I have to say, One Last Stop is charming as hell.
While I don’t know if I fell in love with the characters as much as I wanted too in the story, the relationships were all stellar. Jane and August have an instant connection that leaps off the page and they form a deeper connection through the story – helping Jane remember parts of her past that she’s forgotten. The found family that August finds in New York was my everything, I loved Nico, Mila, and Wes – and the entire crew at Billy’s too. There’s such a community that develops around her – it warmed my heart. Even seeing her struggling relationship with her mom was amazing. August’s life was a balancing act and it felt so very real.
One of my favorite parts of the story was so small and really means nothing in the scheme of things – but the missed connections posts of other people through time who Jane had had an impact on really touched me. It showed the power in human interaction and the legacy you can have after even the briefest of moments with a stranger. And the weird, timey elements really worked for me – it added something fun and unique to the story, but never felt bigger than Jane and August.
I was a bit nervous going in because it took me two times to really get into McQuiston’s work previously, but the quick connections, deep emotions, and fast humor made it impossible for me not to enjoy myself. One last Stop is a story of human connections and the impact we have on other people, and how the community around you can mean everything, even when you feel like you’re lost or displaced.
I received a copy of the audiobook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.