Kylie and Kendall Jenner, two of the younger Kardashian sisters, published their long-awaited dystopian young-adult novel, the double-colonic Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia. And the early reviews are... not exactly raves.


You can read the first two chapters online at MTV, but meanwhile, the Amazon page for the book, which has two listed ghost writers, is basically nothing but one-star reviews.

Typical quotes: "I feel so bad for the one hour of my life that i am never getting back." "There doesn't seem to be a connection between one sentence and the next." "Its like word vomit and they didn't even care." "My dog loves the feel of the paper on his butt."

One reviewer points out that the plot is more or less lifted from the Star Trek episode, "The Cloud Minders." Here's that plot synopsis, by the way:

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.


For a more complete (and entertaining) plot synopsis, here's the New York Daily News:

Indra is stratified — just like L.A. Livia lives on a paradise island that floats above the city (think Beverly Hills but with better architecture). Lex, poor thing, remains in an orphanage "down below" (kind of like the Valley).

Indra is great if you're rich, but poor people are denied cosmetic surgery (no, seriously, that's the book's Jenner-esque take on deprivation). And in another only-in-Karadashian-world twist, Livia's father is a local Indra hero because he invented birth control...

Livia is being raised to be a Proper Young Woman and expected to make her debut at the Emergence Ball, where she will find her mate. Meanwhile, Lex is a scrappy young thing who gets selected for training in a Special Ops force to fight the rebels.

The two seem destined never to meet, but there's this guy, a cutie named Kane. He's on the Special Ops force with Lex but gets sent off on a secret mission: to murder Livia at the ball.

But he fails and is taken prisoner. In a ridiculous plot manipulation made possible only by the forces of terrible writing, Livia and Lex unite to rescue him.

As the novel mercifully comes to an end, Lex and Livia have joined the rebels, which is an unfortunate set up for a sequel.