(The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #2)
by Tellulah Darling
Release Date: 10/31/13
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 inMy Date From Hell. Love meets comedy with a whole lot of sass in book two of this teen fantasy romance series. Breaking up is easy; dating is deadly.
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This series is a fun twist on Greek Mythology. It’s got a definite humorous thing going for it with lots of great characters. It’s also got a fun love story and adorable side characters. It’s definitely an enjoyable read.
Sophie is a funny character. She’s one of those people that I don’t think could handle silence something has to always be coming out of her mouth or going in her head. She makes me laugh. I love that even though she is insecure she likes to walk around and tell people she is awesome. When she gets knocked down or……...well you’ll just have to read for that. She says you know I’m not the girl you can take out and she fights back. She always fights back.
I love the friendship between Sophie, Hannah and Theo because it’s solid in the face of all. Plus at least nobody is trying to hide anything. Even though Hannah is just plain old mortal she knows about the rest of them. They also have an interesting mix of personalities. Then you add Festos’ and Kai into the mix and it’s a rag tag band of misfits working to save the world. One task at a time because nothing really comes easy. Hey you need to do this but then we are going to screw this and this up and so you have to fix those things first and then you can do this. I liked that the crew goes on an adventure together traveling all over the place and getting out of crazy situations. You also learn more about each of the characters in the process.
I cringe whenever Bethany is around. I was assuming we wouldn’t be able to avoid her because of what happened in book one but ugh. I really can’t stand that girl with the passion of a thousands suns. (I don’t know what that means really).
The chemistry between Sophie and Kai is hot hot hot. When the two of them are in the same scene i just swoon with excitement. I love the way they are in that kind of hate/love relationship but also can’t resist each other. Besides the Aphrodite intervention there are some parts that heat up like...the island. Ya one of my favorite parts. I love reading every scene they are in together because even when they aren’t getting along you love them.
I also love how Greek Mythology is infused in there but sometimes the myths are changed a bit. Like with Hephaestus who I was like say what when they talked about his love interest but then they explain what happened and why it’s not just like the myth we know. I thought that was very cool. I like how the different myths of each of the gods are portrayed. it’s even more interesting to me how in this version Hades is not the hot one his son is. I’ve gotten used to the dark misunderstood Hades in most retellings lately that it is funny to see him a different light. He’s not a major player, Zeus and him are more in the far off sense even though they are around in the beginning of the book.
Wow the ending was twisty, crazy and crushing. I’m still hungover from it. I need the next book badly.
Other Books in the Series
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. Also get your copy of A Date of Godlike Proportions (2.5) for FREE
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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