This book is fabulous! Aru Shah is a smart and salty middle school girl who just wants to impress her snooty private school friends. She takes them on a tour of the Indian-American Museum her mom curates, where her friends dare her to do the one thing she is forbidden to do: light an ancient lamp that will supposedly start the end of the world. I love the fantastic comedy that Aru adds to the story. In the second book, the book follows the main character Aru Shah, as she realizes that she is a reincarnation of one of the Pandavas and a son of a god in her previous birth. Along with her Pandava sister Mini, she sets to correct a wrong she committed to save the world from destruction in nine days. I know the rest of the series will also be great. Aru Is just fabulous.
i can tell when a book is good or not this book was a HUGE disappointment without mike (michael) but when he just comes out of the sky and strikes down on the bad guys and says that he has trouble getting to human form and goes to hatch and burn hatch to ashes, he is WAY TOO POWERFUL. I mean, if that was me, I would have been exited but why would he have to go up the stairs to the tower and get struck by lightning, huh? bad move, bad move.