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Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter Book 6)

304 Ratings: 3.7
The sixth book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

The long-awaited, eagerly anticipated, arguably over-hyped Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has arrived, and the question on the minds of kids, adults, fans, and skeptics alike is, "Is it worth the hype?" The answer, luckily, is simple: … see full wiki

Author: J. K. Rowling
Genre: Education, Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy
Publisher: Arthur a Levine, Scholastic
Date Published: July 16, 2005
45 reviews about Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (Harry...
review by . February 05, 2010
Writing a fictional character from childhood to adulthood, as J. K. Rowling is doing in this series, is not easy; following a character from uncertainty to heroism, as Harry Potter has progressed in Half Blood Prince, is fraught with danger for the writer who attempts it.    And again, Rowling attempts all and succeeds. With one year to go, Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts for Year 6, but not before dealing with lingering complications from the taut climax of Harry Potter and …
review by . July 02, 2010
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was released during a tragic period of my life, just when I thought that I had grown out of the series I'd loved as a child. I was entering my junior year in high school when my parents decided to move our family from the big city of Los Angeles, California to the small town of the Middle of Nowhere, Georgia. As an act of reconciliation, my brother in law purchased the book about 300 miles out of California. I was so depressed about my loss of friends …
review by . June 09, 2010
What was your emotional reaction as you read? Why?      I was excited to finally get the next Harry Potter book out and learn more abou tthe plot and discover the mysteries.        Who would you recommend this reading to and why?      Anyone who likes young adult and fantasy books. And if you like a book with a good mystery.        Consider the setting.      Its set in a mystical …
Quick Tip by . October 15, 2010
I was totally "blah" about this novel. It is purely a setup novel--creating the necessary ingredients for the finale. Its very much like laying out all the ingredients to make your own creme brulee. Gathering the ingredients is necessary to making the final product, but ... it isn't exactly all that fun. I didn't feel cheated by the novel, just not even remotely sated.
Quick Tip by . October 14, 2010
This is my favorite book in the series. It's the one that ends on the biggest cliffhanger. Appearances can be deceiving.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
The entire series are worth reading. They are full of imagination.
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
Pivotal, but not as strong as other books in the series. A great many hints are dropped that are not necessarily "canon" (e.g., Dumbledore is gay?), and much background is filled in. Good, just a bit longer than I'd have liked (with apologies to the author!). Not the ending you'd expect.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
the half blood prince was a very good book. i liked it a lot. they certainly switched things around by making snape defense against the dark arts teacher in this book. and the horcruxes made voldemort just seem that much more evil. not like he was an angel but the things he did to become immortal are frightening, and very extreme. im going to get the griffindor house crest tattooed on my forearm because i like this series so much.
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
harry learns the secret that will unlock his past and his future...a very thrilling and exciting read.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Great book! The story is a bit scary :)
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Good read
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Starting to wrap up certain mysteries and give us new ones as we both yearn and fear the end of the series.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
This book is two parts. The light side- the romance; and the dark side- Snape. The opening is one of the best, except the opening of tDH, I also like the ending, and its perhaps this book you see Harry become and adult more than any other.
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
excellent book I will enjoy reading this one a 3 time
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Epic climax
Quick Tip by . June 19, 2010
Love the series and this just helped!
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
I loved all the Harry Potter books so much and re-read them regularly.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Excellent!
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Contains evens that rock the world of Harry Potter.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
another great hp book
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
Though not very well written, the HP stories are entertaining.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
I love all the Harry Potter books, they leave you wanting more
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
The search for the horcrux is frightening.
Quick Tip by . June 12, 2010
Who doesn't love this series?
Quick Tip by . June 11, 2010
Good story, excitement, and suspensful.
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