Never-contented things / Sarah Porter.
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- ISBN: 9780765396730
- ISBN: 0765396734
- Physical Description: 366 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First Edition.
- Publisher: New York : Tor Teen, 2019.
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
First seduced and then entrapped in an alternate reality by Prince and his fairy courtiers, foster siblings Josh and Ksenia learn that the fairies' otherworldly gifts come at a terrible price.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #1
In Porter's visceral, contemporary, dark fantasy, desperation drives codependent foster siblings to a fae world that becomes a hell of their own making. Ksenia, 18, and Josh, 16, will be separated soon, as their foster parents believe the teens' intense relationship is unhealthy. One night out partying, they meet disturbingly beautiful teenage revelers who lead Josh into the woods. When he returns days later, Ksenia marks something off about him but goes willingly when he says he's found a place for them to be together forever. Porter skillfully delves into their loving but toxic relationshipâKsenia downplays Josh's romantic/sexual interest, unable to hurt him by setting boundariesâwhile empathizing with both characters. Ksenia's relationship with their friend Lexi, also pulled into the fae world, provides a healthy alternative. The disturbing, predatory fae and their hallucinatory world catalyze Ksenia's struggle to free herself from emotional trauma and self-hatred. This uncomfortable metaphorical tale and its occasionally labored writing will alienate some readers, but those who relish dark stories of overcoming trauma will be intrigued. Grades 10-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
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 Shadowâall for the teen audience. She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from City College.
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