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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 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.
The story is full of adventures as the characters discover their true potential while battling villains who appear to be indestructible. I did find some of the plot lines to be predictable, but was relatively easy to ignore because there were enough surprises to keep my interest.
I believe this is going to be a series of books and I look forward to reading the next one. I could definitely imagine this story being turned into a movie or television series one day.
The world developed in the story is unique as well, as she blends science fiction elements with fantasy, and sets this story in the future of earth rather than an alternate history or a new world. While only mentioned in passing, the geopolitical situation has depth and reinforces the conflict the characters face, without drowning out the rest of the tale.
I would highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoyed Divergent, or the Hunger Games, as well as people who enjoy fantasy!
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!
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 portal on his first or second try. Very eyebrow-raising. Also, the adults seem much more competent; I don't know why these kids are being touted as world-savers. The whole supervillain camaraderie thing was so cheesy too.
Again, I think I may just have read too many of these types of books, and they've lost their interest.