“a particularly good book has a way of opening new spaces in one's mind. it even invited you to come back later and rummage through what you'd learn.“
I really enjoyed this book. People compare to Percy Jackson's books. But I've never read any of those books. I absolutely like how theirs female heroines and it's fictional for children. I try to read any book that I allow my children to read, and honestly.. I skipped over the Percy Jackson's books for the T.A. Barron books. But my oldest son read each one. I listened to this book via audiobook on my Libby app.
I think I enjoyed this even more than the books Rick Riordan wrote! The best thing about this book is that it's HILARIOUS. I literally laughed out loud more than 5 times while reading. The adventure and the story are great, and I really liked most of the characters. The set up for the next book happened at the end of this one, so I will be getting my hands on a copy of the second one soon!
Over a hundred pages in and really enjoying this book so far! 😍 Definitely a good one if you want to laugh!
Snarky misfit 12 y.o. Aru Shah would never have thought herself a hero. But when a dare from frenemies goes too far, Aru frees an ancient demon called the Sleeper, & not only that, she's the reincarnation of 1 of 5 Pandava who are to work together to save the world. No pressure, huh? A wonderful MG novel that delves into Indian mythology & takes the reader on a quest to not only save the world but to see if Aru can discover who she's meant to be.
It took a long time to read this, but that is not an indication of my enjoyment, just how busy I have been!
Aru Shah is a middle grade fantasy inspired by Hindu mythology. I love that Rick Riordan is supporting diverse authors to write #OwnVoices books rather than taking on mythology retellings from other cultures himself. I definitely need to read more of Roshani Choksi‘s books, I love her writing style!
This is also a new fave series for Maya.
She found a perfect reading spot while mom and dad do a wine tasting at Wisteria Vineyards/Farm in Shenandoah Valley.🍷 📚
The mountains peeking through the trees from the front porch of our cottage! This is my reading spot for the weekend.
Unfortunately, Maya got sick last night, whether from a virus, something she ate, or just too much junk food we don‘t know. She seems fine now. I have emetophobia (phobia of vomiting) and it used to be so bad that I took anti-anxiety meds because of it. Trying to get out of my head this morning. ☹️
This is turning out to be a great selection for my #motherdaughterbookclub with Maya! I‘m finding some great things to talk about with her.
This would also be a great pick for #Booked2019 #diversemiddlegrade
Aru, trying to impress some classmates, lights a forbidden candle and brings a shadow into the world.
I really loved all the female characters, realistic 12 year olds, and the focus on a mythology I wasn‘t familiar with.
I appreciated how the villainous shadow has a much more complex backstory than just being evil. Young readers can handle complex characters.
And I‘m really looking forward to more of Rick Riordan Presents. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑
I started this one today, but I‘m going to shelve it for now. This is the third MG book I‘ve picked up in the last few weeks that hangs heavily on the MC being a liar and the good and bad that comes from that, and it‘s too much of the trope for me.
I do plan to come back to this one, because I‘ve really been wanting to read it - and I think it‘ll be better than the other two, but now isn‘t the time.
Lot of bails so far this month.
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi 4 ⭐️
My first middle grade for #middlegrademay.. I really loved this story! Lovable characters, action packed, fun adventures with so much Hindu mythology! It really is wonderful that Rick Riordan found authors to be able to tell these stories! I can‘t wait to continue the series! ❤️
“You will never be a hero. You were never meant to be a hero."
Hero. that one word made Aru lift her chin. It made her think of Mini and Boo, her mom, and all the incredible things she herself had done in just nine days.... That was heroism.
Vajra became a spear in her hand.
“I already am. And it's heroine.”
#QuotsyMar19 #hero #heroine #heroheroine
A fun and entertaining middle-grade fantasy full of Hindu mythology. Love that Aru Shah isn‘t your typical heroine. She lies a lot and pretty much causes the mess that kicks off the whole thing. Mini, Aru‘s “soul-sister” is also a great character w her love for medical facts and her part-Filipina part-Indian background. The only thing is I kept picturing their guardian Boo as the Mo Willems pigeon.
This is a fun, entertaining middle grade novel about a seventh-grade Indian girl with an active imagination that gets her in trouble. I loved the mythology and folklore and Chokshi does a great job capturing Aru‘s voice. I only wish there had been fewer pop culture references as I fear the book will not age well and Aru Shah‘s story deserves to be timeless. 3.5 stars.
🤣🤣🤣🤣 If only...
Hmm...world-ending demon or seventh-grade girl? It‘s been a long time since I was in middle school, but yeah, I would rather take my chances with a demon. 😱
Opening line of Aru Shah for the #24in48 challenge
Good morning from the Bay Area! I got a slightly later start than I wanted (it‘s now 645am) but I did manage almost two hours of reading last night which is a feat for someone who falls asleep before 1030 most nights 😂
I‘m hoping to finish this book this morning. I‘m enjoying it with my homemade raisin scone. What are you reading?
All right let‘s do this!
I‘m reading in bed because it‘s 9pm on a Friday night and that‘s how I #24in48
The first novel on Rick Riordian‘s imprint takes home the award for the best middle grade book. This author has a new YA book that just came out.
With Chokshi‘s new book releasing soon (or having been released recently), I figured it‘s time for me to read this Indian MG fantasy & get it back to the library as the holds start piling up. I‘m pretty excited for it, even though it‘s quite a hyped title. I‘m looking forward to cosying up with something that represents a part of who I am and a part that I‘m so proud of! 💙💜
#diversebooks #middlegrade #yafantasy #indianlit #ownvoices
“Maybe if she‘d looked at how Legolas used a bow instead of, you know, just looking at Legolas, she would‘ve been a little bit more prepared.” 🏹
(So many pop culture references! LotR, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Die Hard, the Lion King and more! Love them all!)
Absolutely stellar! Everything about this book is fantastic; the mythology, the girl power, the twists and turns, and especially the humor! I flagged so many funny passages that my book looks like a porcupine. I will definitely be reading more of this series and this author. Love, love, love!
Such a fun read! Very bummed book 2 isn‘t coming out until April 😭 I need it now!! This book is making me rethink trying Rick Riordan‘s books again. Book 100/150 Completed ✅ Finish 50 books before January 1? The Game is ON.
First cider of the season. This is the first morning it's been so cold I have layers on under my robe. Unfortunately the heater is out of commission for the weekend. So that means curling up on the couch and with some hot beverages and books this weekend. Hoping to finish this one today after work.