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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Another 5 star review for The Urban Boys by @KNSmith #UBTour



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The Urban Boys


Written by K. N. Smith

Genre(s): Young Adult, Action/Adventure, Paranormal


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!



Moonwalkers's Review

This is an age old story about good versus evil, right over wrong. Five teenage boys from a small urban centre go into a forbidden forest on the outskirts of town, and come out changed forever. A specific sense of each of the five boys become heightened, aware of each other. What they do with these sudden abilities is a fast, action packed adventure reminiscent of a video game, complete with a cape wearing Dark Stranger, which adds to the suspense. I'm not a big sports fan, but the blow-by-blow description of the championship football game was so visual that I could almost
hear the roar of the crowd.

Right from the first chapter, this tale captured my rapt attention with a character analysis of each boy that gave me a sense of who they were, and what could be expected from them. As each day unfolded, and the boys became deeper and deeper embedded in the fate of a neighboring city in trouble, I was on the edge of my seat, fearing not only for their safety, but their sanity as well. This story has a supernatural thread that weaves in and out, and finally ties the whole thing together to a surprising end. I loved it. It's geared to young adult readers, but I'm a senior citizen, and I loved it! It's appeal transcends the generational dynamic. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in an exciting adventure story.

Disclaimer: Books provided by the author free of charge in exchange for an honest review.


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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 literary flair sweeps across pages that twist, turn, and grind through elements of paranormal and action-adventure in diverse, exciting, edge-of-your-seat narratives. She states, “My hope is that The Urban Boys will spark imagination in a wide variety of readers while elevating global literacy efforts. It’s important that we have diverse families of readers for generations to come.” K.N. Smith has over twenty years experience in writing, communications, and creative design. She lives with her family in California.

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