Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

Book - 2005
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The war against Voldemort is not going well: even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of "The Daily Prophet" looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet... As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate--and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. So it's the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort--and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability. "From the Compact Disc edition."
Publisher: Vancouver : Raincoast Books ; London : Bloomsbury, c2005
Edition: Canadian ed.
ISBN: 9781551927565
Branch Call Number: J ROW
Characteristics: 607 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Half-Blood Prince


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Aug 02, 2017

I mean really, when you have the GODDES of literature's words right in front of you, how could you not be hooked. This is one of the best books in the series in my opinion because we have a little more information about Snape.

Jul 21, 2017

AWESOME BOOK!!! Highly recommended. (If you agree, please click like)

Jul 04, 2017

One of the best and creepiest books in the series I was holding on to every word on each page.
I would recommend this book/ series to anyone who doesn't get creeps easy and likes fantasy books. J.K Rolling has the right balance of hope, happiness, fear, sadness and excitement in the book. My friend kept on bugging me to read the series of harry potter and so I did and I can see why she kept on bugging me to read the series.

Jun 04, 2017

This is such an epic book in the Harry Potter series! It's got me pumped to read Book #7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Apr 07, 2017


Mar 21, 2017

This is by far my favorite book in the entire series. It sees Rowling come absolutely into her best form, and has some of the most memorable moments out of any book in the entire series. If you are thinking of reading HP, soldier on until you get to this book- it is well worth your time to do so!

Feb 23, 2017

I have seen all the movies. I enjoy the books lot too. I read them from time to time. When you read the first one you can't wait to read the next one!!!!

Oct 30, 2016

What on earth was I thinking, not reading these books sooner. I'm ashamed of myself, they are amazing.
Sirius is gone and Harry is still reeling from the loss of his godfather. In the midst of his anguish comes Dumbledore, back to Privet Drive to fetch Harry along on an adventure (but not before ensuring that Harry can come back next summer to get a renewal of the love protection spell that hie Aunt Petunia gives him). Off they go, Apparating into the current residence of Horace Slughorn, whom they recruit as the new Potions teacher. After visiting the Weasley's, Harry and his friends head to Diagon Alley to prepare for their upcoming school year and to visit Fred and George and their amazing joke shop. However, Harry spots Draco acting very strangely and him, Hermoine and Ron follow his to Borgin and Burke's to eavesdrop. Hermione is certain that Draco isn't up to anything but Harry disagrees, thinking that Draco is up to something nefarious and might even be a Death Eater. Shrugged off by his friends on the idea, they end up in Hogwarts, where Snape is the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher and where Ron and Harry can once again take Potions now that the entry-level OWL grade has been relaxed. Not having been prepared for this class, Ron and Harry find that they must use the old versions of the class textbook. Opening up his ragged copy, Harry finds that his has been signed as Property of the Half-Blood Prince. Curious, he follows the instructions and annotations the Prince has made in the book and soon becomes one of the top Potions students of his year, much to Hermoine's chagrin.
Wanting to know who the Half-Blood Prince was, trying to navigate through the memories that Dumbledore continues to show him about Voldemort's past, coming to grips with his feelings for Ginny, and tiptoe-ing around the fragile friendship of Hermoine and Ron once Ron gets a girlfriend, Harry knows his suspicions of Malfoy may have to be put on the back-burning.
Until a cursed necklace incapacitates a student, and a poisoned drink nearly kills Harry's closest friend.
Harry must discover what is going on and how to stop both Voldemort and whatever Draco's planning before it's too late, and the key may lie within Professor Slughorn's memory.
This is a story of Horcruxes, friendship, crushes, betrayal, mystery, regret and sacrifice. Beautifully written.

Oct 18, 2016

hey idiots stop spoiling stuff you fat seggers kids

hannahellen22 Aug 05, 2016

This book is a marvellous read! You won't be able to put it down.

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Jul 05, 2017

"On the other hand, the prince had proved a much more affective teacher than Snape so far."

HAHAHAHA You will only understand this if you have read this book.

Jun 04, 2017

harry m'boy!

Apr 22, 2017

"Sectumsempra (for enemies)"

- Half-Blood Princes's copy of Advanced Potion Making.

Apr 22, 2017

"Killing is not nearly as easy as the innocent believe...."

- Albus Dumbledore

Jul 19, 2016

"'It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.'"

Mar 15, 2016

"He would not risk his friendship with Ron for anything."

Mar 15, 2016

"...his feelings for Ginny were entirely elder-brotherly... It was natural that he should feel protective... want to rip Dean limb from limb for kissing her..."

Mar 15, 2016

"It's just because she's Ron's sister, he told himself. You just didn't like seeing her kissing Dean because she's Ron's sister...
But unbidden into his mind came an image of that same deserted corridor with himself kissing Ginny instead... The monster in his chest purred..."

Mar 15, 2016

"'...But obviously if you'd rather I hooked up with McLaggen..."
'No, I wouldn't,' said Ron, in a very quiet voice."

"You should write a book explaining the mad things girls do."

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Jun 22, 2014

This in stallion in the harry potter series delves more on the relationship between dumbledore and harry, a mysterious book left by a mysterious person which gives harry a heads up in not only potions but other things as well, harry also starts falling in love with Ginny weasley where he becomes very distraught when he learns she is already dating, what lies in store next for our great and mighty hero harry potter?

Michael17bpl Jul 24, 2013

Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts opens to find him more mellow and grown up than ever. When the day finally arrives, Harry is excited to be taking private lessons with Dumbledore this year, who is showing him all about Voldemort's past. Dumbledore hopes that knowing as much as he can about Voldemort will help Harry in his final battle with the Dark Lord. A mysterious book previously owned by the Half-Blood Prince comes into Harry's hands early on during his Potions class and changes the course of his school year by giving him a reputation for Potions brilliance that baffles everyone. Harry quickly grows to depend on the information he gets from the Half-Blood Prince's book and uses some of his spells outside of class, much to Hermione's displeasure. Harry also keeps an increasingly close eye on Draco Malfoy. Convinced that Malfoy has replaced his father as the head of the Death Eaters, Harry believes Malfoy is constructing a dark plot inside the school but can't for the life of him figure out what it is. Between Ron and Hermione's skepticism, and Malfoy's disappearances from the school grounds, As the year speeds by, Harry and Ron are both amazed at their blossoming love lives. Harry especially falls hard for someone he knows he shouldn't, his best friend Ron's sister, Ginny. Harry and Dumbledore leave on their mission to destroy a horcrux., Malfoy's dark plot finally works and he is able to sneak in Death Eaters to attack the school, and a fierce battle takes place between the students, members of the Order of the Phoenix, and the Death Eaters. Having succeeded in their mission to recover the horcrux, Professor Snape kills Dumbledore.

Jan 22, 2013

Harry begins his 6th year at Hogwarts. Lord Volemort and is now harsher than ever on Muggles, too. Harry begins taking lessons from Dumbledore, and also begins to find a new love in his heart.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 19, 2012

Lord Voldemort has returned and his wrath has been felt in both the Muggle (non-magical) and Wizarding worlds. Severus Snape, a member of Dumbledore's anti-Voldemort Order of the Phoenix but formerly one of Voldemort's Death Eaters, meets with Narcissa Malfoy, mother of Harry Potter's school rival Draco. Snape makes an Unbreakable Vow to Narcissa, promising to assist and protect Draco.
Meanwhile, Dumbledore collects Harry from his aunt and uncle's house and takes him to the home of Horace Slughorn, former Potions teacher at Hogwarts. Dumbledore tries to persuade a reluctant Slughorn to return to teaching and finally succeeds. Later, when shopping for schoolbooks, Harry and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger follow Draco Malfoy to Dark Arts supplier Borgin and Burkes, where they overhear Draco insisting that the store-owner fix an unknown object. Harry is instantly suspicious of Draco, whom he believes to be a Death Eater like his father.

lucky Dec 24, 2008

Harry is starting his sixth year at Hogwarts school. Dumbledore has come to pick him up from the Dursley's. At Hogwarts, Harry starts receiving lessons from Dumbledore on how to defeat lord Voldemort.


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Sep 19, 2012

Violence: a lot of fighting and killing, but id say still safe for kids.

Aug 24, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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