Gwen & Art Are Not in Love

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$20.00  $18.60
Wednesday Books
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5.38 X 8.25 X 1.0 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

LEX CROUCHER grew up in Surrey, reading a lot of books and making friends with strangers on the internet, and now lives in London with an elderly cat. With a background in social media for NGOs, Lex now writes historical-ish rom coms for adults (Reputation, Infamous) and historical fantasy rom coms for teenagers. Gwen and Art Are Not in Love is their YA debut.


Epic Reads, "LGBTQ+ Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2023"

Goodreads, "2023's Most Anticipated Young Adult Books" and "45 Great New YA Historical Fiction Novels to Read in 2023"

The Nerd Daily, "11 Mythology Inspired Book Releases To Look Forward To In 2023"

"A wonderful expansion of the YA romance genre...Frankly a delight." - Kirkus

"Swoonworthy, hilarious and full of witty repartee, this gorgeous historical romance will sweep readers off their feet." ― The Bookseller Teen & YA Editor's Choice

"Lex Croucher's debut young adult novel is crowned a huge success...Gwen and Art are not in Love is the perfect book to read after a long day, and can be finished all in one sitting but will leave a lasting impression." - Children's Books Ireland

"[A] fun Knight's Tale-esque medieval story that's part romantic romp, part subversive comedy, and all kinds of brilliant." - Culture Fly, "12 Must-read YA Books for Summer 2023"

"Finally... A historical rom-com that's queer as hell. And fun! Pitched as 'A Knight's Tale' meets 'Heartstopper', this medieval story has everything: sword-fighting, sharp wit and ridiculous shenanigans to warm the heart." - Gay Times, "11 LGBTQ+ Books to Read This Summer"

"Smart dialogue drives this outrageously entertaining take on the fake dating trope." - The Guardian (UK)

"A queer Knight's Tale (that should persuade you already) this rom-com has a glittering cast of adorable characters, cheeky world-building (the royalty are so obsessed with their potentially magic lineage to King Arthur that there's a court wizard) and more witty repartee than you can shake a sword at...Croucher writes with vivid exaggeration and touching relatability the wild adventures of love and lust, yearning and horniness. We all dutifully pledge allegiance."- LoveReading

"A queer medieval romp with contemporary sensibilities...Smart dialogue drives this outrageously entertaining take on the fake dating trope." ― Observer

"A total, rollicking delight. Gwen & Art gave me the same cheeky, swoony, giddy, irresistible high of the first time I saw A Knight's Tale. Lex Croucher is one of my favorite romcom authors, and they should be yours, too." - Casey McQuiston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of I Kissed Shara Wheeler

"Fun and genuinely funny, with lovely friendships and first-rate dialogue. Gwen and Art may not be in love, but I fell for both of them." - Rainbow Rowell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Simon Snow trilogy

"Gwen & Art Are Not in Love was exactly what I needed right now--a delightful, heart-warming, hilarious historical romp, overflowing with queer panic and terrible jokes. I loved it." - Alice Oseman, New York Times bestselling author of the Heartstopper series

"Congrats to Gwen and Arthur on their permanent acquisition of my ENTIRE heart. Suffice it to say that I loved this book to a degree that's slightly ridiculous." - Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Kate in Waiting and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

"An utter delight. Croucher conjures a fresh new Camelot, full of jousts, hijinks and exuberantly queer characters that will make you swoon. This is the gay Camelot I always wanted!" - C.S. Pacat, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Rise

"This book does a flirty tango with the Arthurian legends while also sticking a KICK ME sign on their back: it contains enough sword fights and banter to keep the pages flying, but it's also a sharp and compassionate look at the terrifying wonder of being a queer young person coming to terms with yourself. Gwen and Art Are Not in Love is a work of hilarious and heart-mending genius. I read it in a joyous rush and I can't wait to buy it for literally everyone I know." - Freya Marske, nationally-bestselling author of A Marvellous Light

"This is the queer YA take on A Knight's Tale I've always dreamed of! A charming, witty, and completely unputdownable adventure." - Ava Reid, internationally-bestselling author of The Wolf and the Woodsman