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Game of Stars

(Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  15 reviews
When the Demon Queen shows up in her bedroom, smelling of acid and surrounded by evil-looking bees, twelve-year-old Kiranmala is uninterested. After all, it's been four months since she last heard from her friends in the Kingdom Beyond, the alternate dimension where she was born as an Indian princess. But after a call to action over an interdimensional television station a ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: February 26th 2019 by Scholastic Press
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Adiba Jaigirdar
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So Princess Kiranmala is back!! And she has to save Prince Neel from where he has been kidnapped by the Serpent King by competing in Who Wants To Be A Demonslayer? a new reality TV show in the Kingdom Beyond.

I really enjoyed the first book of this series, The Serpent's Secret, but this book took everything that was great about book one and made it better! The worldbuilding is both fantastic and hilarious, the characters become more complex (and can I just say I am absolutely in love with the
Heather Taake
I didn't love it as much as the first one, but still fun!
Jul 03, 2018 marked it as 2019-releases
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Adiba Jaigirdar
Jun 04, 2018 marked it as to-read
yesssssssssssss Kiranmala is back!!!!!!!!
Michele Knott
So grateful for this series - love that stories that are based in other cultures are finally being written!
I appreciated the endnotes that gave even more info about where parts of the story originated from.
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Magic and moral complexity and monsters and pink-sari-wearing resistance fighters on skateboards... oh my!
What a fun middle-grade adventure.

This is a great follow-up to the first book, and it sets up the next one quite nicely.

I guessed a key plot twist fairly early on, but that in no way diminished how amusing the adventure was.
And [spoilers] any book that ends, after a major magical climactic battle, with our heroes shouting "To New Jersey!" [/spoilers] is a book well worth reading. Heehee.
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second installment in this exciting fantasy series with Princess Kiranmala. This spunky 12-year-old is a regular middle school kid in New Jersey when she's living in our plain old 2D world. But in the Kingdom Beyond, she's a Princess, daughter of the evil serpent king and her moon goddess mother. In this adventure, Kiran goes back to the Kingdom beyond to save her friend Prince Neel who has been taken prisoner by the Serpent King. To do this, she has to join the reality TV show, "Who ...more
Missy Howie
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scholastic-kids
I really enjoyed returning to the world of Kiranmala with book 2. Book 1 was more of self-discovery, where this book had more of a lesson against prejudice and racism, with the framework of Bengali folktales and girl power. Awesome read for upper elementary readers and beyond.

*I received a free advance copy of this book, but am not compensated in anyway for a review*
Ms. Yingling
Jan 07, 2019 rated it liked it
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Kiran has survived her ordeals in The Serpent's Secret, and is back in Parsippany, New Jersey. and is trying to settle back into school. However, Neel's mother, the burping, rhyming demon queen, finds her at school and says that Neel is being held captive by Kiran's serpent birth father, and only she can rescue him. With the help of a portal that appears on the school soccer field, she travels to the underground hotel/prison, but is unable to rescue her friend. Not only
Hannah Belyea
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Kiran has been waiting for her friends from the Kingdom Beyond to call on her, but she never could have dreamed of being drawn back by the Demon Queen to save Neel from a game show that is taking over the realm - all run by her evil serpent father! DasGupta will keep young readers entertained with another humorous adventure full of monsters and mayhem. Kiran will need to figure out who to trust if she hopes to save those who loves!
Marney Hawes
A fun continuation of the series.
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