SYNOPSISSeductive. 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.
“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
Praise for 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
“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
If you like a dark, creepy read, this one is for you. It is full of bizarre imagination, unusual situations, and overflowing with beautiful words that bursts from the pages.
The three main characters in this story is Ksenia, Josh and Lexi. Ksenia and Josh are foster siblings with a rare relationship. Lexi is friends more with Josh, because Ksenia is withdrawn and leery of letting people in.
One night, Ksenia and Josh decide to go to the gorge where the local teenagers hang out. However, no one was there. They hike farther down, where they discover a group of people dancing and having a party. These people are strangely beautiful, and soon convince Josh to go through the woods with him. When Ksenia wakes up, Josh is gone...the town searches, and the world will forever change for the three friends.
The Fae in this story are cruel and manipulative. They thrive on raw emotions.
This story is beautifully written and kept my devoted attention. Although there is a somewhat taboo relationship between Josh and Ksenia, once you get further into the story, you will understand it better. All three main characters are forced to face their demons to escape a world they never knew existed. It's dark and twisted in a good way...and keeps you glued to the pages to find out what will happen next.
It is a story about redemption, learning to love yourself, and true sacrifice.
If you are looking for something a little different, full of enhanced imagination, this read will be perfect for you.
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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