Saturday, July 7, 2012

Book Review: Sirenz Back in Fashion

It's Hell on heels--again

When Shar tries on a ring from Hades, it activates an obscure contractual clause that puts Shar and former-frenemy-now-friend Meg in Hades' service once more. Shar is whisked away to the Underworld to prepare a ball for Persephone, while Meg is sent to retrieve the errant soul of spoiled rich girl Paulina Swanson and send her to the abyss. Just when it appears the girls will be doomed to serve Hades for eternity, Shar meets two possibly helpful demi-gods who also happen to be gorgeous. Can the girls finally ditch the Lord of the Dead once and for all?

Only recently read Sirenz by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman and loved it. So I was very excited to get my hands on Sirenz Back in Fashion. In the first book, Meg and Shar completed their task and were freed, more or less, from their bond with Hades. But Hades seems like the kind of god who won't let you go easily.

So here our sirens are, trying to enjoy their normal existence as high school seniors, when they accidentally call Hades back to them. And they are once again in his service. Meg is given the task of sending someone to Hades in Tartarus while Shar herself is whisked off to Tartarus.

In this installment in the Sirenz series, more deities are introduced as we delve deeper into Grecian mythology. I love books that use mythology correctly, and at the same time the authors can mix things up without it being absurd or taking us too far from the original stories. Natalie and Charlotte do this well. The story is also fresh and interesting fast-paced. I didn't want to put this one down. I'm very excited to read the third book.

Nat: When not playing with pointed objects, Natalie Zaman is usually writing. She lives in central New Jersey with her family and several fine looking chickens.

Char: Lover of sparkly things, Char doesn't have as many shoes as she'd like, but wouldn't have time to wear them anyway with her three boys, husband, cat with issues, demented squirrels and insistent characters all demanding her time. She is represented by Natalie Lakosil of the Bradford Literary Agency and is hoping to get all her characters into print just so they'll be quiet.


Midnyte Reader said...

This sounds so fun. Persephone is one of my favorite myths too...I still have to read the first one.

iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

Great review! I loved Sirenz, and this one was AS good! Definitely can't wait for the third :)

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Jessy said...

I would've passed this book up just by looking at the cover. I'm glad I read your review because I might have found a great new series to start.

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