Author: Casey McQuiston
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin/Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: June 1, 2021
Book Description: 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.
Rating: 3 Stars
Review: From the author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes Casey McQuiston’s sophomore novel One Last Stop. Set in Brooklyn, August who recently just moved there, meets Jane on the Q line on the subway. There is an instant attraction between them, but after meeting several times on the line, August starts to realize something is not right with Jane’s situation.
Surrounded, by her new friends, August starts to investigate why she only sees Jane on the train, and discovers Jane is stuck in some type of time loop and cannot get off since the 1970’s. As Jane and August having their budding romance on a subway, they are also trying to figure out how to get Jane out of this loop, and what is Jane’s connection to August.
This was one of my most anticipated reads of the summer, however this totally did not live up to all my expectations. Where her first novel was just so funny, this one how me thinking that this is just slightly weird. I had some trouble buying into this scenario. Also there were some lulls that made it difficult to push through at times. Overall, it was a satisfying read, but it was just missing that extra sparkle that I wanted so badly.
Thank you NetGalley and Macmillan Audio for an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.