Sixteen-year-old Sophie Bloom wishes she'd been taught the following:
a) Bad boy's presence (TrOuBlE) + teen girl's brain (DraMa) = TrAuMa (Highly unstable and very volatile.)
b) The Genus Greekulum Godissimus is notable for three traits: 1) awesome abilities, 2) grudges, and 3) hook-ups, break-ups, and in-fighting that puts cable to shame.
Prior to the Halloween dance, Sophie figures her worst problems involve adolescent theatrics, bitchy teen yoga girls, and being on probation at her boarding school for mouthy behaviour. Then she meets bad boy Kai and gets the kiss that rocks her world.
This breath stealing lip lock reawakens Sophie's true identity: Persephone, Goddess of Spring. She's key to saving humanity in the war between the Underworld and Olympus, target numero uno of Hades and Zeus, and totally screwed.
Plus there's also the little issue that Sophie's last memory as Persephone was just before someone tried to murder her.
Big picture: master her powers, get her memories back, defeat Persephone's would be assassin, and save the world. Also, sneak into the Underworld to retrieve stolen property, battle the minions of Hades and Zeus, outwit psycho nymphs, slay a dragon, rescue a classmate, keep from getting her butt expelled from the one place designed to keep her safe …
… and stop kissing Kai, Prince of the Underworld.
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.
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?
There’s bound to be pressure when it takes 2500 years to get to a second date. Which is exactly why Theo Rockman, a.k.a. Prometheus, would rather not go. With his best friend gravely injured and the fate of humanity still on the line, Theo has all sorts of creative excuses to avoid dating swoon-worthy god and love of his life, Hephaestus.
Oh, wow, did I just get sucked up into reading these books, it was like I couldn't stop, I had to keep reading, and then when My Life From Hell wasn't on NetGalley, I cried a little inside, because I wanted to know how it was going to end, and now I'm going to have to wait, and waiting, and waiting, it's just going to do terrible things to my nerves, I just know it!!!
I mean, it was so funny, all the pop culture references, and the snark, yeah, it was just so good! I mean, so funny, so great, and loveable, and something that just needs to be read, because it takes the Greek Myths, and places them in modern day times, and we get to see that, but it combines that with a girl who's never been loved, really, abandoned by her adopted mom at a boarding school.
So there was that, and that slowly, was something that was addressed in these books, more in Date Hell, first, but yeah, it was there in some form or another through so far of the series, like the worry in Godlike, about how well the date will be after the whole 2500 year difference between them!
Yeah, these were such great characters, from Sophie, Hannah, Theo, Kai, Fee, and yeah, the whole gang, and they did grow, Sophie with her powers and accepting another side of herself, Theo, dealing with the whole loss of his powers, and all the others in between, these people grew like any others. And that was just so good!
I really loved these books, and I really can't wait for My Life From Hell, and yeah, just so freaking good!
Author: Tellulah Darling
Series: The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1, 2, 2.5
Read: February 13th, 13th, 14th, 2014
Source: For Review/NetGalley, Free
Reason Why: Sounded good, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Books!
Publisher: Te Da Media
Published: April 1st 2013, October 31st 2013, December 20th 2013
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