Friday, 14 February 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: My Date From Hell by Tellulah Darling

I received a copy of My Date From Hell, the sequel to My Ex From Hell, in exchange for my review.

Having discovered that she is actually a Greek Goddess, Sophie still needs to rediscover Persephone's memories if she is going to save the world and complete the ritual with Kai...the ritual that just got even more complicated when she discovered that she has to be in love with Kai for the ritual to work. Add to this Aphrodite's meddling, Sophie and her friends have to stop Sophie's high school rival, Bethany, from becoming a super star, all while Kai and Sophie are on a date. The love lives of the Gods are complicated, and even more so when they are entwined with teenage hormones...

Loving this series, having just finished book 2 I don't think that there is anything that I can find fault with it. The books are easy to read, full of humourous observations from Sophie (who narrates) as well as one off comments from other people, my favourite by far being Festos, never mind the God of Fire, he's the God of one-liners! And even though there were funny parts to this book, there were still scenes that were intense (and slightly scary in respect to some of the characters fates) and the balance worked really well.

My Date From Hell didn't just carry on with Sophie and Kai's relationship (and lets face it it is clear from the previous book that though they won't admit it they are actually crazy about each other!) but the love lives of Sophie's best friends Theo (better known as Prometheus, or even better in my opinion, Thesi - from Festos) and Hannah (a pretty normal human), get involved too. Not to mention a whole host of other Gods! I especially liked the fact that Darling chose to show a gay relationship, particularly as they are so overlooked in fiction in regards to secondary characters, which is a shame really! (That they're over looked that is).

This book has seen a real progression in Sophie's character as well. She has seemed to have come to terms with the fact that she is Persephone, but in this book she seems to be dealing with getting over people's previous perceptions of the Goddess, looking particularly at the opening scenes with Zeus, and the majority of scenes with Kai. Though if I'm honest I think most people would have security issues if they found out that they used to be a Goddess. Not sure about all of the characters, but I've certainly come out of this book thinking that Sophie and Persephone are completely different people (just they look alike and have the same awesome powers)...which just made the ending even more heart wrenching if I am honest.

This series has me completely hooked, and I can't wait for the release of My Life From Hell, the third book in The Blooming Goddess trilogy! Not only do I want to know how the story ends, but I want the awesomeness that is these characters again!

Release Date: 10/31/13

Summary from Goodreads:
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 inMy 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.

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Don’t miss My Life From Hell, releasing March 20, 2014. Which is also spring equinox and the date of Sophie's final showdown with Zeus and Hades in the book.

About the Author
Tellulah Darling

Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?
1. YA romantic comedy author because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.
2. Alter ego of former screenwriter.
3. Sassy minx.

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

Tellulah Darling is a firm believer that some of the best stories happen when love meets comedy. Which is why she has so much fun writing young adult romantic comedy novels. Her tales span contemporary, teen fantasy romance, and YA Greek mythology, and range from stand alone books to series. For Tellulah, teen romance is the most passionate, intense, and awkward there is – a comedy goldmine. Plus smart, mouthy, teen girls rock.

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1 mobi or epub of My Ex From Hell, My Date From Hell and A Date of Godlike Proportions. Open internationally.

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