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One Last Stop

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  16,785 ratings  ·  5,134 reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks...

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 w
Paperback, 422 pages
Published June 1st 2021 by St. Martin's Griffin
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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 unreasoning 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. And I’m happy to report that none of the author’s enchantment has ebbed 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 ...more
Jun 16, 2019 marked it as desperate-to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-buy, queer
I am gay and ready

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


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.
Joel Rochester
this novel will live in my mind rent-free, it is so amazing and wholesome.
Apr 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
↠ 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
the thing about this book is - in spite of the wonderful background characters and the pancake descriptions and the banter and the gay rights theme - that it is fundamentally about one of the worst subcategories of human there is:

people who engage in PDA on public transit.

review to come / 3ish stars




all i want in life is a copy of this book, and also the outfits the characters are wearing on the cover.

this seems reasonable to me, so i will begin waiting
daph pink ♡
I am mentally and emotionally exhausted after reading this book.

This was equal parts good and equal parts boring.

Still can't process what I think bout this one. Will come back once I am steer clear of my thoughts.


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I am in mood for this book, please be good

Honestly I have like exorbitant expections from this book so I am gonna take my time reading this because I don't want it to be bad and I am in bad mood rn and I don't wanna take my anger out on it.

Well I
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
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
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
Nilufer Ozmekik
Mar 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
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
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. 

Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oct 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs-read, favorites

Casey McQuiston!!!

It's nearly impossible for me to write this review 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,
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
Elle (ellexamines)
feel like pure shit just want the f/f Casey McQuiston book
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
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
[12/05/19] - RELEASE YEAR (2021, gosh darn it)!!!!!!!!!! TITLE!!!!!





lesbian time travel

need i say more

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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
I am so jealous of people who will get to read this perfection for the first time. You are in for a roller coaster ride! This book was just consecutive emotional punches straight to my heart. So, obviously this is now one of my most favourite books ever.

One Last Stop is brilliant in so many ways. The writing, the found family, the casual queerness, the mystery, the soulmatism. To oversimplify it without giving away spoilers: this book is about August and a queer ragtag band of misfits who adopt
Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
ahaha now the book is finally out I guess I'll stop putting it off and finally confess that unlike many of my lovely friends, this book was only a 4 star read for me. nevertheless, incredibly fond of this book for the sole fact that I sent my arc to many treasured close lgbtq+ friends and it's now full of tabs and notations and is infinitely precious because of it.


a heartwarming book that is not only a sapphic romance, but a love letter to found families and the queer community. rtc! <3

Susan's Reviews
One Last Stop was soooo, soooo good! Casey McQuiston did it again - August and Jane are an epic couple!

Beautiful Jane (Biyu) Su is impossibly endearing - for a fierce, time-displaced, 1970’s punk rocker!

August Landry is an awkward, 23 year old genius with insecurity issues that could light up a city.

But somehow, when these two meet in a crowded subway car, the attraction between them is instantaneous and sizzling hot!

I had a rocking great time at all the crazy-wild parties that I was able to c
3.5 stars
I am so sad I didn't love this the way I was expecting to. It wasn't a bad book but it just didn't live up to my expectations after absolutely LOVING RW&RB. Reading vlog where I read it:
Apr 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
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
Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
charlotte, (½ of readsrainbow)
*through tears* the science in this is a load of bullshit

read our full reviews on reads rainbow

Rep: bi mc with anxiety, Chinese American lesbian li, gay side character, Black sapphic side character, Black gay side character, Puerto Rican American trans side character, Black pan side character

CWs: past homophobic violence
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On a brisk May day of last year, as soon as my clock ticked over to the first minute of my lunch hour, I jumped up from my desk, threw my coat over my shoulders, and clattered down the seventeen floors of my building to jump on the Q to Union Square. There I burst up the steps like a jack-in-the-box, pushed against the meandering crowd past the Regal to the Strand, skidded up to the help desk, and demanded: “Do you have Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston yet.”

The Strand employee stared.
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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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