Wednesday, March 13, 2013

[Review] My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling

Title: My Ex From Hell
Author: Tellulah Darling
Series: The Blooming Goddess Trilogy (Book #1)
Publisher: Te Da Media
Expected publication date: April 1st, 2013.
Source: I receive an e-copy on a read-to-review basis from NetGalley
Blurb from Goodreads: 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 Thoughts: Being the first book on a series it makes a great first impression. I loved it from the very first page. The story is narrated from Sophie's point of view and it is awesome, because everything she thinks seem so authentic that you can actually say: "That's a teenage girl". I really like the witty dialogue and the snarky comments and the way that Sophie's mind works. 
I loved Hannah, the sidekick and best friend, who is beautiful and smart at the same time even if she's just human, she can kick some serious butts. 
Kai, well, he's infuriating! I just wanna shake him hard and yell at him for being such a jackass and then just kiss him and then slap him in the face (I'm not making any sense, am I?). 
About Theo, this mysterious best friend who has a lot of secrets and a wicked sense of humor... I really like this character, but that's mostly because I feel like he's hiding something and has all this mysterious vibe. We don't really get to know him in this book, but I'm hoping we'll get to the bottom of his personality in the next books. 
Bethany... she's a b*tch, a beautiful, powerful, self-centered b*tch. If I were Sophie I would have kill her as soon as I knew I was able to. Creepy much? Well, she totally deserves it!
I love the roll of mythology in the story and I've always been a huge fan of Greek mythology. I've read a lot of books which central theme is some Greek myth, but this one was somehow special. I really liked the way the information was treated and I loved that there wasn't info dump moments or anything. 
I love the dialog because it always felt right. It was authentic and never forced. Also, I really liked the titles for every chapter, they said so much about what's in them and most of them are hilarious. 
I have a lot fun reading this book, sometimes I even laughed out loud and I'm not usually like that while reading a book, but this one has some majorly funny stuff going on. However, that this book was funny doesn't mean that it was less deep.

I would recommend it to: Young Adult genre lovers, who likes Greek mythology and whoever who had enjoyed The Goddess Test or Percy Jackson series. 



“You think I'm a freak?" I asked carefully. 
"Only sexually. Maybe physically. Definitely mentally."

"Stranger things have happened, Neo. And it was Halloween"
"It was, Morpheus. But since I wasn't abducted, thrown into a shipping container, ans dent on my way to the Baltics to be sold into sex slavery, highly unlikely."
Hannah gave me a look of ultimate disbelief. "Right. That rack of yours would command such a good price"
"Try my highly prized virginity"
"I dunno. You've done a lot of biking."

"Fairies?" I muttered sacasrtically, painfully draggi8ng myself back over the fence.
"No such thing"
"Typical. Sparkly winged beings, sorry. Fire throwing ghost, no problem."

"My real name is Prometheus"
"And I am Bond, James Bond"

About the author (from her Goodreads page):

Tellulah Darling
1. YA Novelist
2. Alter ego of professional 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, flavored with pop culture. Awkwardness ensues.

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