Author: Charlotte Bennardo, Natalie Zaman
Series: Sirenz #2
Date: June 8, 2012
Source: For Review
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?
Sirenz Back in Fashion was cute, funny, and a massive improvement from Sirenz (book 1 in the Sirenz series). Once again Shar and Meg unwittingly make a deal with Hades that has them begging for mercy. The premise is exactly the same as Sirenz, but there were several plot elements that made the story much more enjoyable.
First and foremost, instead of a bunch of failed attempts to send someone Meg and Char do not care about and have never really interacted with to the Underworld, Meg must deal with her conflicting emotions over Paulina. Sending Paulina to Hades is the only way to save Shar, but Meg isn’t so sure that Paulina is a bad person.
We also delve deeper into classical mythology (with a refreshing twist of course). Shar is stuck in the Underworld with Hades until Meg completes her assignment, and gets to explore the Underworld. The descriptions of the Underworld were incredible—so different from any other depictions I’ve come across. Shar meets so many interesting people, including Ben Franklin and an attractive boy who has also been trapped by Hades.
Mythology, complicated situations, and fashion-conscious characters combined with a touch of romance make for a delightful, fun read. Sirenz Back in Fashion is perfect for mythology fans and offers a light escape to two very different, but exciting, worlds—New York City and the Underworld.