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
"Suddenly, the world she thought she knew had opened up, as if stage curtains had been yanked back to show her that there was so much more than what she'd imagined. There was magic. Secrets crouched in the dark. Characters from stories, like the ones she'd been told all her life, were taking off their masks and saying, I was never a tale, but the truth."
Aru Shah and the End of Time was one of my most anticipated releases of 2018, and it didn't disappoint. Let me just get this out of the way: ...more
Hindu mythology meets Rick Riordan style humor and situations. I'm a big fan of adult novels written about the Mahabharata, palace of illusions, and the Pandava's, so to read a middle grade take on Indian epics was a lot of fun! This did make me realize a gap in my epic Hindu poems knowledge. I need to read more about the Ramayana. Now if only I were able to read it in the original Sanskrit; that would be so cool.
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
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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
Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacts my review.
Aru Shah and the End of the Time is a middle-grade fantasy novel based off of Hindu mythology, following a 12-year old girl, Aru Shah, who finds out she is a reincarnation of one of the five Pandava brothers and essentially has to change the world.
If 12-year old me had had the ability to read a book like this, maybe I wouldn't have been ashamed of my heritage growing up because soc ...more
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
Aru wanted her life to be as exciting as the children who went to her school, so she made up stories that weren’t true. She never realized that living in a museum with her archeologist mother could be a rich adventure all on its own.
When Aru is challenged by three of her fellow students regarding a cursed lamp, she is prepared to show them the truth of her words, but first she will disregard the warning to never, never light the priceless lamp. Aru never expected to free the Sleeper that lay wi ...more
This book was so fun! What a great start to a new series, and I love Aru and Mini so much. I can definitely see the Percy Jackson vibes, but Roshani made this book all her own. Can’t wait for book 2.