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Let’s Discuss: The Desire to Find Out How A Book Ends Without Reading It

Time and money are finite resources, and because we all prioritize them differently, there are some book series we’ve all given up on due to lack of interest, time or bad plots.

In this post I’ve listed some endings of series I want to know without having to actually read them.

The Desire to Find Out How A Book Ends Without Reading It

book series endings you want to know but don't want to read

Tell me – What book endings do you wish you knew without having to read the book? And, why did you stop reading the book and/or series? How far have you gone to find out who things end up?

For me, I know it either might be a very long time until I finish the series OR I may never get around to finishing these books:

Newsoul Series – Incarnate, Asunder, Infinite

newsoul series book endings you want to know

I actually really enjoyed Incarnate and Asunder. But, now it’s be a little while since Infinite came out (January of this year) and I feel so behind. As will be the refrain for every book listed – I JUST WANT TO KNOW HOW IT ENDS!

Starcrossed Series – Starcrossed, Dreamless, Goddess

starcrossed series josephine angelini

So, this one is TOUGH because there was a love triangle. I want to know who she ends up with, but it’s definitely been too long and I’ve forgotten the premise of the whole series plus the drive to see it through.


The Diviners

the diviners book series endingsThis book totally freaked me out. I was having nightmares (I’m a wimp, I know). But the murders and the creepy voice/narration was too much. I loved the story and love Libba Bray’s writing, though.

Still so curious to know what actually went down!

Born of Illusion Series – Born of Illusion, Born of Deception

born of illusion book series endings

I hit pause on this series because the second book, Born of Deception, got such mediocre reviews (from bloggers I trust). Nothing dampens my excitement for a book faster than someone saying it was just “meh.” Still, what happens with the budding romance and MAGIC?!?!

Are there any final books in a series you read just to satisfy your curiosity and you REGRETTED wasting your time on?!

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Susan Light

    The Death Cure by James Dashner. I can only hope he redeems himself with the Maze Runner prequel.

  • teenunderground

    I feel this way all the time… basically any time a series (or even just an individual book) isn’t very compelling. But it is worst with TV series: Homeland and Breaking Bad are the most recent ones that come to mind. I will start watching them, decide that the series is too depressing or something along those lines, stop watching it, and then make my husband tell me every single detail of the ending 🙂

  • Anya E. J.

    Haha, I feel this way for series once in a while, but generally I’m quite content with just accepting it’ll be a while before I finish something. Allegiant was the exception though since I got fed up and had already been spoiled, so I just made my friend tell me how everything ended up and will watch the movie ;-). I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way sometimes!

  • Michelle Frost

    I haven’t read Allegiant yet because I know how it ends…

  • I love wikipedia-ing series to find out how they end. I did that for Dune. And Game of Thrones, though I didn’t even start reading that. I just went to wikipedia for the whole thing. I can’t think of a current YA series I want to wikipedia, though. Usually if I’m not going to finish it, it’s because I don’t care about the characters anymore.

    • kikia

      super awesome annie– thanks lots for the tip! 🙂

  • kikia

    Hi Lisa,
    i so often DO finish a book that i checked out, only to find way later on that i forgot if i finished it or not! i think there must be lots of other peeps like me, and that if u start a page here dedicated to everyone sharing how books end with each other, it would become super popular! 🙂