I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on June 1, 2021
Source: the publisher
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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.
This book was… Everything I wanted and everything I needed. It filled me with love and joy. This book was… Home. I honestly don’t think I can put into words how much I loved this book. It’s just gonna be a bunch of rambling. But I’ll do my best.
I loved August so much. She was a fun, flawed protagonist who really came into her own throughout the novel. She was also super relatable for SO many reasons. I also loved Jane. Being able to go on this journey with her – watching her remember who she was, figuring out who she is, and deciding who she wants to be – was such a fun experience. And, obviously, I loved August and Jane’s relationship from start to finish. It was just.. Perfect. Really, I just loved every single character in this book. The found family trope was STRONG and I don’t really have a single bad thing to say about any of them.
Like, don’t get me wrong. I know this book wasn’t perfect. I know a few people have discussed some flaws – both with the characters and with the plot – they noticed. But I honestly have no interest in digging too deeply into the book’s flaws because, overall, I loved it so much. I really just fell into this world and these characters and just loved being in their heads.
So, yeah… I don’t know that this is much of a review? It’s mostly just me rambling about how amazing the book was? But… I really just loved it so much. Like, I loved everything about it. So. Yeah. Okay, if you managed to get to this point, thank you for sticking around despite my rambling, haha. Now go read a more coherent review! Or just buy the book and read it. You won’t regret it, I promise!