Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Blog Tour: The Urban Boys by: K.N. Smith

Title: The Urban Boys
Author: K.N. Smith
Publisher: Two Petals Publishing
Release Date: September 29th, 2015
Pages: 292
Format: E-book
Source: Blog Tour
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Science-Fiction

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 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.


This was a book that I was excited to read once seeing that all the characters were boys. To be honest, I have been reading books non-stop with girl characters and it was a pleasant surprise to be in the mind of a males this time.
The book was definitely a different read for me and although it proved to be slow, I still found myself enjoying it as I went chapter by chapter. The descriptions I felt were what made the story for me. I have no idea how this author did it but I was able to clearly picture every scene in my head as if I were watching it on a television screen.
With the characters senses getting heightened I was all but curious to see where this was going to go. I have to be honest and say that I have probably never read a book where the characters senses were heightened except probably for a book on vampires. But this vampire idea could be because I am currently watching The Vampire Diaries lately and the idea of vampires are in my head but that is beside the point.
There were intertwining plot lines that although seemed to be troublesome at some points in the story, the author I felt did a marvelous job in doing what she did. I have to give props to her for not confusing herself with this. One can only imagine what it must be like to be in the heads of five different boys. Right!
Overall this was a different but exciting read in which I was glad I took the chance to try. If you are looking for a book that is out of your comfort zone with a story that brings a special sort of uniqueness to the idea of YA then this book is for you.




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.
1 Winner will get a $15.00 iTunes gift card
2 Winners will each receive a signed copy of THE URBAN BOYS
20 Winners will get eCopies of THE URBAN BOYS

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1 comment:

  1. Hi there! I really appreciate the great review, and I love your blog! Thanks so much for participating on this tour! K.N. Smith