Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Xpresso Presents My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1) by Tellulah Darling

My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling 
(The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1) 
Publication date: April 1st 2013 
Genres: Young Adult


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, Sophie figures her worst problems involve adolescent theatrics, bitchy 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 of Spring. She’s key to saving humanity in the war between the Underworld and Olympus, target numero uno of Hades and Zeus, and totally screwed.

Plus there’s also the little issue that Sophie’s last memory as Persephone was just before someone tried to murder her.

Big picture: master her powers, get her memories back, defeat Persephone’s would be assassin, and save the world. Also, sneak into the Underworld to retrieve stolen property, battle the minions of Hades and Zeus, outwit psycho nymphs, slay a dragon, rescue a classmate, keep from getting her butt expelled from the one place designed to keep her safe …

… and stop kissing Kai, Prince of the Underworld.

My Ex From Hell is a romantic comedy/Greek mythology smackdown. Romeo and Juliet had it easy.


My Review

5 of 5 Hades And Kai

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 wanted no I needed more of him.

Sophie she is the life of the party and she is so funny. She has to save the world and try to stop kissing Kai which is impossible because once she kissed him the first time things changed and they will never be the same. She has to stop the fighting between Hades and Zeus. The war is between the Underworld and Olympus and how can the Goddess of Spring save the world? Sophie is Persephone and someone tried to murder her and she has no memory of it. What is she to do? Is her memories going to come back or will they stay hidden deep and the murderer remain free?

All Sophie wants to do is learn how to master her powers. She needs her memories back in order to find out who tried to kill her. Then she has to kill her would be killer. Oh and if that is not enough she has to save the world from destruction. Can Sophie do it all or will she crack?

When the going gets desperate, the desperate send email 

To: ???? 


Subject: Seriously? 

Dear Your Royal Imperialness Demeter, Goddess of Grain and Fertility, Preserver of Marriage, and Bringer of Seasons, 

Or can I just call you Mom? 

Bet you never thought you’d be hearing from me. Sorry for not having written sooner, but until about twelve hours ago, I didn’t know you existed. Nothing personal. 

See, yesterday, I was plain old Sophie Bloom. My life sucked in your typical 16-year-old ways. I was stuck here at Hope Park Progressive School on probation again (“mouthy behavior”), dealing with cliquish poseurs, rampant hormones, blah blah blah. 

Then I met a guy. I know that’s the worst cliché ever. But sadly, it’s true. And of course, me being me, he couldn’t be just any bad boy. No. He had to be Kai, son of Hades, Lord of the Underworld. Anyway, he was really hot and there was this bone-melting kiss and … whatever. The point is, before he showed up, I thought I was human. Afterward, well, let’s just say everything changed. Who knew when I was cramming Greek mythology for my English final, I was studying the family tree? 

They say when you die, your whole life supposedly flashes before your eyes. When Kai and I kissed, here’s what flashed before mine—Mount Olympus, Zeus, the Underworld, Hades, and you. But that wasn’t my life. Or was it? 

Here’s the Wiki version. (Do you have Wi-Fi on Mt. Olympus?) Turns out I’m Persephone. Me, Goddess of Spring and Embodiment of Earth’s Fertility? Ew! Which makes me your kid, Hades’ target, and totally screwed. In the myth version, I’m the innocent maiden, you’re the grieving mother, and we’re reunited with great joy. Guess that’s why they call it a myth. 

I know I sound like a nut bar. And maybe I’ll wake up in a padded room restrained for my own safety. But in that moment with Kai, it felt real. Like I knew who I was. Or used to be. Those were my memories flashing before my eyes—not some fantasy or hallucination. Part of me remembered those moments. But where do I go from here? And is there an online tutorial I can take? 

I don’t exactly have your email. But if you’re a goddess, maybe you’ll know I’m writing. That I really need my mom right now. And if not—well, I guess I’ll save this for my obituary. Which I’ll probably need pretty soon because of the gods-wanting-me-dead thing. 

Take care. 


a.k.a. Persephone 

a.k.a. Goddess of Spring 

a.k.a. Your Daughter




Tellulah Darling
1. YA Novelist
2. Alter ego of former screenwriter and instructor
3. Sassy minx

Geeks out over: cool tech.
Squees for: great storytelling.
Delights in: fabulous conversation.
Writes about: where love meets comedy. Awkwardness ensues.

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1 comment:

Tellulah Darling said...

Tee, thanks so much for hosting My Ex From Hell! And I promise you many great things to come for Theo in book two... hee hee