She was ARU SHAH. Devourer of Twizzlers and Swedish Fish. Bearer of a Ridiculously Powerful Lightning Bolt. Daughter of the God of Thunder and Lightning. Vessel of Movie Quotes.
Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi is the second book in the Pandava Quartet, a middle grade urban fantasy following Aru Shah as she attempts to prove her innocence in a case of a stolen celestial weapon. If she fails, she will be exiled from the Otherworld. My review of the first book is here if you want to check it out first.
So in this book Aru and Mini meet another one of their Pandava sisters, Brynne. She really shakes up the dynamics of the sisters, and Aru and her but heads quite a bit. Brynne is a fun character. She is strong and loves to cook. She can shapeshift and is quite riddled with insecurities. And she likes guys and girls.
Another new character is Aiden, the new boy at school that Aru has a crush on. He’s obsessed with photography and is Brynne’s best friend. I love the relationships all four of them develop throughout the book.
The plot was a fun journey. I liked the new mythology introduced with the new characters that came along with it. The lessons that were heavily focused on in this book were really good as well. A lot of questions on what is good and what is bad, and looking at the various shades of grey.
I’m excited the see where this series is going, and am so happy that it isn’t only a trilogy like I originally thought it was. Five stars again.