[EPUB] ò Never Contented Things BY Sarah Porter – lavitamin.us
EPUB ò Never Contented Things BY Sarah Porter – lavitamin.us
Mply be because I had xpectations from the synopsis that were in no way close to being met I think this is a GOOD and uniue story One that hasn t been told over and over in the YA world I think being fresh works in Never Contended Things favor I grasp what the author was going for and think that there is a very niche group of people who will LOVE this book Sadly I can t sit at their table because I didn t love itI m giving this book a 35 and rounding up to 4 for goodreads because it is well written uniue and takes you on a crazy dark YA standard ride I don t feel right rating it lower simply because it doesn t appeal to me That being said I d maybe March Violets (Bernie Gunther, edit the synopsis In my opinion it is SERIOUSLY misleading to anyone who has read a certain other YA seriesAVAILABLE NOWARC provided by NetGalley Let s get one thing out of the way first this is not like The Cruel PrinceThe synopsis might make you think it is but there s no court intrigue no hate to love romance and they are just very different stories with completely different messages Going into thisxpecting them to be similar will only lead to disappointment Never Contented Things is a dark contemporary fantasy story about a codependent relationship between two foster siblings It s ugly messy disturbing and hard to read and if you re the kind of person who likes to read about teenagers doing the right thing I really don t recommend this book The main cha This is a book about the attempt to find relationships and connections when in circumstances where it is hard to develop ither and how that can lead both to unhealthy behavior and to real love it simply depends how it is xpressedDon t look at the average rating yet We ll talk about it Never Contented Things follows two foster siblings who are in love or so they think no this is not romanticized and their journey after one makes a deal with faerie So yes the first half of this book is deeply fucked up but that s the point we see these characters hit their lows and we are forced to Water Music empathize deeply with the situation they ve been put in Josh and Ksenia s relationship is based on intense codependency one where they have been forced into a mutual relationship based on necessity the narrative does a frankly impressive job of showing this while still sticking in what the characters actually feel aboutach other By 50% through you re rooting for both of their characters in very different ways but actively rooting against their relationship Also you are very fucking terrified of the faeries The reason this probably shouldn t be a five is that I actively did not Revived enjoy reading the first 20% and indeed struggled with a lot of this book you read because you re almost too horrified and scared for these characters to look away I do get why the average rating is somewhere around a 3 It s not a fun novel This novel was also marketed as I believe my reviewer friend Acua pointed out somewhat poorly Never Contented Things is asking for a very certain type of reader I think leaning older teen and new adult demographic and is certainly not a book that should be placed on read now on Netgalley I also have noticed that a great percentage of the bad ratings are readers who DNFed this and rated it one star which is perfectly fine it s just that this has dropped the rating pretty damn far The reason this is for me at least a five is that it is frankly one of the mostmotionally cathartic novels I ve ver read Here are just a few things we should talk about in regards to this book gender as it plays into self image the idea of only loving what you want to see in someone the fact that one of the plot points is ssentially about the mortifying ordeal of being known and it made me cry rape culture and the way in which Ksenia s character has closed herself off due to being an unspoken victim the degree to which the narrative works against romanticization of self harm the narrative s focus on healthy love as not something revolving around ownership the sheer tenderness of loving someone as your best friend before your crush and being willing to sacrifice a lot for them simply because you love them without it mattering how or whether they love you back the idea that no matter what your past is you can always find your way out I m going to really unpack all of these in further depth because I honestly just have so many feelings about this But if you re already intrigued and want to avoid any possible spoilers please do just go read it yourself Seriously It s one of the most wonderfully well written narratives I ve had the pleasure of reading go buy a Ster siblings Josh and Ksenia Drawn in by their vivid motions undying love for ach other and passion for life Prince will stop at nothing to possess themFirst seduced and then.
I tried I really triedBut I couldn t get into the story lineThis doesn t catch my interestDNF 20% 4 starsIt s the nightmare in the corner of your Love for Imperfect Things eye when you re about to fall asleep It s the daydream that starts out innocuous and turns sour before you realize your own train of thought It s twisted it s stunningly inventive in its nightmares and the portrayal of its characters is unsettling for a purpose Never Contented Things is one of the darkest fantasies I vever read and it s not here to cater to any of your preconceptions Imagination Nightmare uality Pacing Character Introductions S This is a dark creepy book It s not horror but it s skirting the line While this is clearly written in the tone of YATeen it is maybe only appropriate for about 15 due to the sex scenes and gore Sarah Porter takes us into the realm of the Fae without actually A Heart of Stone ever referencing fairies that is far from all happy and delightful Some things areasy obtaining food having clothing no money needed tc While other things are harder no real people creepy fairies mini versions of yourself crumbling infrastructure tc T I was the one who said the magic words and now we re all living under a spellThis is one of those ratings where I m being objective because though it s not an Language and Linguistics easy orntirely Divertimento enjoyable read for me I was still very much in awe of some of the writing here and the subjects tackledIn a small town near Buffalo beautiful and untamed Josh goes missing after partying with a group of beautiful strangers His foster sister Ksenia was there butven she can t find him until one day when a domino falls and kicks off a bigger chain DNF 50% Y all I had to do myself a solid and pull the plug on this I legitimately felt like I was on heavy drugs reading this it s such a weird story Just when I thought it couldn t get weirder it did and not in a this is uniue t I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes but all opinions are my own 45 stars rounded up after careful considerationThis book s biggest flaw was the way it was marketedFirst things first I loved this book I think it might have been a 5 stars under slightly different circumstances and if I can Love Is a Fairy Tale ever bring myself to read it again I think I will be able to give this the 5 stars it probably deservesBefore we get into what it did right and why I liked it let me once again do the job that the publisher failed to do and clarify that first of all that blurb is totally misleading Prince is not the protagonist of this book and he s frankly notven that important Fairies in this book are just a clever Promise at Dawn excuse toxplore humanity or better said some very fucked up and ugly sides of humanity And that brings me to my second point which you should keep in mind before ven thinking about reading this book this is fucking dark It s ugly it s triggering it s maddening and if you manage to read nough of it it has one of the most satisfying character developments and conclusion of any book I ve Bangkok Wakes to Rain ever readTo put this on Netgalley without a single trigger warning andspecially to set it as Read Now was a huge mistake and a huge disfavor to both readers and the book itself I m sorry if I come off as harsh but I m not just here to review the book if the publisher really cares about feedback I hope they will take this into consideration for the next books they put up for review hi publisher person that will read this when I send my review through Netgalley please don t take this review as your cue to never approve me for your books The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery ever again thank you This is How am I just now hearing about this Ahhh I m so ready 35 If you let yourself feel howmpty the sky is you know you re always falling into an normous hole To start if you are looking for a book like a certain cruel wicked and fae driven YA series I was this book will NOT make you happy If you are looking to read something that has non traditional main characters dark fairies as an accessory and a very dark magical Labyrinth yes my age is showing feel to it then you will LOVE this storyThe relationships are unhealthy at best There are betrayals secrets and lies But at the heart of this story it s kind of a uestion of forgiveness Like how can we love someone who has wronged us Can we forgive someone for wrongs they ve done when they aren t really themselves Especially when it s someone you can relate to so well Someone who understands you on another level that no one lse does How can Et si la maladie n'tait pas un hasard ? everything become nothing just because someone did something wrong Personally this story did not work for me It may si. Seductive Cruel BoredBe wary of Prince and his fairy courtiers are staggeringly beautiful unrelentingly cruel andxhausted by the tedium of the centuries ― until they meet fo.
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Opy Scraps Of The Untainted Sky etc Ksenia is a character who projects to the outside world being very comfortable in her identity Actually she dresses androgynously to the point where characters mistake her for a boy alsovery description of her outfits within this book made me cry she s such a legend But inwardly she s not there for herself at all not yet There s a plot point in this book involving Ksenia s inner selves being captured into tiny bodies and being used to create the upstairs of her and Josh s house it s terrifying and I m such a fan of it And neither she nor Josh can get than two steps on the stairs to the upper floor This makes sense given that Josh doesn t want to see who she really is it s just that she doesn t want to see who she really is The Eric Carle Gift Set either The truth is that Ksenia is dealing with a lot of trauma from being sexually assaulted something she has refused to allow herself to truly process because no one has given her the space to process what happened to her You re still realnough that I love you We need to talk about the sheer fucking power of the other main relationship in the book between Ksenia and Lexi Lexi is Ksenia and Josh s friend she s black has had a steady boyfriend and has grown up in a fairly stable Huguenot Prophecy and Clandestine Worship in the Eighteenth Century environment To some degree she has historically been Josh s best friend But she also loves and has always loved Ksenia There is something very wonderful to me about the way in which this relationship is conveyed The reason Ksenia is willing to trust Lexi is because Lexi respects her boundaries and does not see her as a sexual object that s not anything Ksenia is willing orven able to give at this point The two of them love Fashion Design Course each other as friends do and also as lovers do but they re willing to fight forach other whether the other loves them back or not And though they Aeralis (The Frost Chronicles, eventually self actualize and define how they loveach other they put Alternatives Chapter 2 (The Chronos Files; The Shattered Saga each other s boundaries first Okay bear with me When Josh attempts to seduce Lexi into the faerie world there s a moment where she walks up Ksenia s stairs and tells her she s not afraid of what s inside and Ksenia subconsciously lets her because Ksenia wants to let her in There s this one line Lexi says to Ksenia during this scene that is just the most tender thing I ve read in myntire life and you don t Cincinnati and Other Plays even think they re going to be a thing at this point but I fully teared up It s a scene 50% of the way through and I am in love with it So there s that I think I tend to be really sensitive to the idea of saving yourself for another person or love solving personal problems Which is why I so deeply appreciate the degree to which the narrative works against romanticizing Ksenia s self sacrificing natureven when it is technically what saves the day Ksenia is someone who cares deeply about other people partially because she struggles to value herself on a deep level and considers herself on a lower level than other people but this is written as a clear part of her characterization not as a factor of just how in love she is with Josh or with Lexi Like chef s kiss I also think using sapphic love as a force for good in any literature is on some level a revolutionary decision Even in literature of today ueerness is so often framed as baggage something that makes it harder to live a full and fulfilling life In this book ueerness is a pathway to subtextually identity and textually to healthy love That is such a major shift But what s perhaps Speak Out! even meaningful about this book is that it ultimately decentralizes romance as a path to recovery while stillmphasizing that anyone can come out alive from a traumatic past Ksenia and Josh spend much of this book in a toxic relationship that I Like You the Best each believes will on some level save Ksenia or fix her Josh s approach to love is one tied in with ownership of identity with owning who Ksenia is as a person And without hitting you over the head while still allowing the audience to connect their own dots Never Contented Things subverts that narrative time and time again allowing its characters to grow without romantic love as a savior Look I know I ve gone on about this book for a very long time at this point but the main point is I don t think I m going to be able to get these characters or these ideas out of my head for a very very long time This was so scary and so wonderfully cathartic and I know I ll be reading Sarah Porter s next book TW discussion of rape and sexual assault incest between foster siblings criticized codependency criticized parental neglect some really terrifying body horror death on page Blog Goodreads Twitter Instagram Spotify Youtube. Entrapped by the fairies Josh and Ksenia learn that the fairies' otherworldly gifts come at a terrible price ― and they must riskverything in order to reclaim their freedom.
I'm no longer checking goodreads If you'd like to contact me please write to wateryden at gmail dot com Thank youI write stories that seem to me to be uite true enough for all practical purposes Among them are VASSA IN THE NIGHT THE LOST VOICES TRILOGY and the forthcoming WHEN I CAST YOUR SHADOW and TENTACLE AND WING Realism makes little sense to me and I experience truth in the