Hey there! Today is the final day in My Date from Hell blog tour, and I'll be reviewing the first book, My Ex from Hell. Also, keep scrolling for a chance to win copies of My Ex from Hell and My Date from Hell. You can check out all the tour stops here.
My Ex from Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1)
by Tellulah Darling
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Te Da Media
Source: AToMR Blog Tours
Sixteen-year-old Sophie Bloom wishes she’d been taught the following:
a) Bad boy’s presence (TrOuBlE) + teen girl’s brain (DraMa) = TrAuMa (Highly unstable and very volatile.)
b) The Genus Greekulum Godissimus is notable for three traits: 1) awesome abilities, 2) grudges, and 3) hook-ups, break-ups, and in-fighting that puts cable to shame.
Prior to the Halloween dance, Sophie figures her worst problems involve adolescent theatrics, bitchy teen yoga girls, and being on probation at her boarding school for mouthy behaviour. Then she meets bad boy Kai and gets the kiss that rocks her world.
This breath stealing lip lock reawakens Sophie’s true identity: Persephone, Goddess of Spring. She’s key to saving humanity in the war between the Underworld and Olympus, target numero uno of Hades and Zeus, and totally screwed.
Plus there’s also the little issue that Sophie’s last memory as Persephone was just before someone tried to murder her.
Big picture: master her powers, get her memories back, defeat Persephone’s would be assassin, and save the world. Also, sneak into the Underworld to retrieve stolen property, battle the minions of Hades and Zeus, outwit psycho nymphs, slay a dragon, rescue a classmate, keep from getting her butt expelled from the one place designed to keep her safe …
… and stop kissing Kai, Prince of the Underworld.
My Ex From Hell is a YA romantic comedy/Greek mythology smackdown. Love meets comedy with a whole lot of sass in book one of this teen fantasy romance series. Compared to Kai and Sophie, Romeo and Juliet had it easy
The story begins with Sophie Bloom planning to take revenge on the yoga-goddess, Bethany, to try to slip her with a laxative on the night of the Halloween dance so Bethany can end up answering the call of nature all night while Sophie pretends to be Bethany and hook up with the super hot guy Bethany was supposed to meet. But this super hot guy, Kai, isn't just an ordinary super hot guy for he is the son of Hades and his kiss triggers memories from Sophie's past, and reveals her true identity.
Seriously, I can't remember the last time I read a book based on Greek Mythology that had me laughing my butt off like this My Ex From Hell did. Sophie Bloom is probably one of the quirkiest characters I have ever met with two best friends, Hannah and Theo, who are about as crazy as her. Hannah and Sophie were the first to be bestfriends when they were kids and Theo joined the band later on. This gives both girls the right to bully Theo from time to time. From the beginning of the story until the end, Sophie doesn't stop making me laugh. Bethany is the ultimate mean girl but Sophie, too, has a mean girl side to her but this rarely surfaces and only when she's had enough of yoga-godesses making her life a living hell. Did I also mention this super hot guy named Kai? Even though Sophie still has doubts about Kai's true feelings for her, I loved their interactions together and I love that they compliment each others' characters.
Inaccuracies aside, Tellulah's take on the Greek Mythology aspects here in My Ex from Hell is fun-filled and very entertaining. The gods and goddesses here are not how we usually picture them out to be but nevertheless, they made the story all the more exciting. In fact, these alterations are what made me enjoy this book so much more. Also, the dialogues. I can't even begin to tell you how epic the interactions of the characters here are. Tellulah is brilliant for coming up with the characters's witty banters. They range from hilarious-normal to hilarious-crazy and I love all of them!
Quirky characters with crazy minds and hilarious dialogues. Add to that, the Underworld fight scenes, adventures and highschool drama, this book practically left me exhausted, with an ending that makes me eager to read the next book! My Ex From Hell is a short and light read that you can laughingly breeze through in just one seat.
Rating: 4/5 stars!
Disclaimer: Copy is provided by the author, Tellulah Darling, and the blog tour host, AToMR. My opinions about this book are my honest opinions and are not influenced by a third party. No compensation was received for making this review.
About the Author
1. YA romantic comedy author because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.
2. Alter ego of former screenwriter.
3. Sassy minx.
Geeks out over: cool tech.
Squees for: great storytelling.
Delights in: fabulous conversation.
Writes about: where love meets comedy. Awkwardness ensues.
Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?
Tellulah is also hosting a contest on her site to give Sophie’s power (her vines of light) a cool name because everything she’s come up with sucks. The winner will get a signed copy of My Date From Hell, a t-shirt featuring a design of one of Kai’s tattoos and will have their power name featured in the final book of the trilogy. Contest runs Oct 21-Nov 7. Details and entry (as of Oct 21) here.
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