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Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes

(Pandava #3)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  3,026 ratings  ·  424 reviews
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 p ...more
Published April 7th 2020 by Rick Riordan Presents
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Alexandra Elend Wolf
“No matter what happens to us, we have choices. We choose how to look at our lives. We choose what we can live with, and what we cannot, and only you can decide.”

Coming back to this world I had some idea of what I was gonna find but I was not expecting the utter deepness and emotion that it was gonna bring with it.

As a middle-grade book it's a fairly airy story crammed full of comedic relief but it also treats a number of sensible themes in a most mature, sensible, and heartfelt way
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-releases
May 8, 2020:

Aru Shah and the End of Time ★★★★★
Aru Shah and the Song of Death ★★★★★

Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes is a third in the series that so gracefully empowers young girls and sensitises young boys by weaving an adventurous & emotional story through the beautifully complex fabric of Hindu mythology set in the modern times.

Representation: Gujrati Indian-American MC, Indian-Filipino-American MC, South Indian-American MC, Hindu MC.
Ownvoices: Indian & Hindu representation.
Trigger Warnin
Star Rating: —> 5 Stars

These books are seriously GOLD. I loved every single thing about this book; it was everything I could have (n)ever imagined ! Just... perfection.

Heartwarming, thrilling, hilarious & quirky; it is imbued with amazing pop culture references, all sorts of silliness & shenanigans, both wonder and danger around every turn... adventure, magic, mayhem, love...

It truly has everything! Ugh I loved itttt!
I just love the bond that is ever increasing between the pandava sisters, Aru
Definitely a 4.5.

I don’t think I’m currently reading any middle grade books except this series but I can never let this one go because it’s too special and close to my heart. It took me a while to get to it because of the pandemic but reading it was a joy and I’m so happy.

The strength of this series has always been how well Roshani seamlessly integrates various stories from Hindu mythology into a modern adventure tale, and it never fails to bring a smile on my face. There were many of my favor
The Nerd Daily
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Anuska G

Some reasons to read this book and the Aru Shah series in general, just in case you still remain unconvinced:

- Aru and her sisters share a super strong bond, and all five of the Pandavas are utter badasses!
- Cool (and not so cool) medical facts, courtesy of Mini.
- Aiden Acharya. That boy, the reincarnation of Draupadi, wife of all five Pandava brothers, is a sweetheart, even when he’s being sarcastic! He will make a place for himself in
NOTE TO SELF: Don't start series that are not complete or else you will be left high and dry because of a book 📚🤦🏽‍♀️

My only thoughts after reading this book:

The Rudy character reminded me a lot of Thorne from TLC🌜🌠
Aru reminds me of Cinder👠
We all need a Hufflepuff in our life❤❤
The girl power in this book should be portrayed in every YA book👭🏾
The way this book has zero girl on girl hates makes me cry happy tears😭
These people gave me # SQUAD GOALS
I need a Karna reincarnation in the next book
Tom Chubby
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Jenny Baker
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series! They're so much fun to read and they're filled with likeable characters and there are funny moments. In this one, they make fun of the Twilight series. ...more
Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon
Though I still enjoy the character dynamics (I'm a sucker for a good found family) and mythology, this book didn't really expand the series in enough interesting ways for me and ended up feeling like a filler book.

Also the ending has me shook. That is all.

I've just to say: THAT COVER.
Aru and her Pandava sisters Mini and Bryn, and Pandava adjacent Aidan, have been training hard together as a group, and are on a mission at the book’s opening. The gang end up fighting off demons and rescuing the two remaining Pandava sisters, Sheila and Nikita. Shiela is a clairvoyant, and ends up delivering a prophecy in the demons’ hearing unfortunately, as they’re minions of the Sleeper. This necessitates the gang go on a new mission, kind of urged on by Boo, to recover a magical tree that g ...more
Prabhjot Kaur
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belle ☆ミ (thisbellereadstoo)
As always, I adore this series. It teaches a lot of lessons not just to the characters but also the readers. For example, the heaviest burden is guilt, sticking together as friends through the toughest of moments, and the true consequences of knowing. These are just some instances. The humour is still prevalent (e.g., snakes = leathery ropes with faces) and the pop culture references are A+ (e.g., I am Groot). I had so much fun reading this instalment. The ending almost ended me because ROSHANI ...more
What an excellent way to kick off 2020 - by finishing the next installment of my favorite on-going middle grade series. These are the books I wish I had when I was younger. As a kid, I would have dreamed going on adventures with this crew the same way I once imagined myself strolling through the halls of Hogwarts. As an adult, I just want to wrap all these children up in warm blankets and protect them with my life so that nothing can hurt them again ever. EVER, OKAY? There's so much heart, humor ...more
4 stars

I think you can definitely tell that the books take a turn for the darker side of middle grade with this one. Chokshi starts to explore more complex themes with this one, such as what it really means to be good or evil and how those are typically portrayed. With this one, Aru Shah really starts to question how much of what she's been told about her father is true. She starts to question whether a lot of the stories that are told in Indian folklore and mythology are true. I really loved t
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4,75 stars

I love this series so much! I think this book was a bit weaker than the others, especially in the beginning, but then the plot thickened so much and that ending, gods almighty! Also, Aru and Aiden, I love the subtle development of their relationship, it's honestly more interesting than a lot of YA romances. Now I'm both excited to read the finale and sad that this amazing series is going to be over. I just hope that more people check it out because it's that good.
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 3 of the Aru Shah series and it's as entertaining as ever. Every book sees an addition of interesting characters. This time, on their journey to find the Tree of Wishes, they met Rudy (a colour-blind, quite self-centred Naga prince who happens to be Aiden's cousin) and 2 young twins, Sheila and Nikita, who are also Pandavas. (Side note: spelling of names might be wrong - I listened to the audio book.)
As this is a series, it's hard to go into details without spoilers for the 1st 2 books. We
Kelly Lyn
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
better than the second book!!
Why does Roshani Chokshi LOVE giving us cliffhanger? Just why.
Ms. Yingling
Apr 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Aru is back with her group that includes Aiden, Brynne, Mini , and they dive right into a mission to find a seer who is on a ferris wheel in Atlanta. They find two; young Sheela and Nikita, but need to rescue them from rakshasas, especially since any prophecy they deliver can't be heard by the demons. After a harrowing skirmish, the Pandavas manage to extricate the seers, but the demons hear the prophecy right before they are sent to be taken care of. Aru tries to
Cory Marie
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m expecting a daughter any day now and something I’m very excited about is the fact that I’ll be able to share this wonderful series with her. Aru Shah is such a gem in the literary world and I wish there had been a multitude of books like these when I was a kid.
Calypso ♡ This one is for you Newt ♡♡♡
Not the best of the series but it is still good

Caidyn (he/him/his)
CW: general themes of violence, fighting, and deception


Roshani Chokshi, you blew me away again! This book is just another great addition to the series. Two new sisters are introduced, along with a couple other characters, and, of course, there's a fun adventure to find the Tree of Wishes. It's silly and just a lot of fun. I really love the dialogue and just the pacing of the stories. It's almost non-stop action at times, but you also get super close to the characters along the way.

And, let
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really love this series so much, i seriously can't wait for the next book after THAT cliffhanger ...more
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. i always breeze through these books because they're that good. the ending also left me with my mouth agape. I NEED THE NEXT BOOK ASAP ...more
Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
I love this series so much. Aru is the most pure character! I love the crews she always ends up in. Great characters, good plot. I think I liked this more than the second in the series but less than the first one.
anna ✩
Jan 10, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 stars!

Time for another Aru Shah and Pandavas adventure whilst they try to manoeuvre their way through the war with the Sleeper.

For some reason, I wasn’t as engaged in this one and it feel as fast paced or as entertaining as the others. I still love the characters immensely and think this is leading somewhere amazing so I cannot wait for the final one to come out.
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I seriously love this series! It's so so so good. And this one was fabulous, I love Aru so much. What a bloody cliffhanger ending that was! I need the last book now! Please?

4.5 stars x
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Roshani Chokshi is the author of commercial and critically acclaimed books for middle grade and young adult readers that draws on world mythology and folklore. Her work has been nominated for the Locus and Nebula awards, and has frequently appeared on Best of The Year lists from Barnes and Noble, Forbes, Buzzfeed and more. Her New York Times bestselling series includes The Star-Touched Queen duolo ...more

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