyle and even their perception of the world.

What stood out the most
Melissa Levine
This was an okay read. I couldn't help but notice that there were aspects of the Divergent series mixed in. The Divergent series popped into my head when I first started reading this story, especially when I got to the the whole, “…each student shall take a qualifications test to determine their best placement in our workforce.” Of course, there were many differences though that kept the story entertaining. Although on that note, it's probably hard to not take parts/situations from other stories ...more
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Eighteen-year-old Jenna Nickleson lives in a world that was destroyed years ago by a plague that caused people to hallucinate. A new government was created that has promised to keep the people safe in the new Community.

In this new world everyone has to take a pill that will keep them from getting sick. A while back Jenna stopped taking her pill and discovered that she could think better and that her world was clearer. Every so often everyone has to be scanned to ensure that they have not become
A. Musquiz
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars. I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Full review:

The story was action-packed which kept the book moving forward, especially since there is quite a lot going on and the characters are having to overcome difficult obstacles. The rigid and strict society that our characters live in is reminiscent of other dystopian worlds I've read before so while it was a little cookie-cutter in that sense, I still thought it was a
tracey welch
Nov 15, 2016 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book for a honest review: truth be told I lean more towards four stars for the story is very good. At first, it starts off as many other dystopian novels do, with a strict,rigid society and the members discovering something not quite right about the way they live. My first impression was sorry, been done. But then this was were the story took a turn. It went a little steampunk and then a little bit fantasy. I thought, ok! Nice twist. Story became a whole lot more i ...more
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
I received a free ebook from YA Bound and the authors in exchange for an honest review.

Jenna Nickleson has not taken the mandatory daily pill for six months. She feels more alive without it. This is fine until a surprise Health Scan is announced, and she panics. Whoever fails the scan is never heard from again. When she fails the scan, Jenna and her friends are whisked into a new world, where they discover the ugly truth about the plague and about the government they trust so much. Who can Jenna
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I thought the story sounded interesting because I like superheroes. I haven't read a lot of books with superheroes but thought the author took a unique approach in her story. I don't like spoilers in reviews but will say that I enjoyed reading about how the main character discovers her superpowers and realizes the society she grew up in isn't as great as it appears.

The story is full of
Books In Bloom
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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.

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
Liesl Takle
Nov 26, 2016 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

This story is action much so I struggled at times to keep up with where the characters were and why they were doing what they were doing. I would have enjoyed having some more down time with Jenna to reflect on everything that was changing in her world. In a world full of people with powers, what made Jenna stand out so much that she was the one destined to change the world above the other equally powerful and far more exp
Donna Thompson
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-read
I didn't know what to expect when I first picked up Stephanie Flint's "Distant Horizon," but I can tell you, I was more than pleasantly surprised. I was immediately pulled into a compelling and suspenseful story about Jenna, a young girl who has basically been told a lie her entire life. From that point on, fantastic things start to happen and suffice it to say, this book became as fun and thrilling as the latest superhero movie at the Twinplex. This is a great first effort from a new author and ...more
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
i received a free e-book from the author for an honest review. even though i was completely unattracted to science fiction and the whole futuristic setting, Jenna was a character easy to love. her tough personality made her very relatable, thus easy to stand in her shoes and experience the whole danger ourselves. and her relationship with Lance made everything felt even more rewarding when all came to an end. the ending was slightly disappointing as it veered towards a partially sad closure, but ...more
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