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?
I hate being friends with authors. They write these amazing books, and I’m left struggling how to write a review without sound like a total fangirl sycophant who’s kissing my friend’s ass.
Especially since I can’t figure out a way to start this review that isn’t “AMG FESTOS IS THE BEST CHARACTER EVER WRITTEN”
See… I just fangirled all over the place.
Seriously though, Tellulah has this brilliant ability to blend mythological characters with new and unique modern personalities so that we end up with a gay hipster with a limp who is such an awesome character that I want to have him over for drinks and pizza.
And Festos is just the tip of the iceberg here!
Theo and Hannah are back, both with their own love interests who are sweet and amazing. Bethany is still a bitch. Hermes and Aphrodite even make cameos. Plus, Sophie and Kai are getting along. Even when they’re forced to go on a globe hoping adventure that is unbelievable in every sense of the word.
Really, this book was just a heaping helping of awesome slapped between two pieces of cardboard. If you’re reading a hardcover version anyways… if not this analogy doesn’t work…
And it’s blown to hell (not literally…) when you get to the end of the book anyways. Which is the other reason I didn’t want to write a review. The end left me emotionally gutted and begging for the third book. I also think I called Tellulah some awful names…
Really what I should’ve said was “Tellulah, darling, you’re killing me here…”
Idea: Mythological figures seem to be all the rage these days, but Tellulah manages to retell them without really retelling them… giving the characters depth and personal growth and man some of this shit there’s no way you’re gonna get anywhere else. Theo’s challenge… That was just so amazing.
Execution: The pages literally fly by until you find yourself going “no… that can’t happen, I’m at 99%… well maybe there was just a problem with the file. Maybe if I download it again there will be more…”
Content: Teenagers and up. Nothing seriously scandalous.
Genre: Mythological creatures in a modern (and snarky) world… fiction. But since that anagram is unruly “PNR-UF”
My rating: 5 stars.
I received a free copy of this title from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.