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Book Tour [Review]: The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses

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Title: The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses
Author: K.N. Smith
Publisher: Two Petals Publishing
Publication Date: September 29 0215
Genres: Young Adult Fiction


Thank you JeanBookNerd and Two Petals Publishing for the opportunity to review and to be a part of this book tour!

Rating : 4 stars


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, can 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.


Danville Heights – a town that gives small town vibes. A unexpected event that changes the lives of five young boys. Now, with heightened sense and abilities that are deemed superhero worthy, five boys are on a mission to save their home. K.N. Smooth had a way of creating a story that was both exciting and still had a bit of mystery. It’s a super-esque story with young teen boys fighting a greater threat to save their home. Through their heightened senses – each one possessing a different heightened sense, they bond through this unexpected new powers. I really enjoyed the focus of friendship and testing the limits of friendships. I also enjoyed that this book showed young boys as superheroes. It is always good to have more of that representation and K.N. Smith did it well.

In regards to the superpowers, I really enjoyed how the five senses were used to be the superpower. It was like if Spiderman was a 5 teen super team and each sense complimented the other. The pace and world building were pretty good, but I wanted to have some of the action scenes pick up just a bit quicker. This story held multiple POV’s and while I am usually a fan of that particular storytelling style, it was difficult at times to distinguish which voice narrative was occurring.  

Overall it is a good read with a good pace and a cool story.

About 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, 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. Visit K.N. Smith at

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