Monday, April 22, 2013

Book Review: My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1) by Tellulah Darling

I received an e-copy version of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. I admit it I was a tiny bit nervous when I signed up on goodreads to read this book. As a self-described cover whore I was a bit underwhelmed by the cover. But of course I've always been told never judge a book by its cover. The synopsis of the book was what caught me and made me stand up and ask for a copy. I AM SO GLAD I DID!

My Ex From Hell is about Sophie a very normal teenager trying to navigate through life with her two best friends Theo and Hannah. If only she could avoid the most popular girl in loving Bethany. One night Sophie schemes to get back at Bethany. However it all goes wrong. It ends with Sophie kissing the strange, mysterious and hella sexy Kai. But that kiss brings back a flood of memories. Sophie isn't your typical girl. Nope she is the goddess of spring, Persephone. She learns that she is the key to keeping Earth safe in a battle between Hades and Zeus. How will she manage to survive duty as a Goddess all while dealing with the trials of high school and her biggest enemy Bethany?

I mentioned in a previous post about how I love Indy authors and this is the perfect example of why I love them so much. Not only did Tellulah write a kick ass book she is kickass herself. I've had a few conversations with her and there is nothing she likes more than to geek out! She is a fellow Dr. Who fan.

Anyway back to the book. This book was soooooo good. I would say that this is YA written for those who are 30+. Not that someone who is a teen couldn't read it. But with refrences to New Kids on the Block and Sweet Valley High it speaks to people of my generation. And that totally makes sense when you look at just how many adults have embraced and are reading YA books. I think the majority of YA readers are adults! The book was filled with humor and I found myself literally laughing out loud. It was a fast paced read with great non Mary Sue characters. I honestly cannot wait for the second book and in fact may have to get down on my hands and knees and beg Tellulah to let me get a review copy of that one (hint hint, nudge nudge, wink wink). I give this book a full 5 out of 5 stars!

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