Gwen and Art Are Not in Love is the witty, romantic, queer medieval YA comedy drama you'll fall head over heels for
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 romcoms for adults (Reputation, Infamous) and historical fantasy romcoms for teenagers. Gwen and Art Are Not in Love is their YA debut. @lexcanroar
GWEN AND ART is exactly what I need right now – a delightful,
heartwarming, hilarious historical romp, overflowing with queer
panic and terrible jokes. I loved it.
*ALICE OSEMAN, bestselling author of HEARTSTOPPER*
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, #New York Times bestselling author of the SIMON SNOW trilogy*
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 favourite romcom authors, and they should be yours too.
*CASEY MCQUISTON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of I KISSED SHARA WHEELER and RED, WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE*
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, bestselling author of SIMON VS. THE HOMOSAPIENS 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*
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.
Finally… A historical rom-com that’s queer as hell. And fun! This medieval story has everything: sword-fighting, sharp wit and ridiculous shenanigans to warm the heart.
Swoonworthy, hilarious and full of witty repartee, this gorgeous historical romance will sweep readers off their feet
*The Bookseller Teen & YA Editor's Choice*
A queer medieval romp with contemporary sensibilities [...] Smart dialogue drives this outrageously entertaining take on the fake dating trope
Lex Croucher’s debut YA novel is categorically not a Camelot retelling. Instead it spins a fun Knight’s Tale-esque medieval story that’s part romantic romp, part subversive comedy, and all kinds of brilliant.”
*12 must-read YA books for summer 2023, Culture Fly*
A queer Knight’s Tale (that should persuade you already) this rom-com has a glittering cast of adorable characters, cheeky world-building and more witty repartee than you can shake a sword at
Lex Croucher’s debut young adult novel is crowned a huge success, and much credit needs to be given the writing style. It will have the reader laughing out loud one minute, and in tears the next.
*Children's Books Ireland*
A racy, funny romp of a rom-com