Author: Terah Edun
Publication: November 8th 2012
Genre: YA Fantasy
Source: Provided by the kind author...
-- My Rating --
-- My Thoughts --
Fantasy is definitely my favorite genre. The imaginative places, the wonderful, out-of-the-world characters always peak my interest. And this book was no exception. By the way, the cover is absolutely GORGEOUS!
A guardian, a dragon, a healer, a storm-caller, and a mage. Allorna, Vedaris, Sidimo, Sitara, and Maride are very different, but strange circumstances pull them all together into the enchanting, notorious Red Madrassa. With its different schools, and exotic assignments, these five become good friends. But the past is not so far behind, and it does not intend to leave them unharmed.
First of all, I loved the concept of this book. The five characters are insanely different, all of them are unique in their own way, and they are very easy to relate to. Though, my favorite was Sitara, her quick wit and her ideas were believable, she would make a great best friend. Maride is also a very like-able characters, though his situations and ideas are far from normal. The plot is mainly about how the characters deal with going into such an exclusive school and their daily lessons. The lack of much action was fine by me.
I appreciated the research the author has done on this book. The schools in the Madrassa were well thought-out. What I loved the most was the fact that the place was magical, other-worldly and Allorna even speaks some "Arabic", which I understood and appreciated. Loved the risks the author took with this book, and it was definitely worth my time. Red Madrassa is full of intrigue and interesting characters! Cannot wait to read book 2!