Book Review: Urban Boys

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This is my stop during the book blitz for The Urban Boys by K.N. Smith. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 25 till 29 April, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.

The Urban BoysThe Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses (The Urban Boys #1)
by K.N. Smith
Genre: Action-adventure/ Paranormal
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Print Length: 292 pages
Publisher: Two Petals Publishing

Blurb:
The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses is an action-adventure story about five teen boys who are mysteriously exposed to a foreign energy source that gives them extremely heightened senses. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become hypersensitive gifts that forever change the world. The story chronicles their effortless interrelations and later exposes the testing of their deep bonds. It introduces the reader to an array of supporting characters who alter the boys’ lives forever. The Urban Boys offers young and mature readers central themes of loyalty, responsibility, honesty, fear, and triumph, which become artfully integrated with cinematic-level action and high drama. The story twists, turns, and grinds through elements of paranormal and action-adventure in a diverse, exciting, edge-of-your-seat narrative!

Overview: The story’s small town of Danville Heights, a carefully crafted universe, contrasts with the dark, gloomy town of Sandry Lake, where evil abounds. Upon the boys’ mysterious incident with the energy source, they’re instinctively called to Sandry Lake to root out evil. Their senses guide them each time. However, secrecy about their mission, furious battles with evil thugs, extreme fatigue, and stress and pressure soon overwhelm the boys, but they must find a way to embrace their fate. A lurking, Dark Stranger seems to know their plight, and a strikingly beautiful, fearless girl lends way to heightened confusion. Shocking details about these two characters, and the evil antagonist, the dreaded Druth, twist and grind the story even further. Despite tension and fierce battles, will the boys hold it together long enough to fulfill their destiny?

Intriguing, intelligent, and full of action, The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses offers a memorable, emotion-packed, thrilling ride for young and mature readers alike!

You can find The Urban Boys on Goodreads

You can buy The Urban Boys here:
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You can watch the trailer for The Urban Boys on Youtube

My review:

This is quite a nice book to spend your time with. I like these type of stories, when the characters discover their true nature and try to get used to the changes. The brothers are a nice combination and each is unique in his way.

I enjoyed as well the contrasts always present in the book, especially between the two towns, reflecting in a way the different lives the boys have to face by hiding their powers. Once they decided to use these abilities for good, they’ll try to fight evil. If people will eventually find out or not, you’ll find out by reading the book.

Even if I had a difficult time at the beginning with all the shifts in the story I am really glad I finished it. There are some unexpected turns and the detailed descriptions make them even more real. The way the author paid attention to little things gives the book a small touch of reality. Can’t wait for the next adventure!

 

About the Author:
K.N. Smith is an American author and passionate advocate of childhood and family literacy programs throughout the world. She continues to inspire students of all ages to reach their highest potential in their literary and educational pursuits. Her creative, lyrical flair sweeps across pages that twist, turn, and grind through elements of paranormal and action-adventure in diverse, exciting, edge-of-your-seat narratives. K.N. Smith has over twenty years’ experience in writing, communications, and creative design. She lives with her family in California.

You can find and contact K.N. Smith here:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads

There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of The Urban Boys. These are the prizes you can win:
– a 25$ Amazon gift card
– 5 signed copies of The Urban Boys by K.N. Smith (U.S. only)

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Urban Boys

  1. Thanks for being part of this blog tour and for reviewing this book! It sounds like the author her detailed descriptions really make this book come alive and feel real. And it sounds like a fun group of characters! Great review!

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  2. Hi there! Thank you so much for being a stop on this blitz, and for your great review. I’m glad you enjoyed the book, and I’m working hard to get the next adventure out the door. Also, I love your blog. Thanks so much!

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