One Last Stop - book cover
  • Publisher : Griffin
  • Published : 01 Jun 2021
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 1250244498
  • ISBN-13 : 9781250244499
  • Language : English

One Last Stop


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.

"A dazzling romance, filled with plenty of humor and heart." - Time Magazine, "The 21 Most Anticipated Books of 2021"

"Dreamy, other worldly, smart, swoony, thoughtful, hilarious - all in all, exactly what you'd expect from Casey McQuiston!" - Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal and Party for Two

Editorial Reviews


"Part romance, part fantasy, this gorgeous novel is about meeting someone on your daily commute ― a girl, it turns out, who has been riding the train since the 1970s, thanks to a magical timeslip. But it's also about loneliness, and being unmoored from normal time, and missing people you've lost, and dealing with generational trauma and fearing an unknowable future." - The New York Times Book Review

"One Last Stop is an earnest reminder that home - whether that means a time, a place, or a person - is worth fighting for." - New York Magazine

"The story of August and Jane's chance meeting is swoony, thoughtful, and one of those big-hearted romances you'll gush about long after finishing." - Hello Sunshine

"This delightful love story is everything you need for a feel-good day of beach reading." - Elle

"Casey McQuiston has done it again." - Hypable

"One Last Stop is an electrifying romance that synapses into the dreamy "Hot Person Summer" kind of story you wish you were a part of. McQuiston is leading the charge for inclusive happy-ever-afters, radiant with joy and toe-curling passion, and bursting with the creative range to make anything from electricity to social activism sound sexy." - NPR

"A dazzling romance, filled with plenty of humor and heart." - Time

"To say that Casey McQuiston's latest novel is so electrifyingly fun and swoon-worthy that you'll miss your subway stop while reading it is probably a little on the nose, but whatever...One Last Stop is a heart-thawing ode to the impossible magic of New York, and will even leave you feeling somehow wistful for the MTA (yes, really)." -

"The most buzz-worthy book this season." - The Young Folks

"Sure to be one of the biggest hits of the summer and beyond." - Book Reporter

"This one's sexy, swoon-worthy, and just made for summer reading." - Good Housekeeping

"One Last Stop is the time-slip sapphic rom-com in book form that mixes real-life queer history with 2020 escapism you'll want to hold onto forever." - Pop Sugar

"A funny, modern, and entertaining novel, One Last Stop will have you root...

Readers Top Reviews

I’ve been buying books for years, but failing to get beyond the first couple of pages. Perhaps I’ve fallen victim to my reduced attention span? Perhaps it’s because I keep buying dry sci-fi books that sound fascinating? Whatever the case, this book popped up on my radar after clicking on the “LGBTQ+ tag” and seeing it. I’m not the typical audience for this book - a mostly straight, white guy from England - but it grabbed me as soon as I started reading it. And I do mean that with no exaggeration. When I wasn’t reading this book, I was thinking of it and eagerly waiting until I was again. I did pace myself a little, but finished it in about a week. This book never strayed far from my thoughts. A week isn’t an especially quick time to read a book; but considering my recent failings, I’ll happily take it. I found it intoxicatingly lovely, sweet, charming, and beautiful. Yes, it can be a little clichéd at times - *cough* psychics *cough* - but the characters are great. They’re well written and I found myself wanting to meet them. The found family dynamic was great as well. I also think this would make a great movie, though I’m already preemptively worried they’ll butcher it. In summary, I truly do love this book, and I’d like to thank Mrs McQuiston for getting me interested in actually reading again.
Colby Bettley
My heart aches for this book. That's the simplest way to describe it. Sometimes you read a book that is so important, so heartfelt and pure, that it just touches your soul and makes you ache inside. It is the most incredible feeling and I don't think I can properly put into words how grateful I am to Casey McQuiston for giving this to the world. Red, White & Royal Blue is my favourite book. I have read it once a month since I first downloaded it onto my kindle. It's my feel-good book. And I was truly content. And then I found out Casey was writing another book and I thought, how would she ever be able to write something as touching as her debut? I know now. Because it comes from the heart. One Last Stop is a story of found-family and soul searching and finding your place in the world. It is about acceptance and honesty and staying true to yourself. It's about redemption and love and laughter and heartbreak and all the things that make life so wonderful and complicated. If you ever, ever want to feel seen and heard in life, read this book. You won't be disappointed.
Bobbi Carpenter
as an eighteen year old nonbinary asexual lesbian who has NO idea what they’re doing with their life right now, who recently went through a break up, who only really has four close friends, and really needs to start looking for a job - this book was everything i needed right now, and more. casey is an incredible author and she truly outdid himself; one last stop is somehow, impossibly, even more heartbreaking and beautiful and important to queer youth than rwrb. reading this book was a rollercoaster, and i enjoyed every second of it. i wish the experience of reading ols for the first time on anyone and everyone.
How can this come from the author of the dazzling Red, White and Royal Blue, which immediately drew me in and was so sharp, witty and ALIVE, while this story is so flat, drawn out and frankly boring? I never connected with the characters. (Crucial!) August was plain boring and Jane, well, she might have been interesting if her whole identity had not been such a mystery and slowly evolved. I had to force myself to read this and ended up skimming because I just couldn't connect or care.
Autumn - Agents of R
August Landry has come to New York to either lose herself or find herself. She hasn’t decided which one yet. She only knows that the city somehow makes her feel less alone. Thanks to her brash and lovable new roommates, she quickly lands a job at Pancake Billy’s so she can avoid becoming the poster child for starving students everywhere. She’s even getting the hang of the NYC subway system. On her first day of class, everything that can go wrong does so in spades. She’s injured, tired and drowning in spilled coffee The last place that she expects someone to show her compassion is on the Q. But a girl names Jane gives her a scarf and a smile that upends her entire universe. Every day that she finds out more about her Subway Girl, the more mysterious she becomes. August discovers that the universe is far more vast that she ever thought – and that love can truly hold it all together. I began this book thinking that there was little chance of Casey McQuiston topping her amazing 2019 debut – Red, White & Royal Blue. Oh how fabulously wrong I was! With One Last Stop, she strikes that rare balance of heartbreaking and hopeful with real precision. It’s a story that you just don’t read, you immerse yourself in it. From the unconditional warmth and acceptance of August’s newfound friends to the soul shattering longing and love that she shares with Jane – the words become feelings. And this book feels a lot like finally coming home…

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