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.
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 trust?
I enjoyed this book. The world was set in the future, and it was a fast paced novel. The characters all had a unique backstory, and you found yourself getting whisked along on their journey, which was full of new discoveries, some good and some bad. Jenna was a likeable heroine, and she had her two friends Lance and Tim with her. Tim was my favourite character, as he was the one who was very reliant on his government, and he really had to work to change his mindset (plus he had a technology power!)
I rate this book 4/5 stars!