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 received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*
We first meet Sophie when she is plotting revenge against Bethany, a Mean Girl worthy of the capitals. You might think it is cliché and it is a bit. Though while Bethany bullies around, Sophie is not afraid of her and constantly stand up to her or as mostly is the case get revenge. So no pity party for this girl.
All goes pretty well in her latest plan, until she sees Kai. He was the boy Bethany was supposed to meet and which Sophie wanted to scare of for life. Yeah, that did not go as planned. When they end up lip-locked, it awakens some memories and it turns out she used to be Persephone. As in Greek goddess of Spring. Not just that, apparently this means she will need to save the world in a war between Olympus and the Underworld. To make things more clear, Zeus is Persephone's dad and Hades is Kai's dad. Can you smell star-crossed-lovers.
So thanks to these new memories, with the latest being getting murdered by some unknown, Sophie Bloom is in for the ride of her life.
As you might have already figured out, I think Sophie is totally awesome and she is not the only amazing character. Her best friend, Hannah, is beauty and brains all into one and really one big geek. Then there is Theo, her best gay/guy friend, who always has her back. The bantering between these characters is written so well. I really like how different their personalities are, but they all have that geekiness that connects them.
I have to applaud Tellulah Darling for the amazing well written dialogue in this book. Overall the humour in this story, is just so funny. It really made laugh out loud a lot.
The Blooming Goddess Trilogy - Reading order and purchase links
Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?
1. YA romantic comedy author because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.
2. Alter ego of former screenwriter.
3. Sassy minx.
Writes about: where love meets comedy. Awkwardness ensues.
Tellulah Darling is a firm believer that some of the best stories happen when love meets comedy. Which is why she has so much fun writing YA romantic comedy books. Her books span contemporary, teen fantasy romance, and YA Greek mythology, and range from stand alones to series. For Tellulah, teen romance is the most passionate, intense, and awkward there is – a comedy goldmine. Plus smart, mouthy, teen girls rock.