Giveaway tour for Discovery of the Five Senses by K.N. Smith

DISCOVER OF THE FIVE SENSES - THE URBAN BOYS by KN Smith
THE URBAN BOYS: DISCOVERY OF THE FIVE SENSES by K.N. Smith

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Book Details:

Book Title: Discovery of the Five Senses Book One – The Urban Boys Series by K. N. Smith
Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17), 340 pages
Genre:  Young Adult Action-Adventure, Young Adult Thriller, Urban Fantasy, Mystery/ Thriller
Publisher:  Two Petals Publishing (self-published)
Release date:   September 15, 2021
Formats Available for Review: print – softback (USA only), e-book (mobi for Kindle, EPUB, PDF_
Tour dates: February 7 to February 25, 2022
Content Rating:  PG 


“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

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

First of all, a little info about this book that will catch the attention of those who will love this book. “DISCOVERY OF THE FIVE SENSES” is Book One of The Urban Boys Series by K. N. Smith. It is a YA Fiction (Ages 13-17). The Genre:  Young Adult Action-Adventure, Young Adult Thriller, Urban Fantasy, Mystery/ Thriller. Now that’s a mouthful!! I have several young Adult or teen family members that will sure enjoy this very interesting story. 

I like the main character’s in this story, five boys that were given the five senses, sound, touch, smell and taste, each one having a little more of one sense than thrilled other. They were to try and save the world from evil, but it wasn’t so easy. Join these five teenagers on their journey of a lifetime. 

K.N. Smith does a fabulous job writing this book, and smoothly switches from fantasy to more contemporary throughout the book. For a debut novel, this is a very good read. There are many twists and turns to keep you guessing. If you love a good fantasy, this is one I recommend. I’m giving this one Four Stars. Make sure you check this one out. 

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Book Description:

Welcome or unwelcome. Fate has arrived.

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 be able to 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.  ​

EXCERPT:

As one would imagine, a mysterious forest might offer deep, eerie chills, especially at night. Instead, the forest cast a rich glow, and the environment was beautiful and serene.

Walking slowly with their eyes absolutely feasting on the horticultural delights, the boys were approached by something they weren’t sure was real. It floated effortlessly, lighting up in a sporadic pattern, but had neither sound nor discernible shape, other than being somewhat clear and round.

Its fluttering wings suspended it in the center of their disbelieving huddle. All eyes were on it, but what it was provoked more mystery than the forest itself. It bounced in a cheery, beckoning fashion, flashing its stunning wings, drawing the boys into a never-ending waltz. They were transfixed, unable to glance at each other, prevented by the daze each silently battled.

The little glowing being carried about, moving closer to their faces. It moved in and out of trees, spewing, sparkle and splendor, then floated away from the boys, yet stayed close enough to continue the enticement.

Contributing to the amazing glow ricocheting from sprawling fronds to soaring trees and fallen leaves, the being’s creativity advanced in a display of twirls and spins, astonishing the boys. And they followed their little friend further and further into the forest.

Deeper ahead, the visual spectacle beautifully intertwined with the clicking noise, which grew louder and more defined, moving up the scale into high notes. The repetition of the noise mesmerized the boys, equating to an invisible lasso.

The friends grouped together, looking ahead and behind. Their stomachs tightened as the tension grew.

What they saw next would pale in comparison to their little, wondrous friend, who steadily bounced around several curvy pathways.

The small creature led them into an area deep within the preserve housing two large, floating, clicking balls of light. The boys instinctively covered their eyes, yet still tried to peep through their fingers.

The light balls began spinning wildly and grew louder, with their tops spitting out free-falling shavings of light like fireworks.

The sputtering light bounced off the dirt only to end up against a tree or one of the boys, then back down and up again.

Slowing down, the beings moved in between the boys. Too scared to move and struggling with reality, the boys’ eyes locked onto the radiant balls.

And with a striking force, the five friends were encased by a bright, piercing light as the balls exploded, emitting their energy onto the boys.

Mixing and mashing north, south, east, and west, bright waves covered the soil, spreading across trees, rock, and all plant life. The forest fell silent, frozen like an inhale without an exhale. It was dark and quiet, except for the liquid energy dripping from the huge, wavy leaves.

Being subjected to drifts both in and out of reality, the boys succumbed to the lure of a vacant black space within the deepest parts of their minds. They fell to the ground unconscious, laying in this forbidden domain in the center of a place they had been warned not to approach.

And from some distance toward the other side of the preserve, a draped shadow had been looking inward and saw this mysterious incident.

The curve of his black hood was loose enough for him to witness the unthinkable. But it also shrouded his expression, which was impassive.

This figure, a dark stranger, had been watching the boys for a period of time and saw the explosion of light. He knew it had exposed them to a grave risk in this place of both awe and fear. He realized time would now take the reins as a master guide for these stricken young men, all of whom would need hope as a rod and stamina as a spear on the long journey ahead.

Knowing the veil of normalcy would need to be maintained in order for this inconceivable episode to be minimized, the Dark Stranger drew upon his strength to physically move each of the boys to Rhee’s house.

He knew familiar surroundings would ease them as they roused, barely able to comprehend their predicament.

For he knew much, and every step, every footprint left an indelible impression on the path leading to the studio in Rhee’s backyard. Indeed, footprints providing a window to the past meshed with hope for the future.

And like a laser, the Dark Stranger steadied his gait, hurling each one up and over his powerful shoulders.

As he absorbed the totality of the scene, he breathed deeply. His head hung in a manner to which only trauma could relate. But in a sign of resilience, it swiftly sprung back.

Under the circumstances, he knew time would not be patient nor friendly.

Welcome or unwelcome. Fate had arrived.

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K.N. Smith

Meet the Author:

K.N. Smith, winner of the “Best of” in the category of “Outstanding Young Adult Novel” at the Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards, is an author, screenwriter, and passionate advocate of literacy and arts programs throughout the world. She inspires people of all ages to reach their highest potential in their creative, educational, and life pursuits. She lives in California with her family. 

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 💜👻 Marisela 💜👻 (@mari_zuniga94)
    Feb 10, 2022 @ 13:22:43

    I enjoyed your review, thanks for sharing

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  2. K.N. Smith
    Feb 10, 2022 @ 21:34:54

    Sending a big “thanks” for reading my novel. I’m glad you enjoyed the adventure! Much appreciated! K.N. Smith

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  3. amycrocker76
    Feb 11, 2022 @ 00:33:18

    I’m happy to report that this story surpassed my expectations. The best part is that since it’s a series, we’re just getting started!

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  4. Nancy P
    Feb 16, 2022 @ 01:52:40

    Great artwork

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  5. jodi683
    Feb 20, 2022 @ 16:13:43

    Sounds like an awesome read.

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  6. bn100
    Feb 25, 2022 @ 13:59:44

    nice cover

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  7. Maria Malaveci
    Mar 16, 2022 @ 06:29:09

    The cover is beautiful! I think my kids and I myself would love this read!

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