ARC Review + Playlist: The Anatomical Shape of A Heart by Jenn Bennett

the anatomical shape of the heartTitle: The Anatomical Shape of A Heart
Author: Jenn Bennett
Publication Date: November 3rd 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
Source: eARC for Blog Tour
Rating: ★★★★
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Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she’s spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Leonardo da Vinci’s footsteps, she’s ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

Jack is charming, wildly attractive . . . and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is—and tries to uncover what he’s hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in Beatrix’s own family’s closet tear them apart?

This book is very special to me. I honestly love it to pieces and I’m really excited for it to be released so I could buy a finished copy and read it again. It’s one of the best books I’ve read this year. The different dynamics of the book had me hooked since the beginning.

This book is about Beatrix, an aspiring artist, and Jack, a street artist. They use with mediums but shares the same love and passion towards art. They met on a bus one night, until things started to become a bit complicated, with their attraction and romance unfolding in the process.

“But sometimes the sensible thing and the right thing weren’t always the same choice, and no one but you could truly understand the difference.”

I love their chemistry. Seriously, Jack and Beatrix might be one of the best YA couples I’ve ever read. Beatrix has a very interesting choice of subject. She used to be a painter but now she only sticks with sketches and drawings. She’s very interesting and her personality leaves an impression. I love her relationship with her family, especially with her brother, Heath. It actually reminded me of my relationship with my sisters. Jack seemed mysterious at first but his personality was very endearing and he’s really hot. He’s the right mix of a bad boy and gentleman type of guy and I love it. His relationship with his sister Jillie, was very heartwarming. Beatrix and Jack had things in common and they were such a great couple. I love their characters being family-inclined.

I love the different aspects of the story. The book was very diverse. It has LGBT characters, deals with mental illness, and it’s sex-positive. Family, art, and love being the central points of the story, the book managed to deliver a very remarkable story. I felt different sorts of emotions from reading this book and I loved every single second of it.


1. Organs by Of Monsters and Men
2. Feel Again by OneRepublic
3. Apollo by Magic Man
4. Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran
5. Hymnals by Grizfolk (Jenaux Remix)
6. Life in Color by OneRepublic
7. From Eden by Hozier
8. Come Under the Covers by Walk The Moon
9. Kids in Love by The Mowglis


jennJenn Bennett is an artist and RITA-nominated author of the Arcadia Bell urban fantasy series (Kindling the Moon) and the Roaring Twenties romance series, including Bitter Spirits, which was chosen as one of Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014 and winner of RT Book Reviews Paranormal Romance Book of the Year, and Grave Phantoms—which was awarded RT’s May Seal of Excellence for 2015. The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, (akaNight Owls in the U.K.) is her first YA contemporary romance. She lives near Atlanta with one husband and two evil pugs. Visit her at

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