One Last Stop

By Casey McQuiston,

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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…

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I’ve heard people say this book is “magical,” and that description is spot on.

I cannot get over how cute this book was! A sprinkle of magic, found family, finding yourself, and amazing descriptions of the city. This book gave me so many sparkly feels. I begged for the two characters to get together and rooted for the MC from page one. The plot was phenomenally creative, genuinely like nothing I had ever read within contemporary romance.

I finished this book faster than any other book of the year. 

From Dana's list on swoony, sapphic RomComs.

One Last Stop is an example of why I rarely read blurbs, because I’m allergic to spoilers, but it’s impossible to talk about this book without spoiling the premise (which is on the blurb), so here it is: a floundering Southern plus-sized bi white girl meets a Chinese butch on the train in New York, and said butch turns out to be displaced in time from the 1970s.

It’s a new adult sapphic rom-com, with fated love, grumpy x sunshine, and found family tropes, plus the whole “teaching a time traveler about the internet” thing. It was cute and heartfelt,…

One Last Stop is a recent favorite. The book follows August, a bisexual transplant to Brooklyn whose very relatable goal is to just stay in college for as long as possible until she figures out what she wants to do with her life. Again, this book has a bit of magic as August discovers a girl who is perpetually stuck on the Q train and seems to have time jumped from the 1970s to present day. And, of course, they fall in love. This book is a celebration of all things queer, it’s super steamy, romantic, hilarious, and just very…

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