I have never read a book like Utomia: The Legend Beyond before, and am glad I had the opportunity to read this type of book! Loach, Sty, Nudge, and Leeland are a close group of
fun-loving friends. But one day, what was meant to be a harmless experiment goes incredibly wrong. Purple smoke appears in the sky, and two different armies come to the boys' village. After Loach and Leeland's parents are captured, the boys find themselves alone. They decide to go to the famous city Utomia. As the boys venture off on their own, their journey brings them closer together and helps them learn the true meaning of friendship and brotherhood. Since I have not read much books with characters add animals, it took a little getting used to. It was also slow at times but overall, it was really well written. This book is good for boys and girls who enjoy adventure books. Thanks Dogobooks for sending me this book!