By: Sarah Porter
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: March 19th, 2019
Seductive. Cruel. Bored.
Be wary of…
Prince and his fairy courtiers are staggeringly beautiful, unrelentingly cruel, and exhausted by the tedium of the centuries ― until they meet foster-siblings Josh and Ksenia. Drawn in by their vivid emotions, undying love for each other, and passion for life, Prince will stop at nothing to possess them.
First seduced and then entrapped by the fairies, Josh and Ksenia learn that the fairies’ otherworldly gifts come at a terrible price ― and they must risk everything in order to reclaim their freedom.
Ten reasons to read NEVER-CONTENTED THINGS
- I wrote it in part to help my readers avoid falling under dark enchantments, whether the enchanters are faerie or human.
- There’s a faerie party in a junior-high swimming pool, an evil mink familiar, and horses made of mist.
- Faeries may be sinister jerks, but they wear some pretty fabulous outfits.
- Oh, and there’s a giant eyeball in a bowler hat. Who doesn’t like eyeballs in hats?
- The MC is brave and brilliant and fights through her trauma to become her truest self.
- There’s also an enchanted staircase that no one can climb—unless they speak the truths that frighten them the most.
- There are lots of creepy changelings, and the story accords them more respect and agency than changelings usually get.
- Queer and nonbinary characters who are flawed, nuanced, disturbed, and also deeply wonderful, tender, powerful people.
- It’s a book about how smart, passionate people can fall into terrible trouble, into codependency and despair, and then free themselves from the darkness consuming them.
- And it’s about how love alone isn’t enough to save us—but how love combined with honesty can have the force of magic.
SARAH PORTER is the author of the Lost Voices Trilogy (Lost Voices, Waking Storms, The Twice Lost) in addition to Vassa in the Night—all for the teen audience. For over ten years she has taught creative writing workshops in New York City public schools to students in grades K-10. Porter also works as a VJ, both solo and with the art collective Fort/Da; she has played venues including Roseland, Galapagos, Tonic, Joe’s Pub, The Hammerstein Ballroom, The Nokia Theater, and the Burning Man festival. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two cats.
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