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My Date From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #2)

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  533 ratings  ·  108 reviews
Sophie Bloom’s junior year has been a bit of a train wreck. After the world’s greatest kiss re-awakened Sophie’s true identity as Persephone (Goddess of Spring and Savior of Humanity), she fought her dragon-lady guidance counselor to the death, navigated mean girl Bethany’s bitchy troublemaking, and dealt with the betrayal of her backstabbing ex, Kai (sexy Prince of Darkne ...more
Paperback, 379 pages
Published October 31st 2013 by Te Da Media (first published October 26th 2013)
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Okay here we go! Considering how many 4 and 5 stars this as well as the previous book has got, I thought this would be one hell of a ride! Unfortunately for me this was quite an okay book. Light, time-pass read, nothing really exhilarating.

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
Eleanor (The Book Hammock)
Remember Greek mythology? Well then… imagine most of the gods and goddesses are teens.

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,
Marynea Collina Bautista
My Date From Hell starts off from the ending of My Ex From Hell, and just like what I had expected, it begun with snarks from our dearest Sophie. She was still feisty as ever, along with her friends who were very supportive of her.

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
Jess at Such a Novel Idea
LOVES. *hugs imaginary book*


*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
4.5 Stars

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
I was so excited to start reading the sequel to My Ex from Hell, it was totally worth the wait! I had no idea how Tellulah Darling was going to improve on the first book, but boy oh boy, she surprised me to no end. From the get go, with a recap of the previous book aptly titled The Cheat Sheet to my Life Thus Far, laughs abound in this fantasy adventure novel.

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
I've been sitting in front of my computer for twenty minutes, staring at the screen and trying to find a better way to start off this review, other than "OMG!!". See, I'm learning and/or trying! I get cookies for that, right?

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
I reread My Ex From Hell before reading Date and absolutely loved being back in this world with these characters. Sophie's inner monologue is one of the best out there and coupled with her awesome friends, Date was a lot of fun.


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
So, I love Greek Mythology, so when I read what this one was about I was raising my hand begging, please let me read this one. And score, I got to read My Ex From Hell as well, ya’ know since they are part of a trilogy and all?

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
Nov 04, 2013 Dianne marked it as to-read

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Mary Grace
Originally posted at The Solitary Bookworm

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
Apryl Baker
The Good: I loved the strength and vulnerability of Sophie. She just wanted to be herself, the human, not Persephone. She wanted Kai to love her for her and found it next to impossible to live up to the idea of Persephone and Kai’s love. The uncertainty and insecurity she felt made her character feel more real, more breakable. Sophie is one of the strongest characters I’ve read in a while. She never backs down from a fight and I think that is inspiring. Aphrodite was another favorite person of m ...more
GENRE: Young Adult
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
Improvement to the first installment (which was amusing enough for sure)? Oh yes!

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

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
NetGalley. Thanks for the copy. (This is Part 2 of the three posts/reviews I'm writing. I receive a huge copy of all three books plus the short story in this trilogy.)

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.
Nicole Hewitt
This review and many others can be found on my blog - Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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!

The negatives:

Annoying deities.
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
Levana Nyx

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'


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 shouting caps-locking so much but I frickin' loved this book!!

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!!!!
Katherine Adams
Sophie has been kidnapped by her father, Zeus, and is being tortured to find out the location for the ceremony Persephone and Kai had intended to perform to overthrow the current regime. To Zeus' disappointment, Sophie does not have Persephone's memories, so he plots with his nemesis/brother Hades to come up with a plan. Meanwhile, Sophie finds that Kai has also been taken and tortured and she may just be wrong about the gorgeous arrogant God. Together Sophie and Kai escape, just to discover tha ...more
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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
Lisa Dess

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!
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This series is a fun twist on Greek Mythology. It’s got a definite humorous thing going for it with lots of great characters. It’s also got a fun love story and adorable side characters. It’s definitely an enjoyable read.

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
Tiffany Williams
I love this take on Greek Mythology! The secondary characters in this series are so strong. Each of their introductions are stepping stones and twists in the plot. There is so much drama. So many villains. Everyone is double crossing everyone. The only person I believe is innocent is Hannah!

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
Melissa (Reviews In A Pinch)
I don’t know how many more good things I can say about this series without overselling it. It’s a rare day for me to find a book that I really love, let alone an entire series/trilogy. I’m not too picky when it comes to actually reading books, but I’m definitely stingy with those 5 out of 5 ratings.

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’
Brigit Di Morbide
Sep 13, 2014 Brigit Di Morbide rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Brigit by: Tellulah Darling



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
I just love a series that keeps getting better with each book, and I have to say that Tellulah did it again. If possible this book is more awesome than the first one, which I totally loved. Her writing is just so fluent and effortless, and it transports you directly to the action.

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
Brianna C
As with the first, there is some major funny moments with classic Greek mythology. I liked the first one and felt this was about the same level. I just didn't love it like I keep hoping I will. It was interesting seeing the original characters learn more about themselves and try to figure out how to save humanity. My favorite part though, was definitely the new character Festos.

Sophie (aka Persephone) is pretty similar to the first. She is still snarky as hell and trying to get this stage of her
Gabic Reads
Original review at Gabic Reads. ARC received from author -- Thank you.

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
Francine Soleil
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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
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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
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Other Books in the Series

The Blooming Goddess Trilogy (3 books)
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  • My Life From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #3)
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