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Title: ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES (Pandava Quartet #3)
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Pub. Date: April 2, 2020
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
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 . . .
PRAISE FOR ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES
“Touching, riotously funny, and absolutely stunning.”–Kirkus
Praise 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
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I think this might be my favorite Aru Shah book so far!
Aru is now 14 years old, but her personality hasn’t changed much. She’s still that fun, goofy girl from the first two books. Aru, Mini, Brynne, and Aiden are tasked with saving the prophet from a ferris wheel. It’s been told that the Sleeper is after this same prophecy. Things don’t go well, but they are able to save the two girls. Nakita and Sheela are twins that went missing from their foster home. They’re younger than the others, but they’re believed to be Pandavas, too. So Aru, Mini, and Brynne now have two younger sisters to look after. Sheela is a bit quiet, but Nakita is vocal and usually angry. Sadly, they don’t make it back before the prophecy is revealed. The demons were able to hear it and report back to the Sleeper.
“The scorned powers are on the rise, to claim their stolen immortal prize. One sister shall turn out not to be true. With a single choice, the world shall receive its due. One treasure is false, and one treasure is lost, but the tree at the heart is the only true cost. No war can be won without finding that root; no victory had without the yield of its fruit. In five days the treasure will bloom and fade, and all that was won could soon be unmade.”
The kids want to help fix their mistake and they go out to find the Tree of Wishes. Aiden’s cousin, Rudy, joins in. He’s a prince and adds a lot to the story. The younger girls are left behind. The kids have to figure out the clues and go through a lot to find this tree. Aru is shown some things from the Sleeper’s past and she has doubts at times that they’re working for the wrong side. She wants to know if her dad ever loved her. They all must face challenges to get through everything before the five days is up. I’m not going to get into all the different parts. I think it’s best to read and see how they all play out. Mini is still a favorite, but I really enjoyed Rudy in this one, too. I love all the kids though. And Boo!
I gave this book 5 stars. Thank you to the publisher for my review copy.
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. Her Twitter handle is @roshani_chokshi.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES, US Only.
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