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Book Review: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Book Review: One Last Stop

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Author: Casey McQuiston
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Rating: 4 stars
Read: May 2021

Special thanks to NetGalley and Macmillan Audio for providing a free audio ARC of One Last Stop in exchange for an honest review!

The Synopsis

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…

St. Martin’s Griffin

The Review

Casey McQuiston does it again! After falling in love with McQuiston’s debut novel Red White & Royal Blue, I was beyond excited to read One Last Stop. While I kind of, sort of had a general idea of what the book was about, I didn’t really bother reading the synopsis because I was expecting to love it regardless.

I enjoyed this book a lot! Mostly contemporary romance with a twist of science fiction, I couldn’t put it down. One Last Stop is a fun romantic comedy full of lovable, quirky characters you wish you knew in real life. It’s refreshingly different enough from Red, White & Royal Blue, but still has all of the charm and heartwarming fuzzies fans will love. While Jane and August’s relationship is a big part of the story, it’s not the main focus. Because of that, I consider this book to be more “rom-com” than just straight “romance.” The narrator of this audiobook also did a fantastic job!

Should You Read It?

You’ll enjoy One Last Stop if you:
– Love a good found family trope
– Enjoy a twist of magical realism
– Like sweet rom-coms that are steamy but not too graphic

The Book

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