About the Book
Author: Beckie Lindsey
Release Date: 9/16/2018
Every girl has a secret she hopes the light will never find—
but the demons already have.
Battles between unseen forces of good and evil have made unlikely friends out of high school juniors Krystal, Mackenzie, Tammi, and Sadie, who share similar secrets from their traumatic pasts.
As Krystal’s lifelong friendship with Bryce grows into something more, her new friendship with Mackenzie is tested.
While Tammi and Sadie heal from their injuries caused by a horrific accident, their deeper wounds fester as tension grown between them.
When a handsome nurse and a sultry singer join the group, things become even more tangled.
Will the relationships survive the epic spiritual battles raging around them? Or will the demons keep them chained to their secrets?
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In My Opinion
When readers last left Krystal, Mackenzie, Sadie, and Tammi, they’d formed a tentative connection with each other. But these teenage girls have a lot happening in their lives (not to mention the hormones of adolescence) and are sometimes volatile with each other.
Beckie Lindsey allows readers to see beyond the surface into the spiritual realm as a war is waged for the souls of these four girls and their overall community.
I appreciate that Lindsey does not shy away from the issue that challenge today’s youth. From sexual abuse to eating disorders to depression, suicide, abortion and more, many of the topics are relevant today. I do, however, caution readers to read the trigger warning statement at the beginning of the book.
Uninvited drew me into these four lives once again, and I felt invested in each of these girls. Now I’m ready for more because that ending was a doozy of a cliffhanger!
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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.
Guest Post 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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Debbie P says
This book sounds like a very interesting and terrific read.
Suzie Waltner says
At first I read your comment as “interesting and terrifying.” It is that too when you take into consideration the spiritual wars being fought over teenage souls each and every day.
Being a teenager these days is so hard! There’s a tremendous amount of pressure at school, then social media adds to that.
Suzie Waltner says
I agree. You couldn’t pay me enough money to live through Jr. and Sr. High in today’s environment.
This sounds worthwhile–but I have the feeling I’d have a hard time reading it.
Suzie Waltner says
It is definitely not a light and fluffy, warm fuzzies read.
James Robert says
Another great book to hear about. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
Caryl Kane says
Great review, Suzie! Sounds like one not to miss.
This is the first I’ve heard of Beckie but since I’m the church librarian, I’m going to add this book to my list for the YA in our church.
Suzie Waltner says
This is book two in her series and she really deals well with very tough topics that are real and relevant.