Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the third book in the Hindu-based, best-selling Pandava series by Roshani Chokshi, in which Aru and her cohorts, Mini, Brynne, and Aiden—and now a pair of twins—each search the Otherworld for Kalpavriksha, the wish-granting tree.
War between the devas and the demons is imminent, and the Otherworld is on high alert. When intelligence from the human world reveals that the Sleeper is holding a powerful clairvoyant and her sister captive, 14-year-old Aru and her friends launch a search-and-rescue mission. The captives, a pair of twins, turn out to be the newest Pandava sisters, though, according to a prophecy, one sister is not true.
During the celebration of Holi, the heavenly attendants stage a massage PR rebranding campaign to convince everyone that the Pandavas are to be trusted. As much as Aru relishes the attention, she fears that she is destined to bring destruction to her sisters, as the Sleeper has predicted. Aru believes that the only way to prove her reputation is to find the Kalpavriksha, the wish-granting tree that came out of the Ocean of Milk when it was churned. If she can reach it before the Sleeper, perhaps she can turn everything around with one wish.
Careful what you wish for, Aru . . .
Aru is back with her group! Aru, Aiden, Brynne, and Mini jump right into a new mission to find a seer who is on a ferris wheel in Atlanta. After a harrowing skirmish, the Pandavas manage to extricate the seers, but the demons hear the prophecy right before they are sent to be taken care of.
This is a brilliantly paced, funny quest adventure that incorporates a wide variety of Hindu culture. Roshani Chokshi introduces previously unintroduced gods and beings from Hindu mythology. The book keeps a good pace with lots of action and character development.
Aru is a fun character, and the humorous approach to her plight is always appreciated. Chokshi’s writing is easy to read, and I recommend you start from the beginning of this amazing and magical series.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES (US Only)
About the Author
Roshani Chokshi (www.roshanichokshi.com) is the author of the instant New York Times best-selling books in the Pandava series, Aru Shah and the End of Time, and its sequel, Aru Shah and the Song of Death. She also wrote the New York Times best-selling YA books The Star-Touched Queen and The Gilded Wolves. She studied fairy tales in college, and she has a pet luck dragon that looks suspiciously like a Great Pyrenees dog.
The Pandava novels were inspired by the stories her grandmother told her as well as Roshani’s all-consuming love for Sailor Moon. She lives in the south and says “y’all,” but she doesn’t really have a Southern accent.
PRAISE FOR ARU SHAH SERIES
“Touching, riotously funny, and absolutely stunning.”–Kirkus
“An imaginative novel that puts girl power and diverse protagonists front and center.”—Entertainment Weekly
“[An] engrossing adventure tale.”—Teen Vogue
“Roshani Chokshi spins a modern-day fairy tale that adults and children will love.”-Bustle
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