Monday, March 21, 2022

Guest Review for The Urban Boys by K.N. Smith with a GIVEAWAY


Embracing Her Heart (The Montgomerys Book 1) by [Foster, Melissa]
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.

Carly Wilson's Review:  Discovery Of The Five Senses is the brand new Young Adult read by K N Smith, and it is the first book in the ‘Urban Boys’ series.

The book is about five boys who venture into a forest they have been warned and forbidden to enter. Upon their visit an event occurs in which they each develop their own unique superpowers - as the title suggests; sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. It is with these powers that the boys are to help battle and fight crime in their neighbouring town and help prevent Druth (a bully boy) who aspires to take over the world.

I felt this book was the perfect read for teenagers, as it had the whole action/comic book feel to it as well as not being babyish. Each character is entertaining and captivating in their own right, and I love the close friendships that the boys had.

I am new to this author, and it did take me a little time to adjust to a change in writing style and pace, but this book has lots of drama and action to reel you in, and I found it thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable. I don’t want to delve too much into the plot to avoid spoilers, but it kept me on my toes with a few surprises thrown in to keep me fixated.

The style of book reminds me of similar YA series such as; House of Night etc where the kids are gifted and combatting evil. But will good trump bad? You also get insights into the relationships with their parents, and I am excited to see how this series progresses.

I would recommend this book to YA readers and adults who enjoy dabbling in this troupe. I myself love reading this type of fictional world, and felt like Smith brought a really unique idea to life in a well and thought out way, and I am hooked.

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Young Adult Action Adventure / Urban Fantasy

"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

"Author K.N. Smith uses her mastery of the written word to weave an entrancing, yet powerful tale of adventure that keeps you turning pages in an unquenchable desire to find out what happens next." – Publishers Daily Reviews 

K.N. Smith's articulate word imagery is all that is needed to transport readers to a mysterious world. Make the time to connect with this piece of literary prowess. You will not regret it.” – V. McDermott, Educator, English Teachers Association of Queensland, Australia


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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, 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. 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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  1. Very good review. Sure sounds like a great YA read!

  2. Thank you for reading my novel! I'm glad you enjoyed the adventure. Much appreciated! K.N. Smith

  3. I love a forbidden forest and knowing the boys all have 1 super power, will make f0r great reading.