Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings where bloggers share which upcoming releases they’re most looking forward to. Join us every Wednesday and watch your TBR list multiply.

Tiffany D. Jackson’s Let Me Hear a Rhyme sounds so different from her previous two novels (both of which pulled the rug right from under me), but I’m really curious to see what she does with this story. And this cover is so dynamic, I can’t wait to see it in person. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

 width=Title: Let Me Hear a Rhyme
Author: Tiffany D. Jackson
Series: N/A
Pages: 384
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: May 21, 2019

      “In the next striking and vibrant standalone novel by the critically acclaimed author of Allegedly and Monday’s Not Coming, Tiffany D. Jackson tells the story of three Brooklyn teens who plot to turn their murdered friend into a major rap star by pretending he is still alive.
      Biggie Smalls was right. Things done changed. But that doesn’t mean that Quadir and Jarrell are okay letting their best friend Steph’s tracks lie forgotten in his bedroom after he’s killed—not when his beats could turn any Bed-Stuy corner into a celebration, not after years of having each other’s backs.
      Enlisting the help of Steph’s younger sister, Jasmine, Quadir and Jarrell come up with a plan to promote Steph’s music under a new rap name: The Architect. Soon, everyone in Brooklyn is dancing to Steph’s voice. But then his mixtape catches the attention of a hotheaded music rep and—with just hours on the clock—the trio must race to prove Steph’s talent from beyond the grave.
      Now, as the pressure—and danger—of keeping their secret grows, Quadir, Jarrell, and Jasmine are forced to confront the truth about what happened to Steph. Only each has something to hide. And with everything riding on Steph’s fame, together they need to decide what they stand for before they lose everything they’ve worked so hard to hold on to—including each other.”

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26 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson

  1. Wow, this sounds like it will be a good one! What a tribute to their friend–but, boy, does it sound like they put themselves right in the thick of things. Another one I need to add to my wish list. Thank you for bringing this one to my attention. I hope you love it when you read it. (I really like the cover too!)

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  2. I still need to read Tiffany’s books (which I own them all haha), but I am also looking forward to Let Me Hear a Rhyme. It sounds really good. I also plan to buy a copy for my niece, because she’s really into writing her own music/raps so I think she would really appreciate this book.

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  3. I haven’t heard of Let Me Hear a Rhyme, but it sounds pretty good!

    I am looking forward to a book called The Extinct by a young writer named Zhan (forgot her first name). It’s due out sometime later this year from Phantom Feather Press. It’s a novel, but like prose poetry, more like experimental fiction. Intriguing.

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  4. I still need to read Allegedly, but after reading Monday’s Not Coming, Tiffany D. Jackson was definitely on my radar. This one sounds like it could be really interesting. I hope you get the chance to read it when it comes out!

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