Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Book Review
4 out of 5 stars to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the 6th book in the Young Adult Fantasy series written in 2005 by J.K. Rowling. Although I could go on and on about this book, there are so many other reviews and reviewers who are likely to have a better one simply because they wrote it write after reading the book or watching the movie. I read it close to ten years ago, saw the movie at least 5 years ago, and though I would love to re-read them… my TBR pile is way too high. That said… it’s a fantastic series full of wild imagination, great beauty and intricate sentiment. In this book, Harry must connect with the past and his dark side, trying to figure out who this half-blood prince is… and when he finds out, everything is different. The book is about relationships… discovering things about yourself and others that you didn’t know. And when someone Harry absolutely adores is murdered right in front of him, and it’s connected with the half-blood prince, it sends Harry on a downward spiral, out of control, but necessary for him to find the inner strength to fight Lord Voldemort. I can’t even begin to write a review for this book… let’s just go get some coffee or a drink and talk about it. It requires us having an animated conversation… right?

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19 thoughts on “Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    soultogive said:
    June 2, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    Loved the part about “I can’t even begin to write a review for this book… let’s just go get some coffee or a drink and talk about it. It requires us having an animated conversation… right?”!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 2, 2017 at 11:26 AM

      Ha! It’s so true… how can you talk about it without getting all crazy! LOL

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    soultogive said:
    June 2, 2017 at 11:28 AM

    The end was really emotional for me the first time I read it, even though I kinda knew what ultimately was coming it turned my world upside down, and specially when Harry said that what would he be coming to back Hogwarts now even though he had always said it was his home.

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    soultogive said:
    June 2, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    Your reviews are super-short so one can read them any time, usually right away. Even though I like longer reviews.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 2, 2017 at 11:41 AM

      Only when they are for older books I’ve previously read. When I read it now, then it is fairly lengthy. So there’s a mix of both!

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    dinosaursdonkeysandms said:
    June 2, 2017 at 12:51 PM

    I’d find it hard to write a review for this book too! I love all the Harry Potter books but this one is my least favourite in the series. xxx

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    Hussein Allam said:
    June 2, 2017 at 3:57 PM

    Great details were included in simple way, great share! 🌹

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    Patty said:
    June 2, 2017 at 5:39 PM

    I love the Harry Potter books! 📚💕

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    Jo-Ann said:
    June 2, 2017 at 8:11 PM

    Great review without giving away spoilers, Jay 🙂 Loved this book. Well, what am I saying? I love ALL the HP books!
    I was re-reading this last spring to my youngest son, and we got about half way through and we got busy and haven’t gotten back to it. I think that he thinks that he is too old to be read to. Sad momma moment. He’s 13 now.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 2, 2017 at 9:58 PM

      Oh. Thats a tough transition. You may have to find a different book series to catch his attention. Has he seen the movies?

      And thanks. I try to not reveal spoilers. Sometimes tough.

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        Jo-Ann said:
        June 3, 2017 at 9:54 AM

        I think he’s moved onto other things besides books. He and his older brother are programmers at heart! Which is awesome, too. It’s all good, he’s a good kid.
        Hope you’re having a great weekend, Jay!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        June 3, 2017 at 10:01 AM

        You too! Programmers? ah… the world of technology. my daily fun.

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        Jo-Ann said:
        June 3, 2017 at 1:47 PM

        Are you a programmer? I knew you were in technology but I wasn’t sure what you did, exactly.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        June 3, 2017 at 1:53 PM

        Did some programming when I first started out. Moved into project management and client services. Ran the tech department at MSG before I left last Fall.

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