Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Blog Tour: To Whatever End by Lindsey Frydman & Review!

 Hello guys and welcome to the official blog tour for To Whatever End! You'll find on the links attached to this post, as well as my review for the novel itself!
Title: To Whatever End

Author: Lindsey Frydman

Publication Date: January 4th

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Publisher: Entangled Teen
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 visions of his death.

And from what I can see, I’m the reason he dies.

Now I just need to figure out why, and how to stop this from happening. Because not only am I to blame, but his very last words to me are...I love you.

Purchase a copy HERE!

It's been a while since I've read a YA Fantasy novel, I  thought I'd revisit the genre through a book whose synopsis intrigued me from the beginning! The storyline is quite authentic and different from what I usually go for, since the main character, Quinn, can tell how her relationship with every person she touches will end. When she accidentally touches someone and witnesses his death, she decides to figure out what will eventually lead to it! Then, the rest is history. Quinn and Griffin are drawn to each other and discover, after meeting at an art gallery, that they live in the same apartment complex! But things become complicated when Quinn's vision comes back to her and she's afraid that she'll be the cause of Griffin's death, unless she manages to prevent it before it's too late!

Quinn's gift or curse, created the premise for the novel and it would've been nice to see the author exploring it a bit more throughout it. I couldn't really grasp the facts surrounding it, since there weren't that many to explore, but the plot itself was truly enjoyable and easy to read! It had a really nice flow to it and fortunately, it didn't feel forced when it came to how the story progressed and the characters grew through it! It was also quite fast-paced and kept me on the edge, even though it came really close to being predictable some times. The mystery itself overshadowed the romance though, which is neither a good nor a bad thing. I feel like it's another one of those things the author could've invested a bit more on, which is why I insist on the book being shorter than it should've been, based on how much could've been explored through Quinn and Griffin!

I really enjoyed the relationship between the characters though and how they took care of each other! It wasn't difficult to like them, even though they weren't as relatable as they would've been if To Whatever End wasn't a Fantasy novel, for obvious reasons. No magic here, unfortunately! They've both been through a lot, but refuse to allow any difficulties in life to hold them back from living it! There weren't any filler scenes or characters, which can be a good or a bad thing in books that revolve around mysteries and I feel like it was one of those risks the author chose not to take. 

There were definitely some things the author could've elaborated on, which is why this is more of a rounded up 4-star rating, neither a 3 nor a 4. Overall, it was a really fun and quick read, perfect for mystery lovers looking for a bit of magic thrown into the mix, as well as a very heartfelt romance and some determined characters!

Lindsey has been writing since she was nine years old, when she discovered the awesomeness that is Harriet the Spy. Her books always include a romance, though sometimes there’s an added sci-fi or magical realism twist. She lives in Columbus, 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 as inspiration (and not much else). When she’s not crafting YA and NA stories, you'll likely find her spending waaay too much time on Pinterest, playing a video game, singing show-tunes, or performing in a burlesque show—because she enjoys giving her introversion a worthy adversary. (Plus, it's the closest to Broadway she’ll ever get.) Lindsey 
was a proud 2016 Pitch Wars Mentee and thoroughly adores being a part of the wonderful writing community. THE HEARTBEAT HYPOTHESIS is her debut novel.

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