I’m back to spotlight another LGBTQ+ book and this time I also have a top five reasons to read the book and a mood board I created! I read One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston last week and quickly devoured it. I can’t wait for more people to read it!
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 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.
Top 5 Reasons to Read
- The representation! I went into this knowing there would be some representation, but this had so much more than I was expecting. The main character, August, is bisexual and her roommates are queer and trans. There’s also diversity in other ways such as genders, cultures, and religions.
- The romance! I’m a sucker for a good romance and this one was top notch. I’ve found over the past year that I have to connect to the characters in order to enjoy the romance and I was definitely able to do that in One Last Stop.
- The setting! I’ve never been to New York, but I felt like I was there with August and Jane the entire time.
- The friendships! Going along with the romance part, the connections between friends is really important to me. These are sometimes even more important to me than the romance. The friendships in One Last Stop are beyond perfect and I just adore these characters so much.
- The history! As this has a sci-fi element of a character being displaced in time, we get a lot of history on the LGBTQ+ community in One Last Stop. It was nice to have this and I found it added a lot to the story.
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.