Book Review | Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

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Aru Shah and the End of Time

Author: Roshani Chokshi / Publication date: March 27, 2018

★★★★

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Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from their latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?

One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru’s doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don’t believe her claim that the museum’s Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again.

But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it’s up to Aru to save them.

The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?

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Press Release | YALLWEST Will be Virtual This year! #YALLSTAYHOME (2020)

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Welcome to YALLSTAYHOME!

I can’t explain to you how excited I am to be bringing this news to the blog today! My dream has always been to attend book festivals and book cons but living on the other side of the planet is a bit of a problem. But today you can attend YALLSTAYHOME from the comfort of your living room wherever you are in the world! YALLSTAYHOME is going virtual on April 25th and April 26th this year and you can watch your favorite authors via Zoom. Keep reading for more information about the authors, panels, timings, and more. Oh and PS, It’s also free!

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3 Reasons why you should read The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

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Today’s post is about a book that blew me away and one that made me interested in historical fiction, The Gilded Wolves. I had never read a book by Roshani Chokshi before this. I was excited to discover the work of a new to me author and also because I was told she was an amazing writer (which I can now confirm). I went into this book with such high expectations (and it didn’t disappoint) and I’m here to attempt to get you to read it.

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ARC Review | The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

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The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves, #2)

Author: Roshani Chokshi // Published: September 22, 2020

★★★

 

They are each other’s fiercest love, greatest danger, and only hope.

Séverin and his team members might have successfully thwarted the Fallen House, but victory came at a terrible cost ― one that still haunts all of them. Desperate to make amends, Séverin pursues a dangerous lead to find a long lost artifact rumoured to grant its possessor the power of God.

Their hunt lures them far from Paris, and into icy heart of Russia where crystalline ice animals stalk forgotten mansions, broken goddesses carry deadly secrets, and a string of unsolved murders makes the crew question whether an ancient myth is a myth after all.

As hidden secrets come to the light and the ghosts of the past catch up to them, the crew will discover new dimensions of themselves. But what they find out may lead them down paths they never imagined.

A tale of love and betrayal as the crew risks their lives for one last job.

 

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Author Interview | Roshani Chokshi, Author of The Gilded Wolves

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Today’s interview is one of my absolute favorites!

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Say hello to Roshani Chokshi, author of The Star-Touched Queen, Pandava Quartet and The Gilded Wolves. I am so thrilled to be interviewing such an amazing author. I read the Gilded Wolves this month and I can’t tell you how in love I am. The most amazing world building, full of rich history and diverse characters. I got the chance to interview her and asked her about the world building in her latest release, writing advice, and so much more!

 

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ARC Review: The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) by Roshani Chokshi

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The Gilded Wolves

Author: Roshani Chokshi // Published: January 15, 2019

★★★★★

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No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them.

It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood.

Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history–but only if they can stay alive.

 

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