17 February, 2012

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince


Title: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Author: J.K Rowling
Series: Harry Potter
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Children/ Young Adult
Format: Book - Personal Collection

From Goodreads: It is Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As Voldemort's sinister forces amass and a spirit of gloom and fear sweeps the land, it becomes more and more clear to Harry that he will soon have to confront his destiny. But is he up to the challenges ahead of him?
In her darkest and most breathtaking adventure yet, J.K. Rowling skilfully begins to unravel the complex web she has woven, as we discover more of the truth about Harry, Dumbledore, Snape and, of course, He Who Must Not Be Named ..

What I thought: Oh it is getting exciting isn't it??? Once again I can remember reading this for the first time and loving it. I never guessed who the half-blood prince was and was totally surprised when it was revealed. I loved the suspense that was built in this novel,  the knowledge it was the penultimate book in the series and it was all coming to a head. I also love the fact that Rowling acknowledges that even when the world is falling apart around you, nothing takes precedence over teenage hormones! And yes, no matter how many times I read it, I cry when Dumbledore dies and Snape turns out to be the bad guy. Some how you just assumed Dumbledore would be there to the end and he could never be wrong. *sigh* Keep an eye out for the last book in the not to distant future!