We have new covers to share! Hope you’re ready for the stunning artwork on the covers of these upcoming books in the Rick Riordan Presents series, Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes, by Roshani Chokshi, and Paola Santiago and the River of Tears, by Tehlor Kay Mejia.
Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes
On Sale April 7, 2020
Abigail L. Dela Cruz and her colorful yet eerie cover illustration has us anxious to get our hands on the next book in Roshani Chokshi’s best-selling Pandava series. In the third installment, Aru and her cohorts, Mini, Brynne, and Aiden—and now a pair of twins—search the Otherworld for Kalpavriksha, the wish-granting tree. Learn more below.
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 prophecy, one sister is not true.
During the celebration of Holi, the heavenly attendants stage a massive PR rebranding campaign to convince everyone that the Pandavas are to be trusted. As much as Aru relishes the attention, she fears that she is destined to bring destruction to her sisters, as the Sleeper has predicted. Aru believes that the only way to prove her reputation is to find the Kalpavriksha, the wish-granting tree that came out of the Ocean of Milk when it was churned. If she can reach it before the Sleeper, perhaps she can turn everything around with one wish.
Careful what you wish for, Aru . . .
Paola Santiago and the River of Tears
On Sale August 4, 2020
This inspired cover by Vanessa Morales captures the intrigue and spookiness of La Llorona, aka The Crying Woman, the ghostly legend at the center of Paola Santiago and the River of Tears. Learn more about the new adventure below.
Space-obsessed 12-year-old Paola Santiago and her two best friends, Emma and Dante, know the rule: Stay away from the river. It’s all they’ve heard since a schoolmate of theirs drowned a year ago. Pao is embarrassed to admit that she has been told to stay away for even longer than that, because her mother is constantly warning her about La Llorona, the wailing ghost woman who wanders the banks of the Gila at night, looking for young people to drag into its murky depths.
Hating her mother’s humiliating superstitions and knowing that she and her friends would never venture into the water, Pao organizes a meet-up to test out her new telescope near the Gila, since it’s the best stargazing spot. But when Emma never arrives and Pao sees a shadowy figure in the reeds, it seems like maybe her mom was right. . . .
Pao has always relied on hard science to make sense of the world, but to find her friend she will have to enter the world of her nightmares, which includes unnatural mist, mind-bending monsters, and relentless spirits controlled by a terrifying force that defies both logic and legend.