Thursday, 15 March 2012

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling

Publishers: Bloomsbury

Pages: 608

Main Characters:
Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. This book sees Harry go on the offence against the evil Lord Voldemort, as the Lord is slowly gaining power and starting to take over the magical world.  With the help of Dumbledore, Harry sets out to find a way to defeat Voldemort once and for all. At the same time, Harry looks into the mystery of the ‘Half-Blood Prince’. The mysterious owner of Harry’s potion book whose techniques make Harry the top in his class at potions. However it comes as a sock when Harry finds out who the Half-Blood Prince is.
Like my other Harry Potter reviews I have not said too much about what happens in the book because most people will know the plot of the book from the films.  But, this is another brilliant book in the series. The mystery of the Half-Blood Prince is intriguing as you are lead to believe that one person is the Prince, but when you find out who the Prince is it is a huge surprise. This book is also a great prelude to the final novel as Harry, Ron and Hermione are set on their task of finding and destroying Voldemort’s Horcruxes. I think this shows a total move away from the children’s book that started the series and into the adult books with which the series ends. This is because the issues in these last few books such as murder, torture, love and betrayal are a lot more grown up. However for me (been 21) this only made the books better as it became more about the battle between good and evil, but I do miss a lot of the humour the first few books had.
Nevertheless, this was still a great book and a great part of the series. I would suggest that anyone who has seen the Half-Blood Prince film should definitely read this book as it does help explain some aspects of the plot, which I don’t think the movie did.
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