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Aru Shah and the Song of Death: A Pandava Novel Book 2


Series
A Pandava Novel

by
Roshani Chokshi

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Disney Book Group
Imprint
Rick Riordan Presents
ISBN
9781368013840

Awards and Honors
2019 Goodreads Choice Award Finalist
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Mild Violence, Discrimination: Sexism
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Aru is only just getting the hang of this whole Pandava thing when the Otherworld goes into full panic mode. The god of love's bow and arrow have gone missing, and the thief isn't playing Cupid. Instead, they're turning people into heartless fighting-machine zombies. If that weren't bad enough, somehow Aru gets framed as the thief. If she doesn't find the arrow by the next full moon, she'll be kicked out of the Otherworld. For good. But, for better or worse, she won't be going it alone. Along with her soul-sister, Mini, Aru will team up with Brynne, an ultra-strong girl who knows more than she lets on, and Aiden, the boy who lives across the street and is also hiding plenty of secrets. Together they'll battle demons, travel through a glittering and dangerous serpent realm, and discover that their enemy isn't at all who they expected.

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POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Mild Violence, Discrimination: Sexism

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

400

Trim Size

6" x 8 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

5.1: points 13

Lexile

700L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

16

JLG Release

Aug 2019

Book Genres


Topics

Supernatural. Hindu mythology. Adventure and adventurers. Legends, myths, and fables. Action and adventure. Fantasy and magic. Paranormal.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews*, Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine

Horn Book

Aru Shah only recently found out that she is a Pandava, a reincarnation of one of the five demigod brothers from Hindu mythology, and yet she’s already been on one quest (Aru Shah and the End of Time). Now, just as she’s getting some much-needed training, she is accused of stealing the god of love’s bow and arrow. She’s given ten days by the Council of Guardians to return the items or she’ll be stripped of her Pandava memories and banished from the Otherworld forever. The story moves at a breakneck pace as Aru—assisted by hypochondriacal Mini, courageous and contentious Brynne, and new neighbor Aiden—encounters many legendary beings (readers may struggle to keep track). Each mythological figure comically interacts with the modern world in ways true to the legends, such as when the goddess of the dawn, Ushas, sings along to a remix of “Here Comes the Sun.” Chokshi also provides plenty of entertaining dialogue: “Do you think the Ocean of Milk is filled with actual milk?…Because I’m lactose intolerant.” But the themes at this tale’s heart seem particularly aimed at young women in today’s society: people are more than the part of their story you hear or read; and more important than the way others see you is how you see yourself.

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

Aru Shah only recently found out that she is a Pandava, a reincarnation of one of the five demigod brothers from Hindu mythology, and yet she’s already been on one quest (Aru Shah and the End of Time). Now, just as she’s getting some much-needed training, she is accused of stealing the god of love’s bow and arrow. She’s given ten days by the Council of Guardians to return the items or she’ll be stripped of her Pandava memories and banished from the Otherworld forever. The story moves at a breakneck pace as Aru—assisted by hypochondriacal Mini, courageous and contentious Brynne, and new neighbor Aiden—encounters many legendary beings (readers may struggle to keep track). Each mythological figure comically interacts with the modern world in ways true to the legends, such as when the goddess of the dawn, Ushas, sings along to a remix of “Here Comes the Sun.” Chokshi also provides plenty of entertaining dialogue: “Do you think the Ocean of Milk is filled with actual milk?…Because I’m lactose intolerant.” But the themes at this tale’s heart seem particularly aimed at young women in today’s society: people are more than the part of their story you hear or read; and more important than the way others see you is how you see yourself.

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