Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality by Roshani Chokshi: Review & Giveaway

Posted April 7, 2022 by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction in Giveaways (Ended), Reviews / 2 Comments

Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality by Roshani Chokshi: Review & Giveaway

Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality by Roshani Chokshi: Review & GiveawayAru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality by Roshani Chokshi
Series: Pandava #5
Also in this series: Aru Shah and the City of Gold
Published by Rick Riordan Presents on April 5, 2022
Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade
Pages: 384
Source: Blog Tour, The Publisher
Cover Artist: Abigail L. Dela Cruz
My rating:
4.5 Stars

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the breathtaking conclusion to Roshani Chokshi's New York Times best-selling Pandava quintet. Will the Sleeper gain immortality or be stopped once and for all?

*"Chokshi spins a fantastical narrative that seamlessly intertwines Hindu cosmology and folklore, feminism, and witty dialogue for an uproarious novel."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review of Aru Shah and the End of Time)

The Pandavas only have until the next full moon to stop the Sleeper from gaining access to the nectar of immortality, which will grant him infinite power. But how can Aru, Mini, and Brynne hope to defeat him without their celestial weapons? The Sleeper and his army are already plundering the labyrinth, and the sisters can't even enter. Their quest to get in will have them calling on old friends, meeting new allies, and facing fearsome trials, like...performing in a rock concert? When the moment of confrontation finally arrives, it's up to Aru to decide who deserves immortality, the devas or the asuras. The most unexpected answer will come from a most unexpected place.

More surprises and delights, gods and demons, and laughs and tears await in this immensely satisfying conclusion to the wild ride that began with the lighting of a lamp.



This final installment in the Pandava Series starts out with our heroes at their lowest. The kids have to figure out how to rely on their own innate talents to stop the Sleeper now that they’re weaponless. All while fighting the sting of betrayal and massive self-doubt. As always, this series is a fun ride. We get adventure, magical hijinks, and a heaping serving of Hindu folklore with a dash of romance and a few moral dilemmas sprinkled in.  The humor and perfect pacing will keep kids turning the pages until the final confrontation, where we get a satisfying ending for everyone. I’ll admit that I’m sad to see our friends the Potatoes go, but this was a very fitting end to the journey!

(And maybe, just maybe Chokshi left the door open for a possible future story? There was a teensy bit of an “at least for now” vibe at the end. We shall see.)

***Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher via Rockstar Book Tours so I could provide an honest review. No compensation was given and all opinions are my own.***

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About the Author

Roshani Chokshi ( is the author of the instant New York Times best-selling books in the Pandava series, Aru Shah and the End of Time, and its sequel, Aru Shah and the Song of Death. She also wrote the New York Times best-selling YA books The Star-Touched Queen and The Gilded Wolves. She studied fairy tales in college, and she has a pet luck dragon that looks suspiciously like a Great Pyrenees dog. The Pandava novels were inspired by the stories her grandmother told her as well as Roshani’s all-consuming love for Sailor Moon. She lives in the south and says “y’all,” but she doesn’t really have a Southern accent. 


Author Links:

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