Sunday, June 15, 2014

Rebels: City Of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia-Kendall and Kylie Jenner

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

Kendall and Kylie Jenner

Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing, Jun 3, 2014, $17.99

ISBN: 9781451694420


In Indra, Lex the orphan lives just above the rock bottom layer where the rejected mutants live.  She prepares for the day she persuades authorities that she is useful to society rather than being banished to reside with the dregs beneath her.  Her chance to prove her worth occurs when she is selected to train as a Population Control Force cadet.


At the other end of the spectrum, Livia lives at the top in a lofty home on a floating island above the city.  Though she seems to have everything, Livia feels imprisoned with no freedom when all she wants is to run around with her horse.


At basic, Lex the loner makes one friend Kane.  When her only buddy is in trouble at the top of the world, Lex deserts her special ops post to protect his back.  However, standing in her way is affluent Livia who proves flexible and intelligent as she forces Lex to allow her to join her on the rescue mission.  Neither realize they share the same mark that if discovered places both in danger as they share much more than this and the need to save Kane.


This tale focuses on the coming of age of two young women with polar opposite backgrounds who sacrifice all initially to rescue a friend but soon learn TMI.  The storyline is light fun but the key title character city never feels developed especially the zones where the lead pair grew up and The Prince(ss) and The Pauper prove interchangeable. 


Harriet Klausner

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