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Quiet No More

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  29 reviews
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 wh ...more
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Published October 13th 2020 by Flux
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Paula  Phillips
May 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
As those who read the first book The Quiet You Carry, you will recall Victoria Parker and the ordeal she went through as at first her stepmother Tiffany believed that Victoria had made a move towards her father until everything unraveled at the end and Jeffery Parker was thrown into jail and it was revealed that he had sexually abused Victoria and tried to abuse her sister Sarah. Now Victoria is in college and trying to move on with her life as her Dad is behind bars, she has a good boyfriend in ...more
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***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of QUIET NO MORE by Nikki Barthelmess in exchange for my honest review.***


Now in college, Victoria continues to recover from her father’s abuse. She’s joined a sexual violence prevention club and struggles to forgive her former stepmother when her father’s sister, an aunt Victoria never knew existed, emerges. Audrey wants her niece’s help to lessen her brother’s sentence. Everyone wants to steer Victoria’s process.

I loved THE
Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Oh my heart strings. Quiet No More was so freaking good. I mean, I felt so many emotions while reading this book and I didn't expect any of that to happen. In it, you will meet Victoria Parker. After going through the horrible ordeal in the first book, she is now at college and trying to move on with her life. Especially since her gross dad is now behind bars.

Throughout the book, we get a deeper look into her father's life
The Reading Raccoon
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-as-an-arc
Thank you NetGalley for this review copy of Quiet No More by Nikki Barthelmess.

Quiet No More is the sequel to the contemporary YA novel The Quiet You Carry. The main character Victoria is now in college, has joined a campus advocacy group and is trying to maintain ties with her boyfriend, friends and family back home. Although she’s making forward strides in recovering from her assault she struggling with the impact statement needed for her abuser’s sentencing. To further complicate matters her
Jacqueline Firkins
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's rare that an author gives us a chance to see 'what happens next' after a novel fully arcs a particular story. But no real life rounds out with a single event. For a story that centers around a survivor of sexual abuse, this is particularly resonant. Though Victoria began to heal and find her voice in The Quiet You Carry, Quiet No More shows just how non-linear that arc can be. Sometimes even the greatest allies become antagonists and it's impossible to escape the opinions and advice and eve ...more
Alexandra Mack
Aug 30, 2020 rated it liked it
TW: Discussion of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse as well as toxic relationships.

Victoria’s story continues in Quiet No More. Her father is in jail and she is starting her college career, but the trauma she’s been through over the past year still follows her as she tries to move past it. Worse yet, her case isn’t over and she still has to decide what kind of victim impact statement she wants to submit against her father in court.

I enjoyed the previous book in this series, but I wasn’t su
Adrianna Swarez
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Trigger Warning: sexual abuse, PTSD, abuse, alcoholism.

Nikki did it again. Quiet No more is an excellent sequel to the quiet you carry. It's a heart wrenching book of one girls story and how she deals with being a survivor and now in book 2, doing it on her own as a new adult.

Have you ever had one of those books where you go through a wave of emotions? This was that book for me. The way Nikki writes is absolutely phenomenal. Shedding light on so many subjects that are considered taboo, foster c
Nov 14, 2020 rated it really liked it

Life after surviving sexual assault. How do you do it? How do you pick up the pieces and get on with your life? Is that what you’re supposed to do? Can you? That is what Victoria strives to figure out after surviving sexual assault by her father and the hardship of foster care.

Victoria’s now in college, trying to get through her classes while inside her emotions are all messed-up. Her father’s sentencing looms ahead and she’s stuck in a love-and-hate tug of war for him, trying to grasp the right
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020release
Vicotria Park is now a collage student. She is starting her new life after the assault she survived from her father and six months in foster care. She is ready to branch out into her new life, repair some old relationships, build new once, attend collage, join a club to help abuse survivors, everything is going to be great. Of course all of this is distributed when out of no where a woman shows up claiming to be Victoria's aunt and she wants Victoria to lie about what happened. The sentencing fo ...more
Nov 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
First of all, thanks to NetGalley and Flux/North Star Editions for approving my request and sending me an eARC in exchange for a honest review.
You have to know English isn’t my first language, so feel free to correct me if I make some mistakes while writing this review.

Real rating: 3,5 stars.

TRIGGER WARNING: post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual assault (past), incest (past).

This book is the sequel to The Quiet You Carry, so references to the previous book will be inevitable.

I had literally dev
Catherine Lowe
Oct 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Readers may expect Nikki Barthelmess’s QUIET NO MORE [North Star Editions, October 13, 2020], sequel to The Quiet You Carry, to continue following the tumultuous life of a young woman dealing with the trauma she experiences following the sexual abuse she experienced at the hands of her father. While QUIET NO MORE does follow the events after the young woman’s father is convicted of his crimes, it is much more than what typical young adult novels focusing on tough experiences tend to be. QUIET NO ...more
Jelke Lenaerts
Sep 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-releases
I received a galley of this book through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review
This book has content warnings for sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, child abuse and mention of suicide.

I was a bit conflicted on how to rate this book. Overall I did really enjoy this book, maybe enjoy isn't the right word but you know what I mean, and just like book one this one discussed a lot of important subjects and did so in a super impactful way. However, I just felt like this book had too many
Kajree Gautom
Aug 25, 2020 rated it liked it
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I received an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I had read the first book, The Quiet You Carry through NetGalley as well. The story continues as Victoria Parker starts community college and joins a club, Students Against Sexual Assault (SASEH). She is getting settled in her new life but is trying to prepare a victim impact statement for the case against her father, who sexually assaulted her when she was 17. Victoria makes new friend ...more
Michelle Gonzalez
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the 2nd book in a series, Victoria who is our main character hasn’t had the best life, in book 1 her stepmother Tiffany thought that Victoria had lead on her father, finally realizing that both Victoria and her sister were abused by their father Tiffany tries to make amends. Victoria has now moved to college and has joined the Sexual Harassment club. One day she receives a letter from a long lost Aunt who shares some secrets and tells Victoria that both her Audrey and Jeff were sexually ...more
May 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for gifting me this to read and review. All opinions expressed are my own

Quiet No More by Nikki Barthelmess is a YA contemporary following college freshman Victoria Parker as it follows the aftermath of a sexual assault from her dad, and the upcoming trial. Concurrently it shows Victoria advocating for her self and raising awareness through her college's sexual harassment and assault club. It is set for publication in October 2020.

This tackled some pretty
Caitlin Janke
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How do you move on when the you know devil still contacts you?

Quiet no more is the second in the quiet you carry series. It continues where the first heart wrenching novel left off. The new story goes deeper into what it’s like to try and move on while still having to face your attacker.

Victoria is now a freshman in university and trying to help spread sexual assault awareness through a club on campus. However, as the sentencing in fathers case starts to draw near, she begins to feel pressure to
Apr 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I would like to thank North Star Publishing and the netgalley website for allowing me to read this book which is the sequel to "The quiet you carry".

I love the cover of this book which is beautiful where we see Victoria Parker in profile.

Victoria is in her first year of college and is trying to move on with her life, having had a trauma in her past, a sexual assault by her father and having lived in foster care for almost six months. She's going to focus on her new life, her studies, her friend
Jul 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to review this title.

This book is about Victoria's life in college after a sexual assault by her father. She has to learn to navigate life now that he is imprisoned, and figure out what to say in her victim statement. She balks at the word "victim" throughout much of the book. The book is mostly about how a sexual assault survivor can tell their story, remain true to themselves, and the path that they take on that journey.

This isn't a bad
Laura Mauro
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
* I got this for a for review from the publisher*

I really did loved this sequel novel. I really enjoyed that I tackled harder topics like the aftermath of abuse and its effects on your relationships and also just your life. I also like this book tackled the larger topic of the me too movement. It was sometimes hard to be in victoria head at points but I really liked how this book was set in college. I read so few YA Novels that have that setting. It was read that read quite fast. I liked the how
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Title: Quiet No More
Author: Nikki Barthelmess
Genre: YA
Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Victoria has been through awful things but she’s trying to get her life back to normal. Unfortunately, specters from her past keep interfering and she has to figure out—again—how she will handle the ugly truth about what her father did to her. Her friends, new and old, all seem to have an opinion on what she should do, but when the truth comes out, Victoria must decide what is right for her.

I thought The Quiet You Carry,
Destiny Bridwell
Feb 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I remember how moving and complex The Quiet You Carry was and to get my hands on the sequel. I knew that I had to know what would happen next in Victoria's life. What she has to go through to try to move on with her life in college. Then when someone shows up and tells her to go against what she believes in. Those that were to stand with her turn on her. She is under a lot of pressure and doing her best to please one and all. It is a ...more
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion and review. I was impressed with Victoria’s chapter development. Sexual assault is something that happens way too often. It’s refreshing to see a character overcoming their fears and becoming real survivors. We need more of this in our books. I’m a little disappointed in Victoria and Kale’s relationship, but I understand why it needed to happen.
Amy Dufera - Amy's MM Romance Reviews
Quiet No More is a tough read. This Nikki Barthelmess book is full of abuse and the process of trying to heal from such abuse.

I have a love/hate relationship with this book.

I wanted to love it, but the way Victoria treats her boyfriend drove me crazy. I know she's in over her head with some serious personal issues, but he treated him like complete crap, and then has the nerve to get jealous when he's talking to someone else.

I just couldn't stand her behavior and stopped reading.
Amber Ballard
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Oh woW I’m so glad she did a follow up to this series!!! I absolutely love this storyline
Laura Donovan
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Nikki Barthelmess's debut novel The Quiet You Carry, and this is a tremendous sequel. Victoria Parker is coming into her own at college after spending her senior year of high school in foster care. She joins the school's anti-sexual assault club to raise awareness about the issue and stand up for survivors of sexual abuse, which she experienced at the hands of her father in the first book. The Quiet You Carry is about Victoria hiding her trauma, but in this book, she confronts i ...more
Andi (Andi's ABCs)
What happens after you tell the truth is the main take from this book. It was interesting to see what happened to Victoria after using her voice to speak up about her abuse from her father.
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This book is the sequel to The Quiet You Carry, and I felt that it was an excellent follow up. You can read this as a standalone, but you get a much deeper impact if you read them in order. I loved this book. It made you care about the characters and what they went through, as well as shows millions of people they aren't alone. Four stars! ...more
Aug 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
This is the second book in the Nikki Barthelmess series. This book is about Victoria Parker. She is trying to live a normal life in college after being sexually assaulted by her father and living in foster care for six months. She attends college, lives on her own, has a boyfriend and is part of a club at school. Victoria thinks she has a normal life but let's face it, its totally not. it's full of drama and emotions. Things are about to get ugly real fast for Victoria. Will she get things under ...more
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Nikki Barthelmess is an author of young adult books, including The Quiet You Carry, Quiet No More, and Everything Within and In Between. While growing up in foster care, Nikki found solace in books and writing. A former journalist, Nikki lives in sunny Santa Barbara with her husband, daughter, and a diva of a corgi. When not reading or working on her books, Nikki loves advocating for the rights of ...more

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