Books On Our Radar: Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali

Crushed on by kelly, on April 24, 2019, in Books On Our Radar, Future releases / 2 Comments

Books On Our Radar: Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali

Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali is releasing next week! This is short notice for a BOOR post, but I can’t wait for this YA contemporary romance! I am living for the more diverse romance stories that have started to get published.

OK I have to admit, that I usually don’t connect super hard to a white, cis, straight romance, but throw in some diversity and I will gobble up the straight romance. It brings something to the love story that I have no way of experiencing or most likely haven’t read anything like it before. So yeah, give me all the diverse romance, including two Muslim teens, escaping from reality and finding each other right when they need someone the most. Expect themes of racism, Islamophobia, and of course finding oneself and love amidst all the troubles in our world.

The early reviews are buzzing and I can’t wait to add this book to my library on April 30th! Be sure to add Love From A to Z to your TBR as well!

Be sure to check out the Book Tour and meet S.K. Ali with many special guests!


Books On Our Radar: Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali

Love from A to Z

by S.K. Ali
Published by: Salaam Reads
on April 30, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 352
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From William C. Morris Award Finalist S.K. Ali comes an unforgettable romance that is part The Sun Is Also a Star mixed with
Anna and the French Kiss
, following two Muslim teens who meet during a spring break trip.

A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together.

An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are.

But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn’t bad. She’s angry.

When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break.

Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, “nicer” version of herself in a place where no one knows her.

Then her path crosses with Adam’s.

Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister.

Adam’s also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father.

Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals.

Until a marvel and an oddity occurs…

Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

Oddity: Adam and Zayneb meeting.



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