My Date From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #2)
Sophie and Kai are supposed to stop Jack(Hermes) from going further with Bethany's campaign. And they have to fall in love with each other and try to keep their hands to themselves (hit my the love arrow!) Anyways add a little extra romance into it since now ...more
Yes, I know, we know this already from My Ex From Hell, the first book in the trilogy, but it’s just that we meet so many more of them culprits in this book.
Teenage Greek mythology is nothing new, right? Right. Now add Darling’s sassy writing to this premise and you’re in for a treat.
In all seriousness, Darling is pretty much the only YA author I’ve read that gets her teens to sound and behave like teens. Plus, ...more
Unfortunately, I didn't like it as much as I had hoped.
Don't get me wrong -- I thought it was okay. But truth be told, the only thing letting me give this book a 3-star rating was Festos. I LOVED THAT GUY. He was perhaps one of the few reasons why I had kept reading a ...more
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Can Tellulah Darling do what so many authors fail to do -- write a stellar sequel that matches (or surpasses) a first book in a series? The answer is yes, yes she can. I've been waiting to read this book since the moment I put the first one down. I'm a sucker for a Hades/Persephone story and this is definitely one of my favorites. So why did I wait so long to pick it up? Because, I am dumb, that's why. Sometime ...more
I was weak in the face of bad boys with ink.
Sometimes I think Darling is peering directly into my soul when I read her work. Because come on, who doesn't love a bad boy? And there's even a new character with a British accent!! It's like this book was written just for me! Okay, anyway, moving on...
My Date From Hell picks up right where My Ex From Hell left off. Sophie is being held captive by her father, the all-powerful Zeus, and trying all means of possible escape. I'd want to get the ...more
If you’ve enjoyed the first book, you’ll love My Date from Hell. That I can assure you. The plot moves at an incredible pace and the story ...more
You all know how much I loved My Ex From Hell. To say I was impatient to read what happened next is an understatement. I couldn't wait and I had really high expectations. I'm happy to say My Date From Hell does not disappoint.
Sophie is still the same funny, cool and slightly ...more
Sophie: The snark is strong with this one and it's one of my favorite attributes of Sophie's. She does struggle with the memory of Persephone, or more that she struggles with everyone else remembering someone that she doesn't know. To me, that just made her more rela ...more
Oh my. I didn’t know what kind of goodness I was getting myself into, but let me tell you, it is awesome. So, this book picks up right where the first one left off, and jumps in with a bang.
You know me, I’m all about a great male character, and Kai? Yep, he fits the bill p ...more
OMG! OMG! OMG! Let me compose myself for a little bit. This book (series rather) has blown my mind and the minute I finished reading it, I wanted to re-read it all over again just so I can relive the experience. I am left with a mix of emotions that I can't sort out right now. I warn you, I will praise this book because it deserves it and more! I was fully entertained with the characters and their hilarious dialogues, enjoyed an adventure that I was not ...more
THEME: Mythology, Romance, Humor
Just like the first in The Blooming Goddess Trilogy My Date from Hell was such a bundle of fun, I’m always laughing at every snarky, wisecracking attitude that Tellulah Darling adds to each of her characters personas. There is a lot that happens this time around and some awesome surprises that pop out right at the end had me squeezing my ipad, nonetheless this one has me ready for the f ...more
First and most important: Festos.
You know, once upon a time Hera was royally pissed at Zeus for permanently fooling around and thinking she was too dumb to notice. So, being an emancipated woman, she decided to give birth to a child herself, without the help of her useless husband (he did it too, once, couldnt be too hard, right?). Well. Her „in your face“ plan backfired and Hephaistos turned out to be a very, utte ...more
Just, well, yeah, I am going to go with wow.
I had received the first and third books in this series for review via Netgalley, so I had to set out and borrow the second so that I could fill in the missing pieces. I was definitely not disappointed.
Now, before I get too far into the meat of things, yes, I am gushing all wow like over the book, but the star rating is a 4. That is because there were a few editing missteps in the book that were a little distracting. A few extra words or the where ...more
YA Greek Mythology and Paranormal, My Date From Hell starts off where My Ex From Hell leaves off. Now, the first book is so interesting and addicting that I have to read the second right away. (Thank goodness, these are all published.) So this is where I am. (Usually, I don't read the first book and jump right away into the second. ...more
I LOVED My Date From Hell!! This book included everything I loved about the first book, but it was even better because I was totally on board with Kai and Sophie this time!
This is nitpicking, but Aphrodite was really annoying to me. I hated her New York accent (which often made me picture her as a dumb hick instead of a vapid Jersey Shore girl) and she just bugged me. Luckily, she wa ...more
Again, can't give it less than 5 stars.
As many of you know, sometimes mostly there's this second book syndrome, it always makes me reluctant when I'm about to open a #2 in a series because I fear it may not be as good as the first one. Well, my friends, in this case there's nothing to be disappointed about, I even think this book was better than My Ex From Hell.
The plot line is appealing and the author did well in the development of the story. As always, the dialogues where brilliant, they didn'...more
This was me as soon as I finished this book. WHAT. THE. HELL!!! But we'll get to that later. For now I'll say, THIS. BOOK. WAS. AWESOME!! I'm sorry I'm
Story: I loved the story! I liked it better than the previous one. It was full of adventure and comedy and romance and I had so much fun reading it! I loved all the twists and most of them I didn't see coming. The pace of the story was perfect and I never got bored. And that ending!!!! ...more
When I think about sequels, I want them to compare to the original; be an extension of it. This book, however, kind of stayed the same. Which, so you know, is a good thing.
I got the feeling that this story was just the beginning from the first book. With how big this story is, I can see why the first book acted a little like an introduction to the magical, Greek world, but this book, was full on mythology... well, urbanized mythology (thanks Sophie). I wa ...more
Once again Tellulah has blown we away with her writing and laughter. Tellulah's writing is superb and keeps your attention. OMG the ending was totally not what I was expecting but I love the twist and talk about a cliff hanger. I cannot wait for the last book!
Sophie is a funny character. She’s one of those people that I don’t think could handle silence something has to always be coming out of her mouth or going in her head. She makes me laugh. I love that even though she is insecure she likes to walk around and tell people she is awe ...more
That ending. Sigh.
Wish list for last book:
1. Sophie redeems herself
2. Kai forgives her and they get a HEA
3. All of the following get what is coming to them (Zeus, Hades, Demeter & Hermes)
4. Hannah finds ...more
I’m a big fan of the way the author reviews the previous book. If you accidentally read them in the wrong order, you don’t really feel lost. If you read them with large gaps in between, you still don’ ...more
THIS PROBABLY ISNT A REAL REVEIW. ITS JUST BRIGIT TALKING LIKE A PSYCHOPATH.
I absolutely loved this book.
The first book was good—nay—excellent. But this sequel took the cake. You now how with some books you're like, eh, this is pretty good, and you read it over the course of like a week and/or month and/or year? Those books are great.. to read in the background of other things. But I just picked this book up and didn't put it down until I'd gotten to the end.
I laughed so hard ...more
In brief, the story does not beat about the bush and Tellulah goes straight to action since page 1, which is very refreshing. She just has this amazing storytelling abilities that will keep you immersed into the story t ...more
Sophie (aka Persephone) is pretty similar to the first. She is still snarky as hell and trying to get this stage of her ...more
My Date From Hell is an excellent continuation from My Ex From Hell. Tellulah conveniently includes a summary of the main characters ("Cheat Sheet to My Life Thus Far") that you can skip if you hate the summarizing that occurs in the first few chapters, or you can read it to refresh your memory of what happened in My Ex From Hell. After that chapter, the story jumps in right where it left off. Sophie is stuck in Olympus with ...more
This is my third Tellulah Darling book so far, and I easily fell in love with this series. The first book, My Ex from Hell, is still my favorite at the moment, but I cannot deny how good this sequel is. My Date from Hell provides a summary at the start of the book for the first book, but I still recommend that My Ex from Hell should be read before reading this one. It will be more awesome that way. Also, I will be very vague in this ...more
Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?
1. YA & New Adult 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 fu ...more