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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 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


10 thoughts on “Aru Shah and the Song of Death

  1. says:

    chants BHIMA BHIMA BHIMA.Is it just me or does that creature look like the crab from Moana who is obsessed with shiny things but like with Maui s hook thing I love this cover though.


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    Star Rating 5 STARS I m doing my happy dance I can t stop.I loved this so much Literally So Much.RTC so much to say So much to love Plus I m too busy singing and dancing with glee.vvv THEBEST vvv the instant the first WORD to this lyric was said, I think I died of happiness After singing it through, of course Three times One of my favorite parts of Mulan We must be Swift as the coursing river, With all the Force of a great typhoon ,With all the Strength of a raging fire Ah, Aru, how I love your amazing references I kind of cherish the ones, too, that make me wonder how some readers younger than me would understand or get it, haha The ones that are pretty obscure had me going that is so freakin awesome I am loving this Hopefully it gets readers curious enough that they look them up it s how we keep those sorts of things alive Mysterious as the dark side of the MOOOOOOONNN


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    The song of death was like ice creeping across a windowpane, and a warning shout unleashed a second too late, and water closing over your head, and the silent chime of a moment that has been forgotten forever It was impossible and painful and, ultimately, inevitable Oh, how I love this colorful, heartwarming middle grade series Aru Shah and the Song of Death is the second book in the Pandava Quartet, and a wonderful sequel to Aru Shah and the End of Time I can t say a lot about this second installment for fear of spoilers, but Aru and Minnie must team up with two new characters in order to find the god of love s stolen bow and arrow These two new characters include Brynne, a super strong girl who seems to know than she lets on, and Aiden, a boy who lives across the street and is also hiding some secrets The four must battle demons, travel through a glittering and dangerous serpent realm, and discover that their enemy might be than meets the eye Middle grade usually isn t my thing, but Roshani Chokshi has managed to make me fall in love with just about everything in her Pandava Quartet I adore Aru, who s sassy and awkward and entirely herself, and Minnie is an adorable, lovely friend for our main character What could have been a mere rehash of the first book turned into a new and fresh adventure with the addition of Brynne and Aiden, who are wholly fleshed out and completely lovable I loved this group of four so much, and the friendships among them are super sweet The Lord of the Rings references were also extremely welcome It made me love these dorky kids even As always, Roshani s writing was as beautiful and vibrant as the world she s crafted in this series The rich colors of the Otherworld spring off the page, and new and interesting lands offer a lot of wonder and intrigue Aru and her friends battle a giant crab monster, demons, and humanoid serpent creatures, and I was delighted by the Hindu mythology interspersed throughout the plot You should never seek help from the Lord of the Waters, said the crab darkly He is fickle and unpredictable, just like the ocean The sea has a temper Also, it keeps things it likes Bright baubles that catch its eye Pretty girls and boys who look at their reflection in the water for too longnever realizing that the water is looking back What continues to surprise me about this middle grade series, though, is the story s heart and maturity Our young characters are faced with difficult moral questions in this book, driven by a villain that garnered quite a bit of sympathy Aru and her friends learn about the nature of stories, and how they can be manipulated and even warped as time goes on.History is written by the victors, as they say.And really, I m just so grateful that the Pandava Quartet puts diverse characters and girl power at the forefront There isn t any unnecessary romance, each and every one of the female characters are unique and strong in their own way, and the male characters are multi faceted and supportive I love this series so much, and if I ever have kids, I ll definitely be putting these books in their hands Aru Shah and the Song of Death had a surprising amount of nail biting action, wonderful adventure, lovable characters, and an emotional story at its heart I can t wait for the third book, The Tree of Wishes. I already miss these characters too much As Ari s mom had always told her, sometimes villains do heroic things and heroes can do villainous things, so what did it mean to be one or the other


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    For being the second book in a series this book was actually really good I had a blast reading it for sure Full review to come.__________________________I wanted to read this book ever since finishing Aru Shah and the End of Time it definitely was one of my most anticipated releases of this year Chokshi s writing style was delightful in the last book and really refreshing so I m pretty sure I m gonna have a blast reading this book Do I have expectations Yes I hope that doesn t end up playing against me but I honestly doubt it.


  5. says:

    Roshani Chokshi can really do it all The humor in this is so on point, and even though there was some pretty stressful action scenes, this wonderful book was so full of perfectly woven mythologies and endearing friendships Rick Riordan Presents books are a gift to readers everywhere, and I can t wait to get my hands on even of these beautifully diverse stories


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    I ve been so excited to read this sequel since I finished the first book a couple of weeks ago It was such fun and I completely fell in love with the characters and I ve been waiting to know what happens to them next, and this book was just as spectacular.While the previous book gave us an introduction to this world of reincarnated Pandavas and prophecies and the Otherworld, we get to go deeper into it in this one The plot is slightly different this time around, because the characters are on a quest to prove their innocence of the theft for which they have been blamed The author does a great job keeping the pace quick and consistent throughout, there is never a dull moment and the humor is totally up to the mark There are also numerous pop culture references, especially LOTR which I really enjoyed but what delighted me were the references to Bollywood, Indian dance and music and a certain beloved cricketer I actually thought Roshani was pretty excellent at making sure the humor and references were very organic to the story and never felt too much We also go much deeper into some of Arjuna s story in the Mahabharata and Surpanakha s story in the Ramayana I liked the analysis of the epics from a neutral perspective, that even heroes do wrong things sometimes and we don t always know the complete story There is also an underlying theme that two wrongs don t make a right, and everyone has the choice to make the right decisions despite what has happened in the past These are things that we probably realize while reading our epics but don t want to voice our opinions because that ll make us unpopular, but I liked that the author didn t shy away from these discussions This was a very quick read and pretty much finished the book in a single sitting.I completely fell in love with Aru and Mini in the first book and it was great to meet them again Due to reasons, we don t get to see Mini or Boo for a significant portion of the book, and I really missed their banter But Aru is delightful than ever and definitely confident about her abilities too She has grown very attached to the Otherworld and the various celestial beings, which makes the idea of losing it all very scary for her, but she is also worried that is not capable of being a hero and will ultimately disappoint her found family But despite grappling with these issues, she never loses sight of her mission and is always thinking very quickly on her feet to get everyone out of troublesome situations We also get introduced to new characters Brynne and Aiden, who are guarding their own personal family secrets but have to team up with Aru and Mini for the quest Brynne has used to working alone always and is well trained, so she is not interested in having to tag along with Aru but slowly they start to grow on each other and I loved the progression of their relationship Aiden on the other hand is like a peace keeper and mother hen wrapped up in a single package, always making sure they don t fight amongst each other and also have everything that they need to keep up their sustenance I loved this new dynamic between the gang, and I m also very excited to see who else will be joining them in the future books And finally, that revelation of which Mahabharata character Aiden is reincarnated from was hilarious and quite unexpected and I just couldn t stop laughing at the way it was handled What can I say except if you enjoyed Aru Shah and the End of Time, stop wasting any time and pick this up immediately If you haven t read this series but love middle grade adventure fantasy novels, then this one is just perfect This book was fun, delightful, fast paced with an amazing group of characters who will keep you smiling throughout.


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    Not too much to say here except that this was fun ride with Aru I think that Chokshi did a great job with the adventure story line while still giving a fun flavor to old stories that Aru, Mimi and the newest additions have heard about We also had a great set up into the next book as well Aru Shah and the Song of Death has soul sisters Aru and Mimi trying to track down a thief who stole the god of Love s bow and arrow Coming across someone that they believe stole it, Aru and Mimi come across the third Pandava,Brynne After being summoned before the Guardians, the three Pandavas are told either they find out the name of the thief who stole the bow and arrows or they will be banished and the Pandava cycle will have to start again Boo is also not allowed to help them so the three girls along with Aru s next door neighbor Aiden all have to go and find the bow and arrows before time runs out Of course the three girls have trouble ironing things out and working together and it doesn t help that Aru is a little jealous that Brynne appears to be best friends with Aiden, the boy that Aru had a crush on in the last book Thank goodness that Chokshi doesn t do any of that love triangle nonsense in this book though We have the three girls slowly learning to trust each other and figuring out and how their powers from the brothers work exactly I thought that Chokshi did a great job with developing not only Aru but everyone else as well Aru still doubts herself at times and doesn t feel that confident as a Pandava very reminiscent of Sailor Moon Mimi is still obsessed with good hygiene and Brynne seems obsessed with food I thought Aiden was a nice addition and am interested to see where that whole story line with his parents is going The writing was very good and I laughed at all of the chapter headings Some of the headings spoiled what was to come though, but still made me crack up There is also a lot of pop culture references in this which made me laugh Taylor Swift, Jay Z, Bollywood, etc The flow was very good and I enjoyed getting to see of the world of the Pandava s in this one The setting of the Night s Bazaar and other locations have always been my favorite part of this series and the other one that Chokshi wrote The Star Touched Queen We get to see some old and new characters in this one which was good.The ending left things nice and tidy with a hint of what the next book will be about I loved that this book was focused on the three girls becoming friends and also family and that Aiden was just all of their friend Please no love triangle hint or jealousy in the next book It s refreshing to just see a boy and several girls being friends.


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    The song of death was like ice creeping across a windowpane, and a warning shout unleashed too late, and the silent chime of a moment that has been forgotten forever It was impossible, painful, and ultimately, inevitable Sequel syndrome We ve all heard of it The dreaded disease that inflicts itself on most second novels in series, that makes them so terrible and all around bad that we re ashamed to say we ve even read it.Suffering from sequel syndrome, this book is not.If anything, this book was better than the first one It was a perfect balance of humor, adventure, and magic that didn t fail to entertain me for a single page, and I cannot recommend it enough I know many say this is a rip off of Percy Jackson it s not and that Percy Jackson is better shh, be quiet , but I don t think that s a fair assumption This book brings a lot of things to the table that Percy Jackson doesn t, and it offers such a unique take on Hindu gods, goddesses, and myths which I love, because I m Hindu myself that I think everyone should at least try reading it.Also, People, time to get real for a second Young Adult and Adult fiction shelves are slowly but surely including LGBT characters in their ranks, but middle grade has remained largely unchanged at least, from my observations in terms of rep It s definitely able to claim that there are neurodiverse and PoC characters now than before in the books of its genre, but the same can t be said of LGBT characters.And then Chokshi just burst into the middle grade scene with a series featuring Indian characters some of whom are biracial as well , and then proceeded to add a super strong girl that is bi pan and established they them as a pronoun choice and leaves me silently dying in the corner out of happiness Progressive middle grade lit is something to treasure and appreciate, people And support So read this book This series follows Aru Shah the reincarnation of Arjuna, the son of the god of the heavens, Indra on the crazy, epic adventures she gets pulled into, as she takes down rakshas demons also, seeing the word raksha actually in a book is making my Indian self silently scream and tries to complete quests, all while the overarching threat of the Sleeper and his evil forces looms in her periphery This second book, Aru Shah and the Song of Death, sees her trying to retrieve the God of Love s bow and arrow not Cupid, I swear and clear her name, as many believe she is the one who stole it If she fails, she and her friends will be banned from the Otherworld, a place where magic and mischief meet and that has become like a second home to her With the stakes high, she, Mini, and two new additions to their group Aidan, the boy she may or may not like, and Brynne begin their search.As I was saying, this book enraptured me from start of finish, and, just like the first book in the series, this was because of the book s main character Aru Shah In the end, all we are is the version of ourselves that others choose to remember Listen, I d write an entire dissertation on Aru ahhh, I love her so much , but neither you nor I have the time to write or read one at the moment, so I ll try to keep it brief Aru is trying her best to deal with everything, and she just she has a genuinely hilarious and quirky voice, which this book firmly establishes for her And we see how much Aru has grown as a character since the last book Though she s prone to occasional bouts of insecurity, she s way confident in herself and her abilities Or, she s at least confident in her ability to throw her lightning bolt at her enemies We also get to see her morphing into a leader from time to time, taking charge of the strange group assembled for her quest.And the group was amazing Mini, Brynne, Aidan, and Aru are squadgoals sorry, Aidan The relationships that developed between the four of them were a absolutely precious and b another variation of precious I loved all of their interactions they often than not had me laughing so loudly people turned to stare We ve got something the other side doesn t have, said Aru The others looked at her blankly Well, it s definitely not weapons, brainpower, or looks, said Mini Speak for yourself, said Brynne Brynne and Aidan especially took center stage in this book Mini and Boo and the Sleeper unfortunately didn t get much page time dedicated to them this time around But I guess they got their turn last book, so fair is fair.And also Also You can say a lot of things about Percy Jackson, but guess what It has never incorporated pop culture as well as this book did There were so many references to famous singers and jokes about current day things in this book that I found myself grinning from ear to ear as I read it At one point, Hanuman said a line of Jay Z s and I started laughing so hard I couldn t breathe and actual tears started forming in my eyes So, as we ve established, this book is funny Extremely, genuinely funny this book s humor is on point than the first one s, I d say So read it The next book is going to be interesting because it s a surefire thing that the Sleeper is still out there plotting something nefarious Boy, stay away from my children , I m already killing myself with theories that are making my head spin, but none of them are as amazing as what Chokshi will undoubtedly come up with Ahhhhh, I need the next book in my hands yesterday But it isn t coming out for ANOTHER YEAR wails despondently


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    Copy received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Aru Shah fights Otherworld monsters and saves the day again this time, without the Spider man pajamas Now with double the friends I liked the second installment in the Pandava Quartet, but only after I embraced all the modern day meme references and general wackiness that was most of the dialogue Aru Shah and the Song of Death is a good sequel, but you have to get into the fact that this book is childish since it s aimed at children, obviously Song of Death has all the mayhem and mischief of the first book so if you liked Aru Shah and the End of Time, you re going to like the sequel, too There s no downgrade in the second book in any sense there s still the same humor and fun from the beginning of the series I was a little overwhelmed with the references in the beginning of this book You know the giant blue crab thingy on the cover He s supposed to be the brother of the crab monster in Moana Yeah And that s just one of the sea creatures with a Disney movie sibling in that chapter All you can do is accept the craziness and move on with the book which makes it better, actually.Every age group can love Aru Shah and the Song of Death I know I enjoyed it overall, and I can t wait for the third book in the Pandava Quartet series.


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    This review can also be found on my blog 4.5 51 Aru Shah and the End of Time 4 5If I thought that the first book was good, I was blown away by this one It picks up, roughly, where the first book leaves off There are slight spoilers for that ending, but not for the general plot of the first book.After Mini and Aru go through their first adventure after finding out they re reincarnations of the Pandava brothers this time, Pandava sisters they discover the third one of their bunch Brynne And, believe it or not, the boy that Aru totally isn t crushing on, Aiden, is friends with Brynne.I m not going to get into the plot because, for me, that wasn t my main focus of the book It s middle grade, which I m not the target audience for by a long shot, so I don t think it d be fair if I dug into it too much I will say that it was extremely fun to read and I loved the twists and turns as they came It was, honestly, just an enjoyable read that I devoured in two days flat.But, what stood out for me were the friendships in this book Mini and Aru continuing to develop their friendship from the first point, seeing the strong and the weak points of it Mini, Aru, and Brynne getting to know each other including Brynne revealing things about herself Aru and Brynne having that rocky start and seeing as it develops from there Aru and Aiden not having a romantic relationship Aiden and Brynne and their long standing friendship.There were just so many fun middle grade friendships that it was very interesting to read all of them intertwining and watch as they changed like any friendship will do during that time I also loved that there wasn t a focus on relationships Because, if this was YA, there probably would have been a love triangle between Aru, Aiden, and Brynne And, I m not here for that I don t really need romance in my books for me to love them, so this was just a lovely, refreshing read for me It just reminds me why I should take the time to read middle grade since I always enjoy it so much All of that being said, I m so damn excited for the third book I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book.