Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince Review

Paperback, 542 Pages
Fantasy Fiction
By: J.K. Rowling

β€œIt is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”
🌟 J.K. Rowling clearly stepped up her game in the last 3 books, Order of the phoenix is still my favorite despite its huge size. But the books are much darker and mature than they started.

🌟 I like how with every book new secrets are revealed, new characters are introduced and old characters do improve. Harry Potter was so angry in book 5 but he’s more relaxed in this book. Hermione is as always the best and Ron is the cherry on top that every book needs!

🌟 The story started more quickly than usual because usually the book’s first half is introductory and funny while the second is serious and much of the things happen in that half. This was shorter than the last book so it needed to get into the story faster and since it is more of a continuation it was easy to dive directly into the story.

🌟 What really fascinates me is Rowling ability to plot, she planned things from book 1 or just magically could link them afterward. I don’t care how she does it but it is amazing.
🌟 The writing is so good & I think it is the main reason for this being maybe the best book in decades. It conveys emotion, it can be serious and funny. It is clear and easy to read.
β€œWhy are you worrying about YOU-KNOW-WHO, when you should be worrying about YOU-NO-POO? The constipation sensation that’s gripping the nation!”
🌟 This was immensely enjoyable and I still recommend the series for everyone. I gave it 4.25 stars out of 5 stars.
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  1. Harry Potter indeed is quite an experience! I love the series but I am not that kind of fun that reads it once a year XD my favorite one is The Goblet of Fire but this one is the second to best for me! You are totally right! it is amazing how Rowling links EVERYTHING SINGLE THING ON HER BOOKS ❀

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  2. I am always SO impressed when authors link things back to the first book. Things they have to plan out is just mind blowing! I really love this cover too!

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  3. It’s so interesting to see how some people see HP with fresh eyes πŸ™‚ I’m so used to people having read it ages ago😁 Nice to see people still pick it up newly πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it πŸ™‚

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  4. Oh, sorry then 😬 it honestly sounded like this is a fresh experience πŸ˜… you’re exceptionally good at reviewing and giving back your first impressions then 😯 😊 Nice work!

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  5. Very true. One person who is really good at it is George R.R. Martin with the Game of Thrones books. Although, he might not be as good as I thought… since I’ll never see the end of the series. haha!

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  6. This is my least favorite HP book, I can’t remember why maybe it’s because it got much darker that the previous book. I read it so many years ago though, I need to re-read it to get a fresh view!!!

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  7. Nothing to apologize for πŸ˜€
    It has been ages and although I remember the plot, I forgot how good the writing was, or I wasn’t as much as a critical reader as I am. So it really felt like a new experience!

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