A Look at Quiet YA + Giveaway!

Quiet YA is a movement that fellow YA blogger, Julie at Bloggers Hearts Books began which acknowledges and celebrates Young Adult novels that are often overshadowed and under-appreciated. No bestsellers. No (major) award winners. No movie or TV adaptations. Quiet YA.

The Quiet YA conversation has sparked quite a bit of interest which is why I’m thrilled to share the news that three Rafflecopter giveaways and one Twitter giveaway are being held to give away books by Quiet YA authors! Julie kicks off the Quiet YA blog movement with an interview where she mentions her three favorite Quiet YA picks so I thought I would share my top five!

With Kelsey Sutton, author of Some Quiet Place

Melody’s Top Five Quiet YA Reads:
5. Torn Away by Jennifer Brown (Add it to Goodreads)
4. In the After by Demitria Lunetta (Add it to Goodreads)
3. Falling into Place by Amy Zhang (Add it to Goodreads)
2. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (Add it to Goodreads)
1. Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton (Add it to Goodreads)

Notable Mention: Pivot Point by Kasie West (Add it to Goodreads)

But wait! There’s more! I’m sharing one of the three Quiet YA Rafflecopter giveaways below! You can win AFTERPARTY by Ann Redisch Stampler, DREAM BOY by Mary Crockett and Madelyn Rosenburg, THE SECRETS OF ATTRACTION by Robin Constantine, WISH YOU WERE ITALIAN by Kristin Rae, TRACKED BY JENNY MARTIN, and SOME OF THE PARTS by Hannah Barnaby (ARC). This giveaway is open to the U.S. only, to individuals who are 13 years and older. The giveaway runs until 12 am EST on July 22, 2015. Good luck!

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What are your favorite Quiet YA reads?

Tweet with #quietYA to join in on the Quiet YA conversation.


  1. I love the #quietYA posts. I've found several books I want to read through this event. Not sure if it qualifies as quiet YA but one book I've read in the last year that I've enjoyed is Ten by Gretchen McNeil.

  2. I think my favorite #quietYA is FAKING NORMAL by Courtney Stevens (and its companion novella THE BLUE-HAIRED BOY). Both have such powerful writing, and positive portrayals of religious teens–something I would love to see more of in YA books! I also loved OF METAL AND WISHES by Sarah Fine. This retelling of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA was really fun and unique to read, and with diverse characters too! I'm really looking forward to the sequel.