My Date From Hell by Tellulah Darling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
GENRE: Young Adult
THEME: Mythology, Romance, Humor
REVIEW: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 final book! If you haven’t read the first in the series, it’s a must since a lot happens that leads to where this one starts.
My Date from Hell follows once again Sophie, who still doesn’t have her memories back from her past life as Persephone aka the Goddess of Spring and Savior of Humanity. She is face to face with her father and the fact that he wants answers and doesn’t believe that she doesn’t have her memories back. But meeting her very angry father Zeus is just the beginning of her problems, she needs to stop both him and Hades, as well as figure out her feeling for Kai aka Hades’ son. But nothing ever seems to go as planned and Sophie will need to takes things in her own hands to save humanity and maybe find love along the way.
Sophie is just down right awesome, she totally rocks and has my kind of sense of humor with her major sarcasm. Darling doesn’t falter when it comes to building Sophie’s character, she is growing up as the book moves forward but she stays true to who she is and who she wants to be. She and Kai have a lot of screen time together, their feelings for each other are important to stopping their fathers, but Kai is one tough cookie to like. He frustrates Sophie to no end but also manages to make her heart skip a beat with that charm.
Kai is still as frustrating as ever, but also lovable enough to make me want to smack him in the face. Kai is a tough character to figure out, not knowing his true intensions or if he has other plans that will help Sophie and himself against Zeus and Hades. Their relationship develops a lot this time around in a positive way, Sophie discovers a bit about her past life and the Kai may not be all that bad. I’m going to root for these two to figure things out and beat their parent, but they have a lot of angst against them that they need to push out of the way.
Overall this was another fantastic addition to this trilogy, the mythology is all there but spiced up with Darlings fantastic writing a sense of humor. There are some serious tones along the way, but I always had a smile on my face with the fun secondary characters and introductions to some new faces aka Aphrodite and Cupid! The pace is quick and every page has a new challenge for the duo. The ending had my questioning so many things, I have no idea what’s going to happen now and seriously want the next book asap! I definitely can’t wait for the final book and I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for a happy ending for them all.
RECOMMENDATION:This is a young adult novel that will suck you into the Greek mythology with lots of laughs. Fans of Aimee Carter’s Goddess Test series and Jennifer Armentrout’s Covenant series will love the second in the Blooming Goddess series by Tellulah Darling.
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Don’t miss My Life From Hell, releasing March 20, 2014. Which is also spring equinox and the date of Sophie's final showdown with Zeus and Hades in the book.
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Goodreads links to other books in this series: Book 1 | Book 2.5 (Get your FREE copy here: http://bit.ly/18BArwG)
Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?
1. YA romantic comedy author because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.
2. Alter ego of former screenwriter.
3. Sassy minx.
Geeks out over: cool tech.
Squees for: great storytelling.
Delights in: fabulous conversation.
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 fun writing young adult romantic comedy novels. Her tales span contemporary, teen fantasy romance, and YA Greek mythology, and range from stand alone books to series. For Tellulah, teen romance is the most passionate, intense, and awkward there is – a comedy goldmine. Plus smart, mouthy, teen girls rock.
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