Sirenz by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman

Sirenz by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman

Release Date: June 8th, 2011
Publisher: Flux
Series: Sirenz, Book 1
Rated: YA 13+
Format: Review Copy
Source: Sent from Author

Bickering frenemies Meg and Shar are doing some serious damage at a midnight sample sale when the fashionistas find themselves arguing over a pair of shoes-with fatal consequences. One innocent bystander later, the girls are suddenly at the mercy of Hades, Lord of the Underworld himself. To make them atone for what they've done, Hades forces the teens to become special-assignment Sirens, luring to the Underworld an individual whose unholy contract is up.
Finding that delicate balance between their fashion addiction and their new part-time job in the eternal hellfire biz turns out to be harder than Meg and Shar expected, especially when an entire pantheon of Greek deities decides to get involved. Then there's the matter of the fine print in their own contracts...

**This Review is based on an Advanced Reader's Copy. The final text and/or cover is subject to change.**

Mix Greek Gods with shoes, and what do you get? Sirenz of course!
When Meg and Shar get into a, well, deadly situation, who should turn up but Hades, the Lord of the Underworld himself? And you know what they say, be careful what you wish for…
Sirenz was absolutely amazing. Modern Greek mythology puts a whole twist on fashion– especially when our two main characters become Sirens working for Hades, and need to send someone to hell, and oh, need I mention that he’s the head of a major fashion company?!
Meg and Shar could not be anymore different, yet still have their similarities. I really love how even though they are complete polar opposites, they manage to come together and use what they have to get through the stickiest of situations.
Meg struck me more as the “goth” type, with her favorite color seeming to be black and her love for punk rock music and such, and Shar was more the girly-girl with love for pink. But Shar is actually really shy (around guys!) and Meg is actually not the silent-and-keeps-to-herself type. Bennardo and Zaman have really gone against stereotypes and built two very original characters.
And then we come to our baddie. Even though I was and still am repulsed by him since the moment he arrived on scene, I gotta admit– the guy has charm. Granting the girls basically an endless credit card, a large apartment WITH the rooms of their dreams; he certainly knows how to treat a girl. You know, besides making them work for him.
And...Jeremy aka Sweet Jeans. He's the main reason why they're in this mess actually. But other than being completely not clued into what he's caused, he's cute :) love the romance that grows!

Several parts of this was HILARIOUS. Like I swear, I couldn't stop giggling. Meg's funny lines, Shar's allergic reactions to feathers, Hades attempts to seduce Shar– everything is written so well. It really does bring back the days of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, mocking the gods and their "godly" ways.
What I don't get, is what's so alluring about a Siren. I mean, they're basically pretty ugly birds, with feathers and beaks an all. I know Shar uses her eyes and Meg with her voice, but I don't see the whole thing about Greek Mythology and the bird thing. Weird, but whatever. Just made the book a whole lot funnier!

Sirenz is everything a mythology-loving-shoe-addict could possibly want. If you're in love with Greek Gods and their ridiculous ways, or just want a good laugh, this book is definitely for you. Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman have once again brought back mythology into YA and have made it enjoyable for readers. Can't wait for book 2, Sirenz: Back in Fashion!

**Thank you to Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman for sending me the book for review!**

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Sirenz :) !!!


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