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Book Review: Discovery of the Five Senses by K.N. Smith

Discovery of the Five Senses by K.N. Smith

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 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.

Discovery of the Five Senses Review

I was compensated with a small amount for my time and effort in reading the book and writing this review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and are based on my honest personal experience reading the book. Nor did the publisher in any way shape or form ever pressure me to give a positive review.

K.N. Smith’s Discovery of the Five Senses is a young adult paranormal action adventure book situated in the idyllic hamlet of Danville Heights. Jordan, Rhee, Kinsu, Chase, Alex, and their friend Jordan discover a secret energy in a forbidden preserve that gives them enhanced senses including sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell.

They set out on a mission to battle evil in the nearby hamlet of Sandry Lake as they adjust to their newfound powers. The boys must use their abilities in a race against time to save humanity as they take on the evil Druth with the help of light creatures and mysterious strangers. With themes of choice, friendship, and the conflict between good and evil, Discovery of the Five Senses is an engrossing story that will appeal to readers of all ages.

This book gave me the much-needed break from my usual reading schedule. As I lost myself in a story that seemed like a breath of fresh air, I was drawn into the world of young adult fiction with superhero undertones. The novel’s examination of superpowers involving the heightened senses gave the narrative a fascinating new angle on well-known subjects. The characters set out on an exciting journey against a backdrop of mystery and adventure that had me captivated from beginning to end. This book’s uniqueness and inventiveness were a joyful discovery in a market overflowing with predictable stories; it rekindled my passion for immersive storytelling.

True to its obvious superhero inspirations, the plot moves at a fast speed from beginning to end, with intense action sequences that give the narrative unrelenting drive. The reader is thrown into an exciting world of adventure with every page turn, one in which there is always a high degree of risk and danger. This gripping story never has a dull moment since each scene is filled to the brim with suspense and expectation, keeping readers on the edge of their seats right up to the very end. As the narrative progresses, it becomes evident that Discovery of the Five Senses is more than simply a book; rather, it’s an immersive experience that fully lives up to its description as an adventure story.

Despite clearly targeting a young adult readership, this book’s complexity and depth appeal to readers of all ages since it offers a rich tapestry of ideas and world-building. I was captivated by the story’s profundity and world-building from beginning to end, even though the book’s intended audience may lean younger. Maybe because I am overanalyzing, but I found a lot of meaningful thematic messages in the plot that spoke to me. The character growth, the coming of age, and self-discovery all generated a strong mixture of enlightenment and nostalgia for myself and incited some introspection on my part.

The more I read the more I was captivated, since many of them reflected my own problems and experiences during that critical time in my adolescence. With its nostalgic perspective, Discovery of the Five Senses unexpectedly got me to face the core of my current self and took me back to the hardships of youth, providing a moving reminder of the process that moulds us into the people we are now.

In addition, each character has a unique identities that made them stand out in their own way. Their unique characteristics and eccentricities made them memorable to me as a reader, and they were also quite helpful in helping me understand the complex web of relationships and dynamics that the story entailed. Those diversity is a key component to the novel’s richness and realness regarding the reading experience. Through this Discovery of the Five Senses encourages readers to accept the complexity of human nature and to recognize the beauty inherent in diversity by savouring the individuality of each character.

Overall, it was really pleasant for me to read Discovery of the Five Senses thanks to its casual yet still captivating storytelling style. The correct amount of tempo gives the story a sense of direction and movement while also providing opportunities for introspection and immersion. It is quite an easy book to read, but it’s also an experience to savour and treasure because of its understated charm and depth.

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About the Author of Discovery of the Five Senses

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.
Twitter: @knsmith_author

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