...a young woman with cat-shaped eyes...
...she had the same cat-shaped eyes as Beverley.
I'm assuming neither of these women have eyes that are shaped like a cat, because that would be a bit freaky.
To be fair, I know exactly what the author means, but it just seems rather clumsy to me. Wouldn't 'cat-like eyes' be a better way to put this?
My editor friend would be tutting loudly and utilizing her red pen.