Thursday, June 25, 2015

Review: My Date From Hell by Tellulah Darling

Book Blurb:

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.

Yeah, right.

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. 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.

My Review:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Another-World, Hysterical, Royal-Court, Supernatural--

Sophie has been kidnapped by her father, Zeus, and is being tortured to find out the location for the ceremony Persephone and Kai had intended to perform to overthrow the current regime. To Zeus' disappointment, Sophie does not have Persephone's memories, so he plots with his nemesis/brother Hades to come up with a plan. Meanwhile, Sophie finds that Kai has also been taken and tortured and she may just be wrong about the gorgeous arrogant God. Together Sophie and Kai escape, just to discover that 2 months have passed, Sophie's enemy Bethany might have gotten her expelled from her safe zone school, her bestie Hannah has a potential love interest Pierce aka Cupid, and pretty much everything is a disaster. Sophie and Kai are yet again thrown together to save the situation (along with a rag-tag group of friends), and to top it off the two must go on a date and try to resist liking the other regardless of the consequences.

There was so freaking much going on in this story! Book 2 picks up right after book one ends, and throws the reader into non-stop action (with 2 new characters: a love struck cupid and a hot angsty hipster). We went with Sophie from one difficult yet hysterical scenario to another. The author has the amazing ability to create the most bizarre things as if they are an everyday occurrence. I also like how the story covers some tough teen topics like insecurity and wanting to be loved, but they are handled in such a way that the reader can acknowledge such a thing but not be weighed down in a pit of despair and teen angst.

The characters have depth and personality, each one developed and quirky, yet they mesh together to create this amazing dysfunctional yet perfect dynamic. The interactions between Sophie, Kai, Theo, Hannah, Pierce and Festos made the book for me. They are so strange with their pet names, idea and plans that I could not help but to love and root for them all. I really liked how even though Bethany was her arch nemesis, Sophie still had empathy and concern for the evil girl. The characters became so real to me despite them being fictional Gods.

I could not help but be hysterically entertained during the dance off with the dolphin as well as the Brittney Spears emotional outpouring. Both scenes, as well as so many others that I can't list right now completely made this book for me. I could not even fathom some of the scenarios that author creates, yet I completely bought into them as I read.

If you are looking for a very fun, laugh out loud read then you have to pick up this trilogy. But they need to be read in order because it is one continuous story that builds upon the previous book. I can't wait to read the third book and I look forward to anything else from this author because I am sure it will be ridiculous fun.

I received this title from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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