Never-Contented Things by Sarah Porter is a dark YA Fantasy story featuring Fae, siblings, and tons of emotion.
“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.”
I was really excited to get to this book. The cover is absolutely gorgeous and has honestly become my favorite cover of the year!
But sadly, the story did not live up to the hype.
We follow a main character who has struggled all her life in the foster system with her brother. But when a bunch of abnormal looking kids drug and leave her without her brother, she can’t help but do everything she can to find him.
And when he finally does, their whole world changes.
The dialogue and writing style were just got sitting with me throughout the book. There would be times when I would shortly become engrossed in the story, but then I felt like I jumbled over the words constantly.
The idea behind the story was intriguing as a seductive fae prince becomes obsessed with the siblings. And this is a DARK story. There are haunting moments and traumatic instances that all create a more ‘messed-up‘ tone to the book. I personally liked reading the diversity as we don’t get to see this content in most YA stories.
You could argue that some of the elements could be on the unhealthy side in terms of the relationship between the main characters.
Overall, I wasn’t a huge fan of the book. While I do think the story brings a diverse tone to YA that isn’t seen too much, I just wasn’t into the pressures between the siblings. There are trigger warnings for sexual assault, incest, and abuse, so please be careful when picking this book up.
I ended up giving this one 2 out of 5 stars.
Published: 19 March 2019
Publisher: Tor Teen
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All my reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*
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