Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Aru Shah and the End of Time

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Book Review - Aru Shah and the End of Time

Aru Shah and the End of Time

About the Book
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?

My Take on the Book
This is another great book from a new author that is able to bring in new gods and like in other Rick Riordan novels, this book brings forth a ton of adventure and fun as Aru has to stop the Sleeper from awaking the God of Destruction. Beyond this she also has to work to save her classmates and mother from being frozen in time! This book brings together Hindu poetry and Gods to allow the reader to learn while experiencing a riveting adventure. I was very impressed with this new book and new author and if you have loved other Rick Riordan novels, you will love this too!

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