“Timely. A novel that has a big heart filled with love, loss, and moments of pure joy.”Cecelia Beckman, Sheaf & Ink
Misfit in Love Blog Tour
Which is why I’m here to spotlight S. K. Ali’s novel, Misfit in Love.
Let’s dive in:
In this fun and fresh sequel to Saints and Misfits, Janna hopes her brother’s wedding will be the perfect start to her own summer of love, but attractive new arrivals have her more confused than ever.
Janna Yusuf is so excited for the weekend: her brother Muhammad’s getting married, and she’s reuniting with her mom, whom she’s missed the whole summer.
And Nuah’s arriving for the weekend too.
Sweet, constant Nuah.
The last time she saw him, Janna wasn’t ready to reciprocate his feelings for her. But things are different now. She’s finished high school, ready for college…and ready for Nuah.
It’s time for Janna’s (carefully planned) summer of love to begin—starting right at the wedding.
But it wouldn’t be a wedding if everything went according to plan. Muhammad’s party choices aren’t in line with his fiancée’s taste at all, Janna’s dad is acting strange, and her mom is spending more time with an old friend (and maybe love interest?) than Janna.
And Nuah’s treating her differently.
Just when things couldn’t get more complicated, two newcomers—the dreamy Haytham and brooding Layth—have Janna more confused than ever about what her misfit heart really wants.
Janna’s summer of love is turning out to be super crowded and painfully unpredictable.
Mini Review: Misfits in Love
S.K. Ali’s conclusion to the her Saints and Misfits series is reflective, hopeful, and full of moments that will bring readers a taste of joy. Ali weaves together Janna Yusuf’s coming of age story with the deep threads of Islamic faith, where we as readers experience her culture and heritage as Jana embarks on a new chapter in her life. Helping her older brother with a wedding that feels like My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Janna too is contemplating her own feelings for Nuah, a close time friend.
A host of characters who readers will delight in, and remember from the first novel, while traversing life, heartbreak, and new romances, Ali’s novel is poignant in how she dives into social themes with a breadth and awareness that readers can contemplate and reflect on.
Find my full review here >>
Happy Reading ̴ Cece
RATING: – Satisfyingly Inked
- Title: Misfit in Love
- Author: S. K. Ali
- Publication day: May 25, 2021
- Publisher: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster (BFYR)
- ISBN: 9781534442757
- Pages: 320
- Age Group: 14+
- Hardcopy: $19.99
- Buy Links: ⬇️
About the Author
S. K. Ali is the author of Saints and Misfits, winner of the 2018 APALA Honor award, the 2017 Middle East Book Honor Award, and a 2018 William C. Morris Award finalist.
Her second novel, LOVE FROM A TO Z, a story about finding love in the time of Islamophobia, was an Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Young Adult Book of 2019.
She also has a picture book co-authored with Team USA Olympic Medalist, Ibtihaj Muhammad, THE PROUDEST BLUE, which debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. Releasing on May 5, 2020 is ONCE UPON AN EID, an anthology of joyful stories by 15 Muslim creatives, edited by S. K. Ali and Aisha Saeed.
She lives in Toronto with her family, which includes a very vocal cat named Yeti.
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