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 is the debut book by author K.N. Smith. It lands solidly in the Young Adult Fantasy genre and I suspect will find it's biggest appeal with teenage boys as almost all the main characters are high school age and male.
The story opens with a flashback, then heads to the current time where five friends are unexpectedly given special powers. Each has one heightened sense - taste, smell, sight, hearing or touch. As well they suddenly have the ability to fight like ninjas - skills they did not possess before. Their mission, to save the world from the evil Druth.
The book has all the elements teen readers (especially male) will enjoy - an evil supernatural being, special powers bestowed, instant ninja fighting skills, trying to hide from parents and friends their special night time forays, school academic demands, worry about their future and teen angst.
The one part I think might not appeal to this age group is the first few chapters where the author goes a little too flowery in her descriptions. My opinion. Once past that it settles into a story line appropriate for this genre and reader.
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