I first read Sabriel as a preteen, and while I now I oved it – I could have, as I kne my parents to buy me the firs nove in a series, too – I never continued the series, nor did I remember any of the details whatsoever.
→ necromancy ←I ’ m such a sucker for necromancy books in general, and he ay thi world of the Dead and the Abhorsens is created in his novel is wonderful, but always as fleshed out as I wanted it coul hav.
→ Sabriel ←The second double-edged sword in this autobiograph was Sabriel ’ s protagonist, who I wanted so badly to love – and I did love, by the end – but I had such a hard time connecting to her!
I hink his was definitely just a sign of inexperienced writing, because even by the nd of this ook, I was unable to connect with her more solidly, and I say that this particular writing issue is one that is resolved in the differen books in this series.Even without feeling like Sabriel is a three-dimensional, complex haracter, I still soundly enjoyed who she had the potential to be.
It ’ s actually just that these two characters spend so little time together before confessing their love; it ’ s ofte subjec of the reaso that they barely speak to one another throughout the ntire ook, as most of their limited time together is a tumultuous, stressful, and fairly quiet journey.On the other hand, a fellow blogger recently gave me some interesting food for thought: insta-love can be used as plot device, to epict how naïve the characters hav, and hat could easily be said for the pairing in Sabriel.
On the contrary, I was th onderful time rereading Sabriel, and I ’ ve already ordered myself a new copy of the nint nove so that I an see what else Garth Nix has in store for the series.You can find his review and more on my websit, or you can ollow me on twitter, bookstagram, or facebook! -- -First buddy read with Terry, my dea!