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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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.
(This is the second book in the series but if you’re interested in seeing my thoughts for the first book called Secrets you can view that HERE).
You don’t have to look far to see just how serious the attacks from Satan are on teen girls today. Uninvited takes the reader inside the world and mind of 4 teen girls including the actions of the spiritual realm. As I said when I reviewed Secrets (book 1), this series is like The Screwtape Letters for today’s teen girls and their families. Since we can’t physically see it, I think it can be easy for us to diminish the reality of the spiritual warfare around us but it’s very real and touches each of us in different ways. Satan is very crafty, and knows where our weak spots are for the most effective attacks. This story paints this in a very real and tangible way.
Unsurprisingly this book has left me in a book fog not unlike the first. I don’t think this one was was intense as Secrets, but the trigger warnings are still very real. The parts that struck me the hardest were the descriptions of how the demons creep in and slither their way into whatever situation the characters were facing. The ability to visualize it while emotionally comprehending the effects really punched me in the heart. I still feel like I’m processing it all. Take the trigger warnings seriously as this book isn’t for the faint of heart, but realize that this book is reality to the core and reveals many truths to the intensity of spiritual warfare.
I have no doubt that this book will stay with me for a long time. Currently I don’t see another book listed to release but this one ends in a way that demands a book 3 so hopefully that happens. I need to know what happens next!
*I received a copy of this book through CelebrateLit. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
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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This book sounds like a very intriguing read. And I can’t wait to get a copy.
If you haven’t read the first one yet I definitely recommend starting at the beginning. Hope you get the chance to read it soon!
This sounds like a hard one for me to read, but could be quite valuable.
It’s not an “easy” read that’s for sure, but very powerful!
Uninvited sounds like a must read. Thank you for sharing.
I DO recommend reading in order though 🙂
I love when a book makes me want to read more, find out what happens, etc. Teens definitely face a lot of attack from Satan. I pray for my kids to put on the armor of God to protect them from so much spiritual warfare!