Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia

Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia

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by Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner
     
 

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner, stars on the hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, present their debut novel—a thrilling dystopian story about two super-powered girls who embark on a journey together.

Two cities… Two girls… A shared destiny…

In a world of the far future, the great city of Indra has two

Overview

Kendall and Kylie Jenner, stars on the hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, present their debut novel—a thrilling dystopian story about two super-powered girls who embark on a journey together.

Two cities… Two girls… A shared destiny…

In a world of the far future, the great city of Indra has two faces: a beautiful paradise floating high in the sky, and a nightmare world of poverty carved into tunnels beneath the surface of the earth. Kendall and Kylie Jenner, the youngest sisters in the Kardashian dynasty, have written a gripping tale of air, fire, and a bond of blood.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
06/23/2014
Two smart, strong, but very different orphans narrate this dystopian adventure, a debut for the youngest Kardashian sisters. Spirited Livia, the daughter of a revered geneticist, grows up privileged but stifled on an island in the sky, while hotheaded Lex survives an unloving orphanage underground and is recruited into the military. When Kane, Lex's love interest and fellow soldier, is arrested during a botched attempt to assassinate Livia, Lex goes to rescue Kane—meeting Livia, in the process, and learning that they share a forbidden connection. Through the girls' alternating perspectives, readers get a sense of the corrupt world that has emerged after a mysterious "Great Catastrophe," where nature is now synthesized and the only way to see an ocean is virtually. Details about the two worlds the girls inhabit are creative, though the plot that emerges after they meet is rather predictable. Even so, abundant action—including a hair-pulling fight, a high-speed chase on flying machines, and an attack by hideous beings known as "mutations"—provides momentum. Unresolved conflicts set the scene for the next installment. Ages 14–up. Agent: Mel Berger, William Morris Endeavor. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451694420
Publisher:
Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing
Publication date:
06/03/2014
Series:
City of Indra Series
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
147,367
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Kendall Jenner is the younger sister of Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim Kardashian. Following in her sisters’ footsteps, Kendall is an aspiring model who has appeared in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Teen Vogue.

Kylie Jenner is the youngest sister of Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim Kardashian. Kylie is pursuing a modeling career and has appeared in Teen Vogue and Paper Magazine, along with her sister, Kendall.

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Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia 1.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 96 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you look at the 'about the author' bio of these two, you'll notice that they list model and Kardashian sister. What they don't mention is 'writer.' This pretty much says everything you need to know. I can only imagine how this all begin... Kendall - OMG, like, I'm bored. You know what we should do? We should, like, write a book. Kylie - OMG I know, right? Writing books is soooo easy. Kendall - So what do we have to do? Kylie - Well, like, apparently we have to sit down and write a lot of words. Kendall - Ugh, that sucks SOOO bad. I don't even like words. Isn't there an easier way? Kylie - I think, like, we can just hire a ghost writer or whatever. Kendall - Oh, cool! So hey, ghost writer lady, like, can you write a book about us as like, I don't know, Hunger Games girls? And make us super cute, okay? Kylie - Totes. And call us when it's done, cuz, like, we totally gotta have a book party or whatever those author nerds do when they make a book. We love parties! Kendall - Totes! Then the book is released, IQ points are massively destroyed world wide, and I die a little inside from even having written this review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the literary equivalent of Derek Zoolander writing a book. 2 colons in the title? Really? What's that about? They belong in the center for children who can't read good. They are not authors
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kim Kardashian's sex tape had a better plot and a more powerful climax. At least there were no misspelled words, I gave it star for that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To all of those who sacrificed the hour it took to read this dribble, my hat off to you. You have gone where no one wants to go. To the 'authors, I have a suggestion for your next book. It might actually be something you know about. Although you'll probably have to get a ghost writer for that too. It should be called, 'Your Big Sister Gets Pissed on In Film: How to Make it Work for You'. What a disgrace. There are people with actual talent that can't get published because their mommy can't buy it for them. What a sad state of affairs. When will these people be done?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know who I am more appalled at, me for actually reading the preview of this book or the Kardashian/Jenner sisters for spewing this waste out. Since you know they could definitely use the money and fame and everything. I honestly decided to read the preview only because I had a feeling I was going to get a good laugh from reading this utterly appalling disgrace of a 'book'. Maybe I was the tiniest bit hopeful that it may have actually been somewhat decent and Kendall and Kylie would have shown that they do, in fact, have even a minuscule amount of drive and talent to do anything worthwhile with their lives. I was very much wrong. I am disappointed and ashamed that I even gave these girls the benefit of the doubt when there are so many other talented, aspiring authors out there with fantastic, original books that I could be giving my time and money to. Not that they wrote this anyways, it was very clear they hired a ghost writer, but still. It was like an eighth grader wrote this book; I could have written a better book in a coma. Plot is very unclear, writing is dull and boring, characters are unlikable and there is no way to relate to them (unless you are the authors of this book, of course). Did Kendall and Kylie even read this book, their 'work', when it was finished? Have they even read a book before? What even proposed them to stop taking pictures of themselves and trying on clothes to even think: 'Hey, it'd be totally cool if we like, wrote a book or something.' Writing a book is not something that is done overnight. Books are (typically) written by passionate, sincere, hardworking, people who want nothing more than to share their story. Kendall and Kylie Jenner fit none of those descriptions. There was no work put into this. Not by them, anyways. The fact that someone else wrote this book for them and they get to their names on the cover (not the actual author) AND make money off of this infuriates me. Please, please, please do not give any more of your hard-earned money to the Kardashians. Do not further their wealth. They do not deserve or need it in any way. TL;DR - Do not waste your money on the Kardashians. This is a terrible representation of a 'book'. The only reason this book will be bought is because of the names on the cover. Nothing more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a waste of time! Complete and utter rubbish. My 7 year old can write a better story than this. You two are not writers, 1- You do not have the brains for it, 2- You do not have talent. I demand a refund!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My dog loves the feel of the paper from this book on his butt. Why would anyone read this garbage? Terrible, terrible book. They should be ashamed of themselves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just couldn't get into the story. The character's were not likable at all and the plot was just eh... It took me half an hour to decide that I couldn't read anymore. It's a half an hour I will never get back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously, worst concept for a book. EVER. Its sad to see these two vapid and insipid girls claim they 'wrote' this novel considering the oldest claimed on TV a couple of weeks ago she is the most terrible reader and the younger one left regular HS because it interfered with her social events. The only thing I do believe is it came from their minds; only the minds of these two can come up with concept of Plastic Surgery being how you are valued in the future and oh lets throw in some rebels for fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real 'literary classic.' LMFAO! This is a total joke, right? Don't waste your hard-earned money on something this blatantly stupid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah okay, two reality star (read: no talent) teens can write a novel. Not. What an amazingly hair-brained idea, yet look at the sales rankings. Has America REALLY been dumbed down so much?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Garbage from start to finish. Don't bother wasting your time or money on this piece of trash. The trees that died to make the paper for this book would have been better off as toilet paper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
an insult to authors and aspiring authors everywhere — dreadful dialogue, no plot or character development and a nonsense tale that appears to have drawn heavy inspiration from several well-known and acclaimed dystopian/YA novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who would buy this??? Your telling me two teenage girls that barely finished high school wrote this book??? They hired people to write this useless piece of junk man the things they do to get money!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really think that the ghost writer just slammed her head against the keyboard and came up with this crap. I tried to read the first two chapters and was finding myself struggling to understand what was going on. For such a bland simple story the writer loves to use big words that I don't even know (and definitely the Jenners don't know). The only thing I like is the font they used for the cover. I really don't even know what possessed the girls to 'write' a book. I fell like I'm reading terrible fanfiction. All I have to say is ew.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As others have said, this is an absolutely horrible story. I really hope that she doesn't waste her time in creating a sequel. If I were the artist, I'd be ashamed to have my artwork printed on cardstock that hides absolute rubbish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How on earth did any publisher accept this? (Unless it's independently published?) I couldn't even finish it. Don't waste your time and money. Terrible trash.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't stand to see the literary world corrupted by the Kardashian-Jenner industry. Much like their reality show, endless selfies on Instagram, magazine covers, tweets, and interviews, this book isn't worth your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is more of a celebrity tie-in than a novel. It was actually written by ghostwriter Maya Sloan, and even she couldn't salvage the completely unoriginal premise foisted on her by a couple of spoiled teenagers. There's a difference between writing for young adults and writing that is utterly juvenile and vapid. This is the latter in every way, a narrative mess concerning the adventures of two juvenile and vapid heroines (obviously the Jenner sisters in winking disguise) who live in a dystopian future where everyone is as juvenile and vapid as they are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is hard to follow and just plain boring got about halfway through I couldn't finish it. Could the characters be anymore cliche? I am really disappointed that there are talented authors out there crawling on their hands and knees to be published, and this comes out. Stick to your day job.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an utter waste of time. I couldn't even finish it. It is painfully corny and full of dystopian future cliches. This book is an attempt at jumping on a bandwagon. But really...considering the source could this have been anything else but an utter turd?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sigh. Homeschooled prima donnas who think just because they're good at posing and pouting prettily for the cameras, and making oodles and oodles of cash, must be good at EVERYTHING! Including the written word.  The news isn't good guys. You can read the first two chapters online via MTV. Hunger Games it ain't. I guess they had a ghostwriter and even she couldn't fix it. The writing is dull, stilted, and sophomoric. That's just for the two chapters.  Hunger Games was so popular that the writer tries to emulate the first person narrative we expect of Katniss. In the novel we have two heroines who sound oddly like Kylie and Kendall. One is a privileged little snot who lives lavishly because her father discovered some sort of super birth control pill. In this dystopian future, cosmetic surgery is withheld from the poor because they're...um...well, poor. Sort of like punishment for us regular schmoes. The other is a poor little orphan who has to fight her way out of poverty. Think Divergent. She gets selected to fight for some Special Ops sort of outfit to fight rebels. I won't be reading the rest, my brain just can't handle it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the sample if you want to experience truly idiotic writing. If you really want a copy of this foolishness wait until it hits the bargain bin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is no chance they even cobbled together one sentence of this disgrace. Sad that there are actual, talented writers trying to be published.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe this trash actually got published. The story is nonsense, the character development is poor, the plot points are ridiculous and the scenes are all over the place. There doesn't seem to be a connection between one sentence and the next. I could not get past the fifth chapter, by then my head was pounding. I directly skipped to the last chapter and what i read ominously points towards a sequel....i really hope not.