I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES by Roshani Chokshi Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About the Book:
Title: ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES (Pandava
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Pub. Date: April 2, 2020
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
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 . . .
PRAISE FOR ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES
“Touching, riotously funny, and absolutely stunning.”–Kirkus
for Aru Shah and the End of Time:
“An imaginative novel that puts girl power and diverse protagonists front and center.”
“[An] engrossing adventure tale.”—Teen Vogue
“Roshani Chokshi spins a modern-day fairy tale that adults and children will love.”-Bustle
This was such a lovely lovely book! I binge read the previous two books from the series and I can say I am completely hooked. It didn’t take long for me to be fully immersed into the action and to fall in love with the characters, but when it comes to book 3, I do think this is great!
For those of you who are not familiar with the series, I do advise you read the previous two, just to get accustomed with each character, what ties them and why they do what they do. This is indeed a middle grade fantasy story, but with amazing characters. Aru is embarking in a new adventure, looking to save a clairvoyant from the Sleeper. Together with her friends, she has to face new obstacles and learn who to trust.
The Hindu Mythology is preset in this third book as well and for me it was great to discover more from this side as well. As an adult reader, I found the book very enjoyable, same as for the previous 2 and I do believe that Aru grows together with this series and together with our knowledge of the universe.
Trying to give away as little as possible, this is definitely a great follow up to the series and I cannot wait to read book 4. The ending left me wanting and wondering. Lots of action and lots of fun, “Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes” is a great combination of mythology, adventure, action and fun!
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Roshani Chokshi 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. Her Twitter handle is @roshani_chokshi.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES, US Only.