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5+ stars for Discovery of the Five Senses by K.N. Smith #superherofantasy #yalit #bookreview #nnlbh

Title: Discovery of the Five Senses

Author: K.N. Smith

Genre: YA Superhero Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure, Fantasy Thriller

Book Blurb:

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.

My Review:

A traumatic event in the grove changes the lives of five friends as they fight to save the world using their five senses. Just when they least expect it, five friends experience supernatural abilities of the senses: touch, taste, sight, hearing, and smell. They’ve been chosen to defend good and eliminate evil. With each battle, they step closer to the truth and gain an understanding of their powers. As the obstacles keep coming, will these five friends defeat all their enemies and bring down the Druth or will it all be too much to take?

Discovery of the Five Senses is an outstanding young adult superhero fantasy adventure I couldn’t put down. Full disclosure: I read the first edition back in 2015 and I found it enjoyable. This is the second edition, and it truly is an edge-of-your-seat adventure I couldn’t stop reading. The plot moves at a quick pace with a fair share of action scenes to whet the appetite of any reader. The world-building is second to none, meaning it pulls the reader in and doesn’t let go until the last page. K.N. Smith is a gifted writer whose imagination oozes from every page of Discovery of the Five Senses. The descriptive narration is intricate with just the right amount of detail without overloading the reader’s senses. The five main characters, though, are what make this an unputdownable read. I connected with each character in a different way and was heavily invested in their journey. I’ve not read many fantasy books that surprise me but this one did. An original superhero fantasy to be savored. Discovery of the Five Senses is a feast for the senses. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

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 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. Visit K.N. Smith at

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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