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My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling

My Ex From Hellby Tellulah Darling

My Ex From Hell
by Tellulah Darling

My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1)

By: Tellulah Darling

Release Date: April 1, 2013

Rating: 2 stars

Summary: 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.

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.

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.

 

Review: I really liked “Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls” so I am SO disappointed that I didn’t care for this one. Sam Cruz was a bit shallow and rude, but it was hilarious and fun to read. There were a few good moments, but I just didn’t feel the same about this book.

First of all, I couldn’t connect with the characters. There was just something about Sophie that I just didn’t like. She’s not really the shy girl that gets bullied, nor is she the spunky girl who doesn’t give a crap about what others think. She’s just kind of hard to place. And yes, the queen bee Bethany was a total bitch, but Sophie wasn’t a lovable character herself, and I just did not get the warm and fuzzies from her.

And Kai? I really wish he had made me swoon. Or, I wish he was the type of jerk that frustrated you, but you can’t help but be intrigued and turned on/lured in. But really, he was just an ass in this book. And I just couldn’t help but be annoyed every time Sophie and Kai bickered.

Now the plot itself was just all over the place. It wasn’t that I minded that Darling disregarded pretty much everything we learned in mythology. No, it was I felt a lot happened, and everything rushed by too fast, and I just felt that Darling really didn’t give much thought into all the scenes. I understand this is supposed to be a quick, fun read. But honestly, I’m not sure why she wrote some of the things she did. (see my spoiler on Goodreads)

I don’t know. Maybe it’s because I’ve read so many stories about Hades and Persephone. Or maybe it’s because I’ve been reading a lot of mythology books lately. Or, I don’t know. I know this is not a book to analyze, especially after reading “Sam Cruz,” and I never planned to. It’s just that there were too many holes, and because I couldn’t relate to any of the characters, I just couldn’t like it.

Go to Katy’s review on Goodreads.

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