Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince User ReviewsBook


Does Half-Blood mean Half-Good?


Warning: Contains spoilers!


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth and, consequently, the second last book of the Harry Potter series. It follows on from the last book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which did provide some disappointments. The book had been, overall, less enjoyable than the past writings of J.K. Rowling. So when Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince came out people were asking themselves when they opened to the first page, will this be a return to good writing?


Firstly, the title must be criticized in relation to the plot. Let's tak...


Small Improvement Over The Last

The good:

- Excellent storyline, massive improvement over the last one.
- More depth than the story than the last one.
- The removal of romance from such a prominent role in the book was a good move on her
- Another good long read for those who prefer the stories which you can't finish in a few
- Some of the plots are simpler, which is a nice change from the norm.
- Slightly more light hearted than the last one.
- The war is finally beginning, and seeing the build up from the previous books finally
come to be is nice.

The bad:

- Still, I find parts in the book where I just don't feel like paying attention.
- Backstory, while still good, isn't as long as I like them to be.
- Killing off of another way-too-prominent character.


After reading what was supposed to be a hood book with the Order of the Phoenix, I came
into reading this one a little more guarded than I had originally expected I was.
Thankfully, it turns out that she did manage to improve over the drivel which I had to
endure in her last book, through half-baked romances and the many pages which did nothing
to enhance the story.

While seeing the world turned upside down was interesting, I have to admit that watching
as everything was switched back to how Rowling used to write, with a lot more back story
and not so much stuff going on behind the back of o...