Aru Shah and the End of Time

Aru Shah and the End of Time

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?

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  • chai ?

    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 ...

  • 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 co...

  • Cristina Monica

    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 ...

  • Roshani Chokshi

    Hi guys! I got to sit down with Rick a couple weeks ago and talk about ARU! If you're interested in watching our interview, here's the link!*~*~*~

  • 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 ...

  • 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 b...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 dem...

  • 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 learnin...