Rebels: City of Indra

Rebels: City of Indra (also known as Rebels: The Story of Lex and Livia or Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia) is a 2014 science fiction/dystopian novel by Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, and ghostwriter Maya Sloan.[1]

Rebels: City of Indra
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The cover of Rebels: City of Indra
AuthorKendall Jenner
Kylie Jenner
Cover artist
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung adult, science fiction, dystopian, adventure
PublisherPocket Books
Gallery Books (distributed)
Karen Hunter Publishing
Publication date
June 3, 2014
Media typePrint (Hardcover, Paperback)
e-Book (Kindle)
Pages344
ISBN978-1-4516-9442-0

BackgroundEdit

Kylie spoke about the novel, saying "The fans seem to love it. That’s why we did it, [the characters]' names are Lexi and Livia. I think we wanted to make Lex more like me and Livia more like Kendall, and they kind of evolved into their own characters."[2]

Main characters

  • Lex and Livia Cosmo — are the twin daughters of Arnaud Cosmos and Delphia. Lex is a hard-scrabbled, bullheaded, tough-talking orphan while Livia is an indignant, bullheaded debutant orphan. They both have a small neon-green symbol on their eyes.
  • Marius — is a semi-ineffectual pseudo-intellectual who runs about citing manners for Livia.
  • The Governess — is Livia's beauty-obsessed debutante coach who gets her wrinkles removed yearly at the Rejuvenation Island Clinic

ReceptionEdit

The bibliophile website Goodreads reported a 59% approval rating, with a rating of 2.73/5 based on 189 reviews.[3] Customer reviews on Amazon give the book rating average of 1.7 out of 5 stars.[4] Customer reviews on Google Play give it an average of 4.1/5 based on 303 reviews.[5]

Publishers Weekly gave a positive review: "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."

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kaufman, Amy (July 1, 2014). "For Maya Sloan, ghostwriting Jenners' YA book just part of fiction fun". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved August 17, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Gallant, Jacques (June 14, 2014). "Hosts Kylie and Kendall Jenner just wanna have fun at MMVAs". Toronto Start. Star Media Group. Retrieved June 16, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Fole, Linds (June 6, 2014). "Kendall and Kylie Jenner novel Rebels: City of Indra is slammed by critics: 'Kim Kardashian's sex tape had a better plot'". Sugar Scape. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved June 16, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ White, Caitlin (July 2, 2014). "Kendall and Kyle Jenner's 'Rebels: City of Indra' Ghostwriter Maya Sloan Speaks Out". Bustle. Retrieved March 1, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Rebels: City of Indra – Books". Google Play. Retrieved August 2, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)