Guest Review: Sirenz Back in Fashion
Thank you to Ana for stopping by to share her review of
Sirenz Back in Fashion by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman
Authors: Charlotte Bennardo, Natalie Zaman
Release date: June 8, 2012
Sirenz Back in Fashion is the second book in the Sirenz series. Two months after the disastrous deal Meg and Shar made with Hades, god of the Underworld, they thought they were free and done with him, ready to finish school and move on with their lives. They just want to forget about the dreadful deal with Hades – he tricked them into becoming his sirens – but inevitably the world is full of reminders and they learn that some gifts aren’t worth the price.
In this installment things are a little more difficult because Hades decides to separate them. And now Meg has to work alone and try to get what Hades wants done so she can save Shar from Tartarus, where she was sent to prepare a ball for Hades. Part of his twisted plan is to keep her closer because of his obsession with her. She is the only one that can resist all his charms. If Meg fails, they must face an eternity in the Underworld with Hades and his vengeful wife.
Worst of all is that Meg doesn’t feel right about this assignment, something is wrong and she can’t figure it out, unlike last time. She befriends the person she should be sending to Hades, which makes things more difficult for her and Shar because now she feels replaced.
We see them individually which I really enjoy, now they have to figure things out on their own and make decisions that can make a difference for each one of them and some other characters.
I liked that we get to see a different side of the main characters, especially Shar. She is more selfless in this book and I enjoy her sense of humor. I love her encounters with Hades, they are clever and well done; Shar keeping him on his toes and a heart-to-heart talk in one scene.
Both characters will make you laugh with their snarky comments or just the scene itself.
This one was a big improvement from book one, especially the writing and the switch between points of view. The change between chapters was smooth, so that made me enjoy it and like it even more than the first one.
One of the things I really like is that is not a complex book, very light and easy without many complications. But it surprised me with twists I wasn’t expecting, especially towards the ending; kudos to the authors because it leads perfectly into a sequel and now I’m wondering what is going to be the role of Hades in the next book, among other new developments involving two demi-gods and another big character in the greek mythology.
Fast-paced, funny and very enjoyable, this is a perfect summer read with a little intrigue which adds a little edge to it.