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 reviewsentertaining, 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 on and onAnd I ve left you beHIIIIIND Big crunchy electric guitar DUMBLEDORE I will never forget the strength you showed DUMBLEDORE I will never forget the debt you re owed DUMBLEDORE And when I face the final hour DUMBLEDORE I will call on all your power Guitar solo There s no way back againBut if I can find a friendTo see me thoughAnd remember youI ll make it to the EEEENNNND DUMBLEDO 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 was bored and looking for something light, I could do worse than a fantasy about a child wizard who fights evil with his friends But it was really the third book, with its increasing darkness, that took me in and made me a fan With a movie coming out for Order of Phoenix and 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 OnHarry, Ron, And Hermione, Having Passed Their OWL Level Exams, Start On Their Specialist NEWT Courses Sixth Year Students Learn To Apparate, Losing A ¸ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ✓ Download by ì J. 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Rowling Few Eyebrows In The Process Teenagers Flirt And Fight And Fall In Love Harry Becomes Captain Of The Gryffindor Quidditch Team, While Draco Malfoy Pursues His Own Dark Ends And Classes Are As Fascinating And Confounding As Ever, As Harry Receives Some Extraordinary Help In Potions From The Mysterious Half Blood PrinceMost Importantly, Dumbledore And Harry Work Together To Uncover The Full And Complex Story Of A Boy Once Named Tom Riddle The Boy Who Became Lord Voldemort Like Harry, He Was The Son Of One Muggle Born And One Wizarding Parent, Raised Unloved, And A Speaker Of Parseltongue But The Similarities End There, As The Teenaged Riddle Became Deeply Interested In The Dark Objects Known As Horcruxes Objects In Which A Wizard Can Hide Part Of His Soul, If He Dares Splinter That Soul Through MurderHarry Must Use All The Tools At His Disposal To Draw A Final Secret Out Of One Of Riddle S Teachers, The Sly Potions Professor Horace Slughorn Finally Harry And Dumbledore Hold The Key To The Dark Lord S Weaknesses Until A Shocking Reversal Exposes Dumbledore S Own Vulnerabilities, And Casts Harry S And Hogwarts S Future In Shadow 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 Û Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ☆ 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 GAUNT HOUSE OMG I literally need a whole book about Tom Riddle s life That would make me happy While reading this book, there were about a hundred times when I was just amazed by irony at the whole Snape Half Blood Prince situation Harry is always going on about how great the Prince is and how terri 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 book due to my viewing the films before, but it didn t take away from the experience the novel had to offer I have this nervous lump in my throat knowing that the next book is the final one, but am simultaneously excited to finally read what the films surely have left out surrounding the conclusion of the series. 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 anotherthan 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. 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 Fleur is such an amazing and slightly underrated character She lives with the Weasleys, where, honestly, no one makes it easy for her Molly is fighting a constant battle with her but Fleur doesn t back off Everyone is convinced she is vain and arrogant, but it s that moment in the hospital wing where finally these two amazing women recognis
i dont want to talk to anyonedont even look at mei was expecting it and i still cried for like 30 minutes A 86% Extraordinary NotesIt dwells on the delightfully mundane aspects of the magical world, and adds new dimensions to familiar characters.
About The Author
Robert GalbraithAlthough she writes under the pen name J.K Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling She calls herself Jo and has said, No one ever called me Joanne when I was young, unless they were angry Following her marriage, she has sometimes used the name Joanne Murray when conducting personal business During the Leveson Inquiry she gave evidence under the name of Joanne Kathleen Rowling In a 2012 interview, Rowling noted that she no longer cared that people pronounced her name incorrectly.Rowling was born to Peter James Rowling, a Rolls Royce aircraft engineer, and Anne Rowling n e Volant , on 31 July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, 10 miles 16 km northeast of Bristol Her mother Anne was half French and half Scottish Her parents first met on a train departing from King s Cross Station bound for Arbroath in 1964 They married on 14 March 1965 Her mother s maternal grandfather, Dugald Campbell, was born in Lamlash on the Isle of Arran Her mother s paternal grandfather, Louis Volant, was awarded the Croix de Guerre for exceptional bravery in defending the village of Courcelles le Comte during the First World War.Rowling s sister Dianne was born at their home when Rowling was 23 months old The family moved to the nearby village Winterbourne when Rowling was four She attended St Michael s Primary School, a school founded by abolitionist William Wilberforce and education reformer Hannah More Her headmaster at St Michael s, Alfred Dunn, has been suggested as the inspiration for the Harry Potter headmaster Albus Dumbledore.As a child, Rowling often wrote fantasy stories, which she would usually then read to her sister She recalls that I can still remember me telling her a story in which she fell down a rabbit hole and was fed strawberries by the rabbit family inside it Certainly the first story I ever wrote down when I was five or six was about a rabbit called Rabbit He got the measles and was visited by his friends, including a giant bee called Miss Bee At the age of nine, Rowling moved to Church Cottage in the Gloucestershire village of Tutshill, close to Chepstow, Wales When she was a young teenager, her great aunt, who Rowling said taught classics and approved of a thirst for knowledge, even of a questionable kind, gave her a very old copy of Jessica Mitford s autobiography, Hons and Rebels Mitford became Rowling s heroine, and Rowling subsequently read all of her books.Rowling has said of her teenage years, in an interview with The New Yorker, I wasn t particularly happy I think it s a dreadful time of life She had a difficult homelife her mother was ill and she had a difficult relationship with her father she is no longer on speaking terms with him She attended secondary school at Wyedean School and College, where her mother had worked as a technician in the science department Rowling said of her adolescence, Hermione a bookish, know it all Harry Potter character is loosely based on me She s a caricature of me when I was eleven, which I m not particularly proud of Steve Eddy, who taught Rowling English when she first arrived, remembers her as not exceptional but one of a group of girls who were bright, and quite good at English Sean Harris, her best friend in the Upper Sixth owned a turquoise Ford Anglia, which she says inspired the one in her books.