I was like many others who read Red White & Royal Blue when it first came out. I loved it and fell in love with it, just like so many people. I was eager to learn more about the author. Thank you for sending me One last stop. I had expectations. Let’s find out if they were fulfilled, shall we?
About the Book:
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. August can’t believe that moving in with too many strange roommates and waiting at a pancake restaurant 24 hours a day could change this. There’s no way her daily subway commute will be anything other than an unpleasant drudge through boredom or electrical failures.
Then, there is this beautiful girl on the train.
Jane. Jane is a charming, charming, mysterious and impossible woman. Jane, with her rough edges, swoopy locks and soft smile, shows up in a leather jacket to save August when she needs it most. While August’s subway crush is the highlight of her day, Jane soon discovers that Jane doesn’t look like a punk rocker. She has been displaced in time since the 1970s and August will have to use all she had in her past to help her. Perhaps it is time to believe in some things.
Casey McQuiston’s Last Stop is a romantic, sensual, and big-hearted story about August, who does everything she can to save the girl she has lost.
- One of my favourite things about One last stop was the cute queer found family. August finds that these imperfect, messy people are her friends and she adores them all. These characters grew closer to me from their first meeting to their friendship. This is definitely one of the best suits in this book.
- This story is about time-traveling. While I don’t deny that it’s possible, I enjoyed the way the story revolved around that mystery: Jane’s appearance, how she got here, and her story. It added a bit more excitement this unique contemporary story. I was all over it, eager to find out what happened next.
- August’s journey was one I loved. She is trying to figure out her life, what she wants, and how living with new people and the mystery with Jane help her to become the person she was meant to be. It’s a slow but steady process. From the beginning, I rooted for her, hoping she would let more people in, find her place, and trust herself. She was a wonderful person.
- I will also tell you how amazing it is to read about a 23-year-old main character. This book fills the void I have been searching for, as these characters are still in their twenties and trying to find their way.
- The romance is a part of this book, so I must mention it. Although I found it a bit too much instant-crush for me, I enjoyed the overall relationship between Jane August and August. These characters have so much in common, and the chemistry is only fuelled by Jane’s charm, mystery, and I can feel their chemistry. There are no spoilers but I did feel emotional at times reading the book due to the strong feelings that I had for them.
I highly recommend One last stop if you are looking for a contemporary story with a touch of time travel, a queer family that you will want to be part of, and a romance filled with heartwarming and sorrowful moments. This author is a favorite of mine and I look forward to reading more!