Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series)

Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series)

By Roshani Chokshi

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Best-selling author Rick Riordan introduces this adventure by Roshani Chokshi about twelve-year-old Aru Shah, who 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?


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Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
ISBN-13: 9781368012355
ISBN-10: 1368012353
Published on 3/27/2018
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 368

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This book was kinda good. Its a fantasy book, about two girls who find out that they are magical people who have to save the world from a monster that THEY released. It was kinda cheesy, and the character adaption wasn't that great, but the sarcasm was parfait, perfect. It was one of those books that made you want to cringe, really hard. I would recommend it for 7+

The Best Book Ever and I love the cover🥰🥰

This book was amazing. I loved it so much and recently recommend it. I love the adventure, and it is also really funny. Most tittles in this series make it seam like these books are about death, but its not. If you are looking for a book to read, I recently recommend this one.

Aru Shah is just a regular seventh-grader living in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture. Her mom is sending her to a private school, where she makes little lies to fit in. Nothing much, right? But when her rich classmates come and realize she's not in Paris (One of her fibs) they force her to light the cursed diya. The Sleeper awakens, threatening to wake Shiva, lord of destruction, and freezes everyone. Everyone, except Aru. With a talking pigeon, a pessimistic friend, a talking house, a magical compact and a glowing ping-pong ball, Spiderman pajamas, and the souls of two of the legendary Hindu gods, Aru and Mini go on the adventure of a lifetime trying to find three keys: A sprig of youth, a bite of adulthood, and a sip of old age, to stop the sleeper. If you want to know more ,or refresh your memory, about the wonderful yet odd world of Hindu mythology, well, look no further! This is an awesome captivating story that will keep readers on their heels trying to figure out what will happen next!

I love this book! It has a lot of humor and I love the details and how aru 'defends' her classmates, like, THAT WAS SO FUNNY! I love this book😍🥰😘(also now you know why I changed my avator name to "the_pandava_aru lol

I love this book! It has a lot of humor and I love the details and how aru 'defends' her classmates, like, THAT WAS SO FUNNY! I love this book😍🥰😘

Aru isn't a rich snob like the other kids at her prep school. So, it only makes sense that she'd pretend to be one, right? Wrong. While the little white lies she's spewed about having a chauffeur in Paris, or a yacht, or a mansion (when in reality she lives in a Hindu mythology museum her mom curates) haven't had any dire consequences so far... this one might. What was it? She may have said the museum's Lamp of Bharata was cursed. And in a desperate attempt to prove herself to her classmates, she may have released a vengeful demon into the Otherworld and frozen the entire human population in time. No problem, though, because Aru is actually a reincarnation of one of the five Pandava brothers! (Now THAT's a thing you can brag about to your classmates.) Along with ornery pigeon Boo and quirky but lovable Mini, Aru needs to save both worlds- with only a golden Ping-Pong ball and Spider-man pajamas. How will she do that? Find out! This book made me laugh so hard, because the humor and characters are so genuine to actual kids, and don't seem like they're acting way older than they really are (like most books portray them.) It also taught me things I never knew about Hindu mythology! Would recommend!

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. Characters: 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

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