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My Series Sunday pick is Midnight and the Meaning of Love, the third book in the Midnight/Santiaga series by Sister Souljah. The "literary hero of the hip-hop generation" as Chicago Tribune calls her, finally comes through with the highly anticipated follow-up to bestselling novels The Coldest Winter Ever and Midnight: A Gangster Love Story. I have always enjoyed her lengthy, detailed stories and jewels of knowledge through fiction works. So I was ecstatic to receive an ARC.
After finishing the last book of the series, I was left with many questions and looking forward to finding out whether Midnight returns to the U.S. with his wife, Akemi. What happened to Midnight's father and his other two wives? Will Bangs become Midnight's second wife after she humbles herself? Will Sudana remain in the picture? Will we see Midnight grow up and connect with Winter or Santiaga? Well, many of my lingering questions were answered and more.
Midnight and the Meaning of Love picks up like I just turned the next page. Midnight is angered because his wife is the victim of ekhtefak (kidnapping). Even though their teenage marriage is legit and consummated, Akemi's father has taken her back to Japan. During his mission to reclaim his wife, Midnight encounters challenges and new characters who are bound to pique your interest. I learned Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and even more Muslim traditions. Akemi and Midnight's love literally goes worldwide. Like the title states, it is a lesson about the meaning of love. It describes the lengths that people will go through for love. It's about protecting family and defending beliefs.
Author: Sister Souljah
Published: April 2011