"Sirenz" Review

"Sirenz"
by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman

Publisher: Flux
Release Date: June 8, 2011

Source: sent by the authors

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Summary from goodreads.com:
Hades, the god of the underworld, forces bickering frenemies Meg and Shar to become special-assignment Sirens. Finding the delicate balance between their old and new responsibilities turns out to be harder than they expected, especially when an entire pantheon of Greek deities decides to get involved.

My Review:

This was a really fun modern spin on the Greek myths. I love that it didn't take itself too seriously, yet there's still a lot of heart. I'd say the main message behind the book is friendship, even among an unlikely duo like Shar and Meg.

While I love historicals and fantasy books, I also loved that the authors made the Greek deities completely and unapologetically modern in this book. Hades gives the girls an iPhone with apps to answer any questions that they have about their duties. Persephone is a ditzy Hilton/Kardashian clone. It's modern life and pop culture to the max and it really works here.

Even though Hades is about as far as you can get from my type of guy, I loved reading about him! Another guilty pleasure, I suppose. I think the reason it worked for me here is because he was the 'villian', no one was saying what a great guy he was to date. He was uber-alpha and after Shar for all the wrong reasons and the girls knew it. They didn't think he was a great catch, even though Shar couldn't help being attracted to him since he was so darn hot. I loved all the scenes with Hades for sure!

Main Characters: 5/5
Supporting Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5

Romance: 4/5

Uniqueness: 5/5
Cover: 4/5
Writing: 5/5


Bottom Line:  A fun, fast-paced modern take on the Greek myths.

7 comments:

Vegan YA Nerds said...

I love a book that balances being fun while still being a good read and this sounds like it does! Also, I like that the villain was a bad guy not some secret good guy!

Gina Gao said...

This book sounds so good!

www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

Okay so come on over to my blog and enter the giveaway for the sequel! You like the scenes with Hades? Shar is in the Underworld with Hades in this one called Sirenz Back in Fashion!

That was a great short and sweet review and captured everything about the novel. Mine probably rambled last year! The Gods were definitely modern!

Heather

Blodeuedd said...

Mmmmm I always loved Hades :D

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

I had never felt like reading the book, but your review is totally changing my mind!
:D
I love the sound of this Hades :D and of the girls.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Modern Greek deities?! That sounds awesome and fun. I'm liking the sound of this one.

Karen said...

I saw this book last year I think and wanted to read it but it slipped my mind and TBR pile. I'm making sure to make a note of it right now though. I thought it looked cute.

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