Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman
Publisher: Flux Books
Release Date: June 8, 2011
Rating: 4.5 stars
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.
In their smashing debut, Sirenz, Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman take the saying “those shoes are to die for” to a new level – the literal one. Sirenz is a new look at the myth of Persophone and Hades in a fun and unique way. It was so charming. I didn’t want to put it down!
It has been a long time since I have had this much fun reading a book – Sirenz was so lighthearted and enjoyable. It was one of those perfect reads for when you just need to sit back, relax, and read away an afternoon.
The plot is a ton of fun – Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman have taken a new twist on the myth of Persephone and Hades, one of the most unique twists I have seen on the story. Watching Meg and Shar work through their problems and become friends was nice. I always love stories that put a focus on friendship. The one thing about the book is I found myself sometimes having difficulty differentiating between Meg and Shar. They are different in the way they described, but I found their voices to be similar.
The characters were a joy as well. I just loved Meg and Shar. They both have their different styles and interests, but it is clear they are meant to be friends. Their plots to achieve their mission never go quite right and it was fun to see how they would play out. I also really liked Jeremy. He was just so charming.
I am very excited to see more from this dynamic duo. Sirenz by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman was a definite hit! I loved the witty banter between character and the focus on friendship. A must read for anyone looking for a fun book for a summer day!