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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 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.


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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 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.

30 review for Misfit in Love

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nilufer Ozmekik

    I’m so happy to return back to Saints&Misfits universe. I already engaged with those lovely characters and I am so curious to read Janna’s own story. After seeing the cover and reading blurb tells me she finds herself in love square : I screamed yes! I was intrigued more and went blind. But to be honest without reading more about his rivalries, I was a little biased to be at team Nuah before starting to read it because at the first book I felt like a JaNu couple story will be about to come as se I’m so happy to return back to Saints&Misfits universe. I already engaged with those lovely characters and I am so curious to read Janna’s own story. After seeing the cover and reading blurb tells me she finds herself in love square : I screamed yes! I was intrigued more and went blind. But to be honest without reading more about his rivalries, I was a little biased to be at team Nuah before starting to read it because at the first book I felt like a JaNu couple story will be about to come as sequel! I don’t want to give spoilers but I can only say: I was extremely wrong and to be honest the team I supported was the winner! (At least this was a huge relieving. ) But I have to admit this book is not only about love square centered in heroine’s brother’s wedding. There are so many characters we’ve been already introduced at the first book like Adam and Zeyneb making cameos and it’s so refreshing to see how their stories blended with the other characters’ including Janna’s parents who struggle with deep marriage issues. It’s too hard to digest the changes for Janna suddenly occur inside her close circle : estrangement of her parents , marriage of her brother Muhammad and her long time admirer Nuah acts weird around her. After she decides to give a chance to take a step into a relationship with him but now he seems like the reluctant one! And when two newcomers involve into love game: sweet Haytham and annoying Layth: she finds herself more confused than before. It’s a heartfelt, emotional, lovely , soft, quick read also contains sensitive issues like self discovery, racism, divorce. I loved the first book of the series and I mostly recommend you to read that one to enjoy more this sequel! It truly warmed my heart as like the first one did. I’m looking forward to read more books of the series! Special thanks to Netgalley and Simon&Schuster Children’s Publishing/ Salaam Reads for sharing this impressive digital reviewer copy with me in exchange my honest thoughts.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Salma19 (High Lady of the Dawn Court)

    #MuslimReviewer☪️ #MuslimAuthor☪️ #NetGalley HAPPY RELEASE DAY TO THIS CUTIE! ✨First of all, it is with great satisfaction that I can review today S.K. Ali's highly-anticipated third novel "Misfit in Love", the sequel companion to her 2017 debut "Saints and Misfits", coming out May 25th in 2021. To express my gratefulness, I first have to sincerely thank Netgalley and Salaam Reads for providing me with the ARC of one of my most anticipated releases of this year. This does not influence my opinion o #MuslimReviewer☪️ #MuslimAuthor☪️ #NetGalley HAPPY RELEASE DAY TO THIS CUTIE! ✨First of all, it is with great satisfaction that I can review today S.K. Ali's highly-anticipated third novel "Misfit in Love", the sequel companion to her 2017 debut "Saints and Misfits", coming out May 25th in 2021. To express my gratefulness, I first have to sincerely thank Netgalley and Salaam Reads for providing me with the ARC of one of my most anticipated releases of this year. This does not influence my opinion on the text in any shape or form. Again, many thanks to them. Also, as a Canadian Muslim of Arab heritage, my review is written in an own voices perspective. All comments on the representation is based on my own experience as a member from this minority demographic. ✨ S.K. Ali' s writing still strikes me emotionally with the entwinements of family life, conflicts, hobbies, pain, faith while celebrating the different kinds of love a person experiences. "Saints and Misfits" follows Janna's adventures two years after the ending of the first book. Now a 17-year-old young woman, our hijabi heroine is about to attend college and enjoys her last few summer weeks to celebrate her older brother's "big fat Muslim wedding", as she likes to describe. However, this wedding organization also means her reunion with her long-time crush Nuah, a guy who has a precious place in her heart after being for her in the hardest moments... Although the summary may seem too romance-driven, there is a lot about stepfamily and learning how to let people leave your heart and moving on to let others enter in, which I immensely appreciate. Not all people are meant forever, but it does not necessarily make them villains. Especially, at that age, when many leave for college, work and other opportunities, not everyone will stay around you or in touch. The most important is to stay open to meet new people and keeping good memories, even those who you cut ties with. It think that would help many young adults who will be reading this book. In my opinion, S.K. Ali is hands-down the best author portraying Muslims in her books. She carefully incorporates the most important parts of being Muslim such as prayers, duas, Qu'ran verses. It feels like home to read such relevant parts in my life in fiction. Also, she normalizes parent-teen communication on topics such as remarriage, anti-racism, romantic love and crushes. I used to only see on TV and books the harmful stereotype vilifying Muslim parents, showing medias' intention to smear a marginalized community with ignorance & poor research. I am glad the wheel has turned with this book. Concerning the writing style, it is fluid and quick to read. Perfect to cure a slump. S.K. Ali words may be simple, but the messages she expresses through them are not any less meaningful. However, I find Janna's character way too angsty at times, especially when it comes to boys. As the cover suggests, they are 3 love-interests. I know it may be strange to say, but the whole situation does not read like a love square. As a hater of love geometry, I have to admit that it was relieving! It rather reads like Janna casually converse with them at separate moments in the books, which is normal. To not give away any spoiler, it would be better to read this book expecting a contemporary suggesting romance rather than only Romance. Also, at the middle of the book, I found Janna too desperate about guys and romantic love. However, I am glad she realizes that at some point and gets over the Love Fever to enjoy time with relatives and growing as a young person first. I think "Love From A to Z" stays my ultimate favourite because I prefer Zayneb’s loudness and directness, which I relate to more. To wrap up, I know this is technically book #2 in this series, but I still think you can read "Misfit in Love" as a standalone (if you are more sold in the "Muslim wedding" premise). However, I think the experience may be more enriching if you have read " Saints and Misfits" first because many characters from this book make an appearance in this one. Also, you will understand more some relationships Janna has with certain characters and witnessing their development. Plus, if you are a fan of S.K. Ali's somophore novel "Love from A to Z", you may find yourself wanting to pick this one up; Adam and Zayned make a cute cameo. S.K. Ali wins my love for her books a third time with this book and I cannot wait for what she has in store in the future. Before finishing off my review, "Misfit in Love" comes out in May 25th, 2021, a week and a half after Aid El-Adha, the perfect time to gift this duology to many Muslims. ;-)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Fizah(Books tales by me)

    Thanks to Hear Our Voices Book Tours and Netgalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. It is one of my most anticipated read of 2021. I was beyond excited when I got this e-ARC. I totally love S.K Ali’s writing and the Muslim rep is always so on the point. Muhammad’s and Sarah’s wedding is around the corner and everyone is busy in preparation. It’s been a couple of years since Saints and Misfits. Janna is mentally ready to be with Noah who is away for study and will come to the weddin Thanks to Hear Our Voices Book Tours and Netgalley for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. It is one of my most anticipated read of 2021. I was beyond excited when I got this e-ARC. I totally love S.K Ali’s writing and the Muslim rep is always so on the point. Muhammad’s and Sarah’s wedding is around the corner and everyone is busy in preparation. It’s been a couple of years since Saints and Misfits. Janna is mentally ready to be with Noah who is away for study and will come to the wedding. It is a fast-paced book that takes place in a week. At the start, I thought it is going to be a love triangle and I wasn’t happy with this idea. Fortunately, I was wrong and it turned out way more than I thought. This book is a FAT-MUSLIM-WEDDING family drama with a few serious topics. I loved and enjoyed everything about it. It is the first time I read a book that focused on a Muslim wedding. S.K Ali talks about racisms within a community and religion. I really liked her approach of talking about such things without making it over the top. Most of the new characters were so interesting and old characters developed really well with time. Haytham and Layth were so opposite but fun to read. Janna is mature than before and her character development was interesting. I love Muhammad and Janna’s bonding. I really liked the ending. This book was everything I was expecting it to be and more.

  4. 4 out of 5

    anna (½ of readsrainbow)

    i didn't know there's gonna be a sequel why did no one tell me there's gonna be a sequel i didn't know there's gonna be a sequel why did no one tell me there's gonna be a sequel

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sakina (aforestofbooks)

    How to write a non-spoilery review... I just want to cry happy tears. This book was a perfect mix of every emotion. We have the drama, the romance, lots of confused feelings, and some serious moments too. I really liked how this book touches on some of the issues that are prevalent in Muslim communities. They’re ones I’ve experienced first hand or witnessed myself and seeing it addressed in this way was very well done. Janna’s character growth in this book exceeded all of my expectations. We get to How to write a non-spoilery review... I just want to cry happy tears. This book was a perfect mix of every emotion. We have the drama, the romance, lots of confused feelings, and some serious moments too. I really liked how this book touches on some of the issues that are prevalent in Muslim communities. They’re ones I’ve experienced first hand or witnessed myself and seeing it addressed in this way was very well done. Janna’s character growth in this book exceeded all of my expectations. We get to see her still healing after the events in Saints and Misfits, and it really goes to show how trauma can’t be just brushed away with some therapy. It comes back to Janna at times and it’s really difficult for her to understand what she’s feeling and why. There’s just so much that happens in this book and it’s all so good. Mohammad though lol...brothers can be so annoying but he’s so sweet and protective and caring I just can’t. And Sarah ahhhhh. I wasn’t a huge fan of her during my first read of Saints and Misfits (because she reminded me of someone), but on my second reread and then reading this book, I just felt so happy. She has such a pure heart and tries so hard to make everyone happy and seeing Janna love her so much makes me want to cry while writing this review. Also, the Zayneb and Adam cameo 😭😭😭 I just almost cried a lot while reading this book. I won’t say much about the guys that show up to the wedding and lead Janna on a very confusing and messy and sometimes sad journey of discovery. I did love how things ended. A lot. And if anyone of you know me well enough, you know that’s high praise. Weddings have always been a difficult thing for me since I’ve never enjoyed them, but despite the messy aspects and the drama (that is just so typical and expected), the ending was perfect in every way. Seeing family and friends gather from different backgrounds, with different histories, it was very wholesome and feel-good and made me almost cry again. I think the best way to sum this book is: Sakina almost cried multiple times, so you’ll enjoy this too. 5/5 stars

  6. 5 out of 5

    ikram

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I love Janna even more. 🥺 ------- Pre-release reaction: I know I haven’t finished Love from A to Z, and I haven’t read Saints of Misfit but I’m excited for this one!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

    For me, an anti-racist, observant Muslim who loves great character development and the occasional romcom***, this story about a weekend leading up to a wedding, appealed to me on a number of levels. I'll try to capture all of this without adding spoilers… here goes! So, let's begin with the characters because in true S.K. Ali fashion, they are deep and real and lovable. With so many coming together for the wedding that culminates at the end of this book, there is a rather large cast of characters For me, an anti-racist, observant Muslim who loves great character development and the occasional romcom***, this story about a weekend leading up to a wedding, appealed to me on a number of levels. I'll try to capture all of this without adding spoilers… here goes! So, let's begin with the characters because in true S.K. Ali fashion, they are deep and real and lovable. With so many coming together for the wedding that culminates at the end of this book, there is a rather large cast of characters in addition to main character, Janna and I found myself caring about and rooting for most of them. It was also nice to see the return of characters from Saints and Misfits and to get to know them in different ways–especially Janna's mom and Sarah. Janna's love interests–there are three–manage to be swoon-worthy but flawed while also dealing with their own real struggles. The unapologetic Muslimness, as in other S.K. Ali books, also shines through in many of the characters. Janna as the mc grows a lot, from dealing with how her assault (from the previous book) still affects her, to learning to love herself rather than finding love from a guy, to accepting her mother's new relationship, and finally, developing an anti-racist voice to call out intra-Muslim racism. As stated, this book confronts racism too. While Janna contends with racist family members, Janna ultimately confronts her own desire to be oblivious to and avoid conversations about racism. And these conversations are as meaningful as they are memorable. The one that stands out the most and that I needed to read multiple times because it was just so resonant is one between Janna and Nuah, a Black Muslim who is also Janna's love interest. This is an important book that could be the basis of many deep conversations for Muslim spaces and other BIPOC spaces in which multiple forms of racism (absent white people) can occur. Yet and still, it manages to be a warm, funny, and ebullient romcommy story of a weekend wedding. As you can imagine, I experienced a range of emotions while reading. And the characters stayed with me after. It is just such an amazing read! ***Warning though: If you're looking for this story to be a romance in a traditional sense with an ending focused on the girl getting with the boy, you may be disappointed. Although it starts off like a romcom and has that feel throughout, it gradually shifts away from that to a narrative Janna needs to grow.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Finitha Jose

    "Misfit in Love" is a companion novel to "Saints and Misfits" one of the most popular works of S. K. Ali. Since many advocated it as a standalone, I went blindly without even checking what happened in the first book. Well, surely you can read it as a standalone, but not knowing Janna's back story clearly puts you at a disadvantage. It took me half of the pages to warm up to her character. Even with all her grand ideas of studying British lit to deconstruct it, I felt she is just a regular love "Misfit in Love" is a companion novel to "Saints and Misfits" one of the most popular works of S. K. Ali. Since many advocated it as a standalone, I went blindly without even checking what happened in the first book. Well, surely you can read it as a standalone, but not knowing Janna's back story clearly puts you at a disadvantage. It took me half of the pages to warm up to her character. Even with all her grand ideas of studying British lit to deconstruct it, I felt she is just a regular love struck teenager who cannot make any sense of the undercurrents in her own family. In a way, that is true. But what makes her different is the way she comes in terms with the realities around her, determined to be the liberal minded being she always preaches of. A girl who is hard on herself having the courage to analyse her own actions must surely be applauded. A braver man would have floundered in a similar situation. It does make you look at weddings in a different light. No doubt they are scary with all the family drama getting unravelled, but it could be an occasion for a happy beginning too. And I do love the way the love story proceeded. It is not always I get to be right about the suitor among all the misdirection

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ilhaam

    4.25/5 stars First of all, this was one of my most anticipated releases of the year and it did not disappoint. actually sk ali has literally never disappointed me, i love her. when i got approved for an arc of this i told myself that i would read one chapter and give it a rest but i ended up reading the whole book in one?? sitting?? like i havent done that in forever. with three very compelling love interests and an adorable mc this was a cute, summery read that made me so happy. plus layth gives 4.25/5 stars First of all, this was one of my most anticipated releases of the year and it did not disappoint. actually sk ali has literally never disappointed me, i love her. when i got approved for an arc of this i told myself that i would read one chapter and give it a rest but i ended up reading the whole book in one?? sitting?? like i havent done that in forever. with three very compelling love interests and an adorable mc this was a cute, summery read that made me so happy. plus layth gives so much jess mariano and i was right in the middle of my gilmore girls moment so how could i not love him? the whole premise of the story, the way sk ali deals with racism in family situations and coming from people who we had never thought it would was perfect. i didnt expect it but it was refreshing to see it dealt with in such a healthy way. all in all this is the perfect summer read, go add it to your tbr right now. honorable mentions to the Adam cameo- i genuinely was ascending just from seeing him and zayneb like that. a 10/10 experience.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Zainab Bint Younus

    The long-awaited sequel to @skalibooks's "Saints and Misfits" is here!!!!! I was thrilled to be reunited with Janna and her misadventures - which, in this book, are far more lighthearted than the heavy content of book 1. Her brother Muhammad is about to get married, and there's so much to be done! And, of course, Janna is reeeaaallly looking forward to seeing her (halal) crush again: the ever-kind, ever-compassionate Nuah, who had gently supported her through the harrowing aftermath of sexual ass The long-awaited sequel to @skalibooks's "Saints and Misfits" is here!!!!! I was thrilled to be reunited with Janna and her misadventures - which, in this book, are far more lighthearted than the heavy content of book 1. Her brother Muhammad is about to get married, and there's so much to be done! And, of course, Janna is reeeaaallly looking forward to seeing her (halal) crush again: the ever-kind, ever-compassionate Nuah, who had gently supported her through the harrowing aftermath of sexual assault. But before she realizes it, Nuah isn't the only handsome Muslim dude in her vicinity. Can anyone blame a seventeen year old girl for feeling just a little flustered? No spoilers, but - I am absolutely Team-Muslim-Jesse! (That's a Gilmore Girls reference for the uncultured fyi). Someone might frown upon this entire plot as being wildly inappropriate and encouraging Muslim girls to engage in less-than-halal antics, but it really isn't like that! The author regularly stresses the importance of Islamic values, but what makes Misfit in Love so great is that it presents quite the accurate perspective of an angsty Muslim teenage girl. (Having once been an angsty teenage girl, I can confirm that everything in this book was relatable. Down to every moment that snobbier readers may consider cringe or dramatic. That's what being a teenager is like, okay?) My absolute favourite parts were definitely the cameos! We had Adam and Zayneb ("Love from A to Z") and my own personal heroine, Sausan, the Niqabi Ninja... she of epic badass YouTube fame and unparalleled bluntness. (I may or may not feel a personal kinship to Sausan. She's also half South African!!!!) Absolutely without a doubt, Misfit in Love is a fresh, fun read that playfully pulls you in and has you laughing (and groaning!) as Janna figures out her way to love.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Pavitra (For The Love of Fictional Worlds)

    Disclaimer: An eARC was provided via Colored Pages Book Tours and The Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Trigger Warnings: Racism, Mentions of Sexual Assault, Loss Okay, Misfits in Love could technically be considered the sequel to Saints and Misfits and occurs around two years after. But this book can also be read as stand-alone. Before, I dive into the book; you have to know that I am not really the one for love t Disclaimer: An eARC was provided via Colored Pages Book Tours and The Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Trigger Warnings: Racism, Mentions of Sexual Assault, Loss Okay, Misfits in Love could technically be considered the sequel to Saints and Misfits and occurs around two years after. But this book can also be read as stand-alone. Before, I dive into the book; you have to know that I am not really the one for love triangles - in fact, it really does end up affecting my whole experience for the book itself. Now, the blurb of the book, may mention Love triangles, but I certainly enjoyed the first book and I was curious to know what happens next for our protagonist, Janna. S. K. Ali builds up to a few very important topics revolving around the family drama of a Big Fat Muslim Wedding - and I actually enjoyed how the author handled the mix of drama, comic and seriousness of issues involved! Janna, while yes conversing with boys who could have been a love interest, but certainly never portrayed as such, is now finally at a place to move forward with her personal life. I enjoyed Janna, she might have been a little dramatic, but she had the temerity to handle the drama with aplomb! I loved the representation of Muslims, their culture, their traditions and the family dynamics the way it should be, in the main stream media - and considering the fact that this is #ownvoices book - it is one I would recommend purely for the well done representation. Misfits in Love is more than just the romantic journey of our protagonist, it is a well worn family drama that will always always be a part of the Asian Culture, that any one part of this culture would truly empathise with 😉 For more reviews visit For The Love of Fictional Worlds :) Do come join us at For The Fictional Worlds Facebook Page | Twitter | Instagram  | Goodreads  | Amazon |

  12. 4 out of 5

    aashna

    super super cute !! i loved this a lot more than book 1 and janna's growth throughout this book was really well written. once again, i love how sk ali tackles social issues through her writing and i loved the cameos as well. super super cute !! i loved this a lot more than book 1 and janna's growth throughout this book was really well written. once again, i love how sk ali tackles social issues through her writing and i loved the cameos as well.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Basma

    This was one of my most anticipated releases on the year and I was overjoyed to have been approved for an ARC! The sequel to Saints and Misfits, Misfit in Love picks up two years later, in the midst of wedding preparations for Janna's brother. Everybody knows what a drama fest weddings can turn into, and of course that's exactly what happens here. In addition to last minute wedding changes, Janna is dealing with drama of her own, as she attempts to understand her feelings about the love square ( This was one of my most anticipated releases on the year and I was overjoyed to have been approved for an ARC! The sequel to Saints and Misfits, Misfit in Love picks up two years later, in the midst of wedding preparations for Janna's brother. Everybody knows what a drama fest weddings can turn into, and of course that's exactly what happens here. In addition to last minute wedding changes, Janna is dealing with drama of her own, as she attempts to understand her feelings about the love square (yes, you heard that right) that seems to be closing in. First things first, let's get this out of the way: the Muslim rep was impeccable. S.K. Ali always does a phenomenal job making me feel represented, and she carried that through this book. Muslim weddings can look a lot different than what most non-Muslims do, but this was handled beautifully and you do not have to be Muslim to understand and enjoy the festivities depicted. I actually DM'd the author at one point because she included one of Kareem Salama's songs that I haven't heard since I was a child and I immediately burst into tears. Books that can do THAT. That's what we need. There was a lot of character growth in this book. Janna is a flawed main character, she has a lot of faults and can be a little frustrating at times. A stark contrast to S.K. Ali's other MC, Zayneb (who makes an appearance!!!), Janna is relatable in her strengths and shortcomings, and I absolutely love seeing her grow on the page. This Janna is a far cry from the Janna we met in Saints and Misfits, she's become more comfortable in her own skin and is continuing to develop after the events of the first book. In addition to battling her feelings for Nuah, and the introduction of two(!!) other love interests (it was WILD), Janna also undergoes changes in her relationships with her parents. This book brought up the discussion of anti-blackness in the community when speaking to Janna's father, as well as the way different cultural groups can often view each other. I absolutely loved how protective Janna was of her mother, and the development in their relationship. While I was expecting a romantic contemporary, this book is so much more than that. It's a celebration of love and growth, and learning that life isn't always what we expect, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's bad. I couldn't stop smiling while reading this, and I will definitely doing a reread ASAP. Some spoiler thoughts: (view spoiler)[I am SO happy she doesn't actually end up with anyone. The fact that she chooses HERSELF was amazing. Also, Nuah was kind of irritating but that's okay because LAYTH IS RIGHT THERE. (hide spoiler)] I received an e-arc of this title from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Diya

    s.k ali never misses 💃

  15. 4 out of 5

    mini neji

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. omgggg Haytham and Sausannnn SO CUUTE AND HOW HE WAS SO NERVOUS i want a book dedicated to themm :> AND LAYTH AND JANNA YES

  16. 5 out of 5

    Brinley

    I liked this one so much more than the first book in the series! The characters were way more developed, the pacing was more consistent, and the plot was more coherent. While I did expect this to be more of a romance based off the title and blurb, I loved the direction this book took. I think the one thing this series has done so well is the family aspects. The sibling relationship between Muhammad and Janna is done super well, and I loved seeing it become an even larger part of this one. There I liked this one so much more than the first book in the series! The characters were way more developed, the pacing was more consistent, and the plot was more coherent. While I did expect this to be more of a romance based off the title and blurb, I loved the direction this book took. I think the one thing this series has done so well is the family aspects. The sibling relationship between Muhammad and Janna is done super well, and I loved seeing it become an even larger part of this one. There were so many funny moments between the members of this family, especially when it came to the wedding planning. By the end, I loved every character, and I didn't want to let go of them. The romance aspect of this had me so confused. In a good way, but still confused. It took me the entire book to decide whether I shipped Janna with Nuah, Haytham, or Layth. By the end, I had made my choice, and i was super happy with the way this ended. I definitely wouldn't complain if we got another book about Janna and her partner though... After the first book being a minor disappointment, I'm super happy to say that I loved this one! It was cute, funny, and the perfect read for a summer day. I'd definitely recommend it! I was provided a free copy of Misfit in Love by Turn the Page Tours. This didn't impact my final opinion or review at all.

  17. 4 out of 5

    dina

    before-read review: nuahjanna saving 2021 i know thats right! updated review: 3.6/5 arc is provided by the publisher and my review is purely my own opinions. my heart is having that bittersweet moment where i am 78% happy and 22% sad...or lets say feeling blue? because i'm gonna miss my besties so much <3 misfit in love picked up about two years after saints and misfits so yes, u have to read saints and misfits in order to understand this book. in saints and misfits, we see how janna deals with her before-read review: nuahjanna saving 2021 i know thats right! updated review: 3.6/5 arc is provided by the publisher and my review is purely my own opinions. my heart is having that bittersweet moment where i am 78% happy and 22% sad...or lets say feeling blue? because i'm gonna miss my besties so much <3 misfit in love picked up about two years after saints and misfits so yes, u have to read saints and misfits in order to understand this book. in saints and misfits, we see how janna deals with her trauma of being sexually assaulted by a "respected figure" (read that as a piece of shit) at her local mosque and in this sequel, we see how she is finally ready to open up to the possibility of falling in love with someone that she has been having a thing : nuah but then!! there are two new possible love interest: haytham and layth and in which i say....very interesting and also as likeable as nuah!! in misfit in love also, sk ali also discussed racism and most importantly, anti-blackness in asian community and we could also see how janna deals with someone who is close to her also participating in anti-blackness. and that is i think could be relatable to most asians who are the same generation as me in which we often see how our family members or close friends participating in this prejudice towards the black community. character-wise: i absolutely love janna. i mean she is MY best girl ever we been knew but i just love her more and more in this sequel and her development? I KNOW THATS RIGHT!! JANNA YUSUF!! HEY BESTIE YOU ARE DOING GREAT!!!! i love how in this sequel we could also see janna helping someone who went thru a horrible period in their life and being someone who is able to comfort them. like??? shes been thru so much herself and now shes helping someone getting thru something as well???????????? yeah let me just say it again! janna yusuf best girl!!! AND omg...adamzayneb cameo??? COME ON BEST PEOPLE!!!!!! added 0.6 star just for them!! cons: there were some storylines from saints and misfits that i wished to be more developed in the sequel. this book also feels like its a completely a new storyline than a continuation of what happened in saints and misfits....and i do feel kinda disappointed that those storylines in the first book are not visited again in this book. in conclusion: without being too much spoilery (??) misfit in love was a bittersweet ride for me. there are some scenes in which i absolutely love but there are also scenes in which i bawled my eyes out and also needed a minute....because i could see myself in janna. i could see myself dealing with the same situations as janna......jannadina besties!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Rameela (Star)

    I received this for the publisher in exchange for a review. This does not affect my review which is unbiased and honest. This picks up a little bit after Saints and Misfits so I would definitely recommend reading the first one before reading this! What I loved about this book is that Janna is a really flawed young woman that is constantly learning and growing. She’s so different from Zayneb from Love From A to Z which is my favorite of Ali’s books but I love that there’s such a distinct differenc I received this for the publisher in exchange for a review. This does not affect my review which is unbiased and honest. This picks up a little bit after Saints and Misfits so I would definitely recommend reading the first one before reading this! What I loved about this book is that Janna is a really flawed young woman that is constantly learning and growing. She’s so different from Zayneb from Love From A to Z which is my favorite of Ali’s books but I love that there’s such a distinct difference between these two leading ladies because we get to see different perspectives of Muslim stories. Getting to see Janna grow up and see her flaws and try to grow up was a big highlight of this book which I truly appreciated it. It’s not often we see a flawed character actually address her flaws. Of course, this book was not without its drama! Not only does Janna have to deal with some new boys on the block that may or may not be showing some interest in her… she also has finally built up the courage to talk to Nuah about her feelings for him! I loved getting to know these new characters and see each of their stories. Of course, I think what really stood out to me in this book was Janna’s relationship with her mother and father. I loved that Janna was fiercely protective over her relationship with her mother and wasn’t afraid to call out problems within her father’s mentality. It brought up a lot of interesting discussions about anti blackness in the desi community and family relationships between different cultural groups within the Muslim community. I loved getting to know the new characters in this book and revisit old characters and see them all interact! The drama was so fun to read while also giving me the appropriate amount of anger and excitement that book drama tends to give! I was pleasantly surprised by the ending especially because it took a turn that I didn’t think it would take. And I’m really glad I got to feel every emotion surrounding a big desi wedding! Would definitely re read and recommend to everyone for some fun drama as well as great openings to important discussions! I would recommend this to anyone who likes books that start important discussions of anti blackness and antiracism, big family weddings filled with big family drama, and flawed characters that have growth. If you like planning weddings, lake houses with movie nights, ice cream, and flower decorations for weddings this is definitely a book you should check out!

  19. 5 out of 5

    hayaat ♥

    just the thought of a potential sequel makes me tear up

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ernestine

    “Let there be all kinds of love. And taking first steps. And changing my world.” It was so cute when Zayneb from love from A to Z appeared and I’m happy that this book is able to draw up reasons why we should prioritize ourselves . Though it just ended abruptly, the characters and the way the plot went was really magical especially with the wedding theme. It’s a cute read and lovely sequel to Saints and Misfits.

  21. 4 out of 5

    zaheerah

    I used Saints and Misfits in my final year dissertation. i need this book like yesterday.

  22. 5 out of 5

    wordswithtea

    🌟4.5 stars 🌟 When I first read the synopsis for this book, I had mixed feelings: On the one hand, here was a continuation! Of Janna Yusuf’s story! On the other hand... three potential love interests? I don’t really read romance. And I didn’t find it very appealing when there were multiple love interests. So I went into this book feeling excited but also feeling like I wouldn’t enjoy it as much. Surprise, surprise, I enjoyed it a lot! I really like how Ali managed to write a sequel without makin 🌟4.5 stars 🌟 When I first read the synopsis for this book, I had mixed feelings: On the one hand, here was a continuation! Of Janna Yusuf’s story! On the other hand... three potential love interests? I don’t really read romance. And I didn’t find it very appealing when there were multiple love interests. So I went into this book feeling excited but also feeling like I wouldn’t enjoy it as much. Surprise, surprise, I enjoyed it a lot! I really like how Ali managed to write a sequel without making it seem like readers needed to read Saints and Misfits beforehand. There was a lot to grasp in this sequel, and I think Ali managed to handle them quite well. All the while making it funny and heartwarming and yes, sometimes sad. As for characters, let’s start with Janna. In S&M, I was disappointed in Janna’s love for Jeremy, but towards the end her decision to stick to her community in faith was really uplifting. I felt that this book also had that theme, and although Janna was her usual quirky self, I saw more maturity and understanding of her faith. For other characters, the ones that were present in S&M were back in full force (not all of them), and I also saw how they changed. Some characters didn’t really change, but others did change quite a bit. As for new additions, like Haytham and Layth, I thought Ali did a really nice job of balancing them with everyone (and everything) else. I felt like one of these two characters was overlooked (I won’t spoil), but it makes sense now. I also thought they would be typical, cardboard-cutout versions of love interests that I usually see in ... anything. But they had more depth, and I really appreciated the direction these characters went in towards the end of the novel. The story was so enjoyable. The writing was easy to understand, it was funny, and it fit so well that it didn’t even feel like I was reading. There were small parts that didn’t stick with me, but overall I loved it. There were parts that made me sad, yes, and I did tear up (a lot) other times. And there were parts where I started laughing in the middle of tearing up! It was bittersweet but such a beautiful story wth diverse characters and lessons. I really appreciate how Ali tied everything together (along with some heavy and much-needed topics). I really enjoyed this novel. It wasn’t just about Janna’s love interests - there was so much more. It really shows the development of Janna’s character and her relationships with friends, families, and strangers. Ali did not shy away from talking about prejudice, diversity, and Janna’s own struggles navigating relationships as a Muslim. It was nice to be able to read Janna’s story again while grasping new topics and characters. I know that there was some controversy over Tats’ role as a friend in strengthening Janna’s faith but I didn’t think that was an issue in this novel. Overall, this novel was bittersweet but a treat in so many ways. I keep thinking back to my favourite parts and I love how this book achieved all of the good things I’d expected, and more. I’ll end with one of my favourite quotes (short but sweet) from the book: ”I’m moving out of my head into the real world.”

  23. 4 out of 5

    Olivia Fink

    Thank you Salaam Reads / Simon Schuster for an arc! This book is a second in a series following a Muslim girl names Janna. The story shows Janna as she prepares for her brother's wedding and as she tries to untangle her feelings and the feelings of others with 3 different possible boys. I am glad to say this is not one of those love triangles (in this case love squares). It also follows Janna as she deals with her mom moving on with her life in a way Janna didn’t expect and the racism, she sees Thank you Salaam Reads / Simon Schuster for an arc! This book is a second in a series following a Muslim girl names Janna. The story shows Janna as she prepares for her brother's wedding and as she tries to untangle her feelings and the feelings of others with 3 different possible boys. I am glad to say this is not one of those love triangles (in this case love squares). It also follows Janna as she deals with her mom moving on with her life in a way Janna didn’t expect and the racism, she sees in her dad. On top of this, we have what is expected of a wedding. The drama of the bride not wanting what the groom had decided and what was supposed to be a small wedding turn into a big one. I am not Muslim, but I still found this book to be a cute, quick read. Of course, most of it is about her brother's wedding and her own quest to find love but the book also hits some pretty deep topics, like racism and divorce, and figuring out who you are. It was a little dramatic at times, a little too much for my taste. But that is simply because I would not pine over guys. I would not say it overly dramatic but just the simple cry sessions she has before picking herself back up again. Through the story, there are a few different love interests. I also wouldn’t say this is a romance book exactly because the main thing is her trying to figure out her own feeling and their feelings towards her and that is the extent of the romance, which I actually like. I did find it a bit inconsistent and found it confusing to figure out her true feelings and the true feelings of the other people. It kind of ends with you having to draw your own conclusions, which I am happy with the direction the ending leads you. I say it is inconsistent because it goes back and forth between her saying she doesn’t need a guy to her being upset about a guy, but the ending was good with either way you want to take it. A lot of the book has references to the first book in the series and some inside jokes. I didn’t read the first book in the series, but I really didn’t mind that. I could tell there was stuff that I was missing, but most of it I could pick up enough to understand what was happening. I did enjoy those cute inside jokes that help the reader connect to the characters and make them feel like a part of the story. I could tell from the information in this book that the last book was more serious and had a deeper emotional impact on Janna. I think I would enjoy the first book more because it deals with a little bit of a deeper topic. I am not saying this was a bad book it just wasn’t one that had supper complicated themes and crazy twists and turns. It was a nice read to break up those types of books and I could relax while reading it. It wasn’t overly complicated but a short nice contemporary read. And of course, being an Islam book there are a lot of things relating to their religions and cultures including some tension between the families because of religion. This is where I got lost because I didn’t understand the rituals and practices they have. But it didn’t throw me off of the book because I just understood it as being a part of their religion and not thinking too much into understanding why it was happening. For people who are Islam, I am sure they will enjoy this book as it’s pretty clean and has a lot of references and insightful things about the culture.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Desiree

    "Let there be all kinds of love. And taking first steps. And changing my world." It's a big weekend for Janna; not only because it's her brother's nikah but because it's the start of her perfect summer! She is going to get to spend time with her mom, her friends, and Nuah; her longtime crush that she never got to pursue but NOW is the time! It's Janna's summer! Until it's not... Her mom is spending more time with a longtime friend, Nuah, who has always been there for her, is acting weird, and two "Let there be all kinds of love. And taking first steps. And changing my world." It's a big weekend for Janna; not only because it's her brother's nikah but because it's the start of her perfect summer! She is going to get to spend time with her mom, her friends, and Nuah; her longtime crush that she never got to pursue but NOW is the time! It's Janna's summer! Until it's not... Her mom is spending more time with a longtime friend, Nuah, who has always been there for her, is acting weird, and two new guys are thrown into the mix. Haytham, a gorgeous, caring, singer who is cousin to Janna's new sister-in-law, and Layth, brooding, mysterious, and nephew to the same friend that her mother is spending time with. Throw all that on top of the usual wedding drama and revelations about her father and Janna's perfectly planned summer is flipped upside down. *Full warning! I have NOT read Saints and Misfits! My opinion will be solely based on this book and this story!* So my rating for this is actually 4.5 stars (I always feel bad there is no half star ratings on this platform) This story was so heartwarming and really made me smile by the end. Throughout there are a lot of emotions to be felt as Janna navigates the above mentioned issues, in addition to continuing to cope with things that happened in the first book. It really hit home when she was dealing with her mother possibly finding new love and then her coming to terms with the fact that once we are older our parents do begin to have lives that aren't 100% intertwined with our own and make choices that do not include us. It can be a hard pill to swallow but it comes with growing up. It touches beautifully on the presence of racial microagressions and other aspects of racism that occur within communities. I have a friend who has been through very similar things when it comes to the race issues and the battle of cultural identity within minority communities. To read of them from a firsthand perspective makes it that much more impactful. Janna really grows throughout the book. We watch her in the beginning be somewhat bitter and passive aggressive with her anger at some people, but by the end of the book she is calm, collected, and clear about her feelings and how peoples action affect those feelings; even if she is scared she stands her ground and handles situations beautifully! There was growth by all characters in this story and I can't say enough good about this book! I can't wait to go back and read Saints and Misfits and then reread this again when it comes out! It will be such a great summer read for people and, for those who want to expand their reading into diverse authors, this is definitely a book to put on your TBR. Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Canada for the eARC in exchange for an honest review. These are my own opinions.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Michaela Bergland

    Thanks to Goodreads and Simon and Shuster for providing me with an arc of Misfit in Love! Like the first book, this one had a pretty simple writing style, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but there definitely were some cheesy lines and cringey dialogue. Overall, though, that didn't take away my enjoyment for this book. But, also like the first book, the ending did feel a little rushed, like the author was scrambling to wrap up the story nicely, and I wish the ending had been developed a litt Thanks to Goodreads and Simon and Shuster for providing me with an arc of Misfit in Love! Like the first book, this one had a pretty simple writing style, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but there definitely were some cheesy lines and cringey dialogue. Overall, though, that didn't take away my enjoyment for this book. But, also like the first book, the ending did feel a little rushed, like the author was scrambling to wrap up the story nicely, and I wish the ending had been developed a little bit more instead. I'll admit, I was hesitant about the advertised love square between Janna, Nual, Haytham, and Layth, but in the book, it wasn't much of an actual love square at all. I won't say anything else about that for risk of spoilers, but I was somewhat relieved that it wasn't a full-blown love square. However, something that did frustrate me was Janna's inconsistency with her swearing off boys. She swears that she's done with them and doesn't need to be looking for a relationship maybe halfway through the book, but then she continues to pine after all three boys to some extent. Then, later, she again insists that she just needs herself, which was a great message, but then that message is undermined again. I wish that plotline had been developed more and had been more consistent, because I LOVE the message of learning to be okay being single and accepting that you don't need a romantic relationship to be whole. Something that I enjoyed about this book was that it was lighter than the previous book. Where the last book focused more on identity and Janna coping with her sexual assault trauma, this book focuses more on Janna's romantic life. While I did end up preferring the first book to this one, there's always something to be said for just a simple, fun contemporary that can shut off your brain for a while and let you have some fun! I also really enjoyed the new characters that this book introduced, and I appreciated the book having a discussion on racism and anti-racism. Though, admittedly, I do wish the anti-racism plotline had been a bit more developed as well instead of being somewhat pushed aside. Overall, if you're a fan of the first book, I do think you'll enjoy this sequel, and I think it's worth the read.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Shivani

    TW: racism, anti-Blackness, death of a loved one, mention of sexual assault This book was a really fun read and I’m so glad I picked it up! I’m obsessed with any book that follows a big wedding (nikah) because there’s always drama and mishaps that follow the character around and I think that’s pretty realistic when it comes to planning and executing a big South Asian wedding. This book felt like it had a lot more development and thoroughness in both the plot and the flushing out of most of the cha TW: racism, anti-Blackness, death of a loved one, mention of sexual assault This book was a really fun read and I’m so glad I picked it up! I’m obsessed with any book that follows a big wedding (nikah) because there’s always drama and mishaps that follow the character around and I think that’s pretty realistic when it comes to planning and executing a big South Asian wedding. This book felt like it had a lot more development and thoroughness in both the plot and the flushing out of most of the characters. I enjoy Janna’s voice and growing with her as she learns certain aspects of her dad that she doesn’t disagree with. I will say I still don’t like Tats. I don’t want to spoil anything, but she’s a shady best friend if I’m being completely honest. I will also say, I did enjoy following Janna’s interactions with the three potential love interests, however, I think some of their actions didn’t completely seem logical and I was left a little confused when specific events occurred. With all that being said, the thing I absolutely loved about this book were the familial relationships and conversations that were explored between Janna and her mom, Janna and her dad, and Janna and her brother. Janna is faced with all these new situations in which she realizes that her brother is getting married and she might not see him as often, her mom has potentially started dating again, and her dad is rooted in some culturally aged ways of seeing the world. The way Janna faces these new changes made me feel very proud of her, especially when it came to talking about changing one’s view from being anti-Black to anti-racist. The author does state in this regard that she is not Black and she focuses the character’s conversations on how non-Black people can stay educated and realize their internal biases so they can learn from them and hopefully transcend down the path of being anti-racist. Overall, I had such a fun time with Janna and all her friends and families. Coming from a big family myself it made me feel at home reading this book. I highly recommend you check it out!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sanna

    “Mercy is love that lets us be, that grants us the serenity and refuge of true love.” 4.5⭐️ Misfit in Love picks up a few years after the events of Saints and Misfits, but can be read as a standalone. We are thrown into the wedding preparations of Janna’s brother as she tries to navigate love and family relationships. It was really nice to follow along with Janna’s story again. Though she has matured since she was 15, she is still a flawed character, so it was great to see her grow throughout this “Mercy is love that lets us be, that grants us the serenity and refuge of true love.” 4.5⭐️ Misfit in Love picks up a few years after the events of Saints and Misfits, but can be read as a standalone. We are thrown into the wedding preparations of Janna’s brother as she tries to navigate love and family relationships. It was really nice to follow along with Janna’s story again. Though she has matured since she was 15, she is still a flawed character, so it was great to see her grow throughout this book. She sometimes does things I never would, though. Seriously, I’ve never felt so much second-hand embarrassment reading a book before. I appreciated that the author spoke about cultural prejudice and anti-Blackness in the Muslim and desi communities. It’s a lived reality for many people but something that’s not spoken about enough in media. Now to talk about the love square - I loved Layth so much. Nuah and Haytham were sweet enough, but Layth stole the show. The ending wrapped up the book nicely but I would love to get another sequel about Janna and Layth. Possibly my favourite part was the big wedding vibes. It made me nostalgic, even though I don’t love weddings much, but maybe that’s the pandemic speaking. It was relatable for me, still. And I adored reading the cameo of Adam and Zayneb! Here’s to hoping for more books in this universe.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sacha

    Thanks to Salaam Reads/Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers for this arc, which I received in exchange for an honest review. I’ll post that review upon publication. In the meantime, I encourage you to not make the same mistake I did and learn only after starting this book that it is a sequel. Read the first one before you get here to have a much better sense of who these folks are and what is happening in their universe. Updated 5/25/21 3 stars Please take this review with a grain of salt. I Thanks to Salaam Reads/Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers for this arc, which I received in exchange for an honest review. I’ll post that review upon publication. In the meantime, I encourage you to not make the same mistake I did and learn only after starting this book that it is a sequel. Read the first one before you get here to have a much better sense of who these folks are and what is happening in their universe. Updated 5/25/21 3 stars Please take this review with a grain of salt. I am that naughty reader who read this one before having read its predecessor. Yes. I paid. Though I fully admit my own misstep in missing out on the original, I also think that a sequel should be completely readable as a self-contained work. It's not challenging to follow the plot by any stretch, but I did find myself overwhelmed by characters and feeling the whole time like I was missing small pieces of info that would have been helpful, to say the least. So, obvious tip here: Read the first book before this one! Once you've done that, come to this book knowing that you're going to get a lot of characters, a lot of wedding talk, a lot of eating (these folks only rival their counterparts in a Jasmine Guillory novel in terms of how much food they're enjoying - and to that I say "Props!"), and a lot of opportunities for character growth. I enjoyed this overall, but I suspect I would have felt much more positively had I done the homework.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Shazia Khan

    "When you see the world as divided, when you're prejudiced, it's not about expanding hearts...it's about shrinking your capacity to love" - S.K. Ali Janna Yusuf is back!! It's been a couple of years since Saints and Misfits, and Janna is now ready for some changes. Janna gets ready to prep for her brother Muhammad's wedding, but she also adds telling Nuah her feelings on the to-do list. Of course, it's a wedding so things are bound to go off course. This book felt like coming home. S.K Ali does s "When you see the world as divided, when you're prejudiced, it's not about expanding hearts...it's about shrinking your capacity to love" - S.K. Ali Janna Yusuf is back!! It's been a couple of years since Saints and Misfits, and Janna is now ready for some changes. Janna gets ready to prep for her brother Muhammad's wedding, but she also adds telling Nuah her feelings on the to-do list. Of course, it's a wedding so things are bound to go off course. This book felt like coming home. S.K Ali does such an incredible job with Muslim representation. She also shows a side of the Muslim community that is not often portrayed in books. She shows us relationships built on mercy and love. We see parent and child relationships built on open communication and staring the discussion of racism within the community. We see endearing relationships between siblings and friends. We also get a whole lot of wedding fun and some great cameos of characters from her other books. She shares some beautiful Quranic verses and applies them to very relatable situations. I especially loved the family dynamic and how parents finding love after divorce was also explored. I can go on and on talking about how much I enjoyed this book but I will end it by saying this is the kind of Muslim representation that the world needs.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Akriti Purbey

    Book: Misfit in Love Author: S.K.Ali _____ "Then why make a narrative, a love story, a world in your head? If your heart isn't officially ready to participate in one in real life? _____ ✨This book is about two years after the first book as Janna is all set to attend the big, fat muslim wedding of her brother, Muhammad and Sarah. Also, she finally decides to tell her feelings to Nuah but when he arrives he's treating her differently. And also new characters like Haytham and Layth are introduced which Book: Misfit in Love Author: S.K.Ali _____ "Then why make a narrative, a love story, a world in your head? If your heart isn't officially ready to participate in one in real life? _____ ✨This book is about two years after the first book as Janna is all set to attend the big, fat muslim wedding of her brother, Muhammad and Sarah. Also, she finally decides to tell her feelings to Nuah but when he arrives he's treating her differently. And also new characters like Haytham and Layth are introduced which might complicate the whole series of events. ✨ Tbh I didn't expect to like it much since I had mixed feelings about the previous book. But oh man! I read the whole book in one go. It definitely was better than the previous book. ✨ I seriously rooted for Nuah from the previous book and wad worried about the love triangle (*I hate love triangles*) but the book was much more deeper than that. ✨ The interaction between Muhammad and Janna were so good. The perfect siblings, with all the clashes yet so much love. ✨ The author very wisely incorporated serious topics like racial and cultural prejudices. ✨ The character development of Janna was worth reading. ✨ At last, the cherry on the cake was the whole wedding atmosphere. *Omg* the big fat wedding with all the close ones, dance parties, mehandi, hotel bedrooms, love in the air, crazy relatives and misunderstandings- the book was amazing.

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