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It's a freebie week! Which means I got to pick whatever I want, and I decided it was the perfect opportunity to push under the radar YA titles on y'all. These are ones that didn't get a ton of hype outside of the blogger world and they're all ones I definitely recommend. Quiet YA started as a Twitter hashtag (I think? Correct me if I'm wrong), and it has a Tumblr and a Goodreads list. So here are ten of my top quiet YA recs, plus a few bonus picks.
1. Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson
Recent release. It's historical fiction and very fun!
2. Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
One of the first books I read when I started reading YA fic, and it's remained one of my favorites. I'm actually surprised more people haven't read this one.
3. Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu
I can't push this one on people enough. It's so good, guys, and I love the protagonist, Rachel.
4. Cinders & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed
More historical fic! If you like Downton Abbey, this book is meant for you.
5. Anything Could Happen by Will Walton
I actually had only seen this book once, right around its release. Then I promptly forgot about it until I saw it on the shelf at The Fountain. It sounded interesting, so I borrowed it from the library and actually really enjoyed it! The protagonist is a Taylor Swift fan.
6. My Faire Lady by Laura Wettersten
So much fun! There's a bit of a love triangle, but I didn't really care because seeing a Renaissance Faire through Rowena's eyes was great.
7. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
This is a favorite in the blogger community, so I hesitated to put it on this list. But hardly anyone outside of the publishing world seems to know about it, so on the list it goes.
8. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
This has one of my favorite romance tropes: fake relationships. Because we all know how it'll end. Plus Micah is pretty cool, and I love Lainey's character growth.
9. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
If you love fairytale retellings, than this title is for you! Just be forewarned: a Disney movie it is not.
10. Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan
More historical fiction! (Because I can't resist recommending it.) This first book in the series was a little slow and I wasn't in love with it, but then I read the sequel which cemented my love for the series.
Bonus picks (because I want y'all to read all the books):
Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt (Fairytale retelling! Crime families!)
Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed (I learned so much from this book. It was fascinating, heartbreaking, and beautiful, and why was it only 277 pages???)
Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards (If you love the mystery/thriller genre, this one is for you.)
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman (You can't make me stop recommending historical fiction.)
Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas (Cute, fluffy fun. And once you've read this one, Liz has another YA title you should try - Top Ten Clues You're Clueless.)
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill (Sort of a Parent Trap story. Figure skating and hockey!)