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Casey McQuiston

Autor(a) de Red, White & Royal Blue

5 Works 9,627 Membros 357 Reviews 8 Favorited

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Image credit: Author Casey McQuiston at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=83483242

Obras de Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue (2019) 6,035 cópias
One Last Stop (2021) 2,655 cópias
I Kissed Shara Wheeler (2022) 905 cópias
The Pairing (2024) 31 cópias

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I really wanted to like this book. I really wish it was better. It's such a fun concept! But the execution is kind of... lacking.

Maybe I've been reading too much YA, but I'm starting to notice that a lot of books sound the same. And I realized it because we're seeing a generation of writers raised on Harry Potter and then going on to write fanfic, and they're emulating Rowling's style, consciously or unconsciously. And, as much as I enjoyed the Harry Potter series, Rowling isn't that great of a writer style-wise. So to see it propagate into other books, unchecked by editors, is a bit disheartening. There's an internet joke about "read another book!" And this is yet another reason why.

So yes, I got that distinct sameness reading this particular novel, probably somewhere around the use of the word "numpty," which I see in fanfics and Harry Potter-inspired novels but have never heard from the mouth of an actual British person, even though I work with several. That's not enough to condemn the book, but it certainly set off an alarm. Also the use of the Mexican Spanish word "vato." I mean, it's a thing people say but something about it here felt forced. A lot of the Mexican references did.

Did the author ever visit England? She's from Louisiana, so I have to assume she's been to Texas. What about Washington DC? There's just so much that didn't feel genuine here; all book research and assumption but no lived experience. I could be wrong, but it just felt less than real.

Double that for the weird mix of fake politicians and fake royals. Somehow fake politicians bothered me less than fake royals. I think it might be because anyone can be elected to office, but the royals are descended from real people, real people that she still mentions in the book. So there's a weird break that happened somewhere in this alternate history. I get there was no way to get the plot to work with real people (also legal issues, also squick).

I was infuriated when emails came up. Yes, a private email server happens in this book too. It goes how you expect it to go. If this is some lighthearted fantasy, why are we still dwelling on the stupidest controversy of 2016?

If you pick up this book because you want to see lots of boy kissing and then some, congrats! It's got plenty of it, and it's delightful to read. Those shmoopy bits are pretty enjoyable, and I was going to give the book a higher score on the strength of them alone. But sigh, then the whole plot happened.
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lampbane | outras 241 resenhas | May 16, 2024 |
This was wonderful. I cried. This book is so romantic, funny, genuinely emotional, with a lot of good people in it and it gives you hope and makes you believe that a brighter future is possible.
 
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charmaininthelibrary | outras 241 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |
Last year I bought Casey McQuiston's Red, White, and Royal Blue, and even though it's a doorstop of a book, I've read it three times, loving it more and more with each re-read. So when I discovered a second of the author's books, I ordered it and started reading it the next day. It's marvellous, One Last Stop, bloody marvellous.

August has moved to New York City to finish her degree. She is bisexual, a virgin, unloved, unhappy, and determined not to have feelings or friends or love. She finds an apartment to share with four weird, caring, fascinating oddballs, a job at a diner that has walls, food, and a wonderful vibe, and she finds Jane on the subway. Jane is always on the subway when August rides it, and it is a short hop from crush on a pretty girl to passion to love that won't stop even when she tries her hardest.

In a science-fiction time-travel gay romance, not a genre I'd ever considered, Jane and August learn about friendship, love, life, music, drag queens, and sacrifice. It is honestly one of the best romances I've ever read about. It makes the impossible - time-travelling girlfriend stuck on a subway? - seem possible. The characters - roommates, bosses, drag queens, families - are so believable that by the end of the book I felt like I'd been travelling for hours with close friends who know my secrets and who love me anyway. This book made me both less lonely while I read it, and lonelier now that the book has ended. It gave me hope for my current quasi-relationship with a man I've never met but fallen for anyway. One Last Stop is an amazing book.

I will love Casey McQuiston's books even if the next one she writes is about levels of shale in a mud-filled East Anglian pit.
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ahef1963 | outras 83 resenhas | May 5, 2024 |
4.5 stars

This book deserves all the praise it gets!

Read it..
 
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Donnela | outras 241 resenhas | Apr 30, 2024 |

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Obras
5
Membros
9,627
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4.1
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357
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105
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