Title: One Last Stop
Author: Casey McQuiston
Publication Date: 08 June 2021
Synopsis: 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.
Format: Paperback courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia
Disclaimer: I received a finished copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has no way impacted my thoughts.
Rating: 6/5 stars
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The first time August met Jane, she fell in love with her for a few minutes, and then stepped off the train. That’s the way it happens on the subway—you lock eyes with someone, you imagine a life from one stop to the next, and you go back to your day as if the person you loved in between doesn’t exist anywhere but on that train. As if they never could be anywhere else.”
The first time I heard about One Last Stop was late 2019 or early 2020, maybe? It was before I had ever read Red, White & Royal Blue and all I knew was that it was going to be a sapphic adult book.
I remember thinking “I know nothing about this book and I already know I am going to love it”
So, One Last Stop is a time.
The first time I read this book, it was in a horrid period of my life. Things were horrible and hectic in the world and the only good thing I had was this book.
I remember reading bits of this book whenever I could and it felt like coming home. I felt like this book had settled itself inside of my soul and never left.
So, One Last Stop is a place.
Reading this book again this year feels like true love. Not that I have ever experienced a romantic love that was outside of books, I’ve never had that connection with another person before, never been that lucky.
But this book knows me more than anyone else could ever dare to.
And so, One Last Stop is a person.
This book is about two incredible women who fall in love on a train. Except one is from the 1970s, and one is starting her life anew in New York after trying to figure out who she is as an adult.
This book knows me more than I know myself.
This book has friendships. This book shows family is more than just those you share DNA with.
This book is about love.
And I love this book with every single fibre of my being and I will keep doing so for the next forever.