Seventeen-year-old Mira has always danced to her own beat. A music prodigy in a family of athletes, shed rather play trumpet than partyand with her audition to a prestigious jazz conservatory just around the corner (and her two best friends at music camp without her), she plans to spend the summer focused on jazz and nothing else.She only goes to the warehouse party in a last-ditch effort to bond with her older sister. Instead, she falls in love with dance music, DJingand Derek, a gorgeous promoter who thinks he can make her a star. Suddenly trumpet practice and old friendships are taking a backseat to packed dance floors, sun-soaked music festivals, outsized personalities, and endless beats.But when a devastating tragedy plunges her golden summer into darkness, Mira discovers just how little she knows about her new boyfriend, her old friends, and even her own sister. Music is what brought them togetherbut will it also tear them apart?...
|Title||:||When the Beat Drops|
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When the Beat Drops Reviews
This was a good one! I have read like 6 YA books in the last week and only a few stand out. Mira, the main character, is a high school student and confirmed band geek. She plays the trumpet and wants to attend a specialized music conservatory for college. Her two best friends go to music camp that she normally would have gone to, but her parents dont have the money this year and she finds out too late to get a scholarship, so she is stuck at home for the summer. Her sister, who is normally a str ...more
“Mira, Mira, on the wall, who’s the dopest of them all?”
So first off I want to thank the author for giving me the opportunity to read this. I was immediately taken by Mira. She’s awkward, smart, and knows what she wants. She’s never quite felt like she fit in with her family and the closest person to make her feel special is no longer with her. I read this as if I WAS Mira. I felt her joy and pain with each word that went across the pages. I admired her will to try new things and take the direc ...more
I was given this book in exchange for my honest opinion
This seemed like a pretty good book. I really liked the characters, but it didn't really capture my attention, it wasn't unputdownable, (I know that's not a word lol ) But it was an okay read.
"This beat is everywhere, percussion lines woven together in colorful tonal textile before unraveling just enough to keep the crowd on their toes, hints of distorted cello and bright, pure vibra-phone darting in and out of the beats like playful fireflies."
Mira has always heard the music in the world. Where the world hears noise, Mira hears rhythm, and uses her experience as inspiration in her jazz. Her entire focus is on getting into a music school focusing on jazz with her two best friends. Bu ...more
Wow. This book was such a surprise!
The story is so unique and it’s really interesting to read about someone who has a heart for music. I also appreciated that the darker side of the music industry was discussed.
Read this book, especially if you’re into music! 🎶 It’s out in a few days!
Going into this book I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. I definitely have a bias against ‘rave’ music, but the description of the novel pulled me in. Reading what the book was about gave me a lot of “Save the Last Dance” vibes.
Going through college I knew my fair share of people who would attend Electric Daisy Festival or Electric Zoo Festival or whatever festival was going on around us. They would talk about how great it was and all of the friends they would make and how much fun they would ...more
This book started off pretty strong. I loved Mira, but once I got 60 percent in, the story dropped off and felt a bit rushed. I did like the ending and how Mira seems to find herself and comes full circle.
**I received a Kindle copy of this in a Goodreads giveaway.
Mira's parents run a gym and Mira's sister Britt is a star athlete. Mira's a musical prodigy, but her family doesn't seem to care much about her abilities. Mira wants to go to a prestigious jazz conservatory and needs this summer's music camp more than ever to practice for her audition. However, her parents have messed up and Mira's two best friends are going to camp without her. Mira has to spend the summer on her own, playing as much music as possible without any help or guidance. Fortunately ...more