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?
The YA romantic comedy/Greek mythology fireworks continue to fly in My 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.
Why? Oh why do you do this to me Tellulah? I just finished My Date From Hell a few hours ago complete with a total fit consisting of the shaking of feet, hands, and head accompanied with something between a groan and a squeal. It was an absolutely great ending and it is going to kill me to have to wait for the next one. I have enjoyed all the books I have read by Tellulah Darling but this one has been the best. I really liked My Ex From Hell but a few things kept me from loving it. In my review (you can find it here) I said that “I was just hoping for some more suspense, more investigating, more drama, more of that banter I love” and I got all of that… a lot of it 😀
“From annoyed to aroused and back to deeply annoyed again in minutes. Kai was an emotional roller coaster and I was the idiot on the all-day pass”- Pg.33
The excitement began right from the beginning and continued until the end. Whether the crew were fighting for their lives or getting into emotional entanglements they were always entertaining. Tellulah keeps it humorous but still brings on the emotions. Definite trust issues among this bunch (Sophie, Hannah, Theo, and Kai). I loved them so much in this one though. They were all together much more often in this book and they crack me up. They are all complete smart asses and I love it! They give each other shit and seized every opportunity they get to tease each other but they protected each other as well.
“Festos looked worried. “Are you going to want to do the girl thing now? I don’t do that. Not unless alcohol and Adele is involved and you don’t look legal, which means ice cream and sharing, so I’m out.” -Pg. 83
Sophie continued to be her sassy self but also embraced her goddess side even more. I loved reading about her using her powers more and becoming more confident, even when she was still self conscious and doubtful about some things. Hannah continued to be a genius and Theo was still mister serious most of the time. We do get to see another side of him though which was a treat. Then of course Kai was Kai….always sexy and eager to push Sophie’s buttons (not always in a bad way 😉 ) Just like with all the other characters in this book you get to witness even more about Kai. My absolutely favorite character though had to be FESTOS!!! He was awesome, adorable and hilarious.
Overall, a perfect addition to the series. I can’t wait to get the chance to dig into the next one!