Review of Sabriel (Abhorsen #1) by Garth Nix

Sabriel (Abhorsen #1) by Garth Nix

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Review: I feel like I have been lefty of some big news, when talking of this book. I have never heard of it till last month when all of a sudden everyone and I mean everyone, who’s anyone was talking about. So of course the first thing I did was go to Half Price Books and buy the whole series. It was only six bucks for all of them together!

I stared reading the book right before I went to bed, but then if you have read this book, you might also know this was a bad idea. One: There is no good place to stop reading. Two: Dead people and magic and cryptic messages. I quickly learned my lesson after a couple of days and decided to start reading outside in the sun, during the daytime.

Sabriel is now one of my top picks for best friends from my books. Why, you ask. Well, that’s simple. She’s got some badass bells that she knows how to use.

The other characters and the landscape of the old kingdom were so great when adding everything in together. Nothing is over shadowing other parts of the book, and the ending was really good. I now want more about Sabriel and her friends, but of course the next book is not about her. Typical…

4 out 5 stars.

491 pages.

Young Adult. Fantasy.

Published by Harper Collins.

 

Summary: Sent to a boarding school in Ancelstierre as a young child, Sabriel has had little experience with the random power of Free Magic or the Dead who refuse to stay dead in the Old Kingdom. But during her final semester, her father, the Abhorsen, goes missing, and Sabriel knows she must enter the Old Kingdom to find him. She soon finds companions in Mogget, a cat whose aloof manner barely conceals its malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage long imprisoned by magic, now free in body but still trapped by painful memories. As the three travel deep into the Old Kingdom, threats mount on all sides. And every step brings them closer to a battle that will pit them against the true forces of life and death—and bring Sabriel face-to-face with her own destiny.

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