Book of the Summer
5 out of 5 stars
I LOVED this book. I didn’t realize going into it that I had an ALC version of it, so when I finished it I was all ready to write and post my review only to find out that it wasn’t coming out for two more weeks. So, I figured I would use that time to really revel in how the book made me feel. What it did was make reading hard for a week or so. It gave me a severe book hangover that was hard to overcome. The way that McQuiston wrote her characters, the slow burn of the reveal and the romance, and just the overall science-fictiony aspect of it will be hard to forget.
One Last Stop was one of those book I went into as a palate cleanser and left with it being the most delicious thing. As mentioned above, the way the story was written along with the character development easily put this book into the upper echelons of books I’ve read, especially in this genre. McQuiston is a master storyteller and I loved every second of this one.
I want to get more into the scenes and the different reveals that come along the way, but I don’t want to spoil anything. Just know that One Last Stop left me feeling the way that any good Rom-Com does – both happy with the feeling, but loving the journey as well. The sci-fi elements of the story were extremely well thought out and left me feeling like this could have been as much a science fiction novel as a romance. So, fans of either will really enjoy.
Then throw in the amazing narration by Natalie Naudus and you have one of the best books of the summer.
From the New York Times best-selling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop listeners in their tracks….
“Dreamy, other worldly, smart, swoony, thoughtful, hilarious – all in all, exactly what you’d expect from Casey McQuiston!” (Jasmine Guillory, New York Times best-selling author of The Proposal and Party for Two)
For cynical 23-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.