Aru Shah and the End of Time

Aru Shah and the End of Time

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 their latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories abo...

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Title:Aru Shah and the End of Time
Author:Roshani Chokshi
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Aru Shah and the End of Time Reviews

  • Paulo Ratz

    Esse livro é um lacre e eu fico feliz de ter lido com tanta antecedência ao lançamento, que só vai ser em 2018.

  • Cait • A Page with a View

    Oh, I loved this. Middle grade books are usually hit or miss with me, but this one was such a fun adventure.

    Aru lives with her mother above the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture. One day when she lights the Lamp of Bharata, the Sleeper is freed and everyone around her is frozen in time. Only one of the 5 Pandava brothers (from the Mahabharata) could light the lamp, so Aru's new pigeon guardian informs her she is a child of the gods and must now go on a quest to save the world. Her Pandava

    Oh, I loved this. Middle grade books are usually hit or miss with me, but this one was such a fun adventure.

    Aru lives with her mother above the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture. One day when she lights the Lamp of Bharata, the Sleeper is freed and everyone around her is frozen in time. Only one of the 5 Pandava brothers (from the Mahabharata) could light the lamp, so Aru's new pigeon guardian informs her she is a child of the gods and must now go on a quest to save the world. Her Pandava sister Mini (who has a lot of allergies and an Epi-pen! yesss) shows up to help Aru stop the Sleeper from stealing the celestial weapons, find out how he can be defeated, train, and basically save everyone.

    Aru was such a wonderfully regular 12 year old who's scared and not at all ready, but gets the job done anyways. I adored her matter-of-fact tone (like the scene where she explained that many Hindus don't eat beef). And it was pretty funny to see all of her relatable references to current complaints like the Instagram algorithm.

    I thought Roshani's creative and witty voice really came through in all of the characters! She seriously writes the most hilarious animal sidekicks. The Slytherin pigeon with an existential crisis was the greatest aaaand I need one in my life. But my favorite parts were probably just some of the amazing descriptions:

    The tone of the writing here was a bit different from Roshani's YA books, but was absolutely perfect for this story! I think Rick Riordan fans will love seeing the familiar type of adventures during Aru's quest and the whole scene where the kid is claimed by whichever god is their parent. And I've only studied a few Hindu texts, so I recognized a lot of the figures in the story but also learned a lot as well. I think all ages could have fun with this book!

  • Michele Knott

    If this first book is any indication, we have a lot to celebrate with this new series.

    I am so excited for this Rick Riordan imprint and new mythology stories from other cultures.

  • Jordan (pagetravels)

    Wow. Just... wow. This book has taken my appreciation of middle grade to a whole new level.

    Everything about this story was SO much fun to read. I loved the sense of adventure, Aru’s imagination, the role of mythology... EVERYTHING. The writing had so much humor that kept the whole story light-hearted even when the characters faced imminent danger and were on the brink of disaster.

    And the CHARACTERS. So complex and realistic and perfect and I just loved getting to know them.

    Where this book rea

    Wow. Just... wow. This book has taken my appreciation of middle grade to a whole new level.

    Everything about this story was SO much fun to read. I loved the sense of adventure, Aru’s imagination, the role of mythology... EVERYTHING. The writing had so much humor that kept the whole story light-hearted even when the characters faced imminent danger and were on the brink of disaster.

    And the CHARACTERS. So complex and realistic and perfect and I just loved getting to know them.

    Where this book really shone, though, was in the details. This book had so many small little things that made it so memorable and unique. Like the palace that was alive and that I came to care for as if it were a beloved character. Like the fashion designer Seasons who were sassy and made me legitimately laugh out loud. I mean, I could go on and on FOREVER because every little occurrence in this story was somehow important in that you could tell there was more to it, that there was another story behind it that likely merited its own entire book, but that we only got a glimpse of in Aru’s story.

    Basically, it’s safe to say this is without a doubt my favorite middle grade read. I absolutely can’t wait until it hits shelves so I can fangirl about its magic with everyone else.

    Now I guess I’ll just go cry in a corner because the next book isn’t coming until April 2019 😭😭

  • Roshani Chokshi

    Hi guys! I got to sit down with Rick a couple weeks ago and talk about ARU! If you're interested in watching our interview, here's the link!

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    ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME has a cover! And a longer excerpt! I hope you guys enjoy <3 I've been dreaming of writing this story for eons...now there's only 6 months left until it's out in the world! I'll be hosting giveaways in the upcoming months, so if you're inter

    Hi guys! I got to sit down with Rick a couple weeks ago and talk about ARU! If you're interested in watching our interview, here's the link!

    ~*~*~*~

    ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME has a cover! And a longer excerpt! I hope you guys enjoy <3 I've been dreaming of writing this story for eons...now there's only 6 months left until it's out in the world! I'll be hosting giveaways in the upcoming months, so if you're interested, check out my newsletter:

  • Hesione

    Sailor Moon? Indian mythology? Roshani Chokshi? take my library card/money

  • Tanya

    "

    Sailor Moon with Indian mythology"???

    Ok!

    Roshani wants my soul now!

    You have me with Sailor Moon!

  • Haadiya // Semi-Hiatus

    YASS 27 MARCH 2018

    I WANT

  • Keerthana

    Incarnation of

    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👍

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