Saturday, June 16, 2007

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Author: J.K Rowiling
ISBN: 0-7475-8108-8
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Pages: 607
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury

"In the sixth and most recent book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the last chapter, titled "The Second War Begins," started:
'In a brief statement Friday night, Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge confirmed that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named has returned to this country and is active once more.
"It is with great regret that I must confirm that the wizard styling himself Lord - well, you know who I mean - is alive among us again," said Fudge.'
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince takes up the story of Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at this point in the midst of the storm of this battle of good and evil."

I decided to re-read this book so that I could refresh my memory for the new coming and last installment of Harry Potter. Having enjoyed this book the first time I read it, I enjoyed it much more the second time around. I have enjoyed reading the journey with Harry and the rest of the guys, it's like you get to be apart of what's going on. This book is much darker than the others but so enjoyable. I had tears in my eyes at the end. The only part I'm not convinced about is Harry and Ginny. The saddest part is no more of a certain lovable character :( .
Although I loved this book, my favorite HP book so far remains to be The Order of the Phoenix.

My Rating: Loved every minute of it.


Rhinoa said...

It's a good idea to re-read this before finishing the series. I should have re-read the whole lot really, but I just haven't had time what with everything else I have been reading. This one was my second favourite after Prisoner of Azkaban and my least favourite was actually Order of the Phoenix!

Margo. said...

I've not read Azkaban yet Rhiona, so my favourite may very well change ;)
Also I have Chamber of secrets to read too, then I would have read the whole series up to date.

Ana S. said...

I also need to re-read this before the final book. I wonder if I'll enjoy it even more the second time around, like you did.

I vote Prisoner of Azkaban as my favourite too! Well, that or Goblet of Fire, which for me marks the moment when the series became much darker, and, in my humble opinion, even more interesting.