This was one of my most anticipated books and the year and it did not disappoint. I read this via audiobook, that I received from Libro.fm as part of there ALC program.
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
Reading Format: Audiobook
5 STARS //
GUYS THIS BOOK!!!!! Words cannot describe how much I loved this story. This book is going to live rent free in my mind now forever. RWARB is I e of my favourite books so I had to gets my hands on this new release. Going into this book I knew nothing of the plot other than it was a sapphic love story involving the subway. And honestly that’s all I needed to know. But in case your wondering this is an F/F time slip romantic comedy. This book had me feeling all the emotions and many tears were shed.
When you spend your whole life alone, it’s incredibly appealing to move somewhere big enough to get lost in, where being alone looks like a choice.
August is twenty three year old bisexual girl who recently moved to New York. Her whole life she never felt like she belonged moving from place to place, assisting her mom with trying to locate a missing persons case from the 70s. But August is done with that, she wants to find out who she is. She finds an ad looking for roommates and moves in.
Her roommates were some of my favourite side characters ever! I loved each one. Niko is a trans Latino psychic, I adored him. His girlfriend Myla, she is a queer black electrical engineer as well as an artist. She has so much personality and she welcomes August with open arms. Then we have Wes, a queer Jewish tattoo artist, he was my favourite roommate, such a sweet cinnamon roll. Oh. Just love them so much, they are so cool.
The found family trope is one of my all time favourites and this book did it so well. The characters are a really strong point of this book, and I love character driven books.It is so heartwarming and charming. There is also a a big emphasis on the drag scene, which was fantastic by the way. This book is so unapologetically queer and I love it.
‘Hey, Coffee Girl.’
‘Hey, Subway Girl.’
On August commute to her first day of school , she takes the subway Q train. She has a meet cute with a girl wearing ripped jean and a leather jacket. August cannot stop thinking about her. She is in luck, she continues to meet this girl on the same train each time. Ohh Jane!! She is the perfect love interest. She is a fierce punk rock Chinese lesbian from the 70s. Ohh yeah this book has a little science fiction, time travel that I was not expecting but it really works with this story. It is so good! The romance in this book is top tier.
‘You’re the most important person I’ve ever met…and I should have never met you at all.’
That’s all I’m going to say because there is so much to this book, it’s magical. This book exceed my expectations. Please please pick up this book.