On this episode of Everything is Canon, Steve talks to S.K. Ali all about her new book Misfit in Love which is described as, “A 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.”
Misfit in Love is a wonderful follow up and finds our main character Janna looking to not only move on from the events in Saints and Misfits but maybe, just maybe, find some happiness of her own. The setting of course is her bother’s Nikah which quickly turns into a full blown wedding ceremony thanks to her large and zany family, all who have their own ideas on how things should go.
Here’s the summary…
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.
Misfit in Love is a mostly lighthearted affair, certainly compared to the first book, but S.K. doesn’t shy away from some tough and important issues including racism, trauma, and heartbreak.
Steve and S.K. talk about the rich and beautiful diversity within the Muslim community, the wonderful relationship she has with her mother, Misfit in Love of course, and much, much more.
To order a copy of Misfit in Love or to find out what S.K. has planned for its release, click HERE!