Friday, 4 October 2013

My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling - Book Tour Review

My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling

Published: 1st April by Te Da Media
Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy / Mytholog
Page Count: 272
Format: eBook
Source: Xpresso Book Tours

Synopsis: 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.


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.
Purchase: Amazon UK* / Amazon US / B&N / Kobo / TBD

3 / 5 stars

I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of My Ex From Hell for part of a book tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours, this will in no way effect my opinion on the book!

My Ex From Hell is about plain ol' regular Sophie Bloom at boarding school, with her best friends Hannah and Theo, and has the best Halloween prank planned to take down Queen Bee Bethany a notch or two.

This is where Sophie's regular life comes to a quick end.

On Halloween night she sneaks out to corrupt Bethany's current cute boys' opinion of her, only things don't exactly go to plan.

The boy in question is Kai, he's dreamy and giving off all kinds of bad boy vibes and gives Sophie a breathtaking kiss.

For real.

The kiss wakes up all kinds of memories that Sophie shouldn't have, but she does because uh-oh secrets loose now. She's actually Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Kai is the son of Hades. Recipe for disaster?

Well actually more like the recipe for ending Hades and Zeus' war against each other, but whilst Sophie starts regaining some of her memories from her life as Persephone, she doesn't remember everything and is fuzzy on some vital information - like who tried to kill her and what was the plan to stop Zeus and Hades all out war on Earth.

On her route to remembering she has some tricky obstacles to pass - including a Dragon - and of course school to study for (I'm super happy we actually got to see Sophie try and balance a normal life whilst trying to deal with being a Goddess, it made it more believable).

I really enjoyed the storyline, and the regaining of Sophie's previous memories, plus the whole dealing with a Dragon chapters were great. However there are a few things I didn't like which is why its stuck at three stars.

The sarcasm and humour that comes across in the beginning was light and great, but because every important character seemed to have some kind of sarcastic joke to say it became a little overbearing, however I think the sequel could potentionally loose some of the snark when Sophie has full memory, I'm hoping she will become  a whole new character you know? We'll get to see the Persephone side of her but that will create a new Sophie who is all Sophie and all Persephone, rather than just a bit of Persephone.

I also didn't really get Kai's fascination of Bethany but I'm thinking thats probably more to do with the fact we're seeing Bethany from Sophies point of view, and as she hates her then of course so do the readers.

I'm looking forward to the sequel a lot though, because it definitely has some lovely loose ends to tie up. I need questions answering so I'm hooked and I want to know more about the Kai that Persephone loved, not the mystery we've been dealing with.

Author Bio
Tellulah Darling
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Tellulah Darling

1. YA Novelist

2. Alter ego of former screenwriter and instructor

3. Sassy minx

Geeks out over: cool tech.
Squees for: great storytelling.
Delights in: fabulous conversation.
Writes about: where love meets comedy, awkwardness ensuses.

1 x eBook copy of My Ex from Hell (INT)
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If you could be any of the Gods from Greek Mythology, who would you be and why?
Giveaway closes on October 18th

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  1. I really appreciated you hosting My Ex From Hell today! :) Thank you.

    1. No worries, can't wait to hear about her future adventures. Thank you c:

  2. If I could be any Greek god, I would be Apollo because he is the embodiment of perfectionism.


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