book reviews

Book Review: One Last Stop

Book Details:

  • Published Date: June 1, 2021
  • Author: Casey McQuiston
  • Genre: Romance, LGBTQ+, Contemporary, Fiction
  • Format: Hardcover (Book of the Month Edition)
  • Length: 422 pages
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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When I first saw this book as an upcoming release, I was really excited and immediately added it to my TBR list. I loved the synopsis of the book and the fact that it was geared towards to LGBTQ+ community. I love that more authors are writing books that are all inclusive. Plus, it was a time travel/romance plot, like, what’s not interesting about that?! Lol

Unfortunately, and I know this is the unpopular opinion, this book didn’t live up to the hype for me.

This book started off really slow for me. It’s hard for me to “DNF” a book because once I start it, I have to finish it and some times it’s worth it to keep reading. While One Last Stop had a slow start, it did pick up towards the end. I do think that this book was longer than it needed to be. I’m love when I am able to root for the characters in a book, but August and Jane just seemed…boring to me. I wasn’t really convinced on their chemistry either. I did like the diversity of the side characters in the book though, plus their parts in the book was nice to read.

While, this wasn’t my cup of tea, I do think that it was amazingly written and if you are a Casey McQuiston fan, then you will love this.

My Rating:

3 star

Have you read One Last Stop? What were your thoughts?


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