My Date From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy Book Two)

My Date From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy Book Two)

by Tellulah Darling

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Overview

Breaking up is easy. Dating is deadly.

Sophie has to unlock Persephone’s memories if she has any hope uncovering the ritual to stop Zeus and Hades from taking over the world.

Even if it means striking a deal with the Goddess of Love. What choice does she have?

The mission: stop Hermes from turning mean girl Bethany into a global mega-celebrity.

The catch? Work with the Prince of the Underworld.

With the Goddess of Love involved, and being forced to work with her ex, Sophie has her hands full.

How hard could it be?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988054066
Publisher: Te Da Media
Publication date: 08/15/2013
Series: Blooming Goddess Trilogy , #2
Pages: 388
Sales rank: 734,781
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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My Date From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy Book Two) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
BookishThings More than 1 year ago
Tellulah Darling is definitely one of my fave new to me authors. I read My Ex From Hell last year, and loved the witty, and fun, characters that Darling created. My Date From Hell didn’t disappoint. I think it’s great that Sophie is trying to figure out how Kai feels about her, and not Persephone. We get to see a different side of Kai also. He’s still completely arrogant, but he has his sweet moments too. :D We also get to meet new characters!!!! Pierce is great, he’s not in the entire book, but his presence is definitely known. I also fell in love with Festos. He’s such a fun character, and is easily BFF material. Everything in this novel is fast paced. The entire book is spent trying to find Hermes, and stop his campaign with Bethany. They come up against some crazy situations. I also couldn’t stand Bethany at all. I felt sorry for her at times in My Ex From Hell, but wow! She takes her being adored by all to a whole new level. We also get some sweet, and some juicy scenes. I loved this book, and can’t wait to read more. I have to know what’s going to happen next after the revelations at the end.
ABrantley More than 1 year ago
This is such a fun series! If you're looking for something more upbeat than the Twilight series and more adult than Harry Potter, The Blooming Goddess Trilogy is the series for you. I absolutely adored this book and wish there had been books like this when I was in high school. My Date From Hell is sassy, sexy, and fun, fun, fun!
rockygirl1 More than 1 year ago
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 perfectly.  Anyway, back to the story. This series is such an amazing contrast between teenage life and Greek mythology.  Not too much of either one, but enough to pull you in and make you really care about the characters and interested, but still reminding you that there is this whole mythology thing going on. As a huge fan of Percy, this one was so much fun to read.  The characters start out a little bit older and just jump off the page at you.  There are great relationships with each other and I found myself tearing though the book so excited for each page, until I got to the ending. Guess now I have to wait oh so impatiently for the next one in the series to find out how it all ends.  Hopefully that will be soon, yes?
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
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 hardly allows the reader time to take a deep enough breath before plunging into the next action sequence. The romance between Sophie and Kai heats up, and if that’s a plus point for me (who isn’t one for romance in books), then it should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect. The lighthearted tone throughout this novel adds to the enjoyment thereof and keeps the story flowing. But of course, the real star of the show is our lovely protagonist, Sophie, who is the personification of brave and witty. I absolutely adore her character. And as much as she shines in her role as innocent-bystander-thrust-into-the-middle-of-a-supernatural-war, many secondary characters – especially Sophie’s friends – help make this book a hit.   As per what I’ve grown accustomed to in My Ex from Hell, this sequel sure doesn’t disappoint. The writing is clever and concise, the dialogue is natural, and the characterization for each character is realistic and believable. Tellulah Darling sets the bar high for the next book in this series and I’m even more excited than I was before to read more from this author. I’d recommend My Date from Hell to anyone looking for a read that would make them laugh, take them on a mindboggling fantasy adventure and leave them feeling as good as when coming off an adrenaline-pumping theme-park ride. Just in case I wasn’t clear enough before, I’m saying you should get the first book and this one and add both to your to-read list asap!
salarsen More than 1 year ago
A Good'ole YA Twist on a Well-Known Greek Myth. Humor and wit abound in Book II of this take on Greek Mythology's own Persephone! So this is Book II in this series. I want to mention the prologue. Some readers like them, while others don't. This one is effective in that it gives an adventurous and humorous rendition of the story to date starting with: The Cheat Sheet to My Life Thus Far.  Darling has another hit on her hands. Sophie is hilariously sly, yet streams in streaks of real, too. She's the girl in the crowd who will say what everyone else is thinking but are too chicken or wound up in their social status to be honest. She's strong and comes out with some slamming snark to boot. Seriously. There were many times, while reading, that I found myself wishing I could high-five her. That, in itself, made this a fun read. (Just a note: although this is definitely teen appropriate, I'd recommend it to older teens. Some references hold sexual innuendos, but nothing offensive.) Without giving too much away, the romance-in-waiting between Kai and Sophie (really a teenage Persephone) hosts much tension and heat; heat which eventually fans to full on fire. But, as one would expect, obstacles find ways to block their path to each other, leading the two, along with a few 'young' mythological characters, on a journey to jog Sophie's Persephone memory. There's athleticism, fantasy, and excitement as the group moves closer to reaching their goals. The writing is vivid, especially the dialog, which gives the characters so much uniqueness. I truly enjoyed Kai and Sophie's dysfunctional relationship. An elevating emotional level is also present as the story progresses to the climax. Kai and Sophie learn to trust each other, and then there are moments of question and doubt. The twist of teenage Sophie longing for a mother/daughter relationship like her-past-goddess-self Persephone had with her mother Demeter was a nice add. Even though it's of Greek element, teen girls of today will surely relate to this part of the story.  The cast of supporting characters is masterful, each adding dimension to the story. There are gods with ditsy personas and some who act like the next televangelist. Fee is by far my favorite secondary character. He's funny, intelligent, and taps upon a few fantastic elements of society today. FYI: An added twist at the end made my head spin. I can't wait for Book III. Oh, the angst! 
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
Sigh. This series. IS SO MUCH FUN! I love it! I have been closed to review requests because I am drowning in all the books, but when Tellulah contacted me to read this I was like 'Oh heck yes.' I missed Sophie and crew so it was awesome to pick back up with them to find out what was in store for them next! And whew! Poor girl can't seem to get a break! It's hard enough being a teenager, but to find out you're actually a goddess who has no recollection of her former identity but has some supercool powers? Oh, and to top it all off- Sophie has to recover her memories in order to stop Hades and Zeus. No big deal. Just another day in the life of Sophie Bloom. Sophie is such an awesome main character. She's full of snark, sass, and still manages to keep her wits about her even when it seems like all the forces are against her. With that being said, Sophie doesn't show moments of weakness or vulnerability very often. Having grown up with a foster mother who does not nurture and treat her as a young girl should be treated, Sophie's exterior is not easily cracked. She can't deny that she's attracted to Kai, even though she's quite pissed at him in the beginning because of previous events. Yet the two are thrown back together in this book and must work together to discover the ritual location and stop Zeus and Hades from causing chaos. Oh, Kai. That boy completely won me over in this book. He was a little sketchy in the last book because we weren't really sure where his allegiances lay, and while I still remained wary of him, he has some great moments in this book. He's not all bad boy- he also shows us moments of weakness and vulnerability like Sophie, and when he's not being a sarcastic, cocky boy (err god) wonder, he's quite likeable. Sophie and Kai's relationship plays a large role in this book because the two are trying to figure out reality from illusion and determine whether the other's feelings are real or a product of circumstance. I felt for Sophie- and because she has never really been on the receiving end of love (with the exception of her besties Theo and Hannah), she has serious issues trusting Kai. Once she starts to really fall for him, she is afraid that he won't feel the same for her, but only have feelings for Persephone. Sophie really struggles with that because while she is Persephone, she is still Sophie and wants to be loved as such. This book really took a fun turn as Sophie and her friends spent more time chasing down the other gods (Hephaestus, Aphrodite, and Hermes). Hephaestus, or Festus, was a great addition to Sophie's group. She originally went to seek his help to help her regain her memories, but he ended up tagging along with the group, as he has history with another of Sophie's friends. Sophie seeks out Aphrodite and Hermes to help stop the madness that is known as 'Everyone loves Bethany and she is mind controlling the entire school!' Because let's face it: mean girls can't win. Hannah and Theo are also back and better than ever- both standing strong by Sophie's side as her best friends- even though both are dealing with their own love lives. We also have a new addition in Pierce, who is actually Eros (or Cupid), and watching him interact with the group was also a great time. That is, when he's not busy shooting arrows and accidentally throwing kinks into everyone's well laid plans. The book does end on a cliffhanger and I didn't see any of that coming. My heart hurt for Sophie because she's really just a victim in everything that's happening. Yes, she may be Persephone, but at the same time she's not. She's still Sophie and everything that's led her to this moment are because of her and her alone- not the goddess. Darling has done such a great job of taking a YA novel and setting and weaving in Greek mythology- which as we all know is my favorite. Add in sassy girls, swoony boys, betrayal, love, friendship, and pissed off gods and you've got yourself a fantastic second novel in the Blooming Goddess Trilogy. Bring on the final book My Life From Hell! *Received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
Sophie and friends are back in the second installment of the The Blooming Goddess series and this time they have a whole new cast of mythological friends with them. Aphrodite, Zeus, Hades, Apollo, Hephaestus (Festos) and Artemis join Kyrillos (Kai), Prometheus (Theo) and our other favorites in a new story filled with the same snark, drama and romance as the first book in the series, My Ex From Hell, had. I was every bit as entranced with this story as I was the first. “Had Kai come with a medicine label it would have read: take sparingly. Side effects may include full body tingling, inability to catch a breath due to tightening ribs, and wonkyheadedness.” Kai is amazing in this book. He’s even more swoon-worthy than he was in the first book. His true feelings for Sophie are starting to shine through, though neither of them are quite ready to make the jump, even with Aphrodite around, flinging arrows at unsuspecting people. Sophie handles all the ups and downs, the mythological nightmare she’s facing, with the humor and attitude I have come to expect from her. There were lots of laugh out loud funny moments in this book as well. “The ritual is us declaring our love. Not having sex.” “No, no, no. It’s one thing to have sex. Fleas have sex.” I was gesturing madly in agitation by this point. “Love is supposed to involve choice. You can’t force people to fall in love and then hinge saving the world on it. Who does that?” “Get over yourself, Sophie, because like it or not, not only am I not going anywhere, I just made it my personal mission to get you to fall for me so hard, you won’t know which way is up. And I won’t need an arrow to do it!” Sophie gets some pretty disconcerting news in this book: in order to save the world, she and Kai have to admit their love for each other. She was all prepared to have sex with him in order to save the world, but love? She’s not sure she can go there. She’s not even sure she likes him. (Ok, she totally does, she’s just not ready to admit it.) But, Kai’s also keeping secrets. Who will take the jump first? Honesty when it comes to love is scary, especially when the fate of the world hinges on it. “I, the queen of being in her head, was mindless, thoughtless, and speechless. I was overwhelmed with Kai in the best way possible.” The plot of this book is so fantastic and action-filled, I don’t want to give anything else away. You really just have to read it for yourself. Get wrapped up in Sophie and Kai’s back and forth, the ridiculously adorable crush shared by Theo and Festos, the rise of the idol Bethany and all the godly Drama. (Yes, Drama with a capital “D.”) I guarantee you’ll fall in love with the characters and get as sucked in as I was. The story is unique and littered with pop-culture references that were just plain genius. “Goddesses aren’t half as challenging as humans. You drive me nuts and I still can’t stay away from you.” To say I’m anxiously awaiting the third book in this series would be a gigantic understatement. This one ended with quite a cliffhanger. Whether you like mythology or not, if you enjoy a great contemporary young adult book, you HAVE to pick this series up. You will not be disappointed. With humor and heart, Tellulah Darling knocked it out of the park again! I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All quotes come from the review copy and may differ from the final version.
V-Rundell More than 1 year ago
MY DATE FROM HELL is a YA paranormal romance, is a perfect blend of snark, fantasy and swoon! It begins where it should—with Sophie being tortured within an inch of her life by her dad, Zeus. Family, ain’t it grand? Still Sophie—a reincarnation of Persephone—can’t reclaim the memories she’s being tortured to divulge. So she battles on. In the process she frees herself, and Kai—Kyrillos, son of Hades—who is likewise up for execution. Sophie returns to her Vancouver boarding school to learn her magically-enhanced-bully, Bethany, is poised to claim supreme star-status with the help of Hermes—god of tricksters. Oh, and Sophie has less than two months to regain Persephone’s memories and fall in love with Kai, or humanity is doomed. But Sophie can’t seem to let go of her fears that Kai will only love her for Persephone’s sake, and not her own. And that’s kinda not so okay with Sophie. Though Eros and Aphrodite toss in some magic, Sophie can’t overcome her own romantic notion that a person should be really in love, not simply faking it. Kai gets it, and he’d like to let her know his own feelings on the matter, but hey, gods have their pride. In order to unravel Persephone’s memories, Sophie turns to master caster-Hephestus-also known by his hipster name, Festos. And, he’s game to help if Sophie can maybe sway Theo into looking his way again. Oh, and Eros volunteers to rescue the brain-drain, but it’s gonna hurt. So the merry bunch takes off after Hermes, on a date arranged by Aphrodite, to cut the cord on Bethany’s villainous popularity. The date between Sophie and Kai soon becomes a Game of Death to rescue Hannah and gain Hermes’ cooperation. Along the way Sophie begins to see that Kai isn’t all bubbly over Persephone any longer. No, he’s realized that Sophie’s a pretty extraordinary gal—what with her snark and her magic powers and her saving the day. In fact, Sophie’s willingness to accept Kai is what returns Persephone’s memories. Now she knows who tried to kill her years ago in Hades. And, sadly, that person is back to finish the job.