When the Beat Drops

When the Beat Drops

Seventeen-year-old Mira has always danced to her own beat. A music prodigy in a family of athletes, she?d rather play trumpet than party?and 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 Seventeen-year-old Mira has always danced to her own beat. A music prodigy in a family of athletes, she?d rathe...

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Title:When the Beat Drops
Author:Anna Hecker
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1510733345
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

When the Beat Drops Reviews

  • Cheryl
    May 12, 2018
    Readers of young adult books will enjoy this book. The lead character, Mina was relatable and interesting. Although, I didn't like that she easily and quickly brushed off her best friends for the new music scene. However, on the other hand, I could see where she was coming from as all ...
  • Stephanie
    Jun 25, 2018
    Original review: https://holedupinabook.blogspot.com/2... This book started out a bit slow but once things started to pick up, I got completely immersed with the story and with Mira. I really, really enjoyed the book and loved how it really got into the details of the DJ-world plus ...
  • Lesley
    Apr 28, 2018
    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. ...
  • Jamie
    May 07, 2018
    I really like this book. I initially requested it because of the focus on music. This is something I'm constantly writing about, so I really liked the idea of this book. It was completely different than what I expected because I thought it would actually be different from cliches, but ...
  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    Apr 16, 2018
    5 Words: Music, family, love, secrets, hope. Well boy, that was a ride. And one I wasn't expecting. I requested this on impulse on NetGalley based on the cover because music is like catnip in books for me. If I'd read the synopsis I'd probably have hesitated. Which is such a sham...
  • Rebecca Phillips
    Mar 02, 2018
    I loved this so much, I blurbed it: "When the Beat Drops is a beautiful, authentic story about friendship, sisterhood, love, and the different ways that music?of all kinds?can bring us together. I devoured it in one sitting." ?Rebecca Phillips, author of These Things I've Done...
  • Jena
    Jun 05, 2018
    "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...
  • Alexandra
    Jun 25, 2018
    Thank you to BookSparks and author, Anna Hecker, for sending me a free copy of When the Beat Drops in exchange for an honest review in the #readbythesea2018 blog tour. All opinions are my own. If I could describe When the Beat Drops in just a few words, I?d have to choose friends...
  • Julia Rubin
    Feb 28, 2018
    I enjoyed this debut so, so much, and the ending had me in tears. As a huge music fan and a sister, all of it rang true for me, and every note felt pitch perfect, every character so real and relatable. It was so beautifully done and fun and easy to read and I raced through it! Check th...
  • Colleen's Conclusions
    Apr 12, 2018
    I received When the Beat Drops by Anna Hecker from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. That had no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own. Maaaaan that was a good story. I wasn't sure what to expect when I first requested When the Beat Drops. I just knew that it soun...
  • Jessica
    Jun 23, 2018
    I received this book for free as part of BookSparks? YA Summer Reading Challenge. Going into this book, I didn?t have very high expectations. I thought it was just going to be an average contemporary YA summer read. Instead, this book blew me away. The way the author describe...
  • Erin
    Apr 28, 2018
    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...
  • April Mathes
    Apr 05, 2018
    ?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 fami...
  • April Mathes
    Mar 24, 2018
    ?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 fami...
  • April
    Apr 05, 2018
    I was completely surprised by this book, I went into it knowing very little about it and I am so glad I did as it made reading it very enjoyable. Everything was great the plot, the characters and writing. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good YA contempora...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    May 09, 2018
    Music is a topic that I always seem to enjoy in books, so I was not surprised that I enjoyed When the Beat Drops by Anna Hecker so much. This book is all about DJing, which I have never read before. The main character is clever and the writing is so descriptive, which added to my enjoy...
  • Beth Rochester (_bookishbee_)
    Apr 30, 2018
    Thank you Netgalley for the ARC When I first requested this book I thought it would be a nice fluffy read with a musical element however what I got was something deeper, darker and much more exciting. it handled so many issues really well and gave some great in depths on how be...
  • Sam Miller
    Feb 26, 2018
    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. ...
  • Infinite Scythe
    Jul 10, 2018
    3.5 ...
  • Becky Hutchison
    Jul 03, 2018
    You know those stories written in present tense that feel stilted and unnatural? WHEN THE BEAT DROPS, by Anna Hecker, is sooo definitely not one of them. In fact, I was on page 21 before I realized it was in present tense. That?s because this book draws you in and won?t let you go ...
  • Em
    Mar 30, 2018
    This book is so much more than the cover and synopsis make it seem. The way it is advertised makes it seem like a light fast read about a girl who likes music... but it is so much more than that. When the Beat Drops is a heartfelt and heartbreaking story about finding yourself. What...
  • Suze Lavender
    May 14, 2018
    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...
  • Meghan
    Apr 30, 2018
    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and was inspired by the cover and the plot summary due to the fact that our young adult readers can easily relate to a book like this. I think a lot of our reader's will relate to Mira because it is every teenager's dream to become rich...
  • Zoë ☆
    May 10, 2018
    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 ...
  • Ellie (crackthespine)
    Mar 25, 2018
    When The Beat Drops is a book that, ultimately, loses most of its shock value. Even though it begins well, with a really interesting protagonist and a believable main motivation, the ending is rushed, and messy, and ultimately leaves the rest of the book in shambles. ...
  • Kayla
    Jun 19, 2018
    I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book! I just really enjoyed my time with this book, it was such a cliche yet guilty pleasure of a read and I still loved it. ...
  • Cordy
    May 12, 2018
    I was lucky to receive an early copy of When the Beat Drops by Anna Hecker published by Sky Pony Press from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When the Beat Drops comes out on May 15th. When the Beat Drops follows Mira a girl who is inspired by Jazz music because of her late g...
  • Tas
    Apr 04, 2018
    Find the review and more on Welp.Books! Thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for the eARC in exchange of an honest review. Music, drugs, sisters, friends, a boyfriend, and choices on what needs saving and what needs to be abandoned in the process. It?s a heart-wrenching story ...
  • Mischa Thrace
    May 01, 2018
    As someone who has no real interest in music, I was unexpectedly taken in by Mira?s passion - don?t let a lack of knowledge or interest in the music scene stop you from enjoying this heartfelt debut! Filled with wonderful, fully-developed characters and realistically complex relati...
  • T.M. Hall
    Mar 29, 2018
    I loved this book because the topic was so different and the protagonist made some bad choices but they were natural choices that a teen might make and then she learns from her mistakes. It's good to read about teens mucking up, because that's authentic, and then see how they get out o...