Published by Feiwel & Friends on November 3rd 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
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?
Oh dear this book was amazing. Oh dear this book was sweet. Oh dear this book was spectacular. Right of the bat this book intrigues me. The whole concept of the romance and the characters just made me go I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK! The characters, the story, the plot, the romance, EVERYTHING WAS JUST SPECTACULAR! Now there was one or two points that I was a little eh about but nothing efficient enough to bring down my 5 star rating 🙂
Lets start of with the fantabulous characters. I feel like what made this book 5 stars was the characters. The characters were the best part of this entire book. First we meet Beatrix which is just a awesome girl lead. She is very spunky yet at the same time very cute. She kinda reminds me of Anna from Anna and the French Kiss in a way. Anyways since the moment I met her I knew she was going to be an awesome sauce protagonist and darn was I right. It was hilarious reading from her. Her blog, her love for the art, and at the same time when it comes to those sad points you just want to hug the life out of her.
Jack is awesome. Jack is adorable. Jack is my baby. I want to hug the life out of him too. I love fictional boys who love art. They are just so amazing and funny and just swoon worthy and Jack over here is DEFINETELY swoon worthy. And the way he cares about Beatrix just makes me want to eat ice cream. You know? You know that feeling that you get that whenever a couple is being too cute for words you wanna eat ice cream. No? Okay I’m done.
Even though this book was really fun and amazing it did have a lot of its sad and dramatic moments which I am not going to talk about as much because 1. I don’t want to spoil anything for you guys and 2. Some of these points are just sad sad. I thought the combination of sad yet happy was so heartbreaking and just made this bok so much more amazing than it already is.
Love. Love. Love thats all I have to say. As a matter a fact all I am going to say is that you guys HAVE to read this book. Its too amazing not to read.
“And right now, my anatomy-obsessed mind was appreciating the way my new acquaintance fit together, too. He was a walking figure study in beautiful lines and lean muscle, with miles of dark lashes and cheekbones that looked strong enough to hold up his entire body.”
“Hey Bex?” Jack said as he grated. “Just so we’re clear, if we were alone, I’d probably kiss you right now.”
I gave him a swift glance as the hallway laughter made its way back to the kitchen. “Just so we’re clear, I’d probably let you.”
“Just promise me one thing,” he continued. “If it’s not good, tell me. Don’t just get angry and resent me. I’d rather us not do anything and keep what we have now than screw things up between us. Okay?”
“What do I want?” His fingers brushed over loose strands of hair near my temple. “I want to call you every five minutes. I want to text you good night every night. I want to make you laugh. And I want you to look at me like you did that first night on the bus.”