My first book review is for the book Sabriel by Garth Nix. It is the first in the Abhorson Trilogy and was first released in 1995.

New Sabriel Cover

Genre: Fantasy

What it contains: Action is very prominent and small conflicts are present as well as the main conflict of the story. Just enough romance is written to keep it interesting but not turn it into a romance novel. Some light drama near the beginning that gradually deepens as the novel goes on.  Then the best addition of all for a series beginner….a cliffhanger. Not enough to leave you hanging severely if you would rather not continue with the series, but enough to keep you curious and wondering if you do.

Length: The Hardcover version is 304 pages broken up into twenty-nine chapters and the prologue and epilogue make thirty-one.

Who would enjoy it: It is aimed to be read by young adults, but can be enjoyed by just about anyone over the age of 13.

Enjoyment Level: A 10 out of 10.

Rating: Young Adult/PG. It has violence but nothing to graphic or disturbing. Slight mentions of nudity and sex but once again only in passing and nothing explicit. * This rating is given by what I consider to be PG, the publishing company is what rated the book Young Adult.

Original Sabriel Cover

Overall the book is a great read and I would highly recommend it and the rest of the trilogy to others. It has every thing a good fantasy book should have and is extremely well written. Happy reading!

Final Note…..

Most of the things I’ve written here are from my perspective and how I see the things in the book and its all merely a suggestion for a good reading experience on my part. Thank you.