Thursday, June 14, 2012
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Series: Song Of The Lioness, Book One
Page Amount: 231 US Paperback
"Alanna of the Trebond has always yearned to become a warrior maiden, and she's not about to let little things like the wrong gender or her mysterious, magical powers known as the Gift get in the way. She manages to disguise herself as a boy so thoroughly that she gains admittance to the palace military academy and quickly establishes herself as the most talented of the new knights-in-training. What she doesn't count on however, is just how hard it can be to maintain her secret over time--- not only does her womanhood become more difficult to conceal but so too does the growing force of her healing magic. And when only sorcery can save her friend, Prince Jonathan, from a fatal illness, Alanna faces the most difficult decision of her life: Should she use her Gift, thus revealing her true nature? or lose her dearest friend for the sake of her most cherished dreams?"
Information from the synopsis from the book
I've heard amazing things about Tamora Pierce's books. With that being said I was a bit nervous reading this with all the awesome things I heard. I was like you're not going to love it as much as a fellow book blogger and friends have. I was so wrong, Alanna is amazing!! She's a totally kick ass character and the world in Tortall I want to live there.
This is a medieval fantasy with this amazing female character who isn't afraid to go for what she wants. Even if she does have to dress up like a boy. And she wants to be a knight!!If you haven't picked up this book yet GO for it!!
I really want the rest of the series, like yesterday!! Thanks to Misty at The Book Rat for recommending me this.
5/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley