Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Book - 2005
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Such a good book. Dumbledore!!!!!

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paul23149
Jul 20, 2015

who is the halfblooded prince?

baldeowork123 Jul 08, 2015

I have ALWAYS thought Snape and the Malfoys were death eaters...

And I was right! :D
This series is literally the best series in the world!

HollyKelsch, no offence but if you already read the series, why read it again on a deserted island? no offence though

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HollyKelsch
Jun 25, 2015

The Harry Potter Series is my favorite Book(s) EVER!!!!!!!!!! If I was forced to live on a deserted island and I could only bring ONE book series I would choose Harry Potter! I think that it is Definitely a MUST READ. If you haven't read it yet, I am sorry for your loss.

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neve_not_niamh
Jun 23, 2015

AMAZING!So many twists! I am sick of people always giving away the ending.sorbet77 and jaqueline2004 you have completely ruined the series for some people!

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sorbet77
Jun 22, 2015

I absolutely loved this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it intrigued me the whole way through. There were so many surprising parts in it. I just can't keep my eyes off this marvelous book that J.K. Rowling has once again created. I was shocked to find out that Severus Snape was the half blood prince creating all the spells in Harry's mysterious potion book. It made me kind of sad when Dumbledore was killed by Snape. It was so amazing. J.K. Rowling is truly one of my very favourite authors. It was probably my favourite book of the series. If you haven't read this book you totally should!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

navy_cat_372 Jun 01, 2015

I loved this book. Probably my second favorite in the series. Had me reading late at night.

PimaLib_KatieW May 07, 2015

While I adore the entire series, I found this book to be my favorite. Of course it details the normal Hogwarts goings-on, but also goes into background stories.

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Jo_Hermione
Apr 25, 2015

Awesome book, Harry gets ready for the big showdown with Lord Voldemort, as the exciting plot of the series gets darker.

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cook0180
Mar 28, 2015

*

test_nypl Mar 11, 2015

Love this book

twisting plot page turner so much more to describe. I loved this book J.K. Rowling has really been turning up the heat in her last few books the plot has been so devious lately, I just cant get enough!

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Blue_Elephant_138
Oct 07, 2014

So happy she wrote this!! Severus Snape is my favorite in the whole series. I think she should write book in his perspective!!

fameby23 Sep 27, 2014

Probably my favorite of the HP book! This installment in the series brings the overall story to a new, heightened level of friendship and love.

Mark_Daly Sep 09, 2014

Our heroes must draw on all their talents as they prepare for their final adventure. Enthralling suspense, mystery and heartbreak. The most entertaining of the latter books in the series, leading seamlessly to the final volume. For older readers.

AgentAndi Aug 28, 2014

The best!

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sonika_alta12
Aug 10, 2014

BEST ONE YET!

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danielestes
Jul 24, 2014

Say all you want about formulaic plot devices and fan-fiction romances, but that couldn't stop the Half-Blood Prince from elevating the Harry Potter phenomenon to a feverish level. Pottermainia was ubiquitous and the world couldn't get enough. Even the book's three-word plot twist (___ kills ___ for those who still don't want to be spoiled) became an infamous meme in itself.

The brilliance of the Half-Blood Prince comes from JK Rowling somehow juggling the imminent threat of Voldemort and his death eaters with the everyday drama of being sixteen and in school. The often light-hearted tone should feel off by all accounts but it doesn't. It works.

Here we get to look back into Voldemort's past, uncovering secrets about the boy Tom Riddle transforming into He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. And the addition of the new Slytherin professor, Horace Slughorn, provides a complex perspective on a man who isn't so obviously black and white like the Slytherins tend to be.

Loved LOVED this book.
Snape is my favorite in this book

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ryanspigarelli
Jun 28, 2014

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth and penultimate novel in the critically acclaimed series written by J.K. Rowling. Likely my next to favourite addition to the series, this title offers readers answers to many of the questions that have been haunting their magical thoughts for quite some time, while simultaneously adding twice as many burning desires for knowledge. Following the catastrophic events of its predecessor, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry and company attempt to deal with the loss of Sirius Black, and the continued rise to power of Lord Voldemort and his loyal Death Eater supporters. The plot development takes a slightly more mature twist than readers may be accustomed to, but proponents of this strategy would argue that with the growing ages of readers and characters alike, it was the logical direction to take. Main themes such as love and death play a prevalent role throughout the course of the story; specifically the budding relationships among prominent characters, and the first hint of explanation as to how Voldemort escaped death. Harry and company also continue their magical education at Hogwarts, arguably stumbling upon some of the most interesting concepts the series has to offer; ranging from the complex magical secrets of Hogwarts, to the intensely mysterious teachings of the Dark Arts. With plot twists that can only be described as mind-blowing, readers will be absolutely consumed with the itch to continue reading on. Rowling takes the reader and deposits them into the wonderful world of witchcraft and wizardry, barely leaving room for food and bathroom breaks.

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jstanfill
Jun 22, 2014

The copy I have checked out, R0321814580 has pgs 45-140 missing.

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worleybear1
Jun 03, 2014

awesome book
read books in order!
love this series
sad ending have the next book handy!

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LaPhenixa
Nov 21, 2013

Harry Potter #6, though possibly better than other books in the series, this book didn't quite make my favorite's list. The plot was exciting, however less engaging and the emotional struggles were less moving than one might expect them to have been.
Rowling gives readers a better look at many changes in characters, but most of these glimpses I found disappointing.
I’ve had six books now to build up these complaints, so please don’t read too much into it. I still love the series, I enjoyed this book and I’ve already started on book seven. The plot and character dramas were interesting and exciting and it is definitely a series that I would recommend!

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cmorrison81600
Oct 01, 2013

In my opinion, the best Harry Potter book! I love this book, but be sure to read the books in order.

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astappas
Sep 07, 2013

stahp with the spoilersss


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