Genre: Young Adult, Humor, Contemporary Romance, Mythology
Series: The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #2
Publisher: Te Da Media
Publication Date: October 31st
Source: Ebook ARC Provided by Author
Sophie Bloom’s junior year has been a bit of a train wreck. After the world’s greatest kiss re-awakened Sophie’s true identity as Persephone (Goddess of Spring and Savior of Humanity), she fought her dragon-lady guidance counselor to the death, navigated mean girl Bethany’s bitchy troublemaking, and dealt with the betrayal of her backstabbing ex, Kai (sexy Prince of Darkness). You’d think a girl could catch a break.
With Zeus stepping things up, it’s vital that Sophie retrieve Persephone’s memories and discover the location of the ritual to stop Zeus and Hades. So when Aphrodite strikes a deal that can unlock Sophie’s pre-mortal past, what choice does the teen goddess have but to accept?
The mission: stop media mogul Hermes from turning Bethany into a global mega-celebrity. The catch? Aphrodite partners Sophie and Kai to work together … and treat this suicide mission as a date. Which could work out for Sophie’s plan to force Kai to admit his feelings for her–if she doesn’t kill him first.
Add to that the fact that BFF Theo’s love life and other BFF Hannah’s actual life are in Sophie’s hands, and suddenly being a teenager—even a godlike one—seems a bit like … well, hell. Whatever happened to dinner and a movie?
The YA romantic comedy/Greek mythology fireworks continue to fly inMy Date From Hell. Love meets comedy with a whole lot of sass in book two of this teen fantasy romance series. Breaking up is easy; dating is deadly.
There are books that make you think of life and all its things, others make you cry, mad, or hate the book itself. Then there are the books that make you cry with laughter, swoon over the clouds with the romance, cheer at the action and possibility of a happy ending, and at the end shatter your heart to a million pieces, throw it to the deepest part of Tartarus, is shot, stomped, spat, burned, and the remaining ashes are put in a tiny crystal bottle to bury in the coldest part of the ocean. That’s an understatement for what this book did to me. One of the best I’ve read this year from the moment I read the first sentence.
Sophie Bloom has had it bad since that first kiss with Kai, the sexy and swoony Prince of Darkness. Sophie’s life has turned down a road that can get her killed by her dad and uncle, also known as Zeus and Hades. After that fireworks and earth-shattering kiss, Sophie discovered she was a human version of Persephone and that she needs Kai to save all of human kind, but they have to sleep together for that, or was it only to be together? It’s top-most important thing for Sophie to retrieve all her memories as Persephone to get the details on how to save human kind, but Bethany somehow gets in the way. With a magic tattoo, she becomes a social-media star and everyone loves her. She puts them under her spell and Sophie can’t let that happen, plus Aphrodite isn’t too happy about it either. Sophie and Company have to stop all this nonsense, save the world, and go with the Goddess of Love’s catch in the mission: that Sophie and Kai go on a date to fall in love. Being a teen goddess can be hard sometimes.
The sequel to My Ex From Hell didn’t disappointing with bringing lots of humor, swoony scenes, lots of action and angst. Tellulah Darling has a way of hooking you to her story, needing and gasping for more and more and more…
What I most love of this trilogy is the Greek Myths in it. Tellulah isn’t limited to going with the basic stuff. She makes her own twist perfectly woven to amaze you. For example, Persephone isn’t married to Hades, but she’s in love with his son Kai.
Sophie didn’t disappoint either. Here we see her get more serious with her role as savior of humans with her awesome ribbons of light. She’s sassy, funny, down-to-earth, she’s like the ultimate best friend. Plus, she’s a really strong heroine with having to deal with all the things thrown at her at once.
Kai, Oh My Sweet Lord. Why isn’t he real in my world? Seriously, it’d be worth it to have Zeus and Hades wanting to kill me if I had him with me to bear the pain. In the first book we have our big doubts regarding to where his alliance and loyalty lied with. He had, after all, left Sophie to die, or at least she thought so. He was very serious and player-like int the first book, but in this one Tellulah has shown us just how truly and deeply he loved Persephone, and even more Sophie for who she is, not who she used to be. He’s really infuriating at times, but it only adds to loving him more. He’s protective in his own way, tough in the outside but completely vulnerable in the inside. I was shattered with that cliffhanger. My heart died and wept in my dreams (I finished the book at 2am or something).
In this story we have the golden BFFs, Theo and Hannah who make everything better with Sophie. I liked how they developed here and how we get to know them all more. Plus, the addition of characters, specially the gods, was unexpected but welcomed. Spoiler alert Hephaestus is gay here, Hermes is an idiot I want to strangle, and Aphrodite is a bitchy bimbo kinda girl. Things like that I loved because even as they went with the normal perception we have of those gods, Tellulah shaped them differently than other modern YA novels of Greeks.
In general, this book was an amazing roller coaster ride of emotions. Heated kissing and love scenes, betrayal, truths and lies, angry gods and goddesses, awkward teen love, sassy remarks, friendship, it was impossible to put down. Tellulah Darling has made it again with an astounding YA novel for teens and adults alike. The story was rich in twists and keeping you guessing what was going to happen and why. While it took the usual humor of the first novel, it also has more seriousness to it, giving it the feel that something worse than before is coming. All Greek lovers have to read this. While it might not me exactly as the original myths, it is still worth the read because you’ll love the great imagination in this trilogy. My Life From Hell, you better be in development soon for me to devour and see what happens next.
Rating: 5 stars
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