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Art & Soul

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  7,181 ratings  ·  860 reviews
I had always been the invisible art student in high school.
Passed by. Glossed over. Unnoticed.
Now I was Aria Watson… that girl.

After one bad decision, and being labeled a slut, I was no longer unseen. I was the whore. The ignoramus. The tramp.
I would never be invisible again.

Particularly to Levi Myers. He was the odd boy with the beautiful soul who accepted and underst
Paperback, 269 pages
Published April 20th 2015
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Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-audio
5 'abstract' stars!


Last year, I read this book called Loving Mr. Daniels and it blew me away. I’m talking my favorite top read of 2014. When I saw this author had a new book coming out, my excitement level was off the charts. This book is different than LMD, but wow. It’s incredible. Brittainy C. Cherry is such an amazing storyteller. She creates these characters that are completely endearing- even ones you don’t want to like you end up loving. And her words are just stunning. I feel like I hig
Jennifer Kyle
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
5 Air Guitar Stars

"Was Levi Meyers real? Did he really exist? Or did my sad, black heart create him because it longed for a little bit of color?


What an amazingly wonderful story! The writing is simply perfect while we are gifted with dual povs of our heroine and hero. Aria Watson who is sixteen years old and pregnant (no sex scenes in this book the heroine is pregnant for the majority of the story) and Levi Meyers who is the new guy in town. Levi has moved in with his estranged father to work
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5 Stars!!


What a wonderful story! “Art & Soul” was my second book by this author and like the first one, it blew me away. It was a well written, touching, amazing story with two main characters so vivid and endearing and a love story that touch my heart. Brittainy C. Cherry is a fantastic storyteller and with her simple words she managed to create this story about two teenagers dealing with life changing situations who will find each other, support each other and fall for each other in such a
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
4.5 stars!


I’ve never read a book from this author before, but a couple of my book buddies highly recommended her work to me – specifically this book – and I thought to myself, why not? It’s been a while since I last read a good YA romance anyway. And boy, did I hit the jackpot with this one! One of the very first things that stood out to me about this book was how beautiful the writing was. There were numerous times while I was reading the words struck me so vividly I had to stop and just stare
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Title: Art & Soul
Series: Standalone
Author: Brittainy C Cherry
Release Date: 21 April, 2015
Rating: 4.5 stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)

Sometimes you read a book that makes you forget how to breathe. It’s hard to the describe the feeling, though. On the one hand, you feel touched and completely blown away. It makes it hard to even form coherent thoughts; not mentioning writing a review that would give the novel justice. On the other hand, your lungs, your mind an
Aj the Ravenous Reader
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Aj the Ravenous Reader by: Nyra
Five stars and beyond, way beyond to make it to infinity! (Yep, that’s right. I know my Math too.^^ )

Brief Intermission: The characters exchanged abundant corny Math jokes that’ll make you crack up for sure. Here, let me give you one of my own.

Me: Why is six afraid of seven?
11 year old niece: Because seven is a bigger number?
Me: No! Because seven ate nine. Get that?
11 year old niece: Rolls eyes and leaves aunt on her own.

Bahahahaha! I did say corny. -end of intermission-


“A p
5 STARS!! ★★★★★

Art – noun | [\ˈärt\] : The quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.

What an amazing book!! Yet another read that took me by a complete surprise, Art & Soul was beautifully written with characters that were so endearing and realistic, a story that I'd say would appeal to everyone. Having not read anything by this author before, I was completely blown away by her abilit

4.5 Stars


Art & Soul is an endearing, heartfelt, ya story following two teenagers dealing with life changing situations. I was pleasantly surprised by this story, and shed quite a few tears, okay, I flat out sobbed at one point.

"Love openly," my heart whispered. "Love unconditionally," my heart begged. "Love the struggles," my heart taught.
"Love in the moment."

For Aria, high school has been pretty uneventful, she has always just blended in, the artist who is considered a little odd, but o
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Art & Soul is a beautifully written story about two teenagers trying to navigate and survive adult situations. This story made me laugh, ugly cry and the end left me with a huge smile on my face.

Aria is an artist, she is used to being one of the oddities and enjoys going unnoticed in her high school. She has her art and her best friend, she doesn’t need or want anything else. Levi has been living in Alabama with his mother, but has j
Sandy ღCoffee Addict Booksღ
***5 oxymoron stars***
“Sometimes the most beautiful pieces of art were created from the darkest of souls.”

Aria Watson is sixteen years old and loves art, even with her popular brother in school, she goes beyond her way to be invisible with her crazy hair colors, weird outfit and dramatic makeups. She prefers losing herself in art rather than looking pretty or chasing a guy, because of one wrong choice she goes from being invisible to most noted girl in the school, not a day goes by when she’
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4.5 stars!

“Love openly,” my heart whispered. “Love unconditionally,” my heart begged. “Love the struggles,” my heart taught. “Love in the moment.”

Art & Soul is a young adult novel about two teens who don't quite fit in. Aria made one mistake, and now the school is labeling her a slut and a whore. Levi is the attractive guy who just moved from Alabama, but his looks don't match his personality, he's a kind soul and a little bit weird. The two are neighbors and assigned an art/music proj
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
5 Hi Art. Hi Soul. Stars

A person who never truly lost themselves could never truly find themselves, either.

This book did is the first book in over a year that made me cry! How can I not give it anything less than 5 stars?!

Keeping it simple, this book was amazing. It was the story of two young characters, Levi and Aria, who not only try to survive the trials of high school, but experience a world of hurt, sorrow, and tragedy that would break the strongest of adults.

This is one of those r
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Need. Want. Need. Want. Need. Want.

Need need
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I loved this authors book Loving Mr. Daniels ❤ can't wait for this one !!!
Rachel Maniacup
I read this book as a birthday gift to the most admired,all time number one best reviewer here in Good Reads(Philippines).That's no other than my little sister,AJ!Yay!HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you my dearest sis!
(But then,she knows that even it's not her birthday,I'd gladly read anything she recommends to me because each book she suggests is certainly a good one).^^

And now that she's celebrating her birthday,I purposefully chose this book because not only that she has annoyingly insisted this to
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Kirsten by: Sandy ღCoffee Addict Booksღ
4.5 Air Guitar and Lip Syncing stars!

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She was the rainbow to my everlasting thunderstorms.

Once again Brittainy C. Cherry had hit me right in the heart with an incredible story about love, loss, acceptance, and tough decisions.

Art- Aria is sixteen years old and the odd and arty girl at school. The summer before before her junior year, a life-altering event had taken place that will change her forever.

Soul- Seventeen year old Levi has moved from Alabama to Wisconsin to spend a year with the f
Teen angst - check.
Insta-love - check.
Super-hot guy falls for the outsider girl - check.
Horrible adults, including parents who are way more immature than their kids - check.
High school stereotyping and bullying - check.
True love at 16 - duh!! checkity check check

Okay, so I don't have much patience for books like this. I mean, come on! What kind of disappointment are we setting our teen girls up for if they think these kind of things happen? Ugh!

But, I do admit that I really liked the character o
Candace Robinson
Pretty dang unbelievable... which is fine because I love unrealistic stuff, but when you’re trying to be realistic ... come on. The author does string sentences together beautifully, though...
❝He looked like a whisper sounds. Sweet, gentle, and romantic. It was making me dizzy.❞

If you haven’t yet read Art & Soul, Stop What You Are Doing. READ THIS BOOK!

Poetically written, devastatingly beautiful, Art & Soul will leave you spent from the emotional punches Cherry hits you with time and time again.

Not only was Art & Soul emotionally charged, it was thought-provoking. It reinforced the things I had been taught. Don't judge what's on the outside. See past the exterior. Take th
Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword
4 “I wouldn't mind being the Art to Levi's Soul” Stars

“We grew tired together, creating our own kind of art. We became the masterpieces of the loneliest souls. The colors in both of our eyes bled out, knowing that sometimes the most beautiful pieces of art were created from the darkest of souls.”

Aria, a teenager who loves art and has a very shitty situation. Levi, a teenager who loves music and words, he has a very shitty situation to go through. Aria and Levi meet and they basically navigate to

This was my first novel by Brittainy C. Cherry, and let me tell you, all the hype is real. Every single bit of it. This book had me up all night and just emitted so much emotion that I couldn't help but tear up countless times. The story is absolutely amazing and so beautiful, truly. It definitely sets itself apart from your typical high school YA novel.

Art & Soul was a heartfelt story that followed two teenagers dealing with some pretty big life changing circumstances. We have Aria, a high
Jacqueline's Reads
Mar 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommended to Jacqueline's Reads by: Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
2.5 – 3 Stars

I’m in the minority here. I hate it when I’m the kid that doesn’t agree with everything else. I swear I’m a fan of the author! I’ve read two of her books and gave them both five stars.

I don’t know why Art and Soul did not work for me. I was in the right mood. I wanted something that was dramatic, epic and a difficult romance.

I think that was my problem. I found no romance in this book. I couldn’t connect with the main characters at all.

First off, I love the storyline. It’s a young
This was such an amazing and beautiful story. I felt so many emotions when reading this. I laughed and I cried. My heart heart for these characters but I also felt happiness and hope. The writing was so beautiful, I was pulled in from the very first page and could not put this book down. I did not want this book to end. Aria and Levi are in high school. They are both dealing with some issues in their personal lives. Aria made one bad decision and her life has been turned upside down. Levi is the ...more
5 Sweet Alabama Stars!

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What a beautiful story that will be with me for a long time. Another one that grabbed me up as soon as I started reading and had me up all night.
Aria has always been unnoticed at school. She doesn't mind. She has her best-friend Simon and that's all she needs. Simon was awesome! I loved him!
Over the summer Aria makes a bad decision that leads to something that will change her and her families life forever.
Levi is the new boy in town. I loved Levi right away! Levi has per
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Annie Brewer
I fucking loved this book! This was my first book to read and finish in months. I devoured it in a day. Soooo good!!! I highly, highly, highly recommend this book.

*full review to come*
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
“Sometimes the most beautiful pieces of art were created from the darkest of souls.”

4 stars

This is an intense and emotional story of two teenagers who are facing life-altering situations. It is heavy at times, but the story is beautifully told, and Aria and Levi are amazing characters who are wonderfully brought to life and who, in the darkest times of their lives, find comfort, acceptance and love together. It’s a gorgeous story, and I loved it.

Aria is a quiet girl who happily exists in the ba
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Nonsensical Oxymoron Stars!

Wow! For the third time now I'm blown away with Brittainy Cherry's story telling. She is truly talented at telling stories that pull on your heart strings. That make you care deeply for the characters. Art & Soul did just that.

It's been a while since I've read other reviews about this book, so I didn't remember what it was about. Before reading it I didn't even read the book blurb. I saw this on a Christy's 2015 favorites list and just decided to go in blind. I'
Apr 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

Art & Soul is about two teenagers trying to work their way through the complexities of growing up and making mistakes. Both Aria and Levi are struggling with different but equally difficult life circumstances. They meet when Levi moves in with his estranged
dad for the school year, while Aria has lived in this place her whole life but has been the quiet, odd but mostly unnoticed girl until one mistake makes her stand out.

They befriend each other and help one another through their tro
Dee Montoya
Beautiful, just like every other book written by this author. Art and Soul was a book precisely full of both those things. Music, heartache and hope will fill your senses as you read this highly romantic story. I would categorize this book as YA but I most certainly would recommend this book to everyone. Just amazing!!!

P.S. Since I don't have a lot of thoughts to share with you about this book, I decided to pick some songs suitable for Aria and Levi's adorable relationship.
1.Chris Brown-Don't Wake Me Up

2.One Direction-They Don't Know About Us: This is exactly what was the teenage puppy love all about.

3.Trading Yesterday-Shattered: OMG, the lyrics practically described almost everything imperfect about them flawlessly.


The female main character, Aria Watson, was a 16-year-old and pregnant
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