But the entire book (almost) is her journey to find her dad. Apparently, I don't like fantasy books about journeys, for the most part. (There are a few Charles de Lint books like that, that I read and loved!) They were attacked at numerous times, but I didn't get any real sense of peril. Sabriel was alright. The thing I liked about her most was her name. There wasn't anything about her that made me like her. I didn't dislike her, but I didn't like her. This makes it difficult to root for her.
Enter Mogget, the talking cat. Wasn't a fan. Again, he did nothing to make me like him. Often times, I found him kind of annoying, actually. Enter Touchstone, the third traveler. Now, him I found kind of interesting. He was keeping stuff from Sabriel, not always because he wanted to. But you knew he could be trouble. You knew there was a chance he couldn't be trusted.
It took me over a month to get through this book, and once I hit the halfway point, I started skimming. I’m not saying it’s a bad book, especially because so many people I know enjoyed it. And it was well written. It just wasn’t exciting enough for my liking. I found a lot of it confusing, and this was before I began skimming. Also, I prefer Urban Fantasy, to High Fantasy, and this is what I’d call High Fantasy. I will admit though, that once I hit page 275, it started to get exciting. Not sure if I'll read the next installment, LIRAEL.