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

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

The war against Voldemort is not going well: even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of The Daily Prophet looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet... As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate, and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenage...


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
Number of pages652 pages
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction
Rating

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

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    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...
  • John Brooks
    2007-10-30
    The crown jewel of the Harry Potter series, "Half-Blood Prince" is one of the finest novels I've read in my lifetime. Having allowed us to watch Harry evolve and mature for so many years, Rowling finally lifts the veil, so to speak, humanizing the larger than life characters of not just Dumbledore and Snape, but significantly and achingly, Tom Riddle. This is love letter to one of the hardest things we all experience: the moment that your idols b...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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..
  • 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 ...
  • emma
    2017-02-21
    hey, i posted an updated version of this review at https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co...!! the message i'm getting here is that you guys like when i like harry potter books. LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE NEXT ONE.------------------------------------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....
  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    2016-11-11
    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 pain and I even shed more tears for...
  • 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...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    2013-07-05
    This is the fourth time I've read the Half Blood Prince, but the first time I cried while reading it? much feelings wow
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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?!"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 different type...
  • Franco Santos
    2014-04-22
    Amé con todo mi ser este libro. Todo se vuelve más umbrío y oscuro. Es un tomo triste y en el que se revelan muchas cosas determinantes para el último libro de la mejor saga de todos los tiempos. Dolió.Y ahora, Harry, adentrémonos en la oscuridad y vayamos en busca de la aventura, esa caprichosa seductora.- Albus Dumbledore
  • April
    2017-01-07
    Always been my favorite out of the seven.
  • Carmen Maloy
    2007-10-22
    What stands out in book 6:* The introduction of the Horcrux. * Molly Weasley asking Arthur Weasley about his "dearest ambition." Rowling has always been great at revealing little intriguing bits about her characters at a time, and Arthur’s answer "to find out how airplanes stay up" reminds us about his obsession with Muggles.* Harry's private lessons with Dumbledore, and more time spent with the fascinating and dangerous pensieve, arguably one ...
  • Juliana Zapata
    2015-07-06
    Un libro tan emocionante como doloroso, me tomaron por sorpresa todos los sucesos que acontecen en este libro. Reí y me emocioné muchísimo con el 90% del libro, pero cuando llegué a las últimas páginas todo fue dolor y sufrimiento.Terminé destrozada Reseña Completa: http://bastvilard.blogspot.com/2015/0...
  • Markus
    2016-07-23
    ”And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”In the wake of epic confrontation in the Department of Mysteries, Harry Potter and his friends start their sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It is rather more quiet than the fifth, but contains some incredibly intriguing aspects. An elusive Draco Malfoy, a book containing the scribbles of the enigmatic Half-Blood Prince, and m...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2012-10-27
    First of all ,It's the less "action" book in the series, That's why many may get disappointed, But I see it's one important book for the character development and to wrap up the actual "Task" of how Harry should finish Voldemort. as at that book we learn more about his past also we realize secrets that the writer kept hidden-although gave some hints that proved it was there from the beginning-about what Harry's facing, The cleverness of showing t...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2008-10-11
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6), J.K. Rowling عنوانها: هری پاتر و پرنس نیمه اصیل؛ هری پاتر و شاهزاده دورگه؛ هری پاتر و پرنس دو رگه؛ هری پاتر و شاهزاده نیمه اصیل؛عنوان: هری پاتر و پرنس نیمه اصیل - کتاب 6 در دو جلد ؛ نویسنده: جی.کی. رولینگ؛ مترجم: سمیه گنجی؛ ساری...
  • Liam
    2015-06-07
    This book has to be one of my favourites in the series, if not my favourite!! There's just something really special about it and it's just such a beautiful book...The plot is so intricately structured and everything falls into place so well! I think this book has the best plot out of the series as it builds up to the end and really does keep you guessing throughout!The character development within this book is fantastic! Everyone is just that lit...
  • Liza
    2016-01-28
    My heart is shattering as I finish this phenomenal book. I was nervous to read it again because as it was my favourite the first time I read the series, I was anxious to see if maybe I would be let down. I completely understand why this was my favourite of the series, and still so far is. I connect the most with the characters and the feelings that they are faced with throughout this book. I am bawling my eyes out as I write this review, and with...
  • Manny
    2009-02-27
    OK. I'm prepared to admit I've read it. As someone once said about Jeffrey Archer novels, it's rather like a packet of stale chips. You keep taking them out and eating them, hoping that the ones at the bottom are little better. But they're not. After a while, you notice that the bag is empty, and you feel rather disgusted with yourself.She claims the whole story was planned from the beginning. Yeah, right. Though, to be fair, she's in good compan...
  • Kate ♡
    2016-04-27
    Blog Review: https://passthefeels.wordpress.com/20...The Half Blood Prince is yet another incredible installment in the Harry Potter series, but you all knew that already. It may be my favourite so far, in fact yes I believe it is, even though the emotions are so real right now. (I know I said Order was my favourite so far, but this one has overtaken it)I once again, loved every minute of reading this. It was perfect, and also had me lol'ing thro...
  • Dee☾
    2016-01-26
    I'M NOT CRYING YOU'RE CRYING