Friday, November 18, 2022

BLOG TOUR: Discovery of the Five Senses by K.N. Smith


Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Award-winning Author K.N. Smith's Discovery of the Five Senses, book 1 in the The Urban Boys series. Today, on our tour stop, we have a review AND a tour-wide giveaway to share! So... Be sure to check out my thoughts on this YA read and grab your copy now! Follow the tour, HERE.

Young Adult
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Adventure
The Urban Boys, #1
Publish Date:
September 29, 2015
Two Petals Publishing

Welcome or unwelcome. Fate has arrived.

"A captivating and poetic tale of mystery, fantasy, and reality tied together by action!" 5-stars, Lars Jackson, Amazon Customer

A suspenseful incident in a forbidden preserve heightens the senses of five friends. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become super-gifts that forever change the world. But furious battles confront the boys as they try to understand their sensory super powers in a race to save mankind. With light beings and mysterious strangers complicating their plight, will the boys defeat the evil Druth before it’s too late? Get prepared for the twisting and grinding of this award-winning, action-adventure story — an edge-of-your-seat narrative for young and mature readers alike.



Praise for Discovery of the Five Senses:

"Brilliantly crafted and written!" —Megan King, Indie Book Reviewers

"An energetic adventure debut with stellar action sequences. Smith's writing is intelligent and often lyrical. Her exuberant prose never fails to dazzle." —Kirkus Media

"Author K.N. Smith uses her mastery of the written word to weave an entrancing, yet powerful tale of adventure that keeps you turning pages in an unquenchable desire to find out what happens next." —Publishers Daily Reviews

"Well written and very creative, 'Discovery of the Five Senses' is an absolute must-read for fans of novels such as Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, etc." —Anabella Johnson, Indie Book Reviewers

"K.N. Smith has an incredible way with words; her descriptions are vivid; you see what the characters are seeing, you feel what they are feeling; you feel like you are there." —Cody Brighton, Indie Book Reviewers

"A wonderful and deeply written emotional adventure." —Self Publishing Review

"K.N. Smith's articulate word imagery is all that is needed to transport readers to a mysterious world. Make the time to connect with this piece of literary prowess. You will not regret it." —V. McDermott, Educator, English Teachers Association of Queensland, Australia


**About the Author**
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K.N. Smith, winner of the “Best of” in the category of “Outstanding Young Adult Novel” at the Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards, and Readers’ Favorite “Gold Medal” honoree for “Young Adult - Mystery”, is an author and passionate advocate of literacy and arts programs throughout the world. Her lyrical flair sweeps across pages that twist and grind through action-adventure and urban fantasy in edge-of-your-seat narratives. K.N. has over twenty-five years’ experience in communications and creative design as an award-winning consultant. Reading is still her foremost hobby. K.N. inspires people of all ages to reach their highest potential in their creative, educational, and life pursuits.

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*My Thoughts*

Note: This review contains NO spoilers

Hmmm... 🤔 From what I read and gather, Discovery of the Five Senses is the first in The Urban Boys series. There's plenty happening that kept me turning the pages. This is an interesting tale of mystery, fantasy, paranormal, and action-filled teenage drama. The story also gives off a comic book superhero vibe.

The author wrote a riveting, unique, and entertaining story filled with engaging characters and a fascinating plot. With well developed characters, I think teenagers/young adults could relate to their every day routines and individual emotional dilemmas. The descriptive settings made for a mysterious and suspenseful atmosphere which added to the storytelling. The steady pacing of the story will entice readers to keep turning the page until the end. This story definitely had its fair share of secrets and revelations that made my "jaw drop." 🤯 It did make for intriguing twists in the story for all characters involved.

In regards to the fantasy/paranormal aspect, I thought the focus on the five senses was a fascinating approach that I found compelling in this storytelling. However, I would have like to know more on those "light beings" and its connections to the characters. I felt that what was revealed of these "light beings" was somewhat lacking. Other than that, of what was disclosed, I suppose it was enough needed for this story... for now.

All in all, Discovery of the Five Senses is a thrilling and dramatic start of a possible series for The Urban Boys. I would say that this is a poignant story of friendship, brotherhood, and family that readers young and old would enjoy reading and relate to. I definitely would like to see where the author goes with the following books in this series... It sure does look like there will be more adventures for these characters to come... This would be a good book to read.

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***The Giveaway***

Giveaway Open Internationally | Must be 13+ to Enter
- ends November 28, 2022
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