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Never-Contented Things

Never-Contented Things

Sarah Porter

Tor Teen

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A new YA standalone novel about dark faeries with surefire appeal by Sarah Porter, the critically-acclaimed author of Vassa in the Night and When I Cast Your Shadow.

Seductive. Cruel. Bored
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Never-Contented Things
A Novel of Faery

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.

“Sarah Porter is a genius. Her language is lush and dangerous, and her books burn with the beautiful, ferocious intensity of a bonfire in the darkest night. Read Never-Contented Things with the lights on. Then read it again.”—Brittany Cavallaro, New York Times bestselling author of A Study in Charlotte

“Sarah Porter’s Never-Contented Things creates a creepy new world like none I’ve seen before. Eerie, edgy, and filled with mystery, Porter takes us to the depths of the magical and psychological.”—Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die

how could i leave josh behind?

I think about it a lot, how it all happened, how we came to be here. It’s not like I have anything else to do in the dull ebb of this place. Even the days here feel like a technicality, as if they don’t actually...

Praise for Never-Contented Things

“Tragic and engrossing, filled with nightmarish dreamscapes and menacing villains, it also treads the tender terrain of family, and the strange and sometimes dysfunctional ties between siblings. Highly recommended!” —Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns on When I Cast Your Shadow

"You'll never think of your nightmares the same way again. Darkly seductive. Sarah Porter’s writing glitters and her storytelling stuns in this twisted tale of siblings, love, and death." —Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval on When I Cast Your Shadow

“Sarah Porter is a genius. Her language is lush and dangerous, and her books burn with the beautiful, ferocious intensity of a bonfire in the darkest night. Read Never-Contented Things with the lights on. Then read it again.”—Brittany Cavallaro, New York Times bestselling author of A Study in Charlotte

“Sarah Porter’s Never-Contented Things creates a creepy new world like none I’ve seen before. Eerie, edgy and filled with mystery, Porter takes us to the depths of the magical and psychological.”—Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die

“In Porter’s hands, even undead, skinless slivers of shadow burst to life… A wildly innovative, whip-smart, and utterly spellbinding testament to family, memory, and love—and the messes and miracles of each—poised to possess legions of readers.” —Booklist, starred review, on When I Cast Your Shadow

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“Tragic and engrossing, filled with nightmarish dreamscapes and menacing villains, it also treads the tender terrain of family, and the strange and sometimes dysfunctional ties between siblings. Highly recommended!” —Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns on When I Cast Your Shadow

"You'll never think of your nightmares the same way again. Darkly seductive. Sarah Porter’s writing glitters and her storytelling stuns in this twisted tale of siblings, love, and death." —Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval on When I Cast Your Shadow

“Sarah Porter is a genius. Her language is lush and dangerous, and her books burn with the beautiful, ferocious intensity of a bonfire in the darkest night. Read Never-Contented Things with the lights on. Then read it again.”—Brittany Cavallaro, New York Times bestselling author of A Study in Charlotte

“Sarah Porter’s Never-Contented Things creates a creepy new world like none I’ve seen before. Eerie, edgy and filled with mystery, Porter takes us to the depths of the magical and psychological.”—Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die

“In Porter’s hands, even undead, skinless slivers of shadow burst to life… A wildly innovative, whip-smart, and utterly spellbinding testament to family, memory, and love—and the messes and miracles of each—poised to possess legions of readers.” —Booklist, starred review, on When I Cast Your Shadow

“Porter offers a poignant consideration of how far we will go for the people we love… An excellent selection for libraries serving teens.” —School Library Journal, starred review on When I Cast Your Shadow

“….[D]elivers a deliciously disturbing and engaging portrait of the complexities of familial love and takes readers to the boundaries between innocence and corruption, self-preservation and sacrifice, the dreaming and the dead…. A haunting tale of possession that explores the ghostly landscape of dreams and nightmares—but more importantly, the particular dynamics among siblings, both oppressive and redemptive.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This book is relentlessly dark and horrifying, compelling the reader to seek out the redemption that these characters so desperately need. Ruby is so utterly bound by grief over Dash’s death, she seems unable to avoid becoming his victim. Everett, however, personifies the loving sibling bond that allows the cathartic conclusion of the novel to occur. …This book is recommended for teen fans of supernatural fiction ready for the dark and disturbing material."—VOYA

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Sarah Porter

Sarah Porter is a writer, artist, and freelance teacher who lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two cats. She is the author of the Lost Voices Trilogy (Lost Voices, Waking Storms, The Twice Lost) in addition to Vassa in the Night and When I Cast Your Shadow—all for the teen audience. She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from City College.

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