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Posted July 29, 2013
The stakes are higher and the laughs are bigger in this sequel t
The stakes are higher and the laughs are bigger in this sequel to Sirenz. Meg and Shar thought they were done with Hades and could get back to the business of being ordinary teenage girls, but they underestimated the power of the sexy lord of the Underworld. When Shar gets whisked off to Hades's underworld palace, it falls to her best friend, Meg to come to her rescue. This story is a wonderful mix of of classic Greek mythology, modern teenage drama, fashion and laugh out loud humor.
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Posted January 6, 2013
Posted August 11, 2012
Shar and Meg are back for more adventures in this second install
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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.
Posted July 5, 2012
Sirenz is one of those light fluffy book that you just absolutel
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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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.
Reasons to Read:
1.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!
2.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.
3.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 :)
You won't find anything earth-shattering with these books, but they are lighthearted and fun - they're positive and uplifting, and just all-around enjoyable!
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Posted June 3, 2012
Shar and Meg return in this second novel of the series. Though
Shar and Meg return in this second novel of the series. Though the two will make the reader laugh, they might come off as a little annoying at times. The authors really captured the "teen" spirit and channelled it throughout the book. The pair are up to their antics yet again when Shar decides she simply must try on a certain ring...ending with them doing errands for Hades once again. The reader will see more of Persephone in this book as Shar prepares a ball for her. Meg is stuck finding another resistant soul. The work may not be pleasant, but it sure is funny! The reader will be laughing through this novel as he/she surely did through the last.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The authors provide plenty of detail, enough so the reader can picture the scenes and character in his/her head. Meg and Shar may be hard to relate to at first, but the reader will warm up to them by the middle of the book. They may remind the reader of a classmate or friend. The other characters will interest the reader in a variety of ways. The seductive Hades is back on the scene with his none-too-pleased wife Persephone. The plot itself moves quickly, the dialogue helps push it along. Overall, this book is perfect for young adults/teens.
Posted October 31, 2012
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Posted April 30, 2013
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