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SIRENZ by Charlotte  Bennardo


by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman

Age Range: 12 - 15

Pub Date: June 8th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7387-2319-8
Publisher: Flux

If two mismatched roommates fighting over a pair of high-fashion pumps accidentally push a gorgeous guy to his dismembering death but aren’t anywhere near Mt. Olympus, do ye gods still see it?

Unfortunately for Meg and Shar, the goth girl and the perfect princess respectively, not only do the gods see them unintentionally cause the demise of a young man, the girls are coerced into acting as temporary Sirens for Hades in order to help him collect on the expired contract of an elusive celebrity and thus clear their own tarnished record. Though Hades, Demeter, Persephone and Hera all play a part in potentially conjuring a secondary interest in Greek mythology for readers, far more label than deity names are dropped as the girls traipse from Underworld to fashion world in their mission. Less of a redeeming tale of teamwork against all odds and more of a frothy comedy glazed with oversexed, overdressed gods and goddesses, there still lies the message that friendship can emerge under even the most unlikely circumstances—but only if the dowdy one realizes she can be pretty and the pretty one realizes she can be compassionate by making over said dowdy one.

A garish indulgence for young chick-lit devotees. (Paranormal chick lit. 12-15)