This is my favorite book series of ALL TIME!!!!!!!! It's even better that Harry Potter. There's lots of action and each chapter ends with a cliffhanger. I hard time putting this book down. I've read all the book the in the series so far. I'm DYING for Shannon Messenger to publish the newest book in November. It's torture waiting each new book in the series to publish, so I end up rereading the others. The book has alicorns, dwarves, goblins, ogres, elves with special powers, and one smart girl leading the way. If you haven't read this yet, stop whatever you are doing immediately and pick up this book! It really is THAT good!!!!!!!!!!
I liked this book, but it's not an all time favorite. For me it's a little too similar to Harry Potter and some other books that I've read before. I ended up reading the first two books and stopped midway in book #3. I did love Rufus the "squirrelicorn"- I mean OMG, that's really creative! The thing that I didn't like is the switching of character point of view. I didn't like reading from the brother's point of view. The brother is a snob. Plus, the book didn't have many cliffhangers to keep me reading.
If I could give this book 6 stars, I would! It's AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! Aru Sha is very funny and smart. I like that she talks about Star Wars, Harry Potter, and superheroes. It's really funny that she wears Spiderman pjs throughout the whole book. I've always loved mythology, but didn't know anything about Hindu mythology. So it was really cool learning about a new area of mythology. This book was fast paced, fun, and also had me laughing out loud (during school, uh-o). I loved going on this adventure with Aru Shah. I can't wait to read book 2. If you like Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, or Keeper of the Lost Cities, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU GET THIS BOOK ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!