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Dark Before Dawn [Kindle Edition]

Stacy Juba
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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#1 Kindle Bestseller for Horror/Occult
#1 Kindle Bestseller for Children's Science Fiction, Fantasy and Magic


Halloween 99 cent sale! Psychic chills and thrills in a deserted Maine beach town from the author of Twenty-Five Years Ago Today, Sink or Swim and Face-Off. If you could control minds...would you? It's hard enough for Dawn hiding that she's a teen psychic from her new classmates and new step-family, but things get even worse after she learns that ESP spells D-A-N-G-E-R.
 
When Dawn gets involved with a fortuneteller mentor and two girls who share her mysterious talents, she finally belongs after years of being a misfit. When she discovers her new friends may be tied to freak "accidents" in town, Dawn has an important choice to make - continue developing the talent that makes her special or challenge the only people who have ever accepted her.

This novel is also available as part of the Young Ladies of Mystery Boxed Set. The Audible version is performed by Cassandra Morris, whose audiobook credits including narrating books in bestselling series such as Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and The Magic School Bus, as well as portraying Tinkerbell in the Disney Fairies audiobook series. Dark Before Dawn is aimed at teenagers and adults who enjoy paranormal YA.


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A spooky and fast moving plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the shocking end...Dark Before Dawn is a special book that should not be missed. Fresh Fiction

Dark Before Dawn is a choice pick for those seeking works of modern fantasy and ESP. The Midwest Book Review

I was truly taken with this book...it takes a great plot to really stump and throw the reader off and Juba did an awesome job of keeping me interested. Shadow Kisses

This is a young adult novel, but I can tell you that as an adult I was completely drawn into the story and anxious to see how it would all end...Stacy has an easy way of writing that draws you into her stories and keeps you there. Peeking Between the Pages

About the Author

Stacy Juba loves to write about Characters at a Crossroads: individuals who are finding themselves and getting on the right life path after overcoming obstacles. Her goals are to entertain readers of all ages as well as inspire them through her mystery, romance and contemporary fiction books for adults, teens and children. Her titles include Twenty-Five Years Ago Today and Sink or Swim for adults; Dark Before Dawn and Face-Off for young adults; and The Flag Keeper and the Teddy Bear Town Children's E-Book Bundle for children.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Before Dawn Sucked Me Right In!! February 8, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Received this ARC copy free from Goodreads.com First Reads/giveaways.

Is being psychic all rainbows and sunshine like TV, movies, and people make it out to be? Is it really that neat to know things before it happens? Can there be an evil side to having psychic abilities? All these questions went through my head as I picked up and started reading Dark Before Dawn. In this book a teenager, Dawn, has the ability to "see" things before they happen and hear other peoples thoughts sometimes or feel their feelings/emotions. Dawn feels that she is on a whole different planet than her Mom, especially after her Dad was killed in a car accident when she was 7. When her Mom re-marries and they move to Maine to move in with Jeff (the new husband) and Ken (his son). The older Dawn gets the more questions she has about her, so called, gift. She doesn't understand it or how to control it or why she has it. Dawn is introduced as a misfit, confused, picked on teenager who has no real relationship with her family and is a social outcast (being in a new school certainly doesn't help that situation). To try and "fit in" or at least gain one friend she hides her ability, but when she sees the only boy, Scott, who was nice to her die in one of her visions shouldn't she try to warn him? Well, she does, but that leads to many bad things. The kids at school call her a witch and she becomes even more outcast, that is until Candace and Jaime befriend her. They have psychic abilities too (Candace more that Jamie) and tell her that Serina (a local psychic) helps then learn more about being psychic and wants Dawn to come to a meeting. So starts Dawns new friendship circle. However, should you really learn from someone who is willing to do it, not only free, but in such a way that makes you vulnerable?
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark before Dawn November 24, 2011
Format:Paperback
I thought this was a well written book and would really suggest this to any young adults who are interested in the paranormal, but I would also suggest it to all readers of all ages.

Another home run by Stacy Juba
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a good read December 1, 2011
Format:Paperback
Though I usually do not read teen books or books that are about psychics, I decided to read this one and I'm happy that I did. This book covers the problems that a teen girl has with the psychic abilities that she has and the abilities that others have. It covers the use and misuse of these talents. The story is interesting and keeps you reading to find out what happens to the characters. I enjoyed it.

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good read December 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
What happens when E-S-P spells D-A-N-G-E-R? Well it could mean one of two things. One, you need to learn to spell properly - or two, you're a young girl with psychic powers and you've met other young girls with psychic powers and made some friends. Only for something sinister to be in the air...

Well, that's the plot today of the book Dark Before Dawn by Stacy Juba, a Young Adult Paranormal novel involving psychic powers. It may sound like the plot to a Charmed episode, but in actual fact, this is a lot more enjoyable (apologies to Charmed fans).

Like a lot of teenagers, Dawn has trouble fitting in and making friends. The fact that she seems to possesses psychic abilities and can read minds by accident doesn't help matters and can put her in some quite embarrassing situations. But when she makes friends with Candice and Jamie (two girls that also possess psychic abilities), they bring her to a powerful psychic called Serina, who seems almost too keen to teach her about her abilities. With it, Dawn learns new abilities that she never knew that she had, which empowers her and gives her more confidence. But there couldn't possibly be a sinister side to Serina and the girls, could there?

Well, I don't want to give too many spoilers - but if you know how most Paranormal stories go, you can bet that there will be some sinister dealings somewhere down the line!

I liked this one, it was a nice change to the amount of romantic novels I've done the last few reviews (not that I don't enjoy reading those of course). The language and writing style is simple to follow and very easy to read, making this perfect for teenage readers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read for Young Adults and Adults Alike November 20, 2011
Format:Paperback
I so enjoyed this author's previous adult mysteries that when I saw that she was offering her latest ya book as a giveaway I just had to seek the opportunity to read it. Although the book is not in my usual genre I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Ms. Juba's writing style, plot development, and character development are wonderful. She draws you into the story emotionally so that you empathize with both the teenagers and adults. This is a must read for young adults and adults alike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Step Into the Light with a Great Mystery! November 14, 2011
Format:Paperback
Stacy Juba's paranormal, YA Mystery, Dark Before Dawn, is a enjoyable escape, no matter your age. Pick it up when you have time to finish because, once you start, it's hard to put down. Stacy has mastered her craft, and the pictures she paints with realistic characterization, believable dialogue, and quick paced plotting, all add up to the artist's gift of storytelling. As a writer of young adult fiction, she captures the true essence of teens, and channels in this novel, with paranormal perfection, their needs for understanding, their desires to fit in, and to be accepted. She does this in such a way that even if you are no longer a teen, you are taken back in time to the place where you remember your own angst. Books like Dark Before Dawn should be required reading to be enjoyed for parents of teens, to help them reconnect with the issues and concerns at the forefront of their children's lives. Some things don't change, we all need understanding and acceptance and a place to fit in. (As I tell my teens, "We're all just kids down here, I just got here before you did.") In the end, we all need the same things, and if we don't get them... tragedy can occur, as we discover through this skillfully told tale. No matter how old a kid you are, there is a lot to appreciate in Dark Before Dawn. The voices of Stacy's characters resonate and stay with you. This novel in particular delivers an exciting mystery, with an unique twist. I highly recommend this book, and any other the talented Stacy Juba has written. Keep 'em coming, Stacy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4.0 on the Masq Scale
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Social life for a teenager can be a minefield, between the in-crowd, bullying, and ostracism. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Masquerade Crew
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark Before Dawn
I received a free download of "Dark Before Dawn" by Stacy Juba in exchange for an honest review. Read more
Published 8 months ago by coccotoro
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Book kept me at the edge of my seat trying to guess what would happen next. This is a great book to read.
Published 11 months ago by H.moss
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark before dawn
Very good book, kept my attention the whole time. Hard to put down. I would recommend this book to everyone.
Published 11 months ago by penny
5.0 out of 5 stars A different twist
High school is different for everyone, especially for kids who are themselves different. This book offers a different angle on a "coming of age" story.
Published 12 months ago by Lmhufana
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Read, YA Paranormal
Dawn Christian has moved to a new town, now that her mother has gotten married. Dawn has never felt normal, but it is the first day of school and she has a very, bad feeling; the... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Ariesgrl
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing paranormal mystery
Dawn is adjusting to a new home, new school and new family. Her mom doesn't want anyone, including her new step-father and step-brother to know about her abnormality. Read more
Published 18 months ago by WiLoveBooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful YA Paranormal Mystery/Suspense
Dark Before Dawn focuses on Dawn, a 16 year old girl, who is forced to move from Boston to Maine because of her mother's marriage. Read more
Published 19 months ago by K. Eccleston
4.0 out of 5 stars Devilishly Awesome..
The protagonist, Dawn, have psychic abilities since she was a kid. She'd been bullied at school and was constantly called a "witch" by her tormentors. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Arianne
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book!
Dark Before Dawn was a great read, perfect to take my mind off things and slip into the world that centered around Dawn. I loved the plot and the idea of a sixth sense. Read more
Published 21 months ago by BailsChris
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Stacy Juba loves to write about Characters at a Crossroads: individuals who are finding themselves and getting on the right life path after overcoming obstacles. Her goals are to entertain readers of all ages as well as inspire them through her mystery, romance and contemporary fiction books for adults, teens and children. Her titles include Twenty-Five Years Ago Today and Sink or Swim for adults; Dark Before Dawn and Face-Off for young adults; and The Flag Keeper and the Teddy Bear Town Children's E-Book Bundle for children. Her latest novel Fooling Around With Cinderella (the first in the Storybook Valley chick lit sweet romance series) is coming soon.

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