Garth Nix, into my book catalogue. I was suddenly curious if there's anyone else here who has read the book as. Remember this? is a feature that will talk about a book that I have read before, whether I waxed poetic about it, or disliked it, but I have no plan to reread and review in the immediate future. It can be any book, as long as it wasn't published for the current year and I haven't reviewed it yet.
Sabriel, the first book in the Abhorsen series, is truly one of my favorite books, and I have re-read it countless times. It features magic, friendship, love, and a kick-ass female. This book also introduced me to the world of necromancy and fantasy, as previously I only read Sweet Valley, romance, Nancy Drew, etc, you get the idea. I bought this back in 2006, and I don't remember what grabbed my attention at that moment, as it was so out of my usual reading choices, but I had no regrets spending my money back then! I remember oooh-ing and aaah-ing while reading the book. I loved the Sabriel so much, I immediately grabbed the second book (and third book) to continue the series!
This is the cover of the copy that I have. They have repackaged the book and it now looks like this -->
I actually prefer the old cover, that one that I have, as this one doesn't speak to me. I prefer seeing a kick-ass female on the front, instead of this...which makes me think of fire. And no, fire isn't part of Sabriel's repertoire. But maybe this is the modern look that grabs the attention of other readers? I don't know, but I still prefer to see characters on my book covers.
So, have you read Sabriel? Do you remember the book? Share your thoughts! :)