Sirenz: Back in Fashion by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman
Release Date ~ June 8, 2012
Review copy received from authors/NetGalley
In Sirenz, boarding school roomies Meg and Shar learned the hazards of making a deal with Hades, Lord of the Underworld. The wearing of a Tiffany's diamond ring in Sirenz Back In Fashion reactivates their contract, they find themselves back in his employ as sirens. And things are a little different this time; Shar is whisked off to the Underworld to play hostess as the dark god attempts to win her affections, while Meg is stuck topside, obligated to send spoiled rich girl Paulina Swanson to the Underworld. Hot gods, mere mortals and the Underworld have their secrets. Will Meg and Shar ever ditch Hades, and keep their wardrobes and souls intact?
Sirenz is one of those light fluffy book that you just absolutely devour with its quirky characters and clever lines that make you giggle - and some days that's EXACTLY the type of book you need to read!
I really enjoyed reading Sirenz so I lept at the chance to review its sequel and take part in the blog tour. And much like the first book, Sirenz 2 is a super fun and quick read that is easily enjoyed.
- A very close friendship between Meg & Shar:
One of my favourite things about these books is how well they portray a friendship between two vastly different girls; and I love that the story didn't end with Sirenz 1 where they only just become friends after looking past their differences because so many stories just finish with that. But here we get to see the difficulties they encounter as they try to figure out if they can overcome their differences, even while apart. It's a huge strain on their relationship, but I love that the friendship the two share is more important than any boy or villain or vengeful goddess!
- Hades is a villain you just love to hate:
I have to say, I'm a fan of this trend that seems to be growing where we have those sexy bad guys who are actually the antagonists/villains of the story... but you can't help but love them at the same time. Hades is a PERFECT example of this- he's totally flawed, and can be jerk, but there are times when he's refreshingly sweet and unlike the other love interests. I have a soft spot for him, like I think most other Sirenz readers do, and I'm REALLY curious about what will end up happening with him.
- Shar gets a guy!:
I don't know about you, but when I heard there was a potential guy for Shar thrown into the mix that was reason enough for me to read this sequel. I just really like Shar, and I felt so badly with how things turned out for her at the end of Sirenz! She feels underrated to me, so I liked that we got to see a LOT more of her in terms of development and good things happening :)
Prom time! What DOES a Siren wear to THAT dance? Little black dress? Pink froth? Or maybe something a little more…
goddess worthy? ) Like Anne Hathaway?
Here’s your test: Dress Shar and Meg for Prom. Comment with links or a photo for a dress for each girl and enter to win a Sirenz gift pack! Hades *might* get involved in picking the winner… just saying! You'll get one entry for suggesting a dress for Shar and one more for Meg :) Just remember that Shar likes all things tand pink could help) and Meg likes hers in black! leave an e-mail so you can be reached if you win! Giveaway is open internationally & you have until July 17th to comment :)
1 lucky commenter will get a Sirenz: Back in Fashion prize pack including swag & a signed copy of the new book!
About the authors:
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.