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To Whatever End

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  132 ratings  ·  90 reviews
What if with every person you met, after just one touch, you have a vision of the last time you’ll see each other? Ever. Normally, these visions are innocent—two friends just drifting apart, a random stranger that brushed past you then never crossed your path again.

But not today.

When I accidentally touch him, within only moments of our first meeting, I’m bombarded by visio
ebook, 320 pages
Published January 4th 2021 by Entangled: Teen
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Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I enjoyed this one. The description of this book really appealed to me from the start so I thought it would be worth a try. I was really curious about how the ability to see when your relationship with someone would end would play out in a story, and I think that it worked pretty well. This was a really quick read, and I found it to be quite enjoyable.

When Quinn touches someone for the first time, she sees how that relationship will
Bookworm Extraordinaire
3.5 Stars

This is one of those books I enjoyed quite a lot. It is a relatively quick read (@4 hours). It kept me interested and turning the pages. The writing flowed well. The characters were likable (if maybe a little one dimensional). The plot was entertaining (although very predictable <-- I am chalking this up to the fact that there is a tiny cast of characters that made figuring the "mystery" out very easy. The romance was sweet. I am giving it a solid thumbs up as a pleasant way to spend an
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m going to be honest–the cover was what first drew me to this book because when I first saw it, there was no synopsis.

But, as soon as I started reading I was so glad because right off I knew I would love the main character, Quinn.

Quinn is a pretty quiet protagonist who shies away from close relationships with boys; all because every time she touches someone she sees how the end of their relationship will come about. Understandable, this makes Quinn less-than-eager to pursue a relationship when
Sarah &#x1f33a; Books in Their Natural Habitat
Quinn has a talent, or a curse as she calls it - when she touches someone, even the briefest brush, she sees a vision of the last time they will see each other. This might be completely innocent, but things change when she meets Griffin. What she sees is death.
To Whatever End is a nice blend of whodunit, a touch of mysterious “power”, and YA. While it has some high school-level romance involved, it’s not a main thing. Overall, I will give this one a 3.5 - I thoroughly enjoyed it but it wasn’t p
Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)
Quinn is cursed. The first time she touches someone, through a handshake or accidentally brushing past a random stranger, she sees the last encounter she’ll ever have with that person. Naturally, she doesn’t have a lot of relationships, since she’s able to see things ending in flames with friends or boyfriends. When she meets Griffin at an art gallery, she’s horrified by a vision of him dying in her arms. It seems like their destinies have been entwined, since the last thing he says in the visio ...more
Dec 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 rounded to a 4 ⭐️

“Fate didn’t turn out the way I’d planned. But fate apparently doesn’t care about plans. It doesn’t care about anything. And maybe we’re all just one decision away from a totally different life.”

To Whatever End is YA fantasy novel according to Goodreads.
I feel like I should say that I wouldn’t classify this as fantasy. I think if people come in to this book with the expectation of a fantasy novel they will be very disappointed. Our main character has visions of the way her
I enjoyed the creative premise of this book. Being able to essentially see a future event from touching someone seems like quite a burden to bear. Even if the outcome is positive, it's difficult to keep things "under wraps." Of course, things can't be that easy for our main character, Quinn. She has haunting visions of future events that she can't bear to see come true. She is consistently trying to figure out a way to change future events.

I've seen this book categorized as a fantasy on Goodread
unfortunately, my review/rating is a result of my pre-reading expectations not quite matching what this story actually is. the synopsis was totally giving me ‘the raven boys’ vibes and this wasnt that.

i think if this had focused more on quinns ‘curse’ and the magical realism aspect of the story, i would have loved this more. but the plot was diverted by a mystery/thriller component that i wasnt quite a fan of.

regardless, this is a quick, unique read that im sure some readers will enjoy.

Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quinn's predicament is definitely something to shoulder. A blessing or curse, however you view her "power" is in the eye of the beholder, but what she's seen most recently is definitely on the darker side of things. A death, but not just any, nor was it any old way, or of someone if no importance. No, this was someone she had yet to know, and if her vision is anything to go by (which it always is) yet to LOVE. How's THAT for a fortune cookie that NO ONE wanted ever? Yeah, exactly. So, how to fix ...more
First I would like to thank Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for this eARC..

“ I’ll never forget that smile, those eyes, Your beautiful everything. The way you said my name, The way you said anything. Beautiful girl, On top of the world, You’ve never been found. If it were up to me, you’d be crowned.”

This book follows Quinn who is trying to get a scholarship to her dream college with her photography, and Quinn has a secret all the women in her family are cursed with powers but none are the same
Dec 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recommended, e-arcs
I'm not crying! Okay, maybe I am...
Wow! What a journey!

I'd like to point out that I'd consider this book a YA Contemporary Romance with some mysterious twists thrown in as the plot is pretty focused on Quinn's relationship with a certain boy she meets. Yes, she does have visions, but I don't think that's enough to push this book into 'Fantasy' territory. Now, that being said, the plot is solid! It does get a tad predictable at times and the ending was what I was rooting for the whole book, BUT I
Sara Oxton
Dec 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
To Whatever End by Lindsey Frydman a thought-provoking four-star read. In some ways this was easily a five-star read, the premise and the story, but there was something amiss. Quinn was a compelling character and watching her unfold, and grow was a joy to read. Watching her deal with the curse and be brave enough not to just hide and ignore it like many people much more mature than her would. What would you do for someone who loves you, but whom you don’t even know.
Alex (The Scribe Owl)
See this review and more at my blog, The Scribe Owl!

Thanks to YA Bound Book Tours for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

3/5 stars

To Whatever End was completely different than I expected, but I actually enjoyed it more because of it! It's categorized as fantasy on Goodreads, but I'd call it more of a thriller or mystery. While there are elements of magical realism, if you go into this book expecting a fantasy read you may be sorely disappointed. Magical realism books
heather - NightlyReading
Once I started reading this book, I could not put it down. This was finished in one sitting and by the end, I still had some questions hence the 4 stars instead of 5.

Quinn is cursed. Her mother was cursed as well as her grandmother. There were different degrees of the curse which led each young lady in the family to see different things. Quinn gets a vision of the last time she will ever see someone just by a touch. She can normally handle the visions without an issue until she meets Griffin, hi
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021
*I received this book from YA Bound Tours for my honest review*

I couldn’t put down this book! I read it all in one sitting as it was suspenseful, touching, and romantic. I really liked the main character Quinn as she is dealing with a curse that she isn’t allowed to talk about—seeing how a relationship will end. When she touches a person, she knows what kind of heartbreak is going to ensue, but she couldn’t imagine that it was because the boy she wanted to date was going to die.

From the first ch
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Most days it's a curse, but somedays it's kind of a blessing in disguise, Quinn has the ability to determine the future with one single touch. She can reach out a hand and instantly know how her relationship with that particular person will continue or ultimately end... and most of the time it's good. But this time it's not, it's anything but really. Griffin comes along, there's an innocent touch, and suddenly there is a dark dooming cloud hanging over them. And Quinn knows the outcome, and it's ...more
TO WHATEVER END was a mysterious and quick read that has all the feels of a contemporary romance, but with a little paranormal twist thrown in for good measure. ⁣

Quinn is cursed — through a simple touch, she has the ability to see the last encounter she’ll have with someone. Normally they’re innocuous — someone walks out the door and that’s it. Or she sees her best friend, old and grey and obviously living a long life. When she meets Griffin, all that changes. Their ending is far from innocuous
Shirley Cuypers
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, ebooks, arc-beta

Original review

This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Entangled Teen!

After reading the synopsis of To Whatever End, I was really intrigued and I wanted to know what this story was about. So I requested the ARC and I’m so happy I did! I enjoyed reading this book and I really liked the concept. I’ve never read a book by Lindsey Frydman before so I was extra excited to read this book. I love discovering new authors.

I really liked the main char

Dec 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To Whatever End is a fast fun YA read that reads and feels like a contemporary with a sprinkle of magic.
Quinn seems like you average teen girl however her family has long been plagued with a curse. For Quinn this means a vision with every first touch showing what will be the last time they see each other.
The pacing of this book was on point and I enjoyed watching the mystery unravel on each page. I did however guess the culprit before the mid way mark in the book which I feel mainly because th
Dec 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-stand-alone
I really enjoyed this YA romance! It's classified as fantasy, but it reads as a romantic mystery with a dash of the mystical.

I loved the romance between Quinn and Griffin. Their banter and dates were so realistic! It felt like I knew them, and their relationship, even though it developed quickly, felt real. I enjoyed how they got to know each other better through their talks.

The mystical element of Quinn's curse was well fleshed out, though the idea of sacrifices seemed a bit drastic. I did en
Dec 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
4/5 stars

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Quinn has a strange ability to see the end of her relationship with a person when she touches them. Most of the time, she brushes a stranger's arm and they will never see each other again. However, when Quinn meets an attractive musician at a museum, she sees him die--in her arms. He tells her he loves her before he bleeds out. Desperate to find a way to save this stranger, Quinn attempts to get close to him to prevent his death. Things
Dec 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
*I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review*

Quinn has a unique gift to see how her relationship will end with every person she touches. When she meets Griffin and sees the end of their relationship. Griffin dies in her arms and professes that he loves her after being shot.

My biggest pet peeve about the beginning of this book is that every time Griffin begins telling Quinn about his past in Arizona she starts saying I wish you would tell me more about your pas
Brittany Zimmerman
Thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the arc of this book. All opinions are my own.

Look Entangled, I’m really gonna need you to stop putting me in my feels with each and every book. This one made me swoon, then hurt and just continually repeated that cycle. Until the end and now my eyeballs hurt.

Following the life of Quinn, you see her get visions of the end of her time with people with just one touch. This concept is so wild and fresh to me, I just wished we got a little more t
Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To Whatever End is a really unique mystery with some paranormal elements to it. Quinn has inherited a gift/curse that is passed down to the females in her family. The gift/curse differs a bit between women and Quinn’s gift is to know how every relationship will end, simply by a touch and without the power to change anything. Living with her grandma Ruth since her parents have died, Quinn has had a little trouble in the dating scene because of her visions and it’s not until she meets Griffin that ...more
Dec 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Imagine having a curse that will tell you how a person leaves your life. That is what Quinn has and once she meets a cute boy that she likes, she touches him and finds out he dies in her arms.

First of I found this a very creative idea and I haven’t heard of anything quite like this before. Quinn, the main character, is a lot different from other books I have read. She is actually into photography and I find that quite refreshing from I read books romance novels. I especially enjoyed that we knew
Dec 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to Entangled Publishing for giving me an early copy to read and review.

Quinn has a gift, or curse as she sees it, that will show her the last time she will see everyone she touches. Most of the time, it's completely innocent until one day she sees someone dying in her arms.

This book was a real quick read for me and I was hard pressed to put it down. I was completely immersed in Quinn's life and relationships. The plot kept me on my toes. It was a nice mix of romance, a hint of magic, and
Kristy Gillespie
Romance isn't my typical go-to, but after reading and falling in love with Lindsey's "The Heartbeat Hypothesis," I had to read "To Whatever End," too.
As a writer myself, I related to Quinn's passion for photography and Griffin's passion for music. They meet at an art museum, which is such a perfect place for two artists to meet. They're attracted to each other from the start, but after Quinn touches him, her vision shows him dying in her arms. Her only choice is to stay away from Griffin while
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got the pleasure of reading this as an arc, slightly confused why it says the book is coming out March Second but that is besides the point. I wasn’t really sure what to think of when I went into this book. I’m always a bit skeptic when reading books that deal with supernatural elements such as visions. But I rather enjoyed this book and was able to envision what was happening in my head. I would kinda like to see a screen adaptation not going to lie
Caroline David
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have never heard of a concept like this and I really appreciated this book. It felt all too short. I really liked Lindsey Frydman's writing. It had a nice, easy flow, and was easy to make sense of everything that is going on. ...more
Dec 17, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 10-and-11
Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of To Whatever End in exchange for an honest review.

I've read a bizarre amount of incredible "teen with supernatural powers accidentally finds out other teen will die and tries to fix it with the power of love" stories this year which may contribute to why I wasn't blown away by To Whatever End, but despite its more original premise, I found this pretty average. The story and romance moves very quickly and I think To Whatever End really could have be
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Lindsey writes about heart-stopping romance, rule-breaking heroes, and everyday magic. She lives in Ohio (where the weather is never quite right). Her BFA in Photography and Graphic Design has granted her a wide assortment of creative knowledge that serves mostly as inspiration. When she’s not crafting stories, you'll likely find her spending waaay too much time on Pinterest, gaming, or performing ...more

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