Friday, July 10, 2015

Review: My Life From Hell by Tellulah Darling

Book Blurb:

To say that Sophie Bloom is at the top of her game with one only week until spring equinox and the final showdown with Zeus and Hades would be, well, lying. The Goddess of Spring feels more like the Goddess of Bzz Thanks For Playing than the savior of humanity. And could her relationships be any more messed up?

Good times.

Sophie is convinced that things can't get any worse than crawling back to her mother Demeter and begging for help. But she's about to find out how very wrong she is.

It's a race against time for Sophie to implement the big battle strategy in the series finale of this Greek mythology, YA romantic comedy book My Life From Hell. Love meets comedy with a whole lot of sass in book three of this teen fantasy romance series. Save herself; save the world. Humanity may be screwed.

My Review:

3 Out Of 5 Stars

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

Sophie is back in the third and final book in the Blooming Goddess Trilogy. She and Kai need to work through their trust/relationship issues to be able to face stopping the up-coming apocalypse, yet they two of them refuse to have an actual conversation. To make matters worse, Sophie was kicked out of her boarding school and living with Fee due to her adoptive/actual mother Demeter and Sophie feels that she and Hannah are not as close as they once were. All the personal drama mixed with the pressure of saving humanity may be too much for Sophie to handle.

These books must be read in order. They are no way shape or form standalone stories, but instead a continuous plot that just so happens to be encased in separate books. Where one books leaves you hanging, the next picks up moments later. I am really glad that I got to read the series because I love the Persephone-Hades myth and enjoy all the re-tellings I can get my hands on.

On a different note, I think this was my least favorite book in the series. It was still good and it had the best ending ever, but I was expecting humor and crazy antics. To be perfectly honest, I found this book to be kind of a downer. Sophie has way, way too much on her plate and nothing ever works out for her. She keeps getting rejected or heartbroken, yet it was up to her to fix things for others. She really needed a break. I felt bad for her in every terrible situation she was thrown into. I am sure having to face the adversity caused her to reach her full potential and become what she needed to, but geesh it was rough. I had a hard time transitioning from the hilarity that was the second book to the sorrow and despair that I found in this tale.

The side characters I feel play such an important role in the book, not only because the messes they get into with Sophie, but with the way they impact her emotionally. Hannah is usually my favorite character, but I was just not feeling her here. She seemed to be wrapped up in the happiness and love that was Pierce/Cupid, and less the sarcastic brainy girl who told it like it was. Fee and Theo were consistently great in this book, being really cute as a couple as well as the best friends Sophie could have hoped for as individuals. Kai is quite dreamy, but his personality as a God and a real person left a lot to be desired. He has redeeming qualities, but is kind of a jerk most of the time. I loved Sophie's new friend, the God that lives in Hades over Sorrow, and I hope that they can be friends in the real world too. Hectate was a new interesting character that I never saw coming but I liked that she rooted for Sophie even when she worked with Demeter.

Overall this was my least favorite book in the series, but I still enjoyed every moment of the trilogy and am I glad I read them. I would read more from the author in the future because I know it would be sarcastic, creative and fun.

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

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