Series: The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #2
Also in this series: My Ex from Hell
Published by Te Da Media on 12/9/13
Genres: Fairy Tales Legends & Mythology, Greek & Roman, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Source: Blog Tour
My content rating: PG16+? (Sex is discussed, but never shown; LGBT relationship)
Sophie Bloom’s junior year has been a bit of a train wreck. After the world’s greatest kiss re-awakened Sophie’s true identity as Persephone (Goddess of Spring and Savior of Humanity), she fought her dragon-lady guidance counselor to the death, navigated mean girl Bethany’s bitchy troublemaking, and dealt with the betrayal of her backstabbing ex, Kai (sexy Prince of Darkness). You’d think a girl could catch a break.
With Zeus stepping things up, it’s vital that Sophie retrieve Persephone’s memories and discover the location of the ritual to stop Zeus and Hades. So when Aphrodite strikes a deal that can unlock Sophie’s pre-mortal past, what choice does the teen goddess have but to accept?
The mission: stop media mogul Hermes from turning Bethany into a global mega-celebrity. The catch? Aphrodite partners Sophie and Kai to work together … and treat this suicide mission as a date. Which could work out for Sophie’s plan to force Kai to admit his feelings for her–if she doesn’t kill him first.
Add to that the fact that BFF Theo’s love life and other BFF Hannah’s actual life are in Sophie’s hands, and suddenly being a teenager—even a godlike one—seems a bit like … well, hell. Whatever happened to dinner and a movie?
The YA romantic comedy, Greek mythology fireworks continue to fly in My Date From Hell. Breaking up is easy; dating is deadly.
I LOVED My Date From Hell!! This book included everything I loved about the first book, but it was even better because I was totally on board with Kai and Sophie this time! The negatives:
- Annoying deities. This is nitpicking, but Aphrodite was really annoying to me. I hated her New York accent (which often made me picture her as a dumb hick instead of a vapid Jersey Shore girl) and she just bugged me. Luckily, she wasn’t a huge character in the book, so it wasn’t such a big deal that she annoyed me.
- Kai and Sophie. If you read my review for book #1 in this series, you know that I wasn’t 100% on board with Kai in the first book. He came off as a little too much of a jerk and I just wasn’t feeling him. Well, I’m happy to report that, in this book, that problem was remedied pretty much right from the start. We got to see the softer side of Kai at the beginning of this book. By the time I got to the end, I was on the Kai cheerleading squad! LOVE him!!
- Friends. Just like in the first book, Sophie’s friends are a huge part of the book. Hannah was as adorable as ever with her combination of nerdy brains and beauty. Also, Theo softened up a bit with the addition of a love interest (a God – who was great fun!). The fun banter between Sophie and her friends was just as good as in the first book. You’re sure to find yourself laughing at their antics!
- The action and the ending. This book kept me on my toes – it started out with a bang and just kept going that way. Then there was the ending – I did NOT see the ending to this book coming – not at all!! It left me shocked and desperately waiting for book #3!
My Date From Hell is an amazingly funny, exciting read! Greek mythology was never this much fun in school! 5/5 stars.
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About the Author
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.