Today I’m reviewing book 6 of the Harry Potter series. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” by J.K.Rowling
Blurb (from Amazon) :
When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort’s darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny.
Did I like it?
It’s the darkest book in the series with the two most funny scenes. Minister of Magic visiting the PM. And description of the top of the Christmas tree at Weasley’s.
What I didn’t like
Complicated. It’s something between I did not like and I do not get. Harry splits up again with a girl. For an absolutely understandable and thus acceptable reason. But he will go on his quest in book 7 with his two loyal friends. Which will put him in exactly the same danger as if he would have stayed together with his girlfriend. Snape and Malfoy. Bad throughout the whole series but in Snape’s case trusted by Dumbledore. And in Malfoy’s case accepted by Dumbledore. Although Malfoy’s father is a Death Eater, and the fathers of his two friends are Death Eaters, too. I just don’t get it.
Would I recommend it?
Yes and nothing but yes. 18 out of 20 points