Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she'll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru's doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don't believe her claim that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again.But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it's up to Aru to save them.The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?...
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Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Quartet #1) Reviews
Actual Rating: 4.25 stars
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“Tales are slippery, her mother had often said. The truth of a story depends on who is telling it.”
Aru Shah and the End of Time is the kind of book that I would have killed for when I was younger. I mean it has the fast pacing just perfect for a middle grade book, a very good writing style, Indian mythology (How cool!) and a beautiful cover!!
Not only that, this book was hilarious, I was laughing out loud more than one time and if you know m ...more
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I think I’ve made it pretty clear over time that I am a big fan of Rick Riordan. I love mythology and I love learning through his books. When Riordan announced that he was going to publish own voices authors take on mythology I was beyond excited. Aru Shah and the End of Time was no exception of this. I fell in love, fast. One reason was that it was a female lead, something we don’t typically see in Riordan’s work. ...more
Trust Rick Riordan when he recommends a new series!!
Hindu mythology? Middle-grade heroines?! A quest to save the universe from a demon and the End of Time?!! Sign me up!!
I loved this first book of the Pandava Quartet! It was so much fun and full of adventure. Honestly, I was a bit worried going into it that it was going to be a cookie-cutter imitation of Percy Jackson, but I was pleasantly surprised by the originality. It took a little to get into it because of my skepticism, but as the story p ...more
This was everything I wanted from it, this book gave me such a nostalgic feeling for Rick Riordan’s books, there were similarities but was completely unique and it’s own story. This book was beautiful, inspirational, and action-packed, this book is female empowering with the female main characters who just inspire others.
This book is trying too hard.
I never managed to truly and effectively get a full sense of Aru Shah’s personality, because the voice of the author is far more present and loud.
And still, somehow, I managed to dislike Aru. She made me cringe so many times that at some point I was questioning if I was this annoying at the age of twelve. I don’t think I thought about picking my nose every day like Aru does.
It is somewhat interesting from start to finish, that I will admit. The mythology spiked my ...more
Have you ever read a book and thought, "Wow, I wish I'd written that!"?
For me, Aru Shah and the End of Time is one of those books. It has everything I like: humor, action, great characters and, of course, awesome mythology! But this is not a book I could have written. I just don't have the expertise or the insider's knowledge to tackle the huge incredible world of Hindu mythology, much less make it so fun and reader-friendly.
Fortunately for all of us, Roshani Chokshi does.
If you are not familia ...more
Incarnation of Pandavas
I didn't know I was waiting for this kinda book until I read the summary. I'm extremely excited for this book but I know I shouldn't but
Also bonus to Aru because of spider-man PJs👍
This is my latest favorite of this year!
It's so difficult to get a book with Indian characters, let alone a fantasy one. Along with Hindu mythology, it's unheard of. Thank the Gods and Goddesses, for Roshani Chokshi, is here.
I absolutely loved this book! I adored the characters, Aru and Mini. I love Mini even more than Aru. She is allergic to almost everything and has a freaking Epi-pen! It's so good to finally see a character who is truly a human today, not like the always-perfect characters i ...more