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Aru Shah and the Song of Death
Aru Shah and the Song of Death: A Pandava Novel | Roshani Chokshi
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Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents best-selling author Roshani Chokshi and her sequel to Aru Shah and the End of Time. 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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Kenyazero
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Mehso-so

I'm far from the intended audience for these books, but I've enjoyed them so far. The characters are fun, and I'm enjoying learning a bit about a #mythology that I'm unfamiliar with. #fantasy #hindu #hindumythology #pandava #identity #magic #demigod

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jenlbean
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Great to see the main character grow and learn from her mistakes, but still be goofy and awkward. I wish I had a book like this when I was in my middle school years to help me feel like I wasn't alone going through all the different transitions. The world building is richly detailed.

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Plaidsticks
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#MordecaiReads His biggest complaint was the the color of the crab didn‘t match the color of the crab in the book. 🤔 He‘s also pretty miffed he has to wait so long for the next book. #morebookslessbulkshit2019

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Bookish_Gal
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Trust yourself more than you distrust others. #RiordanPresents

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Allydanielle88
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1/30 I'm a few days behind in this challenge but I think I can catch up by Monday.

I gave this book 3.7 🌟🌟🌟
It wasn't as great as the first one but it was still funny and the characters were still lovable. I look forward to reading the 3rd one.

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Minispok
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wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
BeckyandBooks Good job! 5mo
bookandcat Nice job! 5mo
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Meaw_catlady Good job walking with your son! 👏🎉 what movie did you go to? 5mo
Minispok @Meaw_catlady We went to see The Lion King 🦁 5mo
BlameJennyJane Fantastic! I went to The Lion King last week and loved it! 5mo
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Allydanielle88

Me: setting reading goals isn't for me.
Me 2 days later: I'm going to try and read 30 books in the month of August.

What am I the way that I am 🙈🙈

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ralexist
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Someone has stolen Cupid's bow and arrow and is using it to create the heartless - an army of zombie-like creatures. The gods think Aru is to blame and to prove herself innocent she is set onto another quest to return the stolen items. Even more action-packed than the last, there are new allies to befriend and enemies to thwart. Lots of actual LOL moments in here to keep the mood light even through the intensity of it all. Delightful read!

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alysonwrites
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If you like your Indian mythology with generous dollops of adventure, friendship, humor, and Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings references, then start reading the Aru Shah series, like, yesterday! What I love about this second book is that both the heroes and the villains have baggage, and you can‘t paint anyone as purely good or evil. The characters are real and relatable, while the magic is delightfully over the top. So much fun! And wisdom too.

alysonwrites P.S. This was my fantasy pick for June‘s #LitsyATXReadersSociety. 🦇📚 6mo
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ralexist
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This series has some great actual LOL moments in it but also some great moments of wisdom.

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okthislooksbad
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#24in48 Hour 30 Challenge: Middle grade/YA books. Two of my favourite genres (been leaning towards MG this year) for the adventures, the kindness and the realness of the characters. Love love love the Aru Shah-books and I'm so happy it's a quartet.

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okthislooksbad
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Still trying to figure out how to stay active for #bookfitnesschallenge with the limitations surgery threw at me, but everything's getting easier real fast, so it's progress. I'm doing a lot of random dancing for now 😂 Roamed the city for 5 hours today while my mum had surgery (we're a sorry lot tonight 😂) and got 10 km in, so a cat and a good book is order. Hope you're all having a great Thursday ❤️❤️

mabell Glad you‘re healing well! And that‘s a great day of walking! I hope your mom recovers quickly too! 6mo
mcipher Random dancing, I love it! 😆😆 6mo
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DGRachel
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I liked this second book in Roshani Chokshi's middle grade Pandava series even better than the first. Aru Shah and her friend, Mini, are on another quest, this time to prove their innocence and accompanied by new friends. There are great messages throughout the book about inclusivity, empathy, and friendship, in addition to some wonderful Indian mythology. I'm looking forward to more of Aru's adventures - bonus: gorgeous covers! 😍

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DGRachel
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Giving #Bailey a break from the #coneofshame while I try to squeeze in one more book for June. ☺️ She‘s been pretty good about leaving her paw alone, but I‘ve also been watching her like a hawk. 🧐
#sundaysnuggles

Slajaunie Poor Baby! 7mo
mabell They are stinkers about getting to what they shouldn‘t! So sneaky and quick! 7mo
mabell I hope Bailey is better soon! 7mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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It‘s going to be a long wait for the 3rd book in this series to come out! Perfect for fans of Percy Jackson and HP, I love how this tale of friendship is woven in so well with mythology.

And a middle grade book that adds a strong character that is bi/pan AND establishes they/them as a pronoun choice gets a big 🙌🏽🙌🏽 from me.

Aru Shah is firmly cemented as my favorite new middle grade series.

The fresh biscotti from Pgh is yummy too. 😃

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4thhouseontheleft
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I used to live near “Little India” in Edison, NJ, and while I currently have been waiting 1 hr + for lunch to arrive at my table, this chapter is killing me! Sooo hungry, and now I‘m want Indian street food! 😋

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4thhouseontheleft
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We‘ve arrived at our resort where we‘re spending a brief 24 hours! (Although I‘m tempted to add on a day, we‘re tucked in the WV mountains at a beautiful spot!)

Nothing but reading and swimming this afternoon (As soon as we eat some lunch)! #motherdaughtergetaway

TrishB Sounds lovely 💕 7mo
4thhouseontheleft @TrishB It is! It‘s an interesting resort. During the Cold War, it used to be an evacuation point for government officials, so tomorrow we‘re going to do a tour of the bunker. It‘s in the middle of nowhere, but a welcome respite! 7mo
wanderinglynn Enjoy! 7mo
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LeahBergen I think you better add on a day! 😍 7mo
4thhouseontheleft @LeahBergen Since we‘re in no rush to get home, I‘m pretty sure we are going to add in a day! Since we got here later than planned is my excuse. 😂 @wanderinglynn Thanks!! 7mo
Blaire @4thhouseontheleft enjoy! I love when we get a chance to head down there! So relaxing and the tour is interesting. Are you going to spend any time in Lewisburg? It‘s an adorable town. Stardust cafe is a great lunch spot. Also the bar at the greenbrier makes really good gimlets. 🥂 (edited) 7mo
4thhouseontheleft @Blaire Thanks for the rec‘s! We probably won‘t venture into Lewisburg this trip, but I will order the Gimlet! (edited) 7mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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Spending our last day in Pittsburgh enjoying all the benefits of staying in a walkable neighborhood. Currently at the Commonplace Coffeehouse 2 blocks away from our AirBnb, and then after packing we‘re headed to the park and playground again!

Good thing Maya has ebooks downloaded, or we‘d be fighting over who gets to read this book this morning. 😂

Schlinkles I‘m headed to Pittsburgh tomorrow, it‘s one of my favorite cities. Enjoy! 7mo
4thhouseontheleft @Schlinkles Same! It‘s where hubby and I met, so it holds a special place in my ♥️. And it‘s such a fun place to be in the summer. 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Those are the best kinda fights! Hahaha have fun and enjoy your read! ❤️ 7mo
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4thhouseontheleft @Jee_HookedOnBookz They are, except how can a mom refuse handing over a book to her kid? Which means I never get to read it. 😂 7mo
Amiable Which AirBNB did you stay at? Would you recommend it? I‘m planning a trip to Pittsburgh this fall and I want to stay in an area that‘s walkable. 7mo
4thhouseontheleft @Amiable I would definitely recommend the neighborhood (Point Breeze), but not the AirBnb. There were some issues, the main one being there is a door that leads into the adjacent apartment, and during the summer the humidity makes the door stick and it doesn‘t lock. We‘re super flexible, & it‘s a safe neighborhood, but that lack of security was disconcerting. It also smelled strongly like cat pee the whole week. 7mo
4thhouseontheleft @amiable If you need any rec‘s on things to do, let me know! I went to college at Pitt, and we also crammed a lot of activities into our one week stay. 7mo
Amiable @4thhouseontheleft Ooh, thanks for the tip! When I look for a place to stay I‘ll run the names past you to make sure I‘m not picking the one that smells like cat pee. 😬 And yes, I‘d love to talk to you about places to go in Pittsburgh! My husband and I are going to visit to scope it out for a potential retirement location. My email addy is AmyBF45 at gmail —can you email me? 7mo
4thhouseontheleft @Amiable I‘ll email you! Just give me a few days until we get home and unpacked. 7mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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This is the book I didn‘t get to read today, but we saw a lot of cool stuff, and ate a lot of delicious food! Got my Pierogies fix today. 😋 Tomorrow is our last day in Pgh before heading south again.

This was supposed to be a rest day, but ended up playing the new HP game tonight and walked 15,000 steps today! #BFCR2 #bfc #bookfitnesschallenge #teamfitlit

CoverToCoverGirl A magical walk! 👏😂🤣 7mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 7mo
LazyOwl Great multi-tasking, great start to BFC 7mo
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Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
Susanita Pierogies! 7mo
Susanita Pierogies! 7mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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I loved the first one so much I‘m moving straight into the second in the series! Maya and I decided to read both for #motherdaughterbookclub

I was going to sit outside to drink my tea, but it started raining before I could even post this! 😂😂
#bookandtea

Lindy It‘s raining in Banff too, where I‘m visiting my brother. #Readingwhileadmiringthemountainview 7mo
4thhouseontheleft @Lindy I love Banff! 7mo
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DGRachel
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I love Aru Shah. I laughed and grinned like an idiot while reading at my desk during lunch today. But more than anything, I love the nuggets of wisdom thrown in. ❤️

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LibrarianRyan
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While shopping for a birthday present for my nephew I forgot I got my self a treat as well. Found it cleaning off the dining room table. Thank goodness. I also bought another copy.

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Gnora
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Jen_Reads
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Before I got started on the #Netgalleyreadathon I needed to finish Aru and I cannot recommend these books enough! The story that Roshani Chokshi tells is so good and she leaves me wanting more.

⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️/5

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Jen_Reads
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My cat is now reading Aru. The title of the chapter is perfect for her little 6lb size.

#catsoflitsy

hermyknee 💖💖💖 8mo
Amiable Ahh! So much cuteness! 😻 8mo
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wanderinglynn 😹😹😹 that title is fantastic! Perfect photo! ❤️🐱 8mo
Leftcoastzen 😂😻 8mo
cherinium I love her green eyes! 8mo
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Jen_Reads
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I am enjoying this book so much! Aru is such a great character and I love the story. It‘s also nice having a relaxing evening and knowing that the day after tomorrow I get to see my nephew and sister who I haven‘t seen since September.

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Jen_Reads
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Me every day.

Also, does anyone else with a kindle have issues with dog hair getting stuck around the edges of the screen?

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Jen_Reads
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Totally forgot this one came out today! My arcs can wait cause I absolutely loved the first book in this series and I love Roshani Chokshi‘s books.

#yr #middlegrade

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DGRachel
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Got out of work early, but I can‘t go home because they are doing work on trees at the house and they‘ve blocked the street. So, I‘m spending the afternoon reading this new release and having a yummy treat. 🥳

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great way to enjoy your exile! 9mo
4thhouseontheleft My daughter would be very jealous of this. 😃 I just bought the first one at the Scholastic BOGO book fair today, since she wants to reread it, and I haven‘t read it yet, but really want to. 9mo
DGRachel @4thhouseontheleft I had forgotten the sequel was coming out and happened to see Roshani Chokshi post about it on Twitter this morning. I hope you enjoy it. I found Aru to be delightful in the first book. 9mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Oh my god. This is the perfect afternoon. Jealous. 😍 9mo
DGRachel @Ashley_Nicoletto Not gonna lie, this has been a great day - team building at the Wells Fargo Golf Tournament, so I got out of work early, and now book, sugary drink, and carbs. 😎 9mo
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BethFishReads
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Only 15 days till this beauty hits the stores. Many thanks to Disney Hyperion for the cool swag—blue tooth speaker, ear buds, pens, guitar pick key chain.

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decorating.reader
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LibrarianRyan
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Book 2 with a long wait.

April 16, 2019
#coverlove #MGedition

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