Aru Shah and the End of Time

Aru Shah and the End of Time Review

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?

Title:Aru Shah and the End of Time

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Rick Riordan

    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 co...

  • 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 s...

  • 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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptmt1...~*~*~*~http://ew.co...

  • Kav (xreadingsolacex)

    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 ...

  • Ashley Nuckles

    4.5 stars! This was super cute and had all the Rick Riordan nuances I could have ever wanted! I loooove the humor in this book and I’m SO excited for the next ones! ...

  • Hamad

    Actual Rating: 4.25 stars*** Full review now posted ***“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 ...

  • Vignesh Kumar

    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 ...

  • Tanya

    " Percy Jackson meets Sailor Moon with Indian mythology"???Ok!Roshani wants my soul now!You have me with Sailor Moon! ...

  • 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....

  • Amber Robertson

    Full review to come. ...