Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling (Harry Potter: Book 6)

10/10 Excellent book, in fact I may just start reading it again!

Voldemort is and growing stronger as is his following and dangerous times are ahead for our hero and his friends. Dumbledore enlists Harry’s help, to convince his old friend and retired professor Horace Slughorn to return to his old teaching post at Hogwarts. He succeeds and Professor Slughorn begins the term at Hogwarts teaching potions, with Severus Snape now the Defence of Dark Arts teacher, the job he has so long hankered after. Harry is lent a potions book by Professor Slughorn, which Harry finds a number of notes from it's previous owner, which allow Harry to excel in a subject he has never been more than average at. The book is marked "Property of the Half-Blood Prince". Things do not appear to be as they should to Harry; he overhears Malfoy, who he sees entering a shop dealing in dark arts artefacts and then threatening the shop keeper about an item he wants repairing and another that needs to be kept safe. Snape also seems up to no good but Harry is frustrated at Dumbledore’s seemingly disinterest in Harry’s fears that they both maybe in league with the Death Eaters. As Voldemort gathers strength Dumbledore must prepare Harry for what is to come and looks to past to help find clues that may help them in the fight against the Dark Lord. Not only must Harry now conquer his fear but also his feelings for someone very close to him. The battle against Voldemort continues but can it be a happy ending?

This is my absolute favourite book of the entire series. It’s so dark in places, in fact quite creepy, but the flashbacks to the past in which we learn so much about Voldemort or should I say Tom Riddle are absolute absorbing. Everything seems to be at risk here and you just don’t know what will happen next, nothing and no one seems to be safe anymore. There is also a touch of romance, and not just for Harry, which helps to lighten things, but the tension in this book is palpable and it really isn’t one you can put down. It’s a hefty book but I managed it over a weekend and was left wanting more. There are so many plot lines in this one and the thumping pace does not let up from first page to last. As for new twists and turns and complete revelations, well there are more than you can shake a stick at. Excellent book, in fact I may just start reading it again!

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18 positive reader review(s) for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

370 positive reader review(s) in total for the Harry Potter series


JK Rowling's Harry Potter series

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter: Book 2

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter: Book 4

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter: Book 6

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter: Book 7

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince reader reviews

from Kenya

The book is interesting.

from Texas

It is very suspenseful and I love how the Horcruxes make the reader think..The best chapter was "The Cave" . My favorite Harry Potter book used to be the 3rd one : Prisoner of Azkaban. Now the 6th;Half-Blood Prince is my favorite.It has a very sad part near the end:(. I am 10 so its not really my age level but I still love the books.

from United Kingdom

My absolute favorite Harry Potter book hands down. Simply love it. Which was somewhat unexpected because i really didn't like the movie adaptation of this book at all. I especially love the little insights this book gives into Tom Riddles past. Really enjoyable.

from Leicester

Loveit! makes me emotional! Joanne keep doing what your doing, its Amazing :)

from Kenya

This book. Is. Awesome. Thanks!

from India

It is by far my favourite book in the series! I just love this this book! Definitely worth the time and effort!

from India

It is an awesome book. I love Harry Potter!

from UK

This is a mind blowing book the way Dumbledore brings Harry into these memories.So complex I was reading for so long and the memories: really fascinating. People who don't like Harry Potter series are not in this world. Harry Potter rules.I am a Potter-fan forevermore !!!!!😘😁 Oh and the Horcruxes...

from Indua

I felt really bad and all lost when dumbledore and loathed severus to gr8 extent for avado kevadra the chapter cave was d best

from Earth

The first time I read this book I was a kid and I said to myself this writer is boring, then I had to read a book for a class assignment and I had no other book than this so I had to. After I finish reading I asked myself, why waited this long? It was one of the greatest book I ever read and knew that JK Rowling is the greatest writer in the world.

from India

I love you Harry James Potter!

from India


from India

Good. Made me emotional.Twists in between made me excited.

from United States

Such an awesome book! I could honestly read it over and over again! I love the series, but this book has to be my favorite!

from Austria

Wonderful book.

A good book, letting the reader know what the series is all about.

from Nottingham

Easily Rowling's best book. The way that she uses such subtlety in her approach to revealing Voldemort's past is astounding.

from Leicester

This is JK Rowling's best book. The pace of the book is subtly slower and builds suspense gradually but to better effect. We are also allowed to peer into Voldemort's past, these are the bits I loved most. A thrilling book, the best in the Harry Potter series.

9.6/10 from 19 reviews

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