Misplaced is the second book in the Joined series. At first it doesn’t seem like you’d need to read the first one in order to really keep up with this book. It’s like a standalone through most of it. I’d read the first one just to be safe though.
I liked the world building and there are a lot of colorful characters. There are places where the story is slow moving, but overall it is a pretty smooth read. I also liked that, while this is fiction, there are some historical elements mixed in. I can’t put my finger on it, but the whole time I was reading the story I kept feeling like something was missing. Still, the overall reading experience was good.