Saturday, January 4, 2020

Daybreak by Beckie Lindsey


 About the Book


Book: Daybreak
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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My Review

Daybreak was a modern day YA fiction that is reminiscent to me of Frank Peretti's This Present Darkness from when I was a YA reader. Of course his was centered around adults, so it was refreshing and moving to read this from a YA perspective focusing around real life struggles including sexual abuse, abortion, suicidal thoughts, and more. While this book is hard to read because it is jammed pack with emotions and dramatic experiences, it is well worth it especially for the YA reader and possibly a group of friends or a parent/teen reading partnership. I would suggest this book for the older teen, but possibly the younger teen that is more mature- perhaps the parent/guardian should read it first to see if it is appropriate for their teen. The spiritual warfare described gives you such a mental picture and just shows us the power prayer has as well as the lack of it. The demons and angels described are truly epic in proportions. The author gives us complex, relatable YA hero/heroines, and the plot is fast paced and just draws you in with all the emotion. I highly recommend her series for those looking for a fictional book that centers around the reality of spiritual warfare and touches on relevant issues for the YA reader. 




I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own.



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.



Blog Stops

Genesis 5020, December 23
Simple Harvest Reads, December 24 (Author Interview)
Texas Book-aholic, December 25
Emily Yager, December 27
Blogging With Carol, December 30
For Him and My Family, December 31
Artistic Nobody, December 31 (Author Interview)
Remembrancy, January 1
janicesbookreviews, January 3
A Reader’s Brain, January 4




Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Beckie is giving away the grand prize of a $20 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good one, good to stop by here.

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  2. This is not a genre that I usually read, but it looks interesting!

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  3. Sounds like a great series! Thank you for being part of the tour.

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  4. Thanks for taking the time to read and review this book. I'm glad your enjoyed it.
    Blessings!

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  5. I encourage reading so having a family who loves to read I sure support.Thanks for sharing your terrific read with us.

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