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My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy Book One)
     

My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy Book One)

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by Tellulah Darling
 

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Romeo and Juliet had it easy.

Prior to the Halloween dance, Sophie figures her worst problems involve adolescent theatrics, bitchy teen 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.

Literally.

This breath stealing lip lock reawakens

Overview

Romeo and Juliet had it easy.

Prior to the Halloween dance, Sophie figures her worst problems involve adolescent theatrics, bitchy teen 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.

Literally.

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. All she’s gotta do is master her powers, save the world...

...and stop kissing Kai, Prince of the Underworld.

My Ex From Hell is a YA romantic comedy, Greek mythology smackdown, perfect for everyone who loves sassy girls that kick butt and the bad boys who infuriate them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780988054035
Publisher:
Te Da Media
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Series:
Blooming Goddess Trilogy , #1
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
685,117
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy Book One) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
This was a fabulously awesome read! I don’t know what I was expecting, but it certainly didn’t include laughing hysterically chapter after chapter into the early hours of the morning. I started this book before going to bed, thought I’d just read one or two chapters. Two hours later I had to force myself to stop reading as I was keeping my hubby awake with my laughter. Honestly, if you enjoy books by Janet Evanovich and Jennifer L. Armentrout, you’ll be head over heels for Tellulah Darling! Sophie, the main character who discovers she used to be a goddess, is absolutely hilarious. Actually, almost all the characters made me laugh out loud. I don’t mean you only laugh at an antic here or there, I’m saying you laugh ALL the time while reading this book. The things that happen to this poor girl is sometimes roll-on-the-floor funny, but mostly it’s the superb, snarky dialogue and Sophie’s inner thoughts that had me in stitches. Of course there are a lot of kick-butt battle scenes as well, and a nice big fat betrayal twist at the end, but I enjoyed this story mostly because it made me laugh. I absolutely adore the author’s easy writing style and the relaxed pacing of the story. Greek mythology galore, an original story, and imaginative world-building made it easy to immerse myself in Sophie’s world. I highly recommend this for all fans of mythology, smart-mouthed goddesses, and those who’ve always wanted a Swedish beauty queen brainiac for a best friend. This series is undoubtedly going to become a favorite with YA readers everywhere! I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Kai and Sophie are amazing and the greek gods part of the story was exciting and forced me to stay up until 3am to finish the book. I reccommend to all greek mythology lovers as well as lovers of a complicated love story (;
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
"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." Let me tell you, I fell in love with Sophie and this book pretty much from the first page. I found her awkward, mischievous, charming and snarky. Her inner dialogue was hysterical. I giggled my way through the biggest part of this book. The relationships with and interactions between Sophie and her friends were perfect. The characters worked together so very well. They complemented each other wonderfully. "Then I met a guy. I know that's the worst cliche ever. But sadly, it's true. And of course, me being me, he couldn't just be any bad boy. No. He had to be Kai, son of Hades, Lord of the Underworld." "For someone who protested so strongly against being considered human, he did an awfully good impression of a caveman." Oh, Kai. I didn't know what to think about him at first. Sure he was swoony. He's the son of Hades, he has to be somewhat tempting. I was afraid he would wind up being a total jerk. I was very, very wrong. The more I got to know him, I found I liked him every bit as much as Sophie. The two of them together just made me smile. While they had a very unorthodox introduction to each other in this life, their chemistry and attraction was undeniable. Which, it totally should be, given their past. Sure, there were the tiny little issues of him thinking she was dead and that fact that she was just learning her true identity, but when they collided something magical happened. Or, maybe I should say something mythical. "I'm Sophie Amalia Bloom. Longtime human, first time goddess." With the help of her friends Theo (Prometheus) and Hannah, Sophie navigates the crazy day-to-day life of being a goddess in high school. Either of which would have been enough of a challenge on its own. Not only does she have an arch nemesis, she's coming to terms with her history and future, her her new goddess powers and the fact that her best friend isn't exactly who she thought he was. Oh, and there's the small matter of the gorgeous god she's crushing on. The one who just might feel the same way about her as Sophie as he did when she was Persephone. What's a girl to do? "Who knew when I was cramming Greek mythology for my English final, I was studying the family tree?" I've never had much interest in books with characters based in/from mythology. I am so very glad I made an exception and picked up this book. I adore this series. After reading some heavier books lately, this was exactly what I needed. The characters were amazing, complex and likable. The storyline was fun and dramatic and utterly unputdownable. It had the perfect mix of humor, drama and romance - just what I want in a young adult book. I'd never read one of Tellulah Darling's books before now and I'm wondering what on Earth I was waiting for. I love her writing style. It was a breath of fresh air. Big, fuzzy hearts for her and this book! 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.
sandyemerson More than 1 year ago
There's no secret that I love books based on mythology and  I have to say that I really enjoyed this book.  It was fun, feisty and full of snark. Characters What made this story for me was Sophie (Persephone).  She was just so sassy, funny and had moments of pure snark.  But it was the type that was fun.  It made me laugh at her antics, not want to stab her with a spork, like some characters make me feeling like doing.  She was relatable.  She had 'Mommy' issues and had a quiet confidence in herself where it didn't matter that she was surrounded by pretty, yet sometimes, mean girls. I really liked the secondary characters.  Hannah was a gorgeous and bright.  Theo (or Prometheus) was someone I adored.  Just the whole way he was written really appealed to me.  And then there was Kai - the son of Hades. Seriously, I wanted to kick him at times.  One minute he was sweetly teasing, and the next, a massive flirt.  He was still adorable though and he was definitely a boy with a hidden agenda, which made me keen to see what he gets up to in the next book. Plot The plot was eked out slowly, I think.  It's hard to say what the plot was about because I think I've only read part of it in this first book.  I can see part, but not all of what is happening.  I know that there's some kind of feud going on.  I know or I think I know who the main players are going to be, but how I'm going to get there is a mystery.  And the ending was not so much a cliffhanger, but a teasing glance of what may occur next. Setting I enjoy boarding school settings and the fact that a Hades and Persephone re-telling was set there just made it all the more exciting for me.  I don't know what it is I like about characters who live away from home as opposed to them living with their family, but the parents are never seen, but I just do.  Mythology I think although it had been based in a very modern setting, it kept to the basic legends about the characters.  Prometheus, was exactly how the myths explained him, only a little poetic licence had been used because he was different.  I know that sounds weird, but I don't want to reveal to much about him.  I must admit he was one of my favorite characters. I also enjoyed how it took several aspects of Greek mythology including Cassandra's and twisted it into a plot I really enjoyed.   Romance I don't actually think there was any.  There was glimpses into a possible romance.  The story almost started off with two of our characters kissing after all.  But that's all there was.  I think this is going to be very much a love/hate thing between Sophie and Kai and I kind of enjoyed it being that way.  So if you're looking for swoony moments after that first initial kiss at the start of the book, well, I think you'll be kind of disappointed.  But it does make up for the lack of that department with other things. Writing Style There's no question at all that there's a lot  going on in this book and there's definitely not a chance to get bored.  Well, I don't think so anyway.  The novel was written in first voice, with Sophie, being the main character throughout the whole book.  The writing was simple and pleasant.  I didn't have any problem with it anyway.  And I read this book in about five hours.  It's a quick, fun and easy read. Overall I think it's easy to say that I really enjoyed this book.  So much so that I'll definitely be going on to read the sequel.  I have a kindle version of this book, but I want a paper copy for my shelf - that's how much I enjoyed this story.  I would recommend this to anyone who like Greek mythology and doesn't mind a bit of poetic licence to make the book interesting.  This book review was done by Sandy at Magical Manuscripts
heartjess More than 1 year ago
“Because when you’ve been around forever, you have to find something outside yourself to believe in or go mad. I believe in humanity. I believe in you.” ¿ Tellulah Darling, My Ex From Hell This book is hysterical.  Sophie Bloom is a quick witted, sharp-tongued teen who kisses a boy and finds out she used to kind of be a Greek goddess.  No pressure.  She also realizes this boy was her boyfriend -- the son of Hades.  Oops! The backdrop is a boarding school in British Columbia.  Sophie is a 'plain-Jane' who has two great friends (Hannah and Theo) and an arch-nemisis Bethany.  We start the book with an e-mail lamenting about how Sophie has just found out she is Persephone and how one Halloween night and a prank gone bad have changed her life forever.  And boy, did it ever. Sophie, through a hilarious set of events, meets Kai.  Kai is your ultimate hot-guy arse, chocked full of "I am awesome" material.  And when Kai kisses Sophie, she begins to remember her past life -- and Kai.  Kind of awkward. The book goes on and somehow manages to weave Greek mythology into this amazing story about a girl in high school.  I've read SO many Hades/Persephone retellings -- I never think the next one I find will be original -- and yet I am continually amazed.  This one takes the cake for most entertaining, hands down. Sure the book isn't deep and philosophical, but it is F-U-N fun.  And I have to wax poetic for a moment on some of the great one-liners Darling makes.  I mean, Prometheus' human last name is Rockman. ROCK MAN.  Seriously, the best.  (If you don't get this, please go read some mythology.  A quick Google search.  Wikipedia.  Anything, people.)  Really I just found myself wishing I had a friend like Sophie (or Tellulah!) growing up.  Life would have been a whole lot more colorful! And Kai isn't all flowers and hearts -- you spend half your time rolling your eyes and wanting to kick his ass -- and the other time wanting Sophie to get one of those "bone-crushing" kisses again.  The lack of consistency helped shape the story and made the romance part of the book less cut-and-dry. The relationships and dialogues between Hannah, Theo, and Sophie are so natural.  And SNARK galore.  This author is absolute perfection and will now be on my pre-order before reading the synopsis list.  Even if you aren't a huge Greek myth fan, this book has so much character you will find yourself laughing out loud and having a fabulous time doing it. Absolutely 5 out of 5 stars!
Andreat78 More than 1 year ago
With a fun take on Greek Mythology and a winsome heroine leading the way, My Ex From Hell is a story that is sure to please Young Adult Fantasy lovers. As someone who'd read the author's first book, Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls, I knew Tellulah Darling could tell a fun story. But with it being realistic fiction and this being fantasy, I did wonder if I would like My Ex From Hell as well. But with the story's interesting spin on Greek Mythology and cast of fun characters, I did enjoy the story. Like a lot of readers, I enjoy a book set at a boarding school. Close quarters leads to a lot of drama typically, but when you add the fact that a lot of the characters are gods and godessess, well, that makes for some extra drama, danger, and excitement. Sophie Bloom (great name!) was a great Young Adult heroine. She is a girl who'd always managed to fit in at her school, though she's not the most popular. She has great friends, Hannah and Theo, and despite an unloving mother, she is a happy girl. Her sense of humor is what really won me over. And that held true even as Sophie's world began to change in unimaginable ways. Learning that you are Persephone will throw you for a loop, or two. The girl managed to answer every insane situation with a bit of lively self-deprecation and snark. Of course, there's a guy, or god, it would seem. And this one is a doozy. Kai is possibly the love of Sophie's past life. He's gorgeous, powerful, sometimes charming, and she often can't even stand him. It doesn't help matters that Kai is the son of Hades, who as you know, has a complicated history with Persephone. In this version of the myth, it's his son, Kai, who has the relationship with Persephone, but still, he can't be trusted. My Ex From Hell was pure fun. The story was clever, exciting and fast-paced. The characters were hilarious and endearing. The ending was full of action and surprise, and definitely left me ready for the next story in the series. This is a great story for teens that is sure to win their imagination. There are so many re-imaginings of Greek Myths out there, but this one should not be overlooked.
InkandPage More than 1 year ago
Rating: 3.5 The Low Down: It may be called Hope Park Progressive School, but there are still all of the strata from popular to unpopular (no progress there). Hoping to humiliate resident Queen Bee/mean girl Bethany, Sophie comes up with a fool-proof plan: incapacitate Bethany, don a red wig, then go meet Mr. Mysterious at Bethany’s pre-planned rendezvous. What Sophie didn’t plan on was meeting her ex. That she didn’t even know she had. Things are starting to get weird. Sophie starts to have flashes of information; her best guy friend, Theo, says he can’t tell her anything; and Kai, Mr. Mysterious, says she has to remember for herself. But it’s all Greek to her. Literally. From her true identity, to the story of her death and rebirth and what could happen to humanity if she doesn’t “fix” everything, it’s almost more than a high schooler can take. And she still has to go to class. Best Thang ‘Bout It: As I said recently in another review, I LOVE Greek myths, so I was thrilled that this story was crammed full of Hades, Zeus and the rest. What makes it more fun is the humor and snark that it liberally poured over each chapter. I’m Cranky Because: Even by the end, I do not understand Kai’s attraction to Bethany. I mean, other than the beauty. And attitude. Whatever. The Bottom Line: A fun book that is full of action, adventure, smartassery and some pretty decent kissing. My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling was published today by Te Da Media. A free copy of this book was given to Ink and Page in return for an honest review. Big thanks to NetGalley/the Publisher/the Author. Genre: Young Adult Fiction Fantasy Paranormal Romance Series Ages: 13 and up You Might Want to Know: A lil profanity and such