Review: My Life From Hell by Tellulah Darling

Posted March 27, 2014 by Liza in Reviews / 2 Comments

Review: My Life From Hell by Tellulah Darling

My Life From Hell

by Tellulah Darling
Series: Blooming Goddess #3
Published on March 20th, 2014
by Te Da Media
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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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 YA romantic comedy/Greek mythology finale 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.

4 Stars

I’ve been a fan of the Blooming Goddess Trilogy from the beginning and after reading My Date From Hell, I was ready for the conclusion of the series.  It did not disappoint.  

I have to say that I found the self-doubt that plagued Sophie for a good part of the story very aggravating. She seemed to want to be alienated from everyone, even though she knew that she needed help to perform the ritual and win against Zeus and Hades.  That’s not to say that she is less snarky, smart or resourceful, just that her nervousness bothered me.

Of course, the always gorgeous and stubborn Kai is trying to assimilate the mind blowing discovery at the end of the previous book, and being a mule about it (in other words, a typical man).  He does loves Sophie, but he refuses to forgive her and talk to her.  In a weird twist of the plot, we also get to see that the relationship between Persephone and Kai was not as perfect as Sophie imagined.  I think this helped them tremendously.

The fabulous Festos, and the loyal Theo are Sophie’s major support system and we get to see a lot more of them and their relationship which is great.  Hannah and Pierce are still going strong (maybe a little too strong?) A few new characters are introduced in this book and I liked Hekate or Kiki and Oizys the most as they tried to help Sophie.

As always, this book was fast paced and full of unforeseen twists and turns.  Although I hoped that the ritual was successful, I couldn’t have ever predicted the way it happened.  I like that towards the end Sophie realized what needed to be done for her to win and it didn’t involve being saved by a man.  I think this is a strong message for today’s youth.  The writing is straight forward and easy to read and I love Darling’s mother take on this beloved myth.

At the end, the Blooming Goddess series is really good.  Full of adventure, romance, snark, irony, friendship and betrayal.  Is it bad from me to hope for one more book, of at the very least a nice epilogue?

Quotes for you (from the eARC):

“Theo!” I jumped to my feet. My hands clenched into “throttle him” formation. “There’s blind faith and then there’s ‘did you walk into a bus and suffer brain damages’ faith!”  Theo was his usual, matter-of-fact self. “You are destined to be humanity’s savior.  I staked everything on it. If I can believe it, you will too.”

“Festos tromped in, pushing between us. “Ew! I am not having my arm candy looking like allergy sufferers. We have a birthday to attend.” He pointed out the door.  “Now get a hold of yourselves, got to the bathroom, and splash cold water on your faces. There is no crying in clubland.”

“Kai tugged me closer. “That’s not gonna work on me,” he mumbled against my mouth. “What about this?” I kissed him for all I was worth. Hah hah. Putty. In. My. Hands. Kissing Kai had beat out eating as my favorite activity.”


About Tellulah Darling

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 – comedy gold. Plus smart, mouthy, teen girls rock.

Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?


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