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One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston


One Last Stop

By Casey McQuiston


Genre:

Romance, LGBTQ+, Fantasy, Sci-Fi


My Rating:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars




Summary:

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.


My Thoughts

I picked this up on audiobook after I read Red, White & Royal Blue. First off, I loved the character of August and her crew of obscure roommates. I loved the different storylines that all were going on and connected in the end. We are told about her mom’s case she has been working on and I actually would have really enjoyed hearing more about this instead of just the snippets we got throughout the book. There are huge underlying themes of LGBTQ equality and how far we have come since the 70s. I loved how Jane’s perspectives influenced her decisions and made her mood brighter to know how much better things are but there still needs work done. The sci-fi aspect of it where Jane was stuck on the train was where the book lost me. I’m not a big sci fi fan as it is and it seemed like they spent majority of the time going over the same concepts on the train. It dragged a little here and I had to power through mostly because I wanted to know if Jane and August ended up together in the end. Jane’s character was amazing for her strength and overall attitude about the future. She seemed to be so carefree and fearless. Overall, I enjoyed the book and the narrator did a great job at the voices. Ultimately I wish there was less train time and more of Jane understanding her past and how she came to the future and the implications that has for her.

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