Run for cover, folks—the end is near!
Teen reality stars Kendall and Kylie Jenner, half-sisters to Kim Kardashian, are set to publish a dystopian young adult novel this summer. According to E! Online, Rebels: City of Indra is “a thrilling dystopian story about two super-powered girls, Lex and Livia, who embark on a journey together, not realizing their biggest danger might be each other.”
The warning signs began in June 2012, when Kylie tweeted the news that she was working on a book with her sister. (They’ve already tackled modeling careers and side gigs as Seventeen magazine contributors.) While we had hoped that this latest creative foray was just a joke, publisher Gallery Books has set a date for our doom.
But should we be so shocked? The Jenners are just the latest in a long line of reality stars to enter the once-exclusive literary ranks. The Hills star Lauren Conrad drew on her reality TV career for her novel L.A. Candy. Then there’s Tyra Banks, who basically ripped off The Hunger Games with her fashion-inspired dystopian novel Modelland. The clues have been there for years. This could have been prevented.
So, mark it on your kalendars: June 3 is the day that all that is good in the world dies. Now that the Kardashians are entering the literary world, is there really any hope?