21 upcoming YA book releases we can’t wait to read in 2021

Red Tigress by Amelie Wen Zhao. Image courtesy Penguin Random House
Red Tigress by Amelie Wen Zhao. Image courtesy Penguin Random House /
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One Last Stop book cover
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston. Image courtesy St. Martin’s Publishing Group /

One Last Stop – Casey McQuiston

The new novel from Casey McQuiston, author of Red, White, and Royal BlueOne Last Stop is billed as a queer version of the 2001 film Kate & Leopold. (I mean, honestly, do we even need to write anything else about this? Filed under everything I never knew I needed!)

The story follows 23-year-old August who, like most New Yorkers, has a crush on a random stranger she sees regularly on the subway. Hers is named Jane. There’s a small problem, though. Jane is actually from 1970s Brooklyn and is trapped on the Q train lost in time.

The generally skeptic August decides to do whatever she can to help this bizarre stranger while trying not to fall in love with her along the way. That’s a big ask, though, when Jane is quickly becoming the thing that August looks forward to seeing the most on her commute every day.

The official synopsis is pretty brief but gets the gist of the story across.

"A 23-year-old realises her subway crush is displaced from 1970’s Brooklyn, and she must do everything in her power to help her – and try not to fall in love with the girl lost in time – before it’s too late . . ."

One Last Stop is available on June 1.