Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.


Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi 
Expected publication: March 27th 2018 by Rick Riordan Presents

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 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?


To be honest I was pretty disappointed with The Star-Touched Queen. It was one of my least favorite books that I read last year but I'm actually super excited about her new upcoming book. I'm not going to give up on an author after reading and disliking just one of their books + Aru Shah and the End of Time is middle grade (yassss), involves Indian mythology AND it's by Rick Riordan's new imprint. I know I'll just have to read it. It sounds amazing and I'm so excited for the book!


26 comments:

  1. I wasn't a fan of The Star-Touched Queen either but I love middle grade books and I just can't pass up on this one. Even if only for the beautiful cover. All the hearteyes for that cover.

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    1. Oh man I'm glad I'm not the only one who wasn't wow'ed by The Star-Touched Queen. Aru Shah and the End of Time does sound and look really amazing, doesn't it? ^_^

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  2. AHHHHHH!! ME TOO!!! Isn't this just gorgeous???

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  3. Oooh! This book sounds exciting! Awesome pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  4. I've been seeing this one around a lot and I agree with Verushka, awesome cover!

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  5. I don't read a ton of MG, but I love the mythology on this one - sounds very cool!

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    1. MG is my go-to genre when I sick of every other genre. Haha :D

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  6. The Indian culture in this sounds fascinating. Hope you get a chance to read it soon.

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  7. I'm not a big MG reader but I love Roshani's writing!

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    1. I agree that the author's writing is gorgeous!

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  8. I try not to give up an author after one bad book either. I hope you get a chance to read it. Good pick!

    Mary my Can't Wait Wednesday

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    1. Oh good! I figure there will always be books by authors I will like less but no reason to give up on certain authors. :)

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    1. I hope so too, considering her other book wasn't my favorite.

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  10. This sounds like such a fun book, and I am so eager to discover the books by Rick Riordan's new imprint!

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    1. I'm secretly hoping it'll be close to how the Percy Jackson books are. :D

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  11. This book sounds so wonderful! I read a few middle grade novels here and there, and I think that this is going to be one for my TBR as well. I hope that it is as promising as it sounds. :)

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  12. Oh I love Roshani she is so sweet. I didn't know she was doing a middle grade book. This is great :)

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  13. I also have this on my tbr. Great pick this week!

    My CWW

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  14. i want to get this one also, the cover is beautiful and the story looks so promising

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  15. OMG!!!!! I LOVE that cover, Steph!! It reminds me of Mulan, and Disney cartoons!!! And then the story contains Indian mythology, too?! GRAB, GRAB, GRAB!!! LOL. But seriously, this is just such an AMAZING pick!! Rushing over to Goodreads to add it!! (It's too bad you didn't like "The Star-Touched Queen"......:( I'm going to try it out, anyway.)

    YAAAAAASSS!! Thanks for putting this one on my radar!! (Or should I say "on my flying carpet", instead? LOL.)

    Thanks as well for commenting on my own CWW post!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  16. From the cover it looked like a middle grade read and I was surprised because I didn't think that was your usual read! I hope you enjoy it and it redeems the author from the recent disappointment :/

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