Friday, 14 February 2014

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

I received a copy of My Ex from Hell in exchange for my review. 

Sophie Bloom thought she was just a normal, and fairly average, teenage girl. But when she plays a trick on arch enemy, Bethany, and kisses Kai, the truth is unlocked, and Sophie learns that not only she is not normal, but she is in fact Persephone, Goddess of Spring. Not to mention that Kai is her ex, and the son of Hades. But things at their school aren't all they seem and Sophie and her friends have to fight to save Cassie from whatever fate she has disappeared to.

When I read the blurb for this book I was very excited about it, Greek mythology mixed with the teenage environment.  And I wasn't disappointed at all! I absolutely loved reading Sophie's story.

I thought that the mythology interwove well with the rest of the story and that it added a very interesting dynamic to Sophie's story, particularly as Sophie had to come to terms with the fact that she is Persephone.  There were several things that this affected, including how Sophie came to terms with herself and her individuality from Persephone, as well as how Kai saw her.

I also really liked the way that the book took into account all of the issues that face teenage girls. Unlike many books that often just ignore the fact that sex, drugs and alcohol happen in teenage lives. Nothing was graphic, and it was just mentioned but the fact that it was talked about made a massive difference.

I loved this book,  and am looking forward to reading the next one, there were some truly funny moments, as well as action, love and mystery.  A must read!

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.

Contest is void where prohibited. Entrants must be 13 or else have parent or guardian’s permission to enter. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond  or another winner’s name will be selected. Winning entries will be verified for authenticity.

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