My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1)
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 ...more
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 ...more
Sooooooooo..... What did I think?
I thought it was bloody awesome.
Review to come soon!
So I have this book, and I believe I am the first one to! (":
Can't wait to start it I HAVE ALL THESE FEEEELY FEEEEEEELS.
I already have
Plus this book seems like those funny, fluffy but crazy-ass cute books soooo..
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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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 ...more