About the Book
Author: Beckie Lindsey
Genre: YA Fiction
Release Date: July, 2019
Every girl has a secret she hopes the light will never find—
but the demons already have.
Krystal, Mackenzie, Tammi, and Sadie fight a spiritual battle between unseen forces of good and evil that reaches deadly proportions.
When Krystal’s relationship with lifelong friend, Bryce, turns romantic, she is faced with the most important decision of her life. No matter her choice—everything will change forever.
As the friends rally to help Krystal, they each face their own battles against the forces of darkness and within themselves.
When tension between the group and members of a rock band continue to escalate, only time will tell which bonds will grow stronger and which will break.
“The thief comes only to kill, steal, and destroy.”
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In My Opinion
I am so glad Beckie Lindsey has chosen to write this series. There are too many temptations for teenagers today and viewing the lives of these four girlfriends (sometimes frenemies) through their eyes and in the spiritual realm gives young women a lot of perspective about what truly matters.
Daybreak picks right up from where the previous book in the series left off. Yep, these stories have cliffhangers, but they work extremely well for the intensity of each book.
Lindsey continues to delve into several difficult and heavy, but relevant, subjects such as abortion, bulimia, depression, pornography, and abuse to name a few. Yet she balances all of it with scripture, wise counsel, and prayer. In fact, this series should encourage readers and enforce the truth that prayer matters much more than we sometimes believe.
Another hard-hitting, pull-no-punches look at the battle being waged for each and every soul, Daybreak is similar to Frank Peretti’s classics (This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness) written for a younger audience. The entire series has challenged me to be more in tune with God’s prompting to pray for others when laid on my heart and mind.
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About the Author
Beckie Lindsey is an award-winning author, poet, blogger, and the editor of Southern California Christian Voice, a division of One Christian Voice, a national news syndicating agency. She is a major coffeeholic and enjoys a good book with a cat on her lap. She also loves to hike and hang out with family and friends. Beckie and her husband, Scott have three adult children, two adorable cats and live in California.
More from Beckie
Why I write YA and the BFA series
I believe a teenager still exists inside each of us.
We hear a familiar tune from our “glory days” and are instantly tapping our toes. Mentally, we’re back in high school —poofy bangs, scrunchie, neon off-the-shoulder sweatshirt — and all. Oh, wait. That’s me back in the ‘80s!
Ah, yes. There is something wonderfully awful about those coming-of-age years.
From the first kiss to the first breakup, there are memories we cherish and some we don’t care to ever revisit. Being a teen can be exciting, confusing, painful, joyous, or even all of those things at once!
No matter how different your teenage experience was from mine, one thing is true for us all: these years have an enormous impact on who we become as adults. We can all sympathize with the plight of puberty and the longing for independence and acceptance. Yeah, there’s still a teenager in all of us!
These are the reasons I write YA.
My hope is to use the power of storytelling to move past barriers and open hearts to accept how much God loves and desires a personal relationship with us.
At every age, we all need the grace and love of Jesus.
In the Beauties from Ashes (BFA) series, I write about relatable characters with difficult issues and traumatic pasts to enlighten readers about the unseen spiritual battle referred to in Scripture. Each character has a secret that has left them vulnerable to the battle in an invisible realm where demonic creatures fight to keep them chained to their pasts and angels of light work to free them.
The characters and their issues are complex, just like real life. In fact, some of the topics are often considered too taboo to talk about openly. But what is left in the dark, festers and grows. It is only in the light that we can be free. In the BFA series, readers experience the character’s quest for truth, love, grace, and freedom while hopefully finding the same for themselves.
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Interesting premise, cool share and review! Cheers to the new year.
This sounds good. Decent YA books are hard to find.
Beckie Lindsey says
I agree. Decent YA books are hard to find. This was a big reason I wrote these books. Thanks for reading and commenting.
James Robert says
Thanks for sharing your book with us. I think we all enjoy hearing about new books we previously didn’t know about. Also, thank you for the giveaway.
Alicia Haney says
Hi, Happy New Year! Your book sounds like a very good read, and yes, I agree, growing up is hard to do. I have a 13 year old granddaughter and she is in the 8th grade, I’ve heard lots of stories from the school she goes to, I also have a grandson who is 11 who is her brother and he just started Middle School he is in 6th grade, the school is for 6th,7th and 8th graders, I have always thought those are the hardest years in school by far. Thank God they are both doing very , very good in school, I just have to keep on praying for them. I also have another grandson who is my son’s and he is 8 years old. My other 2 grandchildren are my daughters. Thank you for writing Great YA books. God Bless you.
Beckie Lindsey says
Thanks for your encouragement, Alicia. Your grandchildren are the perfect age for these books. Even if they haven’t faced some of the same issues as the characters have, most likely they know someone who has. And bonus, there are study questions in the back.
Nancy M says
I enjoy reading YA. And these sound good!