My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling
Series: The Blooming Goddess #1
Genre: YA Mythology
Release Date: Apr 1 / 2013
Publisher: Te Da Media
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 teen 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 YA romantic comedy/Greek mythology smackdown. Love meets comedy with a whole lot of sass in book one of this teen fantasy romance series. Compared to Kai and Sophie, Romeo and Juliet had it easy.
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My Ex From Hell was an enjoyable that had me laughing a lot of times. 'Cause, damn, that girl's got sass. I originally wanted to pick this up because of the Greek Mythology. I'm always on a lookout for a great mythology book.
This book is about Sophie Bloom who is Persephone and how she is supposed to save the world. From the title, I thought the ex would be Hades but it's actually Hades's son, Kai. Things were quite switched around. I thought Theo was Hermes but he was actually Prometheus. This first book was more about Sophie coming into her powers and saving her friend, Cass.
The thing I enjoyed the most about this book is definitely the humour and the sarcastic things that Sophie would say. I laughed a lot of times and I don't even remember the last book that was this funny! The adventure and super powers were fun to read as well. She took quite sometime to figure everything out and I liked that. If she just came into it naturally, I wouldn't like her as much.
As for the love interest, of course it is Kai, the ex from Hell. I actually don't like Kai much because of the various things that he did. I actually like Theo better as a love interest but I don't think that would happen any time in the future. Kai just wasn't a likable person (at least to me). He was always flaunting some other girls in Sophie and I found that really stupid and annoying of him.
Overall, My Ex From Hell is a humourous Greek mythology book that had me laughing and hanging on for more action coming. I would recommend this to all mythology fans or just anyone looking for a fun read :)