- Title: Alanna – The First Adventure
- Author: Tamora Pierce
- Series: Song of the Lioness #1
- Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
- Format: Paperback
- Source: Own Copy
- Reviewer: Soo
- Rating: 5 out of 5
Description – Alan of Trebond, the best warrior in the palace, is harboring a big secret: he is really a she–Alanna. But when her prince is felled by an illness, Alanna has no choice but to use her healing magic–even if it means ruining her career.
Review – I have several books that I love from my childhood, but this one will always hold a dear place in my heart for being the book that created a bright desire to write.
The story begins with a pair of twins named Alanna and Thom. They’re as different from each other as night and day but that doesn’t stop them from being thick as thieves. Thom’s suppose to go off to the castle and learn how to be a knight. Alanna is suppose to go off and be taught how to be a young lady. Instead, the twins make a pack to take the other’s place and follow their dreams no matter what! There’s just one catch. Alanna becomes Alan, and she must hide her true identity as she tackles numerous challenges to make her dreams come true.
Read the book to find out what happens and, perhaps, you will fall in love with the characters as much as I do.