Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Quartet, #1) by Roshani Chokshi

Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Quartet, #1)

Twelve-year-old Aru Shah 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 s...

Details Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Quartet, #1)

TitleAru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Quartet, #1)
Release DateMar 27th, 2018
PublisherRick Riordan Presents
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Mythology, Young Adult, Fiction

Reviews Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Quartet, #1)

  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    I finished this book feeling the extreme weight of doing something remarkable for my older self to be nostalgic about, and, also realizing that the one thing all different mythologies seem to have in common is that apparently all gods just live for drama. So, what’s this book about? Aru Shah and The End of Time begins with a bad idea, and bad ideas begin, as most bad ideas do, with a dare.Aru Shah likes to bend the truth. That was what her clas...
  • Rick Riordan
    Have you ever read a book and thought, "Wow, I wish I'd written that!"? For me, Aru Shah and the End of Time is one of those books. It has everything I like: humor, action, great characters and, of course, awesome mythology! But this is not a book I could have written. I just don't have the expertise or the insider's knowledge to tackle the huge incredible world of Hindu mythology, much less make it so fun and reader-friendly.Fortunately for all ...
  • Lola
    This book is trying too hard.I never managed to truly and effectively get a full sense of Aru Shah’s personality, because the voice of the author is far more present and loud. And still, somehow, I managed to dislike Aru. She made me cringe so many times that at some point I was questioning if I was this annoying at the age of twelve. I don’t think I thought about picking my nose every day like Aru does. It is somewhat interesting from start ...
  • kav (xreadingsolacex)
    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacts my review.Aru Shah and the End of the Time is a middle-grade fantasy novel based off of Hindu mythology, following a 12-year old girl, Aru Shah, who finds out she is a reincarnation of one of the five Pandava brothers and essentially has to change the world.If 12-year old me had had the ability to read a book like this, maybe I wouldn't have ...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    4.5 stars! This was super cute and had all the Rick Riordan nuances I could have ever wanted! I loooove the humor in this book and I’m SO excited for the next ones!
  • C.G. Drews
    This was absolutely EVERYTHING I hoped it would be! Just afjdklsd forget how old I am for a second: I love love love the Percy Jackson books. (Except for you, Mr. Burning Maze. Go fix all your typos because That Character definitely did not die. I am in denial.) I go to Riordan stories for (a) humour, (b) loveable adorkable characters, and (c) epic mythology but with an absurdist and cleverly witty twist. And what did Aru Shah do?!ALL OF THAT. Pe...
  • Hamad
    Actual Rating: 4.25 stars*** Full review now posted ***“Tales are slippery, her mother had often said. The truth of a story depends on who is telling it.” Aru Shah and the End of Time is the kind of book that I would have killed for when I was younger. I mean it has the fast pacing just perfect for a middle grade book, a very good writing style, Indian mythology (How cool!) and a beautiful cover!!Not only that, this book was hilarious, I was ...
  • Katie.dorny
    Okay for a middle grade/children’s book I absolutely fell in love with this. Aru is a very imaginative girl who lives in an Indian museum. One day after making a bet Aru accidentally unleashes a demon god that has the capability to destroy the world. This book is how she stops him.Along the way we meet Subala the pigeon (my personal favourite character) and Mini who is also gifted like Aru - the girls are Pandavas: reincarnations of famous Indi...
  • ambsreads
    FIND MY REVIEW FOR ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME ON MY BLOG. CLICK HERE TO SEE MOREI think I’ve made it pretty clear over time that I am a big fan of Rick Riordan. I love mythology and I love learning through his books. When Riordan announced that he was going to publish own voices authors take on mythology I was beyond excited. Aru Shah and the End of Time was no exception of this. I fell in love, fast. One reason was that it was a female lead,...
  • Scrill
    When three classmates show up at her home slash museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture to confront Aru Shah about lying, she decides to impress them with stories of the artifacts in the museum. Such as the cursed Lamp of Bharata. Trying to save face, she lights the lamp and releases the Sleeper. Now Aru must stop the Sleeper from waking the God of Destruction, or everyone in the world will be frozen in time.The Story-First, let me just say, I l...
  • Vignesh Kumar
    This is my latest favorite of this year!It's so difficult to get a book with Indian characters, let alone a fantasy one. Along with Hindu mythology, it's unheard of. Thank the Gods and Goddesses, for Roshani Chokshi, is here. I absolutely loved this book! I adored the characters, Aru and Mini. I love Mini even more than Aru. She is allergic to almost everything and has a freaking Epi-pen! It's so good to finally see a character who is truly a hum...
  • Taylor
    "Suddenly, the world she thought she knew had opened up, as if stage curtains had been yanked back to show her that there was so much more than what she'd imagined. There was magic. Secrets crouched in the dark. Characters from stories, like the ones she'd been told all her life, were taking off their masks and saying, I was never a tale, but the truth."...Aru Shah and the End of Time was one of my most anticipated releases of 2018, and it didn't...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    4 stars! “Sometimes light illuminates things that are better left in the dark.” Aru Shah is about a young girl who lives in a museum with her mother. In a bullying situation, she awakens an ancient demon. Now, she must work with her “sister”, a fellow reincarnated soul to stop the demon from ending the world. “It was one of the things that she liked best when her mother told her the stories: villains could be heroic, and heroes coul...
  • Noha Badawi
    That was the coolest thing I've read in a long while. Absolutely fell in love with both main characters; Aru Shah and her quirky friend Mini.And on top of the amazing characters, the plot and Indian mythology is awesome. full review
  • Connor
    A very fun romp for a younger middle grade audience. We get to follow Aru and Mini as they have to save the world from the Sleeper complete with a Mushu-Zazu-type animal sidekick. I loved that Aru really has to self-reflect and confront why she feels the need to constantly paint her life as more than what it is. She's so afraid of not being enough that she lands herself in all sorts of trouble (this book). I loved Mini in this. I think it's becau...
  • Kiara Maharaj
    I know this is gonna be one bad review in a million good reviews for this book, but I'm going to share my thoughts on it anyways. Reading this book, I was horrified. I wish I never read it. I put it down several times, but picked it up again because I wanted to see just how far the author will take it. Each page revealed a different atrocity. My last thought when I finished it was "This book needs to be off the shelves, now." Basically, Valmiki i...
  • Coreen (AsThePlotThickens)
    Your father wears a cross beneath his shirt, an agimat necklace passed down from his family in the Philippines. You dont how much this means to me; reading my culture in one of my most anticipated book.
  • Caden
    This book! This book is so inspiring and beautiful! Every page was like reading a dream. I wish I could have had this book when I was in middle school, and it brings me to tears of happiness when I think of young girls getting to read it now. I absolutely loved this book!
  • Alexa
    I’m really happy this imprint exists, and I’m really happy that ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME was its debut release! It was such a treat to read a story that has a similar vibe to Rick Riordan’s own work, but that also tackles a new mythology (Hindu) and also bears the unique voice and writing style of its author. I really liked Chokshi’s tale, particularly because of how accessible she made Hindu mythology and how compelling both of her m...
  • Erica
    Those 3 stars aren't for me, they're for the young'uns to whom I'd recommend this book.I'd give it 2 wobbly stars and a peeved side eye.Confession: I am a hypocrite, a bad meme of a privileged white lady wanting #ownvoices but no, not like that.I was impressed that Rick Riordan, who ever-so-graciously presents this book, stepped down and let someone from a Hindu background write this story. I like to think he got some pushback after he did the Eg...
  • Mads
    I enjoyed this a lot! I knew nothing about Hindu mythology before, but now I feel like I have a pretty good grasp of it. I like the way Roshani Chokshi writes. She has this fun, lighthearted tone, but then occasionally hits you with a paragraph of deep wisdom.I also really enjoyed the characters. Aru was a refreshing main character because she had flaws, but you couldn't help but root her. Mini was lovable as hell and definitely my favorite part ...
  • Merline
    Such a fun story and interesting mythology. Loved Aru, Mini, Boo and all the side characters. Can't wait to learn more about the other Pandava sisters and the Sleeper.
  • autumn
    very very fun and cute!! this made me so nostalgic for the percy jackson series (of course) but in its own fun way. aru is an AMAZING main character, the definition of 'spunky' and 'hero.' the reason i rated it 4 stars was only because it seemed a little too immature and cutesy (although that might just be because it's been literal years since i've read or been in middle school). i can't wait to read the next books which promise to be even better...
  • AbigailHaleigh
    This book was so fun! What a great start to a new series, and I love Aru and Mini so much. I can definitely see the Percy Jackson vibes, but Roshani made this book all her own. Can’t wait for book 2.
  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    This review can also be found on my blog!For some reason, I always forget how much I enjoy middle-grade as a genre. They’re childish and fun, yet tackle difficult topics that come with becoming an adult. Yet, I just never automatically go to them and read them. I don’t know why!But, I read and so enjoyed this one. It was fantastic.Now, I never got into Riordan’s various series. I’ve tried multiple times and they’re not for me. But I am ...
  • Obsidian
    The first book in a planned quartet by Roshani Chokshi. I thought this was wonderful and could see this being a life long favorite with children just like His Dark Materials and Harry Potter. Aru Shah is a heroine for the ages and I was so reluctant to put this book down. Not going to lie, there were a few rough spots here and there with flow and a few times I may have went, well this just seems like an obstacle to keep the story going. I loved t...
  • Brenda Waworga
    "Heroine not Hero" OH WOOOW! i am glad i gave this book a chance! middle Grade is so out of my comfortzone because i prefer YA and Adult but since i heard so many good reviews about this book on bookstagram and it also wrote by Roshani Chokshi and have Hindu Mythology story i knew i need to read itThis book is so magical, full with adventures and quests plus THE HUMOUR omfg i love it so much!!all the characterswereannoying actually but the typica...