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Sirenz

(Sirenz #1)

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Bickering frenemies Meg and Shar are doing some serious damage at a midnight sample sale when the fashionistas find themselves arguing over a pair of shoes-with fatal consequences. One innocent bystander later, the girls are suddenly at the mercy of Hades, Lord of the Underworld himself. To make them atone for what they've done, Hades forces the teens to become special-ass ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published June 8th 2011 by Flux
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Katie
Dec 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mythology, paranormal
I legitimately loved this book. I had no idea it would be so funny or cute. It's a perfect mixture of chicklit and fantasy, with lots of sarcasm and naughty deities thrown in for good measure - The Devil Wears Prada meets Homer.

Shar and Meg are frenemies of the best kind - the kind that actually like each other underneath all the irritation. Their interraction had to be my favorite part of the book. I loved watching them snap at each other and eventually support one another as they go through t
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AtenRa
Dec 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
4,5/5

Sirenz was such a fun book! One you could easily read in one sitting and enjoy the hell out of.

After a deal with a very attractive Hades, Meg and Shar gain the abilities of the Sirens, greek mythological creatures who are said to lure sailors with their enchanting music to shipwreck. Meg has the ability to enchant someone with her voice and make them do anything she pleases and Shar with her stare. They have to use these powers to enchant an eccentric fashion mogul and lead him to a portal
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Kai
Feb 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Original review posted at Amaterasu Reads

Meg and Shar are frenemies. The bickering, I'm prettier than you type. Why not when they're like the opposite ends of the teenage spectrum? Shar is the perky, cheerleader looking type, blonde and likes all the sparkly things in the world, while Meg likes everything black, a style that clashes with Shar. When Shar asked Meg to go shopping, they thought everything will be okay, until they found a guy who they both like, and a pair of shoes they'd kill for
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Heather
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Well after almost six months of sitting on my shelf, I finally got around to reading this novel. It wasn't one I couldn't put down, not a thriller where I had to find out what happened, but it was entertaining. I love pretty much anything that has to do with Greek mythology, funny, realistic, tragic or farce. I'm up for it! So you give me two shopping girls and Hades and I'm really going to want to read it!


First, the characters. Shar is the pink loving, fashionista who all the boys look at and w
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Brooke Johnson
Oct 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Sirenz is a fun story about Shar and Meg, two completely different girls brought together as roommates for school. In an attempt to form a friendship, pink-loving Shar offers to take Meg shopping at an after-Christmas sample sale, insisting she find something that’s not black, but she doesn’t expect a pair of Vivienne Westwood red patent leather heels. One thing leads to another, and the fighting girls accidentally push a boy into the path of a speeding subway train. Cue Hades.

This novel brings
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Kristi-The Book Faery
Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman, Best friends in real life got together and wrote a hilarious story about two roommates that couldn't be more different than cats and dogs---and they fight just like them, too! There are few books I've read that have had me laughing out loud like Sirenz did but in turn, the story has a dark side that kept me turning pages to see just what would happen to this unlikely pair next!

While Meg and Shar are fighting over a pair of Red Shoes, the unthinkable happens
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Mary (BookHounds)
MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT


This story about two private high school roommates, who are not really friends or enemies, Meg and Shar and is loosely based on the Greek mythology of Hades. When the girls do get together at a shoe sale, the worst happens when they fight over a pair of shoes and somehow shove a guy onto the subway tracks. As the Lord of the Underworld, Hades forces the girls into service as Sirens to bring a soul whose time is up to answer for their misdeed. The girls are given powers to help
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Mary Ann
Sep 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
“Be careful of your wishes and who you tell”, this quotation would be the main idea of the story of Sirenz.

Frenemies Meg and Shar are fighting over a pair of shoes when they find it in a midnight sample sale. But what they don’t expect is to get in a serious, dangerous consequence with an innocent bystander. After a second they were on the hands of Hades-the God of the underworld. To make them atone from what they done, Hades gave them a new part-time job on becoming a Sirens, luring to the Un
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Sara
May 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Sirenz by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman stars Meg and Shar, roommates who couldn't be anymore different. The two put up with each other but are not friends. They meet up over Christmas vacation to go shopping and have a horrible fight over a pair of shoes that ends up with one of them accidentally pushing a boy in front of a subway. A man then shows up and claims to be Hades. He offers the two a chance to get out of trouble if they will work for him as sirens and lure a man to the underwo ...more
Haley
Jan 01, 2012 rated it really liked it

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 l
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Ashley
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
When I first started Sirenz, it seemed like it would be an air-headed fluff novel all about shopping and clothes and the typical 'I hate my roommate!" plot line. I wasn't very into it, which disappointed me because I had read some really great things about Sirenz.

All that changed when a hot guy got sliced clean in half by the subway.
Yep.

Now you're probably thinking--what the heck? Let me explain. This was the point in the novel when the big bad and totally sexy Hades, god of the Underworld, show
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Reading Vacation
May 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It’s all about the shoes. Or at least that is what Shar and Meg thought when they were fighting over a pair of red stilettos. Their fight leads to a terrible accident and a guy who claims to be Hades makes them a deal. They must act as sirens to lure a man to the underworld in less than two weeks. If they fail, the girls will serve Hades in the underworld for all of eternity. I burst out laughing when I read what their underworld job would be. I’m smiling just thinking about it now.

I love these
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Ana Lucía
Jun 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Sirenz is a light story about two roommates with two different personalities. While they are shopping Meg and Shar end up facing a serious problem, and that is when they meet Hades, god of the Underworld.
Even when they thought their task would be easy to accomplish, while the story unfolds they realize there are going to be lot of obstacles and complications.

I had a little trouble getting into it at first, with the point of view changing every chapter from Meg to Shar and told from the first pe
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Sabrina
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What can say except Oh my Gods! Sexy crazy Gods and Goddess and two high school girls caught up in their games. I loved this book.

Meg and Shar are room mates at an advanced high school and they are total opposites. On Christmas break they deicide to go shopping and try to find common ground to build a friendship on. While shopping they end up getting into a fight over some red high heels and killing a guy. In comes Hades to fix this like it never happened by making them Sirens. They have to get
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Nicole
Authors: Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman
Narrated: by Amanda C. Miller
Length: 5hrs and 31 mins
Published: 2011
I received this book from Audible via Audiobook Jukebox.

Sirenz is a cute tale of two girls that started of as frenemies and over time they become true friends. Meg and Shar are completely opposite. Meg is a Goth girl and Shar is a queen of fashion. The two are dorm mates and because of some crazy circumstances the two enter into an employment contract with the lord of the underworld
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Paranormal Reads
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Sirenz by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman

What can say except Oh my Gods! Sexy crazy Gods and Goddess and two high school girls caught up in their games. I loved this book.

Meg and Shar are room mates at an advanced high school and they are total opposites. On Christmas break they decide to go shopping and try to find common ground to build a friendship on. While shopping they end up getting into a fight over some red high heels and killing a guy. In comes Hades to fix this like it never h
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Tofu Fairy
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
this was a really fun ride of a book...I actually was surprised I liked it as well as I did! it is a teen book...about two 17 year olds...no sex but plenty of steamy scenes to keep you interested...very unique storyline and it was written by two people together which I think is really cool. if you like supernatural stuffs you will most likely enjoy this book. its a friendship book not a romance novel. I read it in three days. highly recommend! my ONLY complaint is that the end came suddenly and ...more
Peggy
Jan 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
great romp from Gucci to Tartarus and all kinds of places in between. Authors Bennardo and Zaman have had a rolicking good time and so will you as Meg and Shar, roommates at an exclusive school in NYC share an adventure that includes Hera, Demeter, Persephone, and Hades. Should appeal to readers who have moved on from the Clique series but who may or may not have read Percy Jackson. This is a good bridge book.
Tanya
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Sirenz by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman was a funny and light-hearted take on a couple different Greek myths.I enjoyed the back and forth banter between Meg and Shar as well as all of the mishaps and obstacles that were thrown their way.For anyone who is a fan of Greek mythology and Young Adult novels Sirenz is a must read.
Maryanne/MA
Sort of a cross between the Devil Wears Prada and Percy Jackson. Fashionistas combined with Greek mythology. It's a ton of fun - love the smart-@ss humor! My book is filled with Post-it arrows pointing to my favorite quotes.
John
Jul 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
SO CUTE. I'm struggling. 4.5, I believe, but possibly a 5.0. I'm unsure. This book was wonderful, though. Great characters, amusing situations, fashion, and the Greek gods getting all flustered and batshit crazy. Definitely a book to pick up if you want something light and different.
Chelsea
Oct 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
cute. im excited for the next one
Melissa Simmons
May 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was simply fantastic from start to finish! Funny, witty and well told! Diving right in to book 2! Full review to follow!
Nicholas
May 01, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a book i really liked. It was easy to read and something I had no problem reading about. It is a funny read. I could see myself continuing this series in the future.
Nivi
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A great incorporation of Greek mythology into modern context, making this an interesting and innovative read.
Shel
Jun 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult, young-adult
Bennardo, C., & Zaman, N. (2011). Sirenz. Woodbury, MN: Flux.

275 pages.


Appetizer: Seventeen-year-old roommates Shar and Meg do not get along. It's just not working out. One night, after a failed attempt to try to develop a friendship, a fight over a beautiful pair of red high heels and a very attractive boy results in the guy dying in a subway accident. To make matters worse, the nearby witnesses think Char and Meg pushed him.

In steps the god of the Underworld, Hades. He makes Char and Meg a
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Berls
My Initial Reaction...
I had a lot of fun with Sirenz. It was the best kind of ridiculous - where Greek Gods and Goddesses meet teenage problems, love, and fashion obsession.
The Narration...
When Amanda Miller first started talking I cringed a little. I had listened to the sample before requesting Sirenz  for review and I didn't remember her sounding so high pitched. Turns out, that's just when she's playing a ditzy teenag drama queen who is ridiculously excited. And when you get that context,
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Natalie
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts:
I was asked by one of the Authors Charlotte Bennardo if I would read and review their new book Sirenz, I was so thrilled as I had been wanting to read this for some time now. When my package arrived I was only expecting the book, I received so much more. Inside my package I received a beautiful blue bag with more than the book, it had black feathers like on the cover and 2 chocolates made in the shape of the red shoe on the cover of the book as well as the book. It was the nicest pac
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Lisa
Jun 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: other
Originally posted at Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me

Meg and Shar are seniors in high school, rooming together in the on-campus housing although they share a mutual dislike for each other. Like many teenagers, the two are fashion obsessed. While Shar is a confident and flirty fashionista who loves all things pink, Meg loves all things bands, cool and indie. On a sale-filled shopping trip, things go wrong unexpectedly and their lives take a turn for the strange and impossible…all because of a pair of
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Gaele
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
AudioBook Review:
Stars: Overall 4 Narration 4 Story 4

A fun urban fantasy with elements of Greek mythology, fashion faux pas, and the unique voicing of two high-school girls who are suddenly thrust together as roommates and co-workers and you just start to scratch the surface of this story.

Shar and Meg are roommates for a unique high-school program: they are polar opposites, and fight about every single thing. Meg is the vegan, gothic chick: quietly obsessed with music and causes, and not really
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Until Hollywood calls, Charlotte lives in NJ with her husband, three children, two needy cats and sometimes a deranged squirrel. Evolution Revolution: Simple Machines is her first solo novel. She is also the co-author of Blonde Ops (St. Martin’s/Dunne) and the Sirenz series (Sirenz, Sirenz Back In Fashion, Flux), and one of 13 authors in the anthology, Beware the Little White Rabbit (Leap). She’s ...more

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