Tour Review: My Date From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #2) by Tellulah Darling

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*
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.

Yeah, right.

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?
My Date From Hell starts off right where the previous book ended. Sophie has to break free, literally, from her biological dad Zeus. Together with her kind of boyfriend Kai, son of Hades, they must try to uncover Sophie's/Persephone's memories and save the world and all that. Not only that, they also have to stop mean girl Bethany from taking over the world, thanks to that magical tattoo and somewhere in between Sophie and Kai need to fall in love. You know, everyday sixteen year old problems.

I absolutely adore Sophie. She is smart, witty, sarcastic and is a force to be reckoned with. This might be a bit of a defence mechanism of having grown up with a foster mother who has no clue to what love is. Still nothing gets to her easily. Even after being royally pissed at Kai for what he did in the last book, Sophie can not deny the attraction to him. Now these two are forced to work together again and even closer that before, to uncover her memories and stop Hades and Zeus from killing them.

Kai is quite the delicious specimen. I wasn't completely sold on this character in the previous book, but he definitely won me over this time. Despite being the son of Hades, Kai is not a bad guy, he even has a couple of moments of vulnerability and showing us that softer side of his. It is very easy to swoon over him.

The relationship between these two plays quite a big role in the story, since they need to fall in love to be able to save the world. While Kai is trying to figure out his love for Sophie from Persephone, Sophie is not quite sold on the idea. She has never known real love in her life and she is afraid that the only reason Kai would have those feelings for her is because of Persephone. Sophie herself is still trying to figure out the whole two person in one person thing. So she is wary of letting people of Persephone's life getting close to her, not knowing if they like her for her or who she used to be. It sounds very confusing, which it is, still in the novel this is made way more clear and I can completely understand Sophie's doubt.

There were some great additions to Sophie's group of Merry Gods, like Hephaestus and Cupid. The former is now known as just Festus and is also the first hipster god. Him and Theo have some history that is quite interesting. Then Cupid a.k.a. Pierce is send to help them with stopping Bethany, though it seems his attention is more focused on Hannah. Then there is also Aphrodite and Hermes, but they are more a hindrance than actually helping them.

The cliffhanger on which this book ends just breaks my heart and I did not expect that! Once again it is the whole Sophie is Persephone, but not really and now she is getting punished for things she did not remember doing. All simply horrible.

This series is simply a blast to read. I love Greek mythology, add some romance, cute boys, crazy friends, weird adventures, lots of humour and you get an awesome YA novel.

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Don’t miss My Life From Hell, releasing March 20, 2014. Which is also spring equinox and the date of Sophie's final showdown with Zeus and Hades in the book.

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  1. Athena, I am so lucky to have such a great reader like yourself. Thank you, as always for all your incredible support of Sophie and the gang. :D

    1. If you keep writing books like these, then it is no hardship at all :)