Today, I'm a part of the Sirenz Back in Fashion 2 Worlds Tour! I have a special giveaway of the book and my review!
"Sirenz Back in Fashion"
by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman
Release Date: June 8, 2012
Source: sent by the authors
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Summary from goodreads.com:
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 another great installment of the Sirenz series, a modern take on the Greek myths. I think I liked it even more than the first book. Shar and Meg are up against Hades again, and along the way meet even more Greek gods and goddesses.
I felt like there was more mythology explored in this book than the first, the girls meet a lot of deities and learn their stories. I won't reveal who the major two gods and goddesses are that they are helping this time around, because it's way more fun to figure it out for yourself along the way.
Hades is back in full Hades fashion, he's always so fun to read about. As in the first book, he's a total guilty pleasure to read about, and it's so fun because he's not glorified as a 'bad boy boyfriend', he's a bad boy who may be totally hot but the girls know better than to think he's great boyfriend material.
This book can definitely stand on it's own, you wouldn't have to read the first book to understand this one entirely. However, I really liked how Shar and Meg's friendship was developed and explored in the first book, so I think it would add to the story if you read that one first. I think there's a lot more going on action-wise in this sequel to Sirenz, but again, the first book adds a lot of depth to the characters.
Main Characters: 5/5
Supporting Characters: 5/5
Bottom Line: Another fun installment to a great new modern take on the Greek gods and goddesses.
About the authors:
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.
Did I mention this Hades bookmark is my new favorite bookmark??
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