Daybreak by Beckie Lindsey: Book Review
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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Each character in Daybreak is dealing with their own specific issue. Told from multiple perspectives, the decisions they are faced with are emotional and could be fatal. I’ve enjoyed the fact that Beckie Lindsey does not shy away from hard topics. Krystal, Mackenzie, Tammi, and Sadie each have a secret they want to keep hidden, but the truth always comes out eventually.
As with the other books in this series, a war is being waged. Not just in the hearts of our characters but for their very souls. The devil doesn’t care who he has to destroy, so long as he gets what he wants. This constant struggle of good versus evil is well-shown in the Beauties from Ashes series as the angels come to the aid of each girl when they call out in prayer.
It can be easy to forget that we are not alone on this journey through life. Just as each character feels lost and forsaken. They only need to cry out for help. This was an excellent visual reminder that there are others willing to come to our aid.
I love that Beckie Lindsey wrote understanding parents into the plot while keeping the teens true to their personalities. Their decision-making skills are not yet fully developed and their attitudes were those of true teenagers.
Written for young adult, I would not hesitate to let my teens and tweens read this series. Even as an adult I enjoyed the series.
I requested a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are 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.