Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Early Review: My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess #1) by Tellulah Darling

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 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 romantic comedy/Greek mythology smackdown. Romeo and Juliet had it easy.

First line:
Dear Your Royal Imperialness Demeter, Goddess of Grain and Fertility, Preserver of Marriage, and Bringer of Seasons,

    Or can I just call you Mom?
Netgalley ARC
Release Date:
April 1, 2013
4 out of 5 stars
Sophie is spunky. I thoroughly enjoyed her straightforwardness and sarcastic humor. She kept everything light, fun, and entertaining. Sophie is also really plucky and tries to take everything in stride. She's extremely brave and very protective of those she loves, particularly her best friends Theo and Hannah. Sophie learns that she is Persephone, but Persephone is not her. She's her own person, a human, with a different personality than Persephone the goddess had. She struggles to accept her power and identity while recovering Persephone's memories.

Theo is Prometheus. Yep, the very same Titan that gave fire to humans. He also happens to be Sophie's gay best friend. He is supportive but secretive. Theo kept a lot of things from Sophie that were important.

Hannah, oh, Hannah. She's a science geek. A science geek that looks like a Swedish model. She's the perfect best friend for Sophie. She, like Sophie, is sarcastic, but she's more logical. I loved her random comments about animals and food chains.

Kai is the son of Hades and the love of Persephone's life. Sophie and Kai don't recognize each other when they first meet, but their kiss is what unlocks some of Persephone's memories. The romance between the two doesn't feel forced or rushed. It was perfect, with both of them struggling to accept that Sophie is/isn't Persephone.

My Ex From Hell is an entertaining action/romantic comedy book. Be sure to grab a copy when it hits shelves on Monday!

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