Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
“It is the middle of the summer, but there is an unseasonal mist pressing against the windowpanes. Harry Potter is waiting nervously in his bedroom at the Dursleys’ house in Privet Drive for a visit from Professor Dumbledore himself. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce one-to-one duel with Lord Voldemort, and Harry can’t quite believe that Professor Dumbledore will actually appear at the Dursleys’ of all places. Why is the Professor coming to visit him now? What is it that cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts in a few weeks’ time? Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts has already got off to an unusual start, as the worlds of Muggle and magic start to intertwine…
J.K. Rowling charts Harry Potter’s latest adventures in his sixth year at Hogwarts with consummate skill and in breathtaking fashion.” – Goodreads
Why did I read this book?
Aside from the fact I wanted to continue the series, I had been pulled away from the series due to required school reading and desperately wanted to return back to Hogwarts.
Worth the read?
I read this book from April 20th to the 26th, after reading two school books. I loved being able to get back to the series, and I loved how much more of Dumbledore’s character I was able to understand. The intricacy of everything relating to Tom Riddle and the Horcruxes intertwining genuinely surprised me because the details were so immense. I loved how everything in the book was handled, but the end was a shocking sadness that I wasn’t ready for. I did love the book all in all and gave it a 5/5 stars review.