The Chaos Churse by Sayantani DasGupta
Sayantani DasGupta is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed, Bengali folktale and string theory-inspired Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond books, the first of which -- The Serpent's Secret -- was a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Best Middle Grade Novel of the 21st Century, and an E. B. White Read Aloud Honor Book. Sayantani is a pediatrician by training, but now teaches at Columbia University. When she's not writing or reading, Sayantani spends time watching cooking shows with her trilingual children and protecting her black Labrador retriever Khushi from the many things that scare him, including plastic bags. She is a team member of We Need Diverse Books, and can be found online at sayantanidasgupta.com and on Twitter at @sayantani16.
Praise for Game of Stars (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #2):
A must-read for every aspiring Demon Slayer! -- Soman Chainani, New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil
* DasGupta once again wittily meshes Bengali folktales, intergalactic science, and a spectacular world of her own creation in a yarn that is part hero's quest, part immigrant coming-of-age tale. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* Action-packed. -- School Library Journal, starred review
Game of Stars [is] a fun, funny adventure, more exciting than an auto rickshaw ride across dimensions. More Kiranmala, please! -- Tracy Baptiste, New York Times bestselling author of The Jumbies
I love this series. -- Adam Gidwitz, Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitor's Tale and A Tale Dark and Grimm
Praise for The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1):
* Will appeal to those who like their adventures fast and furious. -- School Library Journal, starred review
* This is a series starter that rivals Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief. A breathtaking adventure. -- Booklist, starred review
A refreshing take on the hero's quest... laugh-out-loud funny and extremely engaging. -- Kirkus Reviews
Never a dull moment for our ordinary-girl-turned-demon-fighting-princess Kiranmala in this hilarious, action-packed romp. Also, there is snot. It's, like, everywhere. This combination of crucial elements is everything I love in a book. A brilliant beginning to a fresh (and potentially sticky) new series! -- Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds
Creating order out of chaos has frightening consequences in this New York Times bestselling series!
Kiranmala must leave the Kingdom Beyond and travel to her hometown of Parsippany to save Prince Lal, who has been spirited to the unlikeliest of places -- a tree in the yard of her best-enemy-for-life. She also faces evil serpents (of course!), plus a frightening prophecy about her role in the coming conflict between good and evil. Most troubling of all, though, is the way reality all around her seems to waver and flicker at odd moments. Could it be that the Anti-Chaos Committee's efforts are causing a dangerous disruption in the multiverse?
Kiran must grapple with the increasingly tangled threads that threaten to ensnare her...and everyone in the world and the Kingdom Beyond.