Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sirenz Back In Fashion by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman

Sirenz Back In Fashion by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman
Release Date: June 8, 2012
Publisher: Flux

It's Hell on heels--again. When Shar tries on a ring from Hades, it activates an obscure contractual clause that puts Shar and former-frenemy-now-friend Meg in Hades' service once more. Shar is whisked away to the Underworld to prepare a ball for Persephone, while Meg is sent to retrieve the errant soul of spoiled rich girl Paulina Swanson and send her to the abyss. Just when it appears the girls will be doomed to serve Hades for eternity, Shar meets two possibly helpful demi-gods who also happen to be gorgeous. Can the girls finally ditch the Lord of the Dead once and for all? -

Shar and Meg are back for more adventures in this second installment to the Sirenz series.  One of the things that makes these books work so well is the relationship between these two unlikely friends.  Shar and Meg developed their close connection in the first book, and it continues in book two.  But I would have liked to have seen them be together a little bit more in this book.  Although they are connected, much of the book takes place with them physically apart, as Shar is trapped in the Underworld with Hades.  Although this does present some opportunities for some great conflict, a part of me really missed the special chemistry when these two are together.  Some of the great comedy that made the first book so special was missing due to their time apart.

Shar continues to battle against Hades' unwanted attentions, which does provide some great comedic moments.  The most interesting spot in this story was the introduction of Shar's new "friend" in the Underworld, and Meg's new "friend" back at school.  I don't want to say any more than that for fear of ruining the story for those who haven't read it.  But these two new characters introduce some new conflict and make the story a lot more interesting.

The high point of this series is the sparkling writing by the two authors.  This is such a fun, light-hearted and hysterical series.  It's perfect when you need to just have fun with what you're reading.  These two know how to do some awesome situational comedy in their stories, and they definitely know how to end a book in a way that makes you yearn for more.  I'm eagerly anticipating the next installment in this series.

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