My Ex From Hell: Tellulah Darling's Top 5

My Ex From Hell by Tellulah Darling
(The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1)
Publication date: April 1st 2013
Genre: Young Adult

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 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.

My Ex From Hell is a romantic comedy/Greek mythology smackdown. Romeo and Juliet had it easy.
Author Bio
Tellulah Darling 
1. YA Novelist
2. Alter ego of former screenwriter and instructor
3. Sassy minx

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

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What are the top 5 books you wish you had written?
Top 5 Books I wish I had written in no particular order:

1) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - the sheer breadth of pop culture fabulousness mixed with such incredible heart and originality just kills me. Plus the quest is totally kick ass and really all about friendship.

2) One Day by David Nicholls - The ultimate story of two best friends. This book makes me fall in love and breaks my heart with every reading. Their world and their friendship is so real to me, that I always finish it in a bit of a daze.

3) Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie - IMO, the best romantic comedy novel ever written. There is wit, steam, sexual tension, heart and totally believable character flaws that keep this story moving and me grinning. 

4) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams - When I was 9, I stumbled upon this book and it changed my life. I'd never read anything like it, and to this day, I'd have to say that Zaphod, Ford, Arthur, Trillian, Marvin and the words "Don't Panic" still have a major presence in my life. The characters are so brilliantly original, the adventure so rollicking, the humour so understated and Adams wraps it all up in a mythology of staggering originality. Bastard.

5) Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell - the best book I've read this year and the sweetest love story that I think I've ever read. And I mean in that in the best, heart meltiness, please let them grow old together way possible. What I especially love is that Park is not your typical alpha male and yet is pure swoony boy. My only issue with the story is that it ended.


  1. So happy to be here today, Lisa. Thanks for letting me share this Top 5 and hosting My Ex From Hell!

  2. I really liked Bet Me too! Sadly, that is the only book I have read from this list. That needs to change!

    I have my review up of My Ex from Hell today and I loved it! Happy to see you on the tour as well :)

    Michelle @ Book Briefs