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My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1)

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,301 Ratings  ·  258 Reviews
Romeo and Juliet had it easy.

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
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Te Da Media
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Jaime Arkin
I'm not sure that this book could have been more perfect.

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Sophie Bloom... I'm not even sure how to describe her other than to say I wish that she and I were friends in High School... I think it would have been a whole lot more fun, and a lot more exciting.

Sophie attends Hope Park boarding school and we first meet her plotting revenge against Bethany..."that red-haired, black-souled cow". Yes she has a nemesis in this story and while you might be shaking your head thinking 'of course there is a
Dec 31, 2012 Aqsa rated it really liked it

Sooooooooo..... What did I think?

4.5 STARS.

I thought it was bloody awesome.

Review to come soon!

So I have this book, and I believe I am the first one to! (":

I already have 11 5 books to finish but my heart just carried me all the way heeeeeeeere, and I...

Plus this book seems like those funny, fluffy but crazy-ass cute books soooo..



Feb 02, 2013 Katy rated it it was ok
I really liked "Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls" so I am SO disappointed that I didn't care for this one. Sam Cruz was a bit shallow and rude, but it was hilarious and fun to read. There were a few good moments, but I just didn't feel the same about this book.

First of all, I couldn't connect with the characters. There was just something about Sophie that I just didn't like. She's not really the shy girl that gets bullied, nor is she the spunky girl who doesn't give a crap about what
A Greek goddess hidden away in a 16 year old. This book could have been super cheesy…but it wasn’t. It was sooo good. I loved it. Like big puffy heart loved.


Sophie Bloom is just your average 16 year old girl. She goes to a boarding school, has a close group of friends, has a nemesis, and schemes to take down said nemesis. During the night of the Halloween dance, Sophie’s plan to take down Bethany (nemesis) goes slightly awry when a simple kiss turns out to be something more. This something awak
Tabitha (Bows & Bullets Reviews)
The review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews

Sorry, I’m just so fucking happy. I’ve been in a reading slump lately where I have enjoyed a few novels, but I’ve not LOVED anything, you know? I’ve found some funny/wacky/amusing/heartful/insert positive adjective here novels lately, but nothing that has made me want to bow down in front of his magnificence. Well, ladies and gentleman, here it is. This novel has me groveling on my knees at its awesomeness and I can honestly say
"Who knew when I was cramming Greek mythology for my English final, I was studying the family tree?"

Sassy, magical and perfectly executed My Ex From Hell is a modern take on Greek mythology filled with nerdy Titans, dangerous dragons, Hades-sent boys, peanut-butter chocolates, and feisty goddesses who are sure to have you falling hook, line and sinker for this YA tale with a twist.

Apr 13, 2013 Estelle rated it liked it
Original review posted on: Rather Be Reading Blog

I can’t be the only person who sees Greek mythology and thinks of this guy:


Before I launch into one of my favorite Hercules songs, I should say that I don’t normally read paranormals. But every once in awhile I’ll crawl out of my comfortable cocoon of contemporaries and try something new. My Ex From Hell‘s title was so catchy and who couldn’t get behind a name like that? We have ALL been there.

Sophie, a ballsy teenager, known for pranks espe
Cait Grace
Jan 26, 2015 Cait Grace rated it did not like it
This is a DNF for me, sorry. I just...I just couldn't get into it. I was so angry at the narrator (Sophie) most of the time and then I stopped reading (probably 3 months ago). I can't remember what happened in the beginning now and I have ZERO intention of rereading it. I read up to 53%.

The main character was so intolerably whiny . And she admitted it!

Like this bit:
"Will you two shut up and let me finish?" asked Theo.
"If you get cookies," I said.
Theo obliged. Probably because he knew I'd j
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I have a split personality on this book. On one hand, I think that the writing style was fresh and fabulous. This is my first book by this author and I am definitely going to read more by her. I like her brand of snarky, sarcastic, confident YA writing. However, my issue with this book was with the plot. I found that it dragged at times and it just couldn't keep my attention. I was skimming at the end because I just wanted to finish it, which is a shame because I think the author is capable of s ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
My Ex From Hell is one of the funniest craziest book I have ever read. I love me some mythology but this was so much more. It was mythology and some crazy friends who betray and hide things and secrets man could these characters well one in particular held some secrets. Theo man oh man I need more of him because not only is he hot sex on a platter but he has this whole dark and mysterious I have deep secrets vibe going on and that is what I love because his character grabbed me and held me and I ...more
Kar Achondo
Aug 03, 2014 Kar Achondo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-2013
I completely loved this! I didn't expected it to be so good, I loved Sophie's voice and Hannah's brains, it all was an amazing surprise!

Updated: March 13, 2012


I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Being the first book on a series it makes a great first impression. I loved it from the very first page. The story is narrated from Sophie's point of view and it is awesome, because everything she thinks seem so authentic that you can actually say: "That's a
I love Greek Mythology. Especially stories about Hades & Persephone.

Spoiler alert, this is not your average Persephone story. Instead of being kidnapped and obsessed by Hades, in this story it is Kyrillos Prince of Hell! Hades is far to self absorbed to be entranced by another God. So this is a love story about Persephone & Kyrillos. How they bonded over having shitty fathers, defied everyone and stayed together. Until Persephone was murdered.

Sophie is a misunderstood teenager. Locked
Yana Polishko
Jul 21, 2015 Yana Polishko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I have to say, I really am surprised this series isn't more popular. From beginning to end this book seemed to me absolutely unputdownable yeah I know I just made up a word. My Ex From Hell is a bit short by my standards, having barely a little more than 200 pages in the Kindle edition but, nonetheless, the author made it clear she knows how to write a book without unnecessary pages and the right amount of pauses between action scenes and life-changing discoveries.

Starting from page 1 and even a

Marynea Collina Bautista
May 07, 2015 Marynea Collina Bautista rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
My Ex From Hell contained a unique, alternate dimension of Greek Mythology, specifically on Hades x Persephone tale, and as a huge shipper of those two, I was very much satisfied. I completely loved it even from the first page; it was funny, adorable, and enjoyable to read. The characters were all fun to read, and of course, the mythology elements were spot on and detailed very well.

Perhaps the part that I loved the most was the way it was written. Darling had let us see the world of My Ex Fro

My Ex From Hell and I got off on a rocky start. It didn't captivate from the first chapter itself. I took time to warm up to Sophie and her gang. Though the later half of the book was interesting. I am no expert in Greek mythology so I liked the educational part. Things were explained well enough to give me a basic understanding of things. And the humor, that was one thing that kept me going through this book.

"Who knew when I was cramming Greek mythology for my English final, I was studying the
♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)
You can read this review and more on my blog:

I received a free copy of this book from the author via Young Adult Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

When I started reading this book, I was not in the best of moods. I was tired, sore, and had a massive headache. Reading this book at that time was a huge mistake on my part. I thought this was going to be a cute light read, and it was, but nobody warned me about how funny it was going to be. I was laughing so hard that headache
Lauren (Northern Plunder)
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I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of My Ex From Hell for part of a book tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours, this will in no way effect my opinion on the book!

My Ex From Hell is about plain ol' regular Sophie Bloom at boarding school, with her best friends Hannah and Theo, and has the best Halloween prank planned to take down Queen Bee Bethany a notch or two.

This is where Sophie's regular lif
Mar 25, 2013 Carina rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
It was ok. Some parts I kept rolling my eyes at, and then when I had the thought, "I should just DNF this", it picked up to a good part, and now I found my self thinking, "Oh yes! It just needs to stay like this until the end!". But it didn't.
It was an up and down ride for me. Good parts, bad parts. Bored, entertained. And that confused me more, because I usually stick to one feeling for a while.
I think the writing style is fast paced. A little too fast paced? I think for me, yes. I would have l
May 09, 2015 Ilinalta rated it liked it
Shelves: dropped
I didn't finish this book due to how stiff the book was. It was a long tedius battle with the actual book to try to read it, which is unfortunate cause I kinda liked the story. I got too tired battling with a book to actually read it, so I'm dropping it.

I'm not sure what the publishers thought when they decided to make the book as stiff as 50 layers of cardboard. Maybe if I find a better edition I'll finish the book up.
Rhea Dsouza
Jan 21, 2015 Rhea Dsouza rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: file-13
Turn away, ye lovers of Rick Riordan. Because if you’re here for your love of Greek mythology, then I’m going to crush your anticipation faster than fucking candy.

Considering how much I loved Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls, I expected so much more from Tellulah Darling. That being said, somehow I wasn’t too surprised that this book failed to deliver. If you read the summary of the book, you can tell that it looks as if the book is trying too hard to be hip and modern and funny. And
Mar 17, 2015 Creslin rated it really liked it
4 stars
After Sophie Bloom kisses Kai as part of her revenge plan she unlocks her past memories and learns that she is in fact Persephone, the Goddess of Spring and fertility and not a mere human. This book was a really easy and fun read for me. I loved the way the author mixes Greek mythology with her own twists and also I liked the fact that she didn't make Persephone be the damsel in distress as she usually is portrayed, not gonna say more cause it'd be spoilery. The characters were fun, smart
Shayna Varadeaux
OMG! Seriously, I am in love with this series!

It's a breath of YA fresh air and so fun to read. I adore Sophie and her attitude, she's smart and considerate yet stern and determined. She is quirky and surprisingly her thoughts are kinda violent so she's a "bad A" too not to mention her, Hannah and the adorable Theo are hilarious!

The humor infused throughout the unraveling of everything Sophie has ever known is a really great buffer that seems to keep her grounded and rolling with the punches. G
A Canadian Girl
Oct 04, 2013 A Canadian Girl rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013, 3-stars
My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling was a humorous blend of contemporary and Greek mythology. Even better, the characters were likeable and there was a strong display of friendship throughout the novel.

I think Darling did a good job of creating strong female characters. I found Sophie to be snarky and amusing, and liked that Hannah was a proud geek. Although I don’t understand why there was such a focus on Hannah’s beauty (since it wasn’t really important to the story), it’s nice that Darling ma
Nuzaifa - Word Contessa
Jul 07, 2013 Nuzaifa - Word Contessa rated it really liked it
Stop by Say It with Books this week to read our chat review,to find out what cartoon character wrote her Master's Thesis on and to win a copy of My Ex From Hell!
Nuzaifa: Hi Everyone! Since the response for our first chat review in April was amazing we have decided to make the chat review a monthly feature here at Say It with Books. So welcome to our second chat review-Today we will be reviewing Tellulah Darling’s YA romantic comedy, My Ex from Hell! J
So Rach tell me what are your thoughts on My
Eleanor (The Book Hammock)
Apr 13, 2013 Eleanor (The Book Hammock) rated it it was amazing
I'm a little weary writing this review, just because I don't want to sell the book short and because I'm scared of spoiling it for whoever reads this review prior to reading the book.

I haven't read Darling's Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide To Getting Girls (and I will be!!), but I love that my introduction to her work is My Ex From Hell. The book in a nutshell is brilliant. It has a unique combination of romance, comedy and a fresh voice that you won't find from anyone else.

Here is the plot without
Crina (Reading Addict)
Nov 04, 2013 Crina (Reading Addict) rated it it was amazing
I received the book for a honest review and as a part of the tour! Thanks!:) Original post on

I started to read this book because it sounded fun and different, even the idea of goddesses and Greek heroes is not something new. I don’t know if the fact that the book made me laugh and giggle so many times counts but for me is important. When a book makes me feel happy, sad, angry, when I want to rip off some heads: )) because they piss me off and because the charact
May 10, 2015 Gayle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
This is my second book by Ms. Darling, and I am definitely a fan. She writes quick, witty dialog like no other contemporary writer that I have read. Funny thing is I’m not usually an actual fan of dialog. I like story—great and enduring stories that speak to every age. Story can be told through dialog, but most book writers that I’ve come across are not that good at it. There tends to be too much, or too little, or it’s too clever, or it’s just too, too for my taste. It’s the same with long flow ...more
Laura Hartley
Sep 17, 2013 Laura Hartley rated it really liked it
So I recently downloaded a whole heap of books and I had absolutely no intention of reading them until my exams were over, but curiosity got the better of me and I started looking their reviews up on Goodreads. Most of them sounded alright, but when I got to 'My Ex From Hell', I found two very, very convincing reviews (if I don't manage to convince you to read this book then go check theirs out because they most certainly will) and an overall rating of 4.6 which is pretty darn high. I don't thin ...more
Kandice Dover
Jul 19, 2013 Kandice Dover rated it it was amazing
Sixteen year old Sophie Bloom thinks the only thing she has to worry about is bitchy girls and their drama and being on probation for mouthy behavior. But when Kai comes in the picture she's mesmerized. With just one kiss, Kai causes memories to resurface and the fate of humanity rests on Sophie's shoulders.

This was a good book, it really was, it just took me a while to read it because I was well aware of the cliffhanger waiting for me at the end. Though it isn't as bad as I thought it was goin
Apr 01, 2013 Ian rated it liked it
Recommends it for: young adults interested in greek mythology
Boarding school is anything but a bed of roses for Sophie. She's the target of the popular clique, the yoga girls; she's on probation and facing expulsion if she gets into trouble again; and her mother is more interested in breaking Elizabeth Taylor's marriage record than having anything to do with her.

Then after a sizzling and forbidden kiss, memories that were buried come crashing back. Not only is she a sixteen year old school girl, she is Persephone, the Greek goddess of Spring...and with H
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Tellulah Darling
1) YA & New Adult romantic comedy author because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.
2) Firm believer that some of the best stories happen when love meets comedy and awkwardness ensues.
3) Sassy minx.

Both a hopeless romantic and total cynic, Tellulah Darling is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way. Her romcoms come in a variet
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The Blooming Goddess Trilogy (3 books)
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