Favourite Book Quotes of the Week#43

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A list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week. Leave a comment/link telling me what your favourite quotes are! I’ll be sure to check your post out too!

My Date From Hell (Blooming Goddess Trilogy#2) by Tellulah Darling

17305421 Favourite quotes:

1. “It’s not that simple. There’s no blueprint for falling in love. Sex, well, it’s a physical process.”

2. “You might break something.”

“It’s fine. It’s my light. What could go wrong?”

Let’s just pause for a moment, to pay tribute to all the extremely dumb people throughout history who ever said that.

The Lost Prince (Call of the Forgotten#1) by Julie Kagawa

12614410 Favourite quotes:

1. Screw that. You want weird? Weird is having a nephew the same age as you. Weird is your sister having a kid, and not telling your family about him. Weird is being an uncle to a freaking half-faery! Forget weird, you are so beyond weird that it’s not funny.

2. “Honestly, why do boys always think they know what’s best for us [girls]? Why can’t they just talk?

Sassy Girl, Swoony God Tourney Post#1

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This is a tournament for the sequel to  My Ex From Hell that’s hosted by Tellulah Darling in a fun way to include readers as well as publicize the book! My Date From Hell is coming out October 31! So before it comes out, go buy the first one here!

“So for this week’s challenge, tourney participants get to make a playlist. This might be my favourite of all the challenges because my friends and I used to make playlists for each other all the time. Except we called them mixed tapes. And believe me, there is an art to making a good one.

What exactly would Sophie tell Kai through musical subtext? Or not so sub.

Our sassy players will post the playlist name, song titles and artist names and their own race name in the reply section of this week’s post.”-Tellulah Darling

Okay! So you heard/read what she said! It’s time to make an awesome playlist that reflects Sophie and Kai’s relationship and I think that I have made a great one. The playlist is in NO type of order because I’m really lazy but I think it describes their roller coaster like relationship!

It’s Kind of a Funny Story Playlist

1. Peach by The Front Bottoms
2. King of Anything by Sarah Bareilles
3. Torn by Natalie Imbruglia
4. No One Does it Better by You Me At Six
5. If I Were A Boy by Beyoncé
6. Gives You Hell by All-American Rejects
7. Happily Ever After by He IS We
8. Bite My Tongue by You Me At Six

Pretty good, right? Fingers cross I get their relationship right! I still need to read the second one! The next challenge will be up on her blog tomorrow and my entry will be posted on Sundays. Have a great week, everyone!

Favourite Book Quotes Of The Week#22

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A list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week. Leave a comment telling me what your favourite quotes are! I’ll be sure to check your post out too!

My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy#1) by Tellulah Darling

15749326 Favourite Quotes:

1. Let me be a lesson to you, kids. There is a reason you shouldn’t get all cocky. Because if you do, the universe will come along and kick your ass hard.

2. “Because when you’ve been around forever, you have to find something outside yourself to believe in or go mad. I believe in humanity. I believe in you.”

Book Review: My EX From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy#1) by Tellulah Darling

15749326Book Review: My EX From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy#1) by Tellulah Darling

Publisher: Te Da Media

Genre: Fantasy and young adult

Release Date: April 1, 2013

Pages: 272 (Ebook)

My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy #1)

 

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.

Literally.

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.

First of all, I would like to thank the Publisher, Te Da Media for giving me an ARC of this book to review. Thank you so much! Really appreciate it! All right, now for my review.

(My Opinion)

I am stunned into silence. Wow. Tellulah tells a story about a teenaged Goddess who has spunk, fight, and a very sarcastic mouth. The story is told from the perspective of Sophie Bloom A.K.A. Persephone. The beginning of the story is what I was expecting. It’s too fast and far too much like a journal for my liking. Sophie seems to play everything out  a little too much. There is also the never-ending amount of clichés.  It also plays a lot into the high school stereotypes with the evil queen bee dating the hottest guy around and what-not. But somewhere in the middle, it changes and it’s enjoyable and funny and I love it!  Nonetheless, I love the relationship between Kai and Theo, it’s hilarious and grin-worthy. The fights and sarcastic dialogue they use makes it hard to put the book down. My Ex From Hell is definitely a book to read on a rainy day.

I like the characters. I really do. But I hate how easily they accept that Sophie is a goddess with crazy powers. Sure, someone faints and everyone is like, “Omg! No! I don’t believe it!” But I was expecting more disbelief and more… suspicion. I think Tellulah Darling could have played this out for a much longer period than she does in the book. It just did not feel real to me. Another thing I don’t like about the book is that I’m constantly being pulled out of the story. Although it’s mostly to make a funny point, being pulled out of the book at least twice in every chapter gets annoying.

Out of all the characters, I never thought that I would like the protagonist, Sophie the most. I never thought so because I usually don’t like the protagonist the most in books. But I do, she’s addicting with her quirky self, shooting balls of light at the bad guys. She kicks some serious ass and I love the romance between Sophie and Kai because it’s entertaining. They always have something to yell at each other about.Greek myths and modern-day life intertwine beautifully with creatures that could easily pass as bikers and Scream impersonators. I wasn’t expecting the ending with everything that’s happened with the gang. A great twist to end the story with!

My Ex From Hell is a humourous and fun way to start a trilogy full of creepy creatures and annoying ex’s. I recommend this to everyone who loves Greet Mythology and a romance that has been to Hell and back (literally). My Date From Hell comes out some time next year and I for one, cannot wait to read it!

3.5 Dreamy Clouds
3.5 Dreamy Clouds