Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)

When Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens, the war against Voldemort has begun. The Wizarding world has split down the middle, and as the casualties mount, the effects even spill over onto the Muggles. Dumbledore is away from Hogwarts for long periods, and the Order of the Phoenix has suffered grievous losses. And yet, as in all wars, life goes on.Harry, Ron, and Hermione, having passed their O.W.L. level exams, start on their specialist ...


Details Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)

TitleHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
ISBN9780439785969
Author
Release DateSep 16th, 2006
PublisherScholastic Inc.
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction
Rating

Reviews Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)

  • C.G. Drews
    2014-01-20
    "Read Harry Potter!" they said. "It'll be fun!" they said. "Our childhood was built on Harry Potter!" they said.WELL YOUR CHILDHOODS WERE ALL HORRIBLE. OMG WHAT IS THIS BOOK? WHAT IS THIS MESS I'M IN?? Excuse me, but that large salty lake where my life used to be is my tears. Yes, yes, this means I loved it. But SERIOUSLY. Nooooot okay. At the end there, especially, I couldn't put the audio down so I was wandering about my house in a blind daze l...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    2013-10-09
    i dont want to talk to anyonedont even look at mei was expecting it and i still cried for like 30 minutes
  • Jayson
    2013-08-01
    (A) 86% | ExtraordinaryNotes: It dwells on the delightfully mundane aspects of the magical world, and adds new dimensions to familiar characters.
  • Adam Silvera
    2011-01-02
    This remains one of my top favorite HP books! The Voldemort origins, the Dumbledore/Harry business, Draco's mission, the Snape reveal, and the moment the trio decide to not return to Hogwarts so they can stop Voldemort once and for all. It's a book that manages to balance so much darkness with light, so evident too in the last line. #AdamRereadsHP
  • Aloysius
    2007-07-09
    I was first introduced to Harry Potter in a Children’s Lit class in college. I had resisted this popular phenomenon until I was forced to pick it up for a grade, and Book 1 was short enough that I could read it in the course of 2 hours. I have to admit I wasn’t impressed to any extent, nor did I dislike the experience, but I was critical on grounds of its being derivative, even if reading the first led to reading the second. After all, if I w...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2018-10-18
    I'm not sure why, but this one took me completely by surprise. I was expecting this installment to be mainly filler to get us to the Deathly Hallows, but so much happened here that I must have forgotten from the movie. The Half-Blood prince was considerably darker than the previous 5 books, and I just adore how this series has progressed and grown just like most of its readers have. Obviously I knew what the big reveal was prior to finishing the ...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    2010-06-26
    Re-Read in December 2014 for Harry Christmas To YouThis is DEFINITELY one of my top favorite books in the series. Shit just gets so real.My thoughts:-Dumbledore is so FREAKING sketchy in this book! He's so secretive, and he's always sneaking around, not explaining anything to Harry.-I'm always so proud of Fred and George for getting their own joke shop... I don't know what it is, I just feel like a proud mom.-ALL OF THE TOM RIDDLE BACKSTORY. THE ...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    2014-06-03
    I’m yet to mention one of the most important characters in this series in a review. I’m, of course, talking about Severus Snape.Severus, the unsung hero.Severus, who sacrificed his own soul.Severus, who loved another more than life itself.Severus, the half-blood prince- the truth about his character was, and will likely always be, one of the most surprising twists I’ve ever read in fiction. The set up is all in this book.
  • Chris
    2008-01-31
    Since pretty much everyone I know has read these books, I figure reviewing them is pretty pointless. But with the new book coming out in a couple of days, I have to go through them beginning to end. To make the reviews more entertaining, I will be doing them in a variety of unexpected formats. For this review, I will be writing as a power ballad.(Intro: Piano and strings)You were always by my sideYou will always be my guideBut the road I'm onGoes...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2013-03-21
    I could revisit this world over and over!! Mel 🖤🐾🐺
  • Kai
    2015-04-02
    “I am a wizard, not a baboon brandishing a stick.”Harry Potter is my life. My life is Harry Potter. Once again there are so many great and amazing scenes and quotes pressed between these pages, so much truth and emotion. How could it not fall for it again and again and again.Some of my favourite scenes (in no particular order):-Fleur and Mrs. Weasly falling into each others arms crying (just thinking about it makes me teary)(but no, really: F...
  • Kassidy
    2014-06-21
    It seems like by now, everyone would realize they should listen to Harry..Such a sad end :( I knew that was going to happen before starting the series, but didn't know when. It still got me in the feels, though.The book as a whole was really fun and entertaining. I love the mystery and learning more about Voldemort. The romance drama was funny as well.I can't wait to see what adventures the next book brings and how it all concludes..
  • Hamad
    2018-08-21
    Actual rating: 4.25 starsThis review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book PrescriptionWhy did Professor Snape stand in the middle of the road?So you’ll never know which side he’s on!!
  • emma
    2017-02-21
    Reminder that all of my Harry Potter reviews contain unmarked spoilers, and lots of ’em. If you’re one of the two people on Goodreads who hasn’t read this series, this review is not for you. So, my dear underside-of-a-rock-residing friends:https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co...This review will be interesting, because this book was far (far, far) from perfect, and yet I am utterly determined to give it 5 stars. (Which I have only given to ...
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    2016-02-24
    Buddyread with the cutest Trixi.*sniffs* I have actually finished this several days ago but I spent those days mourning for the loss of one of my favorite characters of all time and before I start bawling my heart and eyes out again, let me straight away proceed to the random thoughts while and after reading the book. *sniffs* 1. *Gasps* Professor Snape???2. Harry’s Quidditch Captain! Yaaas!3. Weasleys’ Wizzard Wheezes (Say this ten times)4. ...
  • chloe ✨
    2013-11-30
    3rd read: August 2018 - audiobookI will never get over Stephen Fry's narration. It's simply magical ✨2nd read: Jan - Feb 2018ROONIL WAZLIB
  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    2016-11-11
    Edit : Rounded it up into 5 stars!REVIEW TO COME TOMORROW!4,8 Stars 'Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right,' said Hermione. 'I heard him telling your mum, Ron.' I'm really enjoying this series so far but this series gets darker and darker. the first three of this series were so funny and cute even though there were sad scenes on them and the fourth, fifth and sixth books contained so much p...
  • Inge
    2011-09-12
    Spoilers for anyone who has never read the books or seen the movies. In which case, have you been living under a rock?!(view spoiler)["Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love."Albus Dumbledore is by far one of my favourite characters. He is clever, kind, badass, but most of all, he is weird. And I like weird. I like the way his first-day-of-the-year speeches make no sense at all. I like how he uses...
  • April
    2017-01-07
    Always been my favorite out of the seven.
  • P
    2015-07-02
    “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” Reading this book was brutally depessing. I've never expected Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to be dark like this, but I liked it anyway. The boy from book one has grown up and makes a decision that turns out to be disastrous. The thing I loved about this book might be when Harry and Dumbledore dig into Voldemort's memory. We get to know about him and wha...
  • Evgeny
    2012-07-31
    Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts. With Lord Voldemort on the loose things are going very bad in wizard community; all the troubles spill in the Muggle world. Unsurprisingly the book begins with a chapter with real Muggle Prime Minister - somewhat unnecessary I might add. If you think you can find anything original in this review you are sadly mistaken. It is practically impossible to find anything new to say after literally everybody and the...
  • Christy
    2016-12-04
    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. There were some things I truly loved about this one. I loved how the bulk of the book, nothing crazy happened. It felt like some of the older books and I love that feeling. All the Harry and Dumbledore time we got, the memories of Voldemort’s past (which were very interesting) and of course Harry and Ginny, who I’ve shipped for a while now finally got their shot. That’s the good. There is also a lot o...
  • Lily ☁️
    2018-03-27
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is probably my favorite book in the Harry Potter series right after Order of the Phoenix, so suffice it to say that re-reading this book inspired a lot of feelings;If you haven’t read HBP yet what are you doing with your life you should exit this review, because it is filled with “spoilers”.Musings & highlights:⤜ Does anyone else ever visit Snape, and am I the only person who wondered about this when...
  • Anne
    2018-08-05
    Another wonderful installment in this fantastic series!J.K. Rowling's writing style continues to blow me away. The way she writes is just so easy to read and always makes me feel super "comfortable" in the world she created. And what a wonderful world that is! My love for each character grows bigger and bigger with every book. Their development is very well done - it's realistic and believable.This book explores a lot of Lord Voldemort's past, wh...
  • Darth J
    2013-04-01
    You knew it was coming, but it still hurt.Anyone familiar with the hero cycle knows that the protagonist will usually lose his mentor figure. As this was the penultimate book, I think many of us knew going into it that Dumbledore would die before the end.As this book is mainly about Harry spending time with Dumbledore, it was bittersweet. Like an ailing relative who knows they don't have much time left, trying to make the most of their remaining ...
  • Luca Ambrosino
    2017-05-15
    ENGLISH (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) / ITALIANO«It was nearing midnight and the Prime Minister was sitting alone in his office, reading a long memo that was slipping through his brain without leaving the slightest trace of meaning behind»Due to numerous attacks of Death Eaters, the new Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour, duly appointed, decides to meet the muggle British Prime Minister... It's the first time that the Muggle world a...
  • may ❀
    2017-11-19
    three or fourthree or fourthree or four i have no idea but i do know that j.k.rowling should be banned from writing from this day forward. STOP. HURTING. MY. FAVS.RTC3.5 stars!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~i just have two things to say1) why are these books so HUGE ???? halp2) i'm convinced this is gonna be the best from the series so, much pressure TAKE THAT, PRAG
  • Lauren
    2017-01-17
    ***WARNING: This review will contain spoilers that will not be marked so if you haven’t read this book then I don’t recommend you read my review. I don’t usually write reviews like this where I talk less about how good the book is but more about what goes on in the plot*****Also this was a re-read for me**This book was so much better than I expected. I cannot remember enjoying this book as much as I did now. I actually thought this was one ...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2008-10-11
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6), J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a fantasy novel written by British author J. K. Rowling and the sixth and penultimate novel in the Harry Potter series. Set during protagonist Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts, the novel explores the past of Harry's nemesis, Lord Voldemort, and Harry's preparations for the final battle against Voldemort alongside his headmaster an...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    2012-05-06
    I've always said Half Blood Prince was my favorite of the movies, but really it's the story and not the adaptation that I love. I especially love seeing Harry come to terms with his feelings for Ginny and how aptly Rowling describes young romance as a monster living in your chest. New favorite of the series? But I'm saying that about all of them on this reread, oops.