Blog Tour for Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi (hardcover review and giveaway)

 

ARU SHAH

 

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi.  This tour is being hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.  Make sure you check out the giveaway below! 

 

Title: ARU SHAH AND THE CITY OF GOLD (A Pandava Novel Book 4)

Author: Roshani Chokshi

Pub. Date: April 6, 2021

Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 400

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindleAudibleB&NiBooksKoboTBDBookshop.org

 

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Aru Shah and her sisters–including one who also claims to be the Sleeper’s daughter–must find their mentors Hanuman and Urvashi in Lanka, the city of gold, before war breaks out between the devas and asuras.

 

Aru has just made a wish on the tree of wishes, but she can’t remember what it was. She’s pretty sure she didn’t wish for a new sister, one who looks strangely familiar and claims to be the Sleeper’s daughter, like her.

 

Aru also isn’t sure she still wants to fight on behalf of the devas in the war against the Sleeper and his demon army. The gods have been too devious up to now. Case in point: Kubera, ruler of the city of gold, promises to give the Pandavas two powerful weapons, but only if they win his trials. If they lose, they won’t stand a chance against the Sleeper’s troops, which will soon march on Lanka to take over the Otherworld.

 

Aru’s biggest question, though, is why every adult she has loved and trusted so far has failed her. Will she come to peace with what they’ve done before she has to wage the battle of her life?

 

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.”

Entertainment Weekly

 

“[An] engrossing adventure tale.”Teen Vogue

 

“Roshani Chokshi spins a modern-day fairy tale that adults and children will love.”-Bustle

 

Grab the first 3 books in the series!

Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1)

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

Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes (A Pandava Novel Book 3)

 

 

review

 

I have really loved all the Aru Shah books, but the more recent ones are definitely my favorites. I’m now super attached to the characters and I love seeing their growth.

This is a book four, so there are spoilers from the other books in my review.

Aru woke up trapped after being at the tree of wishes. There is only a girl there. A girl, Kara, who says that she’s the sleeper’s daughter. Kara looks to be about Aru’s age, so she’s very confused. The Sleeper has been raising Kara and she knows what weapon he’s after. Aru has no choice but to take Kara with her. When she gets back, Aru finds that she was gone longer than she thought. They have a few days to get to Lanka for use of their army. Kara fits in fairly well, but Aru has a lot of negative thoughts at times. She doesn’t trust her completely, but she wants to. There is a bit of jealousy there, especially when Aiden pays a lot of attention to Kara. Once they get to Lanka, they are tasked with three trials that they must pass in order to use the army. Each trial is a test of their fighting and survival, but also a test of them as people. They test their characters. Aru’s mom is still missing and all Aru wants is to keep the Sleeper from succeeding and to get her mom back. She’s also still hurt about Boo and has to tell the others. Ever since they were told of the untrue sister, Aru feels like the others don’t trust her.

I gave this book 5 stars. Thank you to Disney for my finished copy for review.

 

 

Roshani Chokshi credit Aman Sharma

 

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.

 

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giveaway

 

3 winners will receive a finished copy of ARU SHAH AND THE CITY OF GOLD, US Only.

RAFFLECOPTER LINK

 

 

Follow The Tour:

 

Week One:

4/1/2021

A Dream Within A Dream

Excerpt/Spotlight

4/2/2021

Lisa-Queen of Random

Excerpt/Spotlight

 

Week Two:

4/5/2021

BookHounds Ya 

Excerpt/Spotlight

4/6/2021

For the Love of KidLit

Excerpt/Spotlight

4/7/2021

Kait Plus Books

Review

4/8/2021

onemused

Spotlight

4/9/2021

Midnightbooklover

Review

 

Week Three:

4/12/2021

Emelie’s Books

Review

4/13/2021

What A Nerd Girl Says

Review

4/14/2021

Little Red Reads

Review

4/15/2021

PopTheButterfly

Review

4/16/2021

Amani’s Reviews

Review

 

Week Four:

4/19/2021

Moonlight Rendezvous 

Review

4/20/2021

booksaremagictoo

Review

4/21/2021

Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Review

4/22/2021

The Momma Spot

Review

4/23/2021

I’m Shelfish

Review

 

Week Five:

4/26/2021

Book Briefs

Review

4/27/2021

Confessions of a YA Reader 

Review

4/28/2021

The Book Nut : A Book Lovers Guide

Review

4/29/2021

The Book Dutchesses 

Review

4/30/2021

Two Points of interest

Review

 

 

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Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

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