Sirenz Back in Fashion
By Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman
Published by Flux
Published on June 8, 2012
Summary taken from Goodreads:
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?
This is the second book in the Sirenz series, but the first book I have read. I had mixed feelings about reading this book- I wasn't a huge fan of the cover and I wasn't really sure if I would enjoy this book. I am a huge fan of books that have to do with mythology, though. I will say to start, while it isn't neccessary to read Sirenz before you read this book- I would reccommend it. There was a lot about Shar and Meg I simply was confused about because I hadn't read the first story.
In this second installment, Shar and Meg are getting back to their lives. Shar happens upon a Tiffany box that she got as a gift from Hades, after encouragement from Meg to try it on, the girls find themselves in the service of Hades yet again. This time they are separated- Meg is sent to send a spoiled young woman to the underworld and Shar is held captive. I enjoyed all of the Greek mythology that is woven into the story and somehow still keeps the story feeling modern. I enjoyed Shar and Meg. While I didn't really get to know them from the first book, I enjoyed their different personalities- strong yet not so strong that they felt like a parody.
This book was a fun, fast read that kept me engaged at every twist and turn- I highly recommend it- it is a great summer read!
About the Authors:Natalie: 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.Charlotte: 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.