Title: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)
Author: J.K. Rowling
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Age Category: 14 to 19 years +
I plan to review the seventh and last of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books—Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)—before the release of the seventh Harry Potter movie in November, 2010. But, I can’t review the seventh book before I review the sixth, right? So, here’s my take on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6). While I will not divulge here any important plot twists or outcomes of this book, I will talk about the plot of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5), so if you are worried about spoiling that book, stop reading!
Harry Potter Books: Summary
In the previous installment of the Harry Potter books—Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)—Voldemort and his minions tried to steal a prophecy (i.e., a crystal ball that preserves prophetic words previously spoken) about Harry and the Dark Lord, to help them in their wicked bid for power over the wizarding world. With help from members of the Order of the Phoenix—a secret society formed to counter Voldemort’s forces—Harry and his friends foiled the plot in dramatic “shoot-em-up” style. (For my review of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, click here.) Continue reading