Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt
Disclaimer: I received this review copy for free from the publisher Usborne in exchange for an honest review. However, this fact does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
For fans of Rainbow Rowell and Stephanie Perkins
Lexi Angelo is a Convention Kid – she’s got a clipboard and a walkie talkie to prove it.
Aidan Green is a messy-haired, annoyingly arrogant author and he’s disrupting her perfect planning.
In a flurry of awkward encounters, lost schedules and late-night conversations, Lexi discovers that some things can’t be planned… Things like falling in love.
When I first heard of this book I was intrigued because it sounded like a fun read about books, authors and conventions. Thus, I really wanted to read Unconventional and I am glad I had the chance to do so because this novel was really entertaining and engaging!
Lexi was such a likeable protagonist; she was smart, but also flawed and I could totally identify with her because she seemed real and authentic. Aidan was also a great character and I loved finding out more about him and his book. The romance between Lexi and Aidan was right up my alley since it was so sweet and innocent. It wasn’t insta-love, but rather a slow romance and I really appreciated this fact. I really enjoyed Lexi’s and Aiden’s conversations and rooted for them until the very end.
I also loved the supporting characters in this book, especially Lexi’s best friend Sam. Their friendship felt so genuine and I just enjoyed reading about these two. What I also liked about Unconventional was the fact that it was not just a romance novel but a book about friendship, family and ultimately about growing up.
Maggie Harcourt gives us readers a glimpse inside the world of conventions and I have to say I really found this world very intriguing. I have never attended a convention before, but after reading this novel I really want to go to one.
All in all, I really loved Unconventional and devoured it in two days because it had all the things I love in it – a sweet romance, great, relatable protagonists and an awesome setting! I totally recommend this novel to everyone who loves Rainbow Rowell’s books and contemporaries in general!
4 out of 5 stars
Note: I would like to thank Usborne for giving me the opportunity to read and review this great book!