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From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks...
For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. She can’t imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird roommates could possibly change that. And there’s certainly no chance of her subway commute being anything more than a daily trudge through boredom and electrical failures.
But then, there’s this gorgeous girl on the train.
Jane. Dazzling, charming, mysterious, impossible Jane. Jane with her rough edges and swoopy hair and soft smile, showing up in a leather jacket to save August’s day when she needed it most. August’s subway crush becomes the best part of her day, but pretty soon, she discovers there’s one big problem: Jane doesn’t just look like an old school punk rocker. She’s literally displaced in time from the 1970s, and August is going to have to use everything she tried to leave in her own past to help her. Maybe it’s time to start believing in some things, after all.
Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop is a magical, sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible as August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time.
"A dazzling romance, filled with plenty of humor and heart." - Time Magazine, "The 21 Most Anticipated Books of 2021"
"Dreamy, other worldly, smart, swoony, thoughtful, hilarious - all in all, exactly what you'd expect from Casey McQuiston!" - Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal and Party for Two
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Believe it or not, this romantic comedy will make you want to take public transportation. Lonely grad student August has just moved to Brooklyn, where she’s landed a crummy waitress job and reluctantly settled in with three wacky roommates. Just when she’s starting to feel at ease with her quirky new life, August meets Jane, a sexy Asian American musician who somehow seems to always be in the same subway car as her. We were all in on August and Jane’s love story, but we fell even harder when things got extremely paranormal. Hot on the heels of her breakout hit Red, White, and Royal Blue, Casey McQuiston’s dreamy fantasy is filled with awesome pop-culture references about everything from House Hunters to vintage punk rock, not to mention unforgettable characters like the lovable drag-queen-next-door Annie Depressants. Whether you read One Last Stop on your commute or by the pool, you’ll be captivated by this story of a skeptic-turned-believer falling in love for the first time.
McQuiston's joyful sophomore romp mixes all the elements that made Red, White & Royal Blue so outstanding quirky characters, coming-of-age confusion, laugh-out-loud narration, and hilarious pop-cultural references ("Bella Swan, eat your horny little Mormon heart out") into something totally its own. At 23, August Landry moves to Brooklyn with few belongings but heaps of emotional baggage from a childhood spent helping her conspiracy theorist mother work to track down a long-missing relative. She is, as her new roommate puts it, "a reformed girl detective," and she's jaded and bitter enough to earn the title. But before long she finds herself falling for Jane Su, a punk lesbian she sees everyday on her commute. Jane's circumstances are also far from ordinary: she's from the 1970s, displaced in time by a mysterious event. Worse, she's stuck on the bizarrely malfunctioning Q line, doomed to ride the Subway forever in an amnesiac's fog unless August can find a way to rescue her. Together with her found family of queer misfits, August sets out to save Jane and find herself. With all the fun and camp of a drag show (of which this novel features more than one) but grounded in the tenderness of first love, this time-slip rom-com is an absolute delight. McQuiston brings the goods. \n
This book kind of sneaks up on you. I laughed multiple times, cried multiple times. Could be hormonal imbalance, but I think it was well executed emotional beats within the writing. 😉👍
My main critique is the ensemble is very large, and it feels like everything but the queer sink was thrown into this concise little book. But I can also sympathize with the impulse.
Because of that though, the main romance doesn’t have as many grounded scenes as I would like. (There is a lot of rattling off lists of anecdotal things about Jane, but we’re rarely given a scene of her and August connecting while discussing memories.)
But, I really like the poetic threads being woven throughout, the end was especially well done. 💕
Overall would recommend.
Couldn’t stop reading! I love it!
Amazingly Crafted Story
I honestly have no words for this book. The author created an amazing romance that was in depth and beautiful. It was raw and real. I loved this book and highly recommend it. 10/10