Blog Tour | Never-Contented Things by Sarah Porter

Looking for a new YA fantasy with twisted romance and dark fairies? Check out Never-Contented will twist your mind!

Title: Never-Contented Things

Author: Sarah Porter

Age: Young Adult

Genres: Fantasy

Publication Date: March 19, 2019

Publisher: Tor Teen

Source: Hardcover

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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

My Rating: 
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

“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

“Sarah Porter’s darkly imaginative WHEN I CAST YOUR SHADOW intrigues from the start. 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  

My Thoughts:
I'm not sure where to begin with this book. It was a bit loopy for me. It follows two main characters, while giving time to two others as well. The main characters are Josh and Ksenia who are foster brother and sister. They have somewhat of a forbidden and unhealthy romance going between them. The two other characters that get time in the book are Lexi and Unselle.

Of all the characters I enjoyed Ksenia the most because she seemed to be a bit more level-headed than the rest. I enjoyed how she tried to work things out on her own, especially when things got out of hand. I loved her sassy attitude. I loved how she understood her feelings weren't the best within the circumstance.

Joshua pissed me off!!! He was a young kid, but he was such a tortured soul. I felt so bad for him. He didn't really understand how to deal with his emotions and love. He allowed the fairies to twist his mind and make him a monster.

The romance between Ksenia and Joshua was a bit weird for me. I get that they were foster siblings, but their romance was completely unhealthy. I've read many books that have played off the forbidden love/incest trope, but this was way too freaky. I think that also adds to the darkness of the fantasy aspect. I was rooting for them at one point, but when Joshua lost himself I was hoping they would separate.

Lexi seems like a chill friend, but also a confused one. Ksenia liked her, but she didn't like her back. I didn't really understand their friendship at all, but I loved how Lexi tried her best to save her.

The fairies are all twisted in this story. I didn't care for them at all, but I loved how the title was incorporated into their being as fairies and never contented with anything in life. I think I loved the Prince the most of the fairies because he was petty and comical.

One thing I enjoyed the most was the beautiful writing. Sarah really pulled me in with her description of each character and the world. I was able to visualize the story and really feel attached to it.

Overall, this was an okay read. A quick one as well.

About the Author
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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- Ends June 25, 2019

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