My Rating ~ Five Stars
RELEASE DATE: 29 April 2021
Publisher: Pan MacMillan Australia
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.
Thank you to Pan McMillan Australia for providing me with a copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review!
August has arrived in New York, partly to escape her mother’s lifelong obsession with tracking down her missing uncle. She managed to find a place to live – with some interesting but undeniably loveable characters – and has even started work at a well known pancake restaurant, Billy’s. When she meets Jane on the subway, August thinks she’s incredible and she’s sure she’s getting interested vibes from her too. But when she asks her out on a date, Jane says she can’t.
But the reason Jane can’t isn’t because she’s not interested, it’s because she literally can’t. She somehow found herself stuck in a time loop over 40 years ago and she’s been stuck on the train ever since.
As August and Jane get to know each other, they start trying to come up with a plan to put Jane’s memories back together and fix the situation. But does that mean Jane disappearing back to the 70’s or staying here?
I absolutely loved Red White and Royal Blue, so I was so excited to get to read another of Casey McQuiston’s books! One Last Stop was absolutely brilliant. Funny, heartbreaking and energetic, it was full to the brim of the best characters you could ever ask for. August’s housemates were all so different and brilliant in their separate ways. Niko, the psychic, Myla, effervescent and funny and Wes, who is definitely not in love with drag queen Isaiah from across the hall. The friendships in this book just shone. August and Jane still stole the show though. Their love was so beautiful.
I actually didn’t read the blurb before I picked this book up and had no idea there was a sci-fi element to it before it happened. I loved the mystery and race against time it provided.
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