Hey, y’all! I know, I know, two posts in one day–you’re getting double your dose of K-Specks content, I guess? This post isn’t a review, as I haven’t been able to read this book yet (law school is killing me, schedule-wise!) but TBR and Beyond Tours is hosting a tour for the title now, and I definitely wanted to highlight this powerful upcoming release about the aftermath of abuse and sexual assault.
Author: Nikki Barthelmess
Series: The Quiet You Carry (#2)
Publication date: October 13, 2020
Genre: young adult contemporary
College freshman Victoria Parker is trying to move on with her life after surviving sexual assault by her father and six months in foster care. She’s focusing on the positives–attending college, living on her own, repairing old relationships and making new ones, and getting involved with an abuse survivors activist group on campus. But everything’s thrown into disarray when a strange woman shows up, claiming to be Victoria’s aunt and asking Victoria to lie about what happened to her. With her father’s sentencing in a few months, she’s nervous about having to share the truth of what happened with a judge. She’s not even sure if she has the strength to go through with it. But when her fellow club members begin pressuring her to speak out, Victoria has to decide how to share her story while remaining true to herself.
Preorder the book now at any of these locations, or just go ahead and add it to your TBR shelf on Goodreads!
About the Author
Nikki Barthelmess is an author of young adult books, including THE QUIET YOU CARRY, QUIET NO MORE (October 13, 2020), and EVERYTHING WITHIN AND IN BETWEEN (HarperChildren’s, fall 2021). Nikki entered foster care in Nevada at twelve and spent the next six years living in six different towns. During this time, Nikki found solace in books, her journal, and the teachers who encouraged her as a writer. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Nikki lives in Santa Barbara with her family.
For reviews, interviews, quotes, and more, visit some of the other stops on this tour, both on blogs and on Instagram! You can see the full schedule HERE.
Let’s be real: we all love free books and hard-hitting stories. You could end up fulfilling both of those if you enter this giveaway to win finished copies of BOTH The Quiet You Carry and Quiet No More. This giveaway is open to US only, and it runs through September 8, 2020. You can enter HERE.
Thanks for reading, folks! Hope your weeks are going well, and I’ll see you soon with more bookish content!