Spider-Man PJ's?? You have to start laughing when you hear that. The first book of the padava series, the nostalgia. Anyways, back to the review. This book showcases all of things you would see in a Rick Riordan book, but somehow manages to keep on top and stay with its hilarious but yet serious tone. We see that in Aru's point of view it really is a joke and it's becoming a reality for her. Who can't forget the overprotectively obnoxious Mimi?! (p.s not an animal!) As we move along the story we have the "rich, and popular" kids and pressure Aru into lighting the lamp that her mom had specifically said NOT TO LIGHT THE LAMP. As the Hindu myths come together and build the world as many people think that are myth, Aru Shah and her spider man pajama's, are going to have to say the world.
Plot: The plot rises up as a steady but also quick tempo. We already see that Aru is deceiver as she tricks everyone into thinking that she drinks exotic drinks for Paris bakery's when her mom goes there for work trips. The plot quickly picks up the pace again, as I said in the intro, that "the rich, and popular girls/and one boy" pressure her into lighting the lamp. BIG MISTAKE. As the Sleeper is freed the Otherworld is in massive danger. We soon meet Mini, her pandava soul sister, a reincarnation Yudhistira. And she is known to be super overprotective, worrying about death. Oh wait a minute she is the daughter of Death how nice.
Aru: She is obviously the extremely funny protagonist, we tends to have inside thoughts but never share them as for later book in the series, but if were talking abut this one, she basically has no companions early in the story but meet up with
Mini: Mini is a very small girl, hence the name, and is very overprotective of her friends, she even get worried if Aru trip. NERD. But all those things aside, Aru and Mini compliment each other with their own strengths and weaknesses, as Mini thinks before getting into a situation while, Aru just goes as whatever is scenario is given to them,
Boo: You're probably guessing oh a person! Well your wrong and right, Boo is a pigeon, who can talk, he is thousands of years old. Why is a pigeon you may ask? Well his real name Shakhuni who is the great deceiving sorcerer. Who led the Pandava brothers in exile hundreds of thousands years before.
Aru Sha and the End of Time is a remarkable book, any Rick Riordan fans go rush there in 3 seconds and buy the books and read it in a day. I know you guys are like addicted and don't have anything to read so you just keep on reading the Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, and Trials of Apollo, and all the other Rick Riordan series. I did too but until I found out about this great author named Roshani Chokshi I was all in.
Automatic 5 stars