Friday, February 25, 2022

REVIEW: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston



After reading Red, White & Royal Blue, I knew that I would be picking up whatever Casey McQuiston wrote next. One Last Stop was nothing like I expected it to be and I love that it surprised me. I really enjoyed the character of August. I liked her growth and her love story; I especially loved her roommates and that they became more like her family as the novel progressed. They were all so wonderfully unique and interesting, but most of all, they were loving and wonderful to and for August. Then there's Jane. Her whole story was also quite interesting and unlike anything I've read before (as far as the being stuck on the subway part went). While she wasn't our main POV, I found her interactions with August sweet and intriguing and I thought she was perfect for August.

I can't leave this review without commenting on how wonderful it was to read someone do Nola justice. So many times writers mix things up or just don't quite get it right, so it was cool to see all of the landmarks and understandings of the city and her history done correctly. I had no idea that Casey McQuiston was from my area, which explains it all and makes me hopeful that maybe one day they'll set an entire novel here.



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.

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