About the book:
- My Ex From Hell
- by Tellulah Darling
- Series: The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1
- Category: Mythology / YA
- Pages: 272
- Publication: April 1, 2013
- Publisher: Te Da Media
- Received From: XPresso Book Tours
- Rating: 4/5
First Sentence: Let me state, on the record, that despite that super melodramatic email, I am totally sane.
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.
I am so glad I went for this tour! I was curious about the synopsis and honestly even the cover is interesting, not in an IN YOUR FACE kind of way but enough to get me intrigued.
The first chapter is actually a letter to Persephone’s mother. Curious… and then as I started reading the book all I could think is that I wanted more! There was so much about this that I enjoyed. The banter, the characters, the surprises, the dialogue. But mostly it just was an easy, really fun read.
There were things that jumped out at me and made me feel like a teenager again, which in some cases is a good thing, in others maybe not so much, but what Tellulah Darling is able to do is drag you into the story and make you feel a part of everything that is going on. But all of the quips were fabulous. I was reminded of so many things that I enjoy, chocolate and Cujo being two of the many things that Tellulah brings up, but again in such a way as to never interrupt the story.
The only downside was that in some portions I felt a little bogged down. I loved the descriptions and explanation of mythology and I thought she did a great job of bringing it all together, but there were a few parts where I just wanted to get back to the story. And Kia… I’m not really sure how I feel about him! However, the rest of Sophie’s friends are amazing.
One other weird thing that I noticed… I LOVE the chapter names! I really want more authors to do something with their chapter titles! These were great!
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Geeks out over: cool tech.
Squees for: great storytelling.
Delights in: fabulous conversation.
Writes about: where love meets comedy. Awkwardness ensues.