The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses

The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses
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Two Petals Publishing
Age Group
12+
Published Date
September 29, 2015
ISBN Number
0989474755
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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!

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A Gripping Tale of Friendships, Families, and the Supernatural
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In the small town of Danville Heights, five teenage boys lived their lives as usual: they went to high school and played football. After a much-awaited and adrenalin-filled match against a formidable team from another school, however, their lives changed forever.

On their way to the house of one of them after the game, they were exposed to some extraordinary lights and lost their consciousness. They would not have reached their destination had not an unknown man helped them.

As days passed by, things became baffling for the boys as one of them mysteriously developed an intensified sense of hearing; another one a super-active sense of sight; and a heightened sense of smell, taste and touch for the other three, respectively. They also found out that their new hyperactive senses came with superhuman abilities and multitudes of lawless enemies to defeat.

Hiding everything from their families, they used their newfound gifts night after night to fight the brutal men who were destroying the nearby town of Sandry Lake. These activities took a toll on their personal lives and forced them to reconsider their priorities as young boys who simply used to go to school, play football, and deal with girls.

After a series of heart-pumping secrets and tensions that included telling lies as to their whereabouts and affairs, taking an unknown man and woman as allies in their adventures, and discovering a cruel past that haunts the present, the teenagers had to choose between going back to their simple lives and taking what fate had thrust upon them. And not every teenager was willing to take the latter.

Followers of Michael Crichton and Dan Brown will be familiar with this story’s heart-racing pacing, and fans of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia books will appreciate the elements of the unknown and the captivating choice of words in this beautiful novel by another author who writes with initials: K.N. Smith.

The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses is a gripping and action-packed tale of friendships, families, young love, and the supernatural. As the eyes come to the end of this splendid story, sweet sorrow lingers in the heart, and a sequel to this book will surely be greeted like a long-lost friend.
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An Action-Packed Page-Turner
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The brotherly bond of five teenage boys is tested when they are exposed to an energy source that heightens their senses. Destined to be pursuers of good, together they begin a journey to maturity as they embrace and fully realize their new-found powers despite looming threat from a vengeful villain. This action-packed page-turner made me feel like I was a part of the boys’ adventure in Sandry Lake and a protector of Danville Heights. One will identify with the characters’ joy, fear, anxiety, pride and a variety of emotions because of the author’s ability to involve the reader into every scene. I highly recommend this to young adults and adults alike!
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I loved the diversity in characters.
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