Aru Shah and the End of Time Review:
Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has an aim to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are flying off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her fall break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her newest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up fantasies about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?
This was everything I wanted from it, this book gave me such a nostalgic feeling for Rick Riordan’s books, there were similarities but was completely unique and it’s own story. This book was beautiful, inspirational, and action-packed, this book is female empowering with the female main characters who just inspire others.
The characters in this book were truly amazing, Aru and Mini were amazing, they weren’t anywhere near being perfect but they went into every situation doing their best, and where there for each other when they needed help. Boo was a great character and I like the role he plays with the girls. The development of the characters throughout the story was wonderful, I really saw growth in each of them and I know it will continue more throughout the series.
The author did such a wonderful job in bringing the world of Hindu mythology to life, I do wish that sometimes the mythology was explained better, and I wish that we had learned more about the original Pandava brothers as individuals (especially those not related to Aru and Mini) but I hope that happens in the next book. There are no words to describe how beautiful this story was and I can’t wait to see this world extended in the rest of the series.