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

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  729 ratings  ·  217 reviews
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, Sophi
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
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
Aqsa (forever destroyed by her otps)

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..



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
"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.

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

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
Cait Grace
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
Kar Achondo
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
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
A Canadian Girl
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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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)
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)
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
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
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
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
Lauren (Northern Plunder)
This review was first posted on Northern Plunder, if you want to see more reviews please click here.

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
Apr 01, 2013 Ian rated it 3 of 5 stars
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
I'm not usually the type who would set forth expectations before reading. Well I'm glad I did this time because this is simply something that will blow your expectations away.

Generally speaking this book is purely entertainment. It's an anthology of snarky remarks and witty banters. The story is quick with its pacing, the characters have dynamic but the main jewel comes from how much I laughed. The scenes are hilarious and you'd think that some jokes will become trite? Nope, the author is remark
The original review for this title can be found HERE on The Book Hookup.

Christina's Review:

**NOTE:**I received an eARC of this title from the publishers via Net Galley for review purposes. However, this did not influence her opinions on this novel in any way.

Actual rating of 3.5 Stars!

The Lowdown: As far as Sophie Bloom knows, she’s your average teenager dumped at a “new age” boarding school by her adoptive socialite mother that could care less. Her biggest problem is navigating the halls witho
In the past year I’ve read a few retellings of the Persephone myth but I think My Ex From Hell would have to be my favourite.

Snarky, sneaky and oh-so sarcastic Sophie Bloom has enough drama trying to keep herself out of trouble without adding a gorgeous greek god ex without adding a past life and magical powers in to the picture. But when a prank on a mean girl goes wrong, Sophie finds herself thrown into a world she’d never believed existed.

I love Tellulah Darling’s style. She manages to write
Lex (Fastidious Reader)
I don't even know what to say about this book. I liked it at the first part. Why? Well, most of you knew I liked Greek Mythology. So this being a book about Greeks looks good. And it's a Persephone story. From reading Greek Myth books, I knew that Persephone is Hades' wife. BUT... In this book, well, that's the twist. She's NOT THAT Persephone. She's not the wife. Instead, Hades and Zeus (Zeus! Hello, he's your daughter?! Why?!) wanted her dead. Of sorts.

And then as I continue reading it... I fe
Erin Arkin
4.5 stars - I found myself enjoying the same things in this book that I did in Darling's other book - the characters and the dialogue.

This book had me from the very beginning. It starts with an email setting up some of the back story and only gets better. The dialogue and the characters are engaging and fun and the story itself is a fresh take on the Gods.

First let me say, I loved Sophie's voice and her friendships. There were so many lines I read that actually made me laugh out lie. T
Three stars: An entertaining, modernized version of an old Greek tale.

Sophie is sick and tired of always being the one who is in trouble, especially when it comes to her ongoing feud with the school's popular girl, Bethany. Bethany never gets caught and she seems to have everyone wrapped around her little finger. Sophie decides to go big by plotting a wicked revenge. Sophie intends on breaking up Bethany's little make out session scheduled for midnight on Halloween with some hot guy she just met
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Tellulah Darling

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 rom
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