This book only exists so we can hate the Kardashians a lot more than we already do. I haven’t finished this book yet, I can’t say I’m particularly eager to. However, from the half I’ve read, I can tell you one thing:
THIS BOOK MAKES ALLEGIANT, THE TWILIGHT SERIES AND THE BLUE BLOODS SERIES LOOK A LOT BETTER THAN THEY REALLY ARE.
First things first, I’m not sure if the synopsis is supposed to be dramatic, or if we’re supposed to know how forced and blatantly self praising it really is. For those of you who haven’t seen it (lucky bastards), here’s a look:
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, not knowing they’re twins.
Two girls, two worlds apart.
Lex lives down below, close to rock bottom. She grew up in the orphanage, alone, and now is training to be a Special Op so she can finally destroy the rebels with her own hands. She needs no one.
Livia lives miles above everything on a floating island in the city of Indra. She is training too, but for a life that she doesn’t want. She wants to be free, to finally leave her floating island, and to run with her beloved horse until she can’t run any longer.
And then there’s Kane—Lex’s only friend, whom she would walk through fire for. And when she finds that Kane is in danger, she doesn’t hesitate to leave her post and blast her way to the top of Indra to save him. She just needs to get one stubborn, unexpectedly clever airgirl to tell her where he is first.
In this fast-paced, dystopian thriller, Lex and Livia reluctantly team up to save Kane after discovering that they share a mysterious identical mark—not realizing that their biggest danger is in each other. You see, these two girls have a secret, a secret that even they do not know: they are sisters. Twins. And that is forbidden…
Fast-paced thrilling dystopian thriller my ass. This books is one of the main reasons why I’ve given up on the YA genre.
Normally I would list out everything I liked about this book. So here goes:
WHAT I LIKED.
Nothing. No fucking thing. If a gun was held to my head and I was forced to choose, I’d probably say something like: “I liked the fact that Livia and Lex were not irritating damsels in distress. They were just irritating”
WHAT I DISLIKED.
- The characters are unmemorable. Even with bizarre names like Waslo Suture and Livia Cosmo, I still can’t recall anything about them. The characters are uninspiring and I can’t even be bothered to see what happens to them.
- The Prose. Half the plot was focused on the back stories of both characters. We were introduced to the island in the sky where Livia resides, and the orphanage where Lex grew up. The prose was, in a word, boring.
- These Bitches are Super-Powered. I was reading a conversation between Lex and Kane, and I got to the part where Kane mentioned her powers. As you can expect, I said: “When did this bitch have powers? How did she get powers? What powers does she have?”
- Indra. First of all, it’s a city in the sky. Why it’s in the sky isn’t mentioned (at least I think it wasn’t mentioned. I skipped a lot of this book). If the surface is suddenly uninhabitable, then why is the orphanage there? (is the orphanage there? I’m not sure). Apparently, it took years to build and everything but the humans has been cultivated in a lab. Also, there might be a one-child-per-family-rule.
In conclusion, this book was lacklustre and I couldn’t finish it. This is coming from the guy who finished the first four books of Blue Bloods. At first, my sole intention was to finish this book and then tweet to K&K Jenner: “Congratulations. Rebels was almost as good as Allegiant. Almost”. However, I would honestly rather pick up the half-baked, half-assed travesty that was ALLEGIANT than ever again read this shit. Maybe I’ll finish it in a couple of years (this will be after I re-read Twilight).
The fact that this book might be made into a movie brings pain to my soul. Fucking Kris Jenner. NOT EVERYTHING YOUR KIDS DO IS SPECTACULAR.
P.S The cover was a blatant rip-off.
Rebels: City of Who Gives A Fuck
The Shatter Me series.
This is just more proof that the only books the Jenner toddlers have read is every book they used as “inspiration” for Rebels.