I absolutely loved the world-building of the novel. The book is naturally rather dark, but there's a lot of hope to be found in it as well. Sabriel is relatable as she tries to cope with a difficult situation the best that she can. Plus there's a sassy talking cat character! I'd give this to teens looking for a dark fantasy novel. Sabriel is more or less a zombie hunter.
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Tags: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror