Review: Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt

Funny, feel-good novel for convention goers, fandom members and book lovers.

Unconventional Summary

Lexi Angelo has grown up helping her dad with his events business. She likes to stay behind the scenes, planning and organising… until author Aidan Green – messy haired and annoyingly arrogant – arrives unannounced at the first event of the year. Then Lexi’s life is thrown into disarray. 

In a flurry of late-night conversations, mixed messages and butterflies, Lexi discovers that somethings can’t be planned. Things like falling in love…

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Unconventional Review

I picked up Unconventional at YALC 2017 after watching Maggie Harcourt speak on a panel all about the beauty of fandoms and couldn’t wait to get stuck in to continue the buzz that YALC brings.

Lexi is such a vivid, relatable character. I felt like she was leaping from the page straight into my mind the whole way through this novel, along with the sights and sounds and excitement of the conventions she was working at. She’s bossy in the best way, and I loved her.

This is a funny, feel-good novel that’ll have you smiling from ear-to-ear and swooning alongside Lexi as she falls (not entirely gracefully) head-over-heels for Aidan Green.

You’ll love Unconventional if you love books (which I’m guessing is most of you), if you’re part of a fandom or enjoy conventions. I’d highly recommend picking this one up, but be warned: you won’t be able to put it down.

My rating

4.5/5 stars

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