I love mythology. To be honest, Rick Riordan’s book made me love it.
So when I saw this new “Rick Riordan Presents” ARC I had to request it. And based on the high demand on this particular ARC, I would say I got pretty lucky.
ASATEOF was beautiful in many different ways. I was so excited to see that a middle grade mythology novel is based on Hindu mythology. #WENEEDMOREDIVERSEBOOKSINOURLIVES
But, Aru Shah maybe, kind of had a bit of flaws.
I shall now arrange this in a pros and cons order-
What I really liked about this novel is the mythology.
The Hindu mythology was something new to find in middle grade novels, AND I LOVED IT.
The humor in Aru Shah was HILARIOUS!
(Wow Lana, the humor was hilarious)
There is something though….we’ll just leave it for the cons.
The characters were really interesting.
I l oved how Roshani Chokshi gave them different personalities. I loved them so much, I wished that I can just hop in and join them on their adventure.
I really liked Aru. I loved how she was smart and adventurous. For a girl like Mini, Aru Shah was a perfect sister.
Mini was so adorable. Her personality stood out from all the other characters from different books. Mini was truly special!
This is going to be a really short list, so listen carefully…
The jokes and references in this book were a bit exaggerated.
Ok, I laughed at most of them, but in the middle of a fight, a joke irritates me.
Oh! Another thing, the author says that Aru is feeling mad or sad, but she says something a mad person wouldn’t say.
When you feel mad, do you usually crack a joke? I don’t think so.
In all, I liked this book. There were a few “things” that really upset me. ASATEOF had a bright future, but had a bit of a rough trip.
3 stars from me! Not bad!
I received an ARC from DogoBooks; this has not influenced my opinion.