The Siren Song (The Cronus Chronicles #2)
Inside an ordinary middle school in an ordinary city, a small redheaded eighth grader is doing something very ordinary, indeed.
Ever since Charlotte Mielswetzski and her cousin, Zee, saved the world, life has been rather ordinary. Ordinary, that is, if you call being ultramegagrounded (in Charlotte's case) or treated as if you might fall to pieces (in Zee's case) ordinary...more
time. One of my favorite series' of all time. This book was actually better than it's predecessor.
Actual Rating : 3.3 / 5
Equally as interesting as the first, I suppose, with little to no improvements made. Actually, if anything, the book seems a little out of place with having Zee on the cover (of my book version, anyway), because he's hardly in the story as much as Charlotte. Really, his role only comes into play near the end. Anyways, with Philonecron back, I was a bit relieved that he wasn't entirely out of the picture, since he made such a decent villain i ...more
No tengo mucho que comentar; los mismos personajes se vuelven a ver envueltos con problemas de los dioses, ahora con el segundo dios mas poderoso: Poseidon.
The narrative tone is very similar to THE SHADOW THIEVES, and it's nice to see the characters again. Very recommended fo ...more
In The Shadow Thieves, Philonecron tried to overthrow Hades by stealing children's shadows and Charlotte and Zee stopped him. Now Philonecron is in the Upperworld and out for revenge again ...more
By: Anne Ursu
Date Finished: 1/22/13
The Siren Song is an adventurous book, exploring Greek mythology, mainly about, eighth grader, Charlotte Meilswetski. Charlotte's life is miserable. Her parents have grounded her since they think she snuck out at night, but really she was out saving the world from evil Philonecron, with the help of her cousin Zee. Since Charlotte practically can't do anything at all know under her parents strict rules, her life becomes worse when h ...more
Appetizer: It's been several months since Charlotte and her cousin Zee traveled to the underworld to prevent a revolt against Hades and Charlotte is still grounded for having been out all night. Her cousin Zee's parents are being overprotective as well. And Charlotte feels certain that she can get through anything as long as her cousin is by her side, but when Zee starts behaving strangely, Charlotte isn't so su ...more
The protagonist, Charlotte, is very likable, but is also a fiery tempered red head (not exactly original).
Though I lik ...more
Things are getting interesting. The American History cruise is killing me.
Last night reading took us to the Mall with Zee and filled in a bit of back story since the first book. Ursu delights with her humor and keen observance of middle-school kids. Charlotte, Zee, and Maddy, as well as their parents, are all finely ...more
This is the second of a series of books about Greek myths in ...more
This was a great continuation of Charlotte Mielswetzski’s story. She takes on Poseidon, a Siren, the familiar Philonecron, even the absolute unreasonableness of ...more
Finished reading it aloud tonight and had to restrain ourselves from starting Book 3. The action was a little slow to start but we got sucked in and it was fun. The young person sarcasm was less tiresome than Book 1. I have to say of all the bedtime books we've read aloud, I have enjoyed this series ...more
Zee goes from cousin to stranger, and Charlotte - with the lack of contact from Mr. Metos - feels very alone and ordinary.
Until the siren starts to sing...
Than it's a race ...more
Anne is also the author of the Cronus Chronicles (Atheneum), a ...more