Friday, 1 February 2013

My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1) by Tellulah Darling

I'd like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for giving me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Title; My Ex From Hell

Author; Tellulah Darling

Series; The Blooming Goddess Trilogy Book One

Publisher; Te Da Media

Publication Date; April 1st 2013

Description; 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 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 assasin, 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 romantic comedy/Greek mythology smackdown. Romeo and Juliet had it easy.

Goodreads Average Rating; 4.38

My Rating; 5*s out of 5

Would I recommend this book? Yes

Who would I recommend it to? Fans of Greek Mythology, fans of YA...everyone.

Would I read anything else by this author? I already have, and I loved her first book just as much as I loved this one. I will definitely be reading more of her work.

Review; Tellulah Darling has done it again. I loved her last book - Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide To Getting Girls - and I loved this books too, in a completely different way. I always like the stories and the plots, but what I like most is her writing. And how the writing never fails to make me laugh. Tellulah Darling is easily becoming one of my favourite authors. In fact, I think she's already made it to that list.

From the first word of this book I was drawn into this story. I did not want to put it down. And for the most part, I didn't. I just wish the sequel was out already!

Sophie Bloom was most definitely my favourite character in this book.
There's just something about the way Tellulah writes characters, I just always seem to love her characters.
I love the dialogue and I love that the characters aren't perfect but they're geeky and funny and you can relate to them. They're quirky and I like that.

I have tried to read some Greek Mythology books like this before, but most of the time I found that there was too much of an information overload, this is not the case with My Ex From Hell, you get the information you need but it's not dumped on you. Which I found awesome, and so much better. It stopped me from getting bored, as I did with the other books.

What I am trying to say is that I love everything about this book, and that I can't really put that into words. You should definitely buy this book, or add it to your to read list. I hope you love it as much as I do.

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