Monday, August 29, 2011
Sirenz by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman
Authors: Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman
Subjects: Mythology, Sirens, fashion, Gods and Goddesses, Hades, magic, New York
Length: 275 pgs. Paperback
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Char and Meg are roommates, and have been since the fall. Now it’s winter break and Char wants to go to a sale, so she drags Meg along. Char a fashion and pink obsessed girl. Meg is Goth. They end up fighting over a pair of red shoes at a subway station, accidentally pushing a guy into front of the train, and killing him. Hades appears and makes a deal with them. He will fix this if they become his new Sirens. He convinces them, but they really should have read the fine print. Now they have to lure some fashion designer guy to the Underworld because his contract is up. They have a time limit and Hades forgot to tell them that using their powers has repercussions. Hades suggests they become interns for the designers, but getting close to him won’t be easy.
Not the best beginning because I was confused what was going on. It really picked up around page 50. I love the concept of transformation, and I thought it was funny that Char and Meg started taking on bird features when the were accidentally over using their enthralling power. I laughed at all the chicken or bird jokes. This book was like Percy Jackson series meets Reverse-Maximum Ride with Devil Wear Prada thrown in. Really, it was awesome to see how the heroines dealt with the impossible situations that the Gods threw at them.
I highly recommend it if you love mythology or fashion. Or funny stories.
The cover definitely fits the book. The script that says “Sirenz.” The red shoe (with a tag saying “Your Immortal $oul”) that Shar and Meg fight over. The feathers, the Greek column thing the shoe is on. It’s simple, and the red really pops against the turquoise. On the back it says “Fashion Hell” like a tag for a brand.