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One Last Stop

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  144,578 ratings  ·  25,163 reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that puts a queer spin on Kate & Leopold.

A 23-year-old realises her subway crush is displaced from 1970's Brooklyn, and she must do everything in her power to help her - and try not to fall in love with the girl lost in time - before it's too late . . .
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published June 1st 2021 by Piatkus
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"August doesn’t believe in most things, but it’s hard to argue that Jane wasn’t put on the Q to fuck up her whole life."

Red, White & Royal Blue was one of my favorite books of 2019. I was able to get a very early ARC of it, and I fell so deeply in love with this alternate reality I so desperately wanted to live in as a queer biracial with a hopeless romantic heart. Casey’s prose, characters, romance, banter, and (obviou
chai ♡
McQuiston’s stories have a way of destroying my heart in all the best deepest ways. I still well up with joy when I think about Red, White & Royal Blue , a book I still return to, from time to time, to scrape out some solace from the harsh, ugly world. I’m happy to report that none of the author’s enchantment has faded away in this sophomore novel. If anything, One Last Stop only cemented for me that I will be reading every Casey McQuiston book for as long as they keep writing them.

One Last S
The thing about this book is that it is fundamentally about one of the worst subcategories of human there is:

People who engage in PDA on public transit.

Yes, there is a lot of good in this. Wonderful background characters, for example. Great banter. A through-line theme of gay rights. Pancake descriptions. People who do drugs and have sex and are deeply and profoundly irresponsible (my favorite kind of people both of the fictional and reality-based varieties).

But it almooooost doesn't matter. Bec
Jul 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Totally biased because if the protagonists weren’t both women I probably wouldn’t have rated it 5 stars. But dammit the last 1/3 of the book really nailed the whole sapphic-fated-epic-once-in-a-lifetime love which is a very specific concept that is near and dear to my heart! The emotions were written so tenderly that it got me in my feels and sucked me in throughout the final act, bumping it from 4 to 5.

I’m also pleasantly surprised at the author’s writing. I had my reservations before starting
Kai Spellmeier
Jun 16, 2019 marked it as desperate-to-read
Shelves: to-buy, queer
I am gay and ready

I am also deeply in love with this character art by Gibb Arts


daph pink ♡
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: queer
After reading this book, I feel cognitively and emotionally weary.👉👈
Joel Rochester
this novel will live in my mind rent-free, it is so amazing and wholesome.
Jack Edwards
Jan 31, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like a hug in a book
Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
There is a circle in hell full of all the things I would do to get my hands on this book.
↠ 5 stars

The Q train is a place and a person, and for August Landry it's proof that there is a bit of magic left in the world. Moving to New York City at twenty-three was supposed to prove to her the exact opposite, that the world is indeed just as cynical as she expected; but with a weird new group of roommates, her new job at a 24-hour pancake diner, and the gorgeous stranger who keeps magically reappearing on her morning commute, August is far from being proven right. Subway girl is Jane, and
Monte Price
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My biggest issue was August as a protagonist. Most of her actions felt very convenient and the way that the things continued to fall into place for her [ such as never having to do any assignments, to the way her family was intertwined with Jane's story, to the way she was absent from work for long stretches of time and was yet still able to pay her share of the rent and never get fired ] was all too coincidental for me. So much of the book also had the romance feeling
Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop follows the cynical August who’s just trying to get by in a new city and Jane, a punk lesbian displaced from the 70s, unable to leave the subway. This F/F time slip rom-com brings a nuanced exploration of queer communities past and present, full of McQuiston’s typical humour, vibrant characters and, of course, a gorgeous romance.

As with Red, White and Royal Blue, this book’s strength lay in its characters. McQuiston has this incredible ability to create authentic
Talia Hibbert
You guys! This. Book.

One Last Stop is a sapphic chaotic time-loop romance with immaculate junior-millennial vibes and I fell in love with the bonkers story, the incredible characters (not just the MCs but everyone in their lives), the sense of queer community and - last but certainly not least - the giddy firecracker of a romance at its heart.

Think of the wildest, happiest, most impossible night of your life, one where you were surrounded by love and touched by luck and everything felt magic an
Jun 11, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

I'm a bisexual nonwhite New Yorker with roots in Flatbush, so if you're not interested in hearing the take of someone who is extremely familiar with the landscape and train line Casey McQuiston appropriated for use in this book, then skip this review. This is going to be a niche review for a niche audience: people who take the Q train, the real Q train, the actual physical space that barely gets a decent physical description once in this entire book but that supposedly was this big source of ins

Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
This book was queer, found-family perfection and I loved it with every single fiber of my being!!!!!!!!! It was the perfect mix of hilarious and heartwarming and horny as heck and I just really, really fucking loved it and I cannot wait for all of you to fall just as much in love with August and Jane as I did. Brb while I swoon to the moon and back bc this book was absolutely EVERYTHING
Nilufer Ozmekik
Mar 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book is extremely smart, refreshing, unconventional, exhilarating, truly original with its remarkable historical references, quirky, unique, extremely likable characters!

MCs are August: raised like forced Veronica Mars meets Nancy Drew style to search for the disappearance of her missing uncle with her hyper, hoarder, conspiracy theorist mother and Jane: vintage chic, friendly hipster, a true old soul, wait a minute she’s truly 70: stuck in subway and her only desire is returning back to h
Oct 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, arcs-read
Casey McQuiston...

It's nearly impossible for me to review this without swooning like a fangirl, but I'll give it my best shot.

In One Lost Stop, we follow 23-year old college student, August, who has recently moved to New York City for school.

Amongst the hustle and bustle of the city, August is on a journey of self-discovery. She's on her own for the first time and is a little desperate to find her place in the larger world around her.

Securing a room in an apartment with three other people, as we
Apr 11, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you St. Martin's Griffin for the ARC! All opinions are my own.

edit: i’m lowering this down to 4 stars simply because there’s a line the author included which basically says “yeah no one is racist anymore; racism has been fixed” (august said it) and i didn’t catch that when i read it the first time but Sami @samisbookshelf on tiktok has a great video explaining it.
i still think the author is great and we should continue supporting them. but i have to agree it’s disappointing something unre
Elle (ellexamines)
For the first time in a multitude of months, I have finished a book not for work or class! This is extremely exciting given one of my New Year’s resolutions is to start reading again!
“I swear to God, if a ghost kills me, I’ll haunt the shower. You guys will never have hot water again.”

One Last Stop is an excellent romance between August, a bi former amateur detective recently moved to New York in search of a home, and Jane, a Chinese lesbian displaced in time from the 1970s.

I think the str
Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
anna (½ of readsrainbow)
rep: bi mc with anxiety, Chinese American lesbian li, Black sapphic sc, Puerto Rican American trans sc, gay Jewish sc, Black gay sc, Black pan sc, Czech sc
tw: past homophobic violence, off page death

Review also on Reads Rainbow. ARC provided by the publisher.

I am once again crying about fictional lesbians. Actually Jane Su is the fictional lesbian, she's the book girlfriend, she's the blueprint. This is really all for her. I'm not in a group chat called “Dicks out for Jane Su” for nothing. 

Taylor Reid
When August moves to New York City, she thinks the city will prove her right that magic and earth-shattering love stories don’t exist in real life. But then she spots Jane and soon August’s subway crush develops into something much deeper. There’s just one problem: Jane isn’t from this time. She’s from the 1970s, stuck in a year that is not her own. You will swoon!
chan ☆
Jul 28, 2021 rated it liked it
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I'm a jaded, long-time romance reader, and I loved Red, White & Royal Blue so much that it was urgent that I keep my expectations in check for One Last Stop. One Last Stop is Casey McQuiston's sophomore book, and I thought to expect it to be anywhere near as successful as Red, White & Royal Blue would be foolish. In truth, I barely read the blurb (and then promptly forgot what I read, as is my custom with blurbs), so the book was almost wholly a surprise to me. And, guys, I loved it. I loved it ...more
Aug 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2021-reads
starting off pride month RIGHT
mina reads™️
In One Last Stop, we follow August, a bi, 23 year old student and recent New York transplant trying to find her place in the city. As she gets acclimated to her new job as a waitress, her eccentric new roommates, and school she grapples with her own personal feelings of displacement. On one of those days where nothing seems to be going right, August spills coffee all over herself before her first class of the semester. On her Q train commute she meets a hot mysterious girl named Jane who gifts h ...more
Jun 05, 2021 rated it did not like it
The short version is: This author just isn’t for me, but I’m happy for her and I hope more queer books get published because of her success.

The slightly longer version is: They have sex on the New York subway eeeeeeEEEeEeeEEewWwWWWW nooooooOOOOOOoooooooOOOOOOO.

The long version is:

I couldn’t finish Red, White, and Royal Blue, but I wanted to support the first queer-girls romance to get this much publishing hype. And while I liked it more than reading about relentlessly romanticized imperialist no
Lex Kent
4.75 Stars. This was lovely. It always feels good when a book, with a lot of hype and highly anticipated, is about as great as you could have hoped for. The hype surrounding this romance is definitely real. If more New Adult stories were written like this, I’d be reading this genre constantly. This is my first time reading McQuiston, but what she is doing for queer fiction, as one of the authors helping to make it more mainstream, is just so appreciated and wonderful. I think of all these young ...more
Jun 09, 2021 rated it did not like it
not interested in finishing a book where the white author had a white girl tell a person of color that “racism doesn’t exist anymore”
Apr 09, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just finished ugly crying and I’m ready to write this review.

This book made me... feel things? Yes, that’s accurate. The characters were all so effortlessly lovable. The humor was funny, but not in the way where you can tell the author was trying to hard to relate to the “youths”. Casey McQuiston could write a phone book and I would still read it (and probably enjoy it). Also, I feel like Casey went from a liberal to a leftist in between writing Red, White & Royal Blue and One Last Stop, which
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Casey McQuiston is a New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies and a pie entusiast. She writes stories about smart people with bad manners falling in love. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, she now lives in New York City with her poodle mix/personal assistant, Pepper.

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